Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sync conflict bingo

Here's a dialog that popped up this afternoon:
Sync conflict
While having the length of the data in question is undeniably handy, even better would have been the data itself, or perhaps an excerpt. I don't think I'm alone in not being able to make much of a GUID, a modification date, and a length. In the end, I went with the 978 bytes of data, given that the alternative was nothing.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Disconnecting a USB device shouldn't cause wake from sleep

I find this scenario annoying:
  1. Connect an iPod to a Mac. Sync.
  2. Hit the Eject icon for the iPod in iTunes.
  3. Leave the iPod physically connected to the Mac—it needs a charge.
  4. Put the Mac to sleep. Wait.
  5. Disconnect the iPod.
What happens next? The Mac wakes from sleep. Because I disconnected an ejected iPod. I cannot think of a use case for that behaviour.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008