Simon Wyndham on RedShark News on him considering leaving the Mac for Windows Editing

Simon Wyndham at RedShark News has a good read on why he is considering moving back to PC after the lackluster Pro Laptops and the lack of a real Pro Mac.

Now I have been saying this for years now. I don't want to leave Mac, as I like it much better than Windows, but Windows has really become superior for Professional Computer work. There is not the choice with Mac, and the fact that the MacPro is from 2013 and itself has no upgrade ability really limits the Mac. Sure I could go Hackintosh, but working on a Quo at work I have seen the issues with upgrading, and don't really want to deal with it.

Apple has given up on the creative professional, and Microsoft has stepped up. Look at the next Windows Update for Creatives, and the Suface, Surface Book, and Surface Studio are really for creatives!

I think Apple is making a huge mistake by not making machines for the market that kept them afloat through all the bad years, but Tim Cook doesn't seem to agree, and Apple will suffer for it.
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Still fixing my iTunes Library after disasterous update to El Capitan

After my disasterous update to El Capitan which tanked my iTunes Library, I am still working on cleaning it up!

I have fixed the music, and re-rated all my tracks, and only lost about 20 tracks out of my 40,000 plus itunes library, but now I am working on video and that is such a mess. So many tracks have been randomly renamed! I have to go through and watch some of them and figure out what they are and rename them!

All I can say is never move your iTunes library to an external Synology as it just ruined my iTunes library completely!
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The Verge on Apple not using Final Cut Pro X

The Verge noticed a job listing for an editor at it's Beats Music division, but it is asking for someone with experience with AVID MEDIA COMPOSER and ADOBE PREMIERE PRO! Ha! It seems even Apple does not use Final Cut Pro X.
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iTunes update

So I have been spending all the time I can re-rating my iTunes Library, and so far I am only in D! This is going to literally take forever! Such a pain. And it seems to have been slowing down the more things I rate or make playlists, but that seems to have changed.

iTunes updated to version 12.3.2.35 recently, which allows for 100,000 songs in iTunes Match, and iTunes seems to have sped up again, no more beachballs all the time. Nice! Lets hope it stays this way! This is such an improvement. My almost 50,000 library seems zippy again!
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ITunes Spindump

I am posting my iTunes Spindump from iTunes burning my CPU to try to get it fixed, so I am posting it here.

Date/Time:       2015-10-30 18:06:05 -0700
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.11.1 (Build 15B42)
Architecture:    x86_64
Report Version:  19

Command:         iTunes
Path:            /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes
Version:         12.3.1 (12.3.1.23)
Build Version:   2
Project Name:    iTunes
Source Version:  1200012003001023
Parent:          launchd [1]
PID:             724

Event:           cpu usage (microstackshots only)
Thread:          0x99dc (89% cpu over 102 seconds)
Duration:        102.00s
Steps:           100

Hardware model:  MacPro4,1
Active cpus:     16

Fan speed:       1327 rpm


Powerstats for:  iTunes [724] thread 0x99dc
UUID:            89930B69-4818-3148-B8D9-56EB65C5C28D
Start time:      2015-10-30 18:06:08 -0700
End time:        2015-10-30 18:07:46 -0700
Parent:          launchd
Microstackshots: 43 samples (43%)
Primary state:   43 samples Frontmost App, User mode, Thread QoS User Interactive
User Activity:   0 samples Idle, 43 samples Active
Power Source:    0 samples on Battery, 43 samples on AC
  43 start + 1 (libdyld.dylib) [0x7fff8fb075ad]
    43 ??? (iTunes + 8910016) [0x10a3ed4c0]
      43 -[NSApplication run] + 231 (AppKit) [0x7fff9991eb65]
        43 -[NSApplication finishLaunching] + 354 (AppKit) [0x7fff9991f022]
          43 -[NSNotificationCenter postNotificationName:object:userInfo:] + 66 (Foundation) [0x7fff8d3600fa]
            43 _CFXNotificationPost + 693 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93525925]
              43 -[_CFXNotificationRegistrar find:object:observer:enumerator:] + 1922 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff935266d2]
                43 ___CFXNotificationPost_block_invoke + 50 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93569912]
                  43 _CFXRegistrationPost + 407 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93569ba7]
                    43 ___CFXRegistrationPost_block_invoke + 63 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93569c2f]
                      43 __CFNOTIFICATIONCENTER_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_AN_OBSERVER__ + 12 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93569c9c]
                        41 ??? (iTunes + 6391274) [0x10a1865ea]
                          41 ??? (iTunes + 6365930) [0x10a1802ea]
                            41 ??? (iTunes + 8751069) [0x10a3c67dd]
                              41 ??? (iTunes + 9629611) [0x10a49cfab]
                                41 ??? (iTunes + 2493126) [0x109dceac6]
                                  41 ??? (iTunes + 9343854) [0x10a45736e]
                                    41 ??? (iTunes + 9344851) [0x10a457753]
                                      41 ??? (iTunes + 9267015) [0x10a444747]
                                        41 ??? (iTunes + 9366605) [0x10a45cc4d]
                                          41 ??? (iTunes + 2207291) [0x109d88e3b]
                                            41 ??? (iTunes + 2134647) [0x109d77277]
                                              41 ??? (iTunes + 2457875) [0x109dc6113]
                                                41 ??? (iTunes + 9343854) [0x10a45736e]
                                                  41 ??? (iTunes + 9344851) [0x10a457753]
                                                    41 ??? (iTunes + 9267015) [0x10a444747]
                                                      41 ??? (iTunes + 9366605) [0x10a45cc4d]
                                                        41 ??? (iTunes + 2383951) [0x109db404f]
                                                          41 ??? (iTunes + 2384211) [0x109db4153]
                                                            41 ??? (iTunes + 9506337) [0x10a47ee21]
                                                              41 ??? (iTunes + 2369361) [0x109db0751]
                                                                41 ??? (iTunes + 2377627) [0x109db279b]
                                                                  41 ??? (iTunes + 9506486) [0x10a47eeb6]
                                                                    41 ??? (iTunes + 10003040) [0x10a4f8260]
                                                                      41 ??? (iTunes + 9984753) [0x10a4f3af1]
                                                                        41 ??? (iTunes + 9993163) [0x10a4f5bcb]
                                                                          41 ??? (iTunes + 3543453) [0x109ecf19d]
                                                                            41 ??? (iTunes + 13745676) [0x10a889e0c]
                                                                              41 ??? (iTunes + 13751739) [0x10a88b5bb]
                                                                                41 ??? (iTunes + 13752703) [0x10a88b97f]
                                                                                  41 ??? (iTunes + 13709309) [0x10a880ffd]
                                                                                    23 ??? (iTunes + 13705429) [0x10a8800d5]
                                                                                      18 ??? (iTunes + 11954139) [0x10a6d47db]
                                                                                      4  ??? (iTunes + 11954152) [0x10a6d47e8]
                                                                                        3  ??? (iTunes + 15014107) [0x10a9bf8db]
                                                                                      1  ??? (iTunes + 11954136) [0x10a6d47d8]
                                                                                    15 ??? (iTunes + 13705394) [0x10a8800b2]
                                                                                      6  ??? (iTunes + 11954139) [0x10a6d47db]
                                                                                      5  ??? (iTunes + 11954152) [0x10a6d47e8]
                                                                                        2  ??? (iTunes + 15014107) [0x10a9bf8db]
                                                                                        1  ??? (iTunes + 15014122) [0x10a9bf8ea]
                                                                                        1  ??? (iTunes + 15014109) [0x10a9bf8dd]
                                                                                        1  ??? (iTunes + 15014094) [0x10a9bf8ce]
                                                                                      2  ??? (iTunes + 11954136) [0x10a6d47d8]
                                                                                      1  ??? (iTunes + 11954144) [0x10a6d47e0]
                                                                                      1  ??? (iTunes + 15014088) [0x10a9bf8c8]
                                                                                    3  ??? (iTunes + 13705889) [0x10a8802a1]
                                                                                      3  ??? (iTunes + 8381776) [0x10a36c550]
                                                                                        2  CFStringCompareWithOptionsAndLocale + 9083 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff934eb39b]
                                                                                          2  _CFCompareStringsWithLocale + 6189 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff935a7fbd]
                                                                                            1  __CompareTextDefault + 102 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff935a81d6]
                                                                                              1  icu::RuleBasedCollator::setAttribute(UColAttribute, UColAttributeValue, UErrorCode&) + 387 (libicucore.A.dylib) [0x7fff9d517c63]
                                                                                                1  icu::CollationFastLatin::getOptions(icu::CollationData const*, icu::CollationSettings const&, unsigned short*, int) + 471 (libicucore.A.dylib) [0x7fff9d517375]
                                                                                            1  __CompareTextDefault + 1385 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff935a86d9]
                                                                                              1  icu::RuleBasedCollator::setAttribute(UColAttribute, UColAttributeValue, UErrorCode&) + 387 (libicucore.A.dylib) [0x7fff9d517c63]
                                                                                                1  icu::CollationFastLatin::getOptions(icu::CollationData const*, icu::CollationSettings const&, unsigned short*, int) + 471 (libicucore.A.dylib) [0x7fff9d517375]
                                                                                        1  +[NSLocale currentLocale] + 48 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9350e680]
                        2  ??? (iTunes + 6391260) [0x10a1865dc]
                          2  ??? (iTunes + 6360002) [0x10a17ebc2]
                            1  ??? (iTunes + 3269685) [0x109e8c435]
                              1  ??? (iTunes + 3285870) [0x109e9036e]
                                1  ??? (iTunes + 15111011) [0x10a9d7363]
                                  1  ??? (iTunes + 15133178) [0x10a9dc9fa]
                                    1  ??? (iTunes + 15155354) [0x10a9e209a]
                                      1  _platform_memmove$VARIANT$Nehalem + 250 (libsystem_platform.dylib) [0x7fff9974865a]
                            1  ??? (iTunes + 3271051) [0x109e8c98b]
                              1  ??? (iTunes + 15093088) [0x10a9d2d60]
                                1  ??? (iTunes + 15133946) [0x10a9dccfa]
                                  1  ??? (iTunes + 4378042) [0x109f9adba]
                                    1  ??? (iTunes + 12015165) [0x10a6e363d]
                                      1  _platform_memmove$VARIANT$Nehalem + 224 (libsystem_platform.dylib) [0x7fff99748640]

  Binary Images:
         0x109b6e000 -        0x10b4d6fef  com.apple.iTunes 12.3.1 (12.3.1.23) <89930B69-4818-3148-B8D9-56EB65C5C28D> /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes
      0x7fff8d359000 -     0x7fff8d6adfff  com.apple.Foundation 6.9 (1255.1) <3AD7B198-3943-3919-B6F2-B0C28DC817B1> /System/Library/Frameworks/Foundation.framework/Versions/C/Foundation
      0x7fff8fb04000 -     0x7fff8fb07ffb  libdyld.dylib (360.17) <99396189-E53A-3A78-BC49-449236DA7CFF> /usr/lib/system/libdyld.dylib
      0x7fff934c9000 -     0x7fff9393eff7  com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.9 (1255.1) <86B26482-C917-34F2-80D8-02911B6001E0> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation
      0x7fff99747000 -     0x7fff9974ffef  libsystem_platform.dylib (73.1.1) <3F4D2390-E3DE-3C24-A515-95DFAC8671C4> /usr/lib/system/libsystem_platform.dylib
      0x7fff998e1000 -     0x7fff9a503fff  com.apple.AppKit 6.9 (1404.13) <9B600863-6A16-31CB-8138-97AC8F43FBC6> /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/AppKit
      0x7fff9d4e6000 -     0x7fff9d6f3fff  libicucore.A.dylib (551.30) <CC6AA367-C6D3-3592-A697-76C0CFFE19DD> /usr/lib/libicucore.A.dylib


Powerstats for:  loginwindow
UUID:            7D731864-F023-31C4-9552-6CF5D934422B
Start time:      2015-10-30 18:06:06 -0700
End time:        2015-10-30 18:07:41 -0700
Microstackshots: 26 samples (26%)
Primary state:   19 samples Non-Frontmost App, User mode, Thread QoS Legacy
User Activity:   0 samples Idle, 26 samples Active
Power Source:    0 samples on Battery, 26 samples on AC
  26 start + 1 (libdyld.dylib) [0x7fff8fb075ad]
    26 ??? (loginwindow + 23452) [0x106794b9c]
      26 -[NSApplication run] + 682 (AppKit) [0x7fff9991ed28]
        26 -[NSApplication _nextEventMatchingEventMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 454 (AppKit) [0x7fff9992a1c5]
          26 _DPSNextEvent + 1067 (AppKit) [0x7fff9992ad96]
            26 _BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInModeWithFilter + 71 (HIToolbox) [0x7fff9c4419cf]
              26 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 432 (HIToolbox) [0x7fff9c441b8f]
                26 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 235 (HIToolbox) [0x7fff9c441d55]
                  26 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 296 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93551fc8]
                    21 __CFRunLoopRun + 1841 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93552961]
                      19 __CFRunLoopDoTimers + 298 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355b46a]
                        6  __CFRunLoopDoTimer + 322 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355b622]
                          5  mk_timer_arm + 10 (libsystem_kernel.dylib) [0x7fff994e4dda]
                            5  <Kernel mode>
                          1  mk_timer_destroy + 12 (libsystem_kernel.dylib) [0x7fff994e4dd0]
                        5  __CFRunLoopDoTimer + 1075 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355b913]
                          5  __CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_A_TIMER_CALLBACK_FUNCTION__ + 20 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355bc84]
                            1  __NSFireTimer + 95 (Foundation) [0x7fff8d403220]
                              1  -[NSView setNeedsDisplay:] + 27 (AppKit) [0x7fff9990622b]
                            1  __NSFireTimer + 42 (Foundation) [0x7fff8d4031eb]
                              1  objc_autoreleasePoolPush + 1 (libobjc.A.dylib) [0x7fff90822c85]
                            1  _CFAutoreleasePoolPop + 1 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93511cd1]
                            1  __NSFireTimer + 32 (Foundation) [0x7fff8d4031e1]
                              1  DYLD-STUB$$memcpy + 6 (libobjc.A.dylib) [0x7fff9083ad1a]
                            1  objc_msgSend + 46 (libobjc.A.dylib) [0x7fff9081fe6e]
                        4  __CFRunLoopDoTimer + 1510 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355bac6]
                          3  __CFRunLoopFindMode + 197 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93521145]
                            3  CFSetGetValue + 125 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9352162d]
                              2  CFBasicHashFindBucket + 2644 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff934d5cb4]
                              1  CFBasicHashFindBucket + 650 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff934d54ea]
                                1  __CFStringHash + 206 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff934d22ee]
                          1  __CFRunLoopFindMode + 175 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9352112f]
                            1  object_setClass + 269 (libobjc.A.dylib) [0x7fff90823869]
                        2  __CFRunLoopDoTimer + 1736 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355bba8]
                          2  __CFRepositionTimerInMode + 127 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff935273bf]
                            1  mk_timer_arm + 10 (libsystem_kernel.dylib) [0x7fff994e4dda]
                              1  <Kernel mode>
                            1  __CFArmNextTimerInMode + 581 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93527825]
                        1  __CFRunLoopDoTimer + 63 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355b51f]
                          1  _pthread_mutex_lock_slow + 241 (libsystem_pthread.dylib) [0x7fff993735eb]
                        1  __CFRunLoopDoTimer + 1675 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355bb6b]
                          1  __CFTimeIntervalUntilTSR + 89 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355c709]
                      2  __CFRunLoopDoTimers + 191 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355b3ff]
                        1  OSAtomicCompareAndSwapPtrBarrier$VARIANT$up + 16 (libsystem_platform.dylib) [0x7fff997489dc]
                        1  -[__NSArrayM insertObject:atIndex:] + 279 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff934f4327]
                          1  malloc + 42 (libsystem_malloc.dylib) [0x7fff88cb00dc]
                            1  malloc_zone_malloc + 71 (libsystem_malloc.dylib) [0x7fff88cb15b1]
                              1  _platform_strcmp + 238 (libsystem_platform.dylib) [0x7fff997488ee]
                    1  os_release + 7 (libdispatch.dylib) [0x7fff98f2d26c]
                    1  __CFRunLoopRun + 872 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93552598]
                      1  __CFRunLoopDoObservers + 391 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93573007]
                        1  __CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_AN_OBSERVER_CALLBACK_FUNCTION__ + 23 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff93573097]
                          1  __NSConnectionDoQueuedWork + 67 (Foundation) [0x7fff8d3fe8df]
                            1  _NSThreadGet0 + 12 (Foundation) [0x7fff8d35b80a]
                    1  __CFRunLoopRun + 1206 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff935526e6]
                      1  _kernelrpc_mach_port_insert_member_trap + 10 (libsystem_kernel.dylib) [0x7fff994e4c36]
                        1  <Kernel mode>
                    1  __CFRunLoopRun + 1693 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff935528cd]
                      1  CFArrayGetValueAtIndex + 1 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff934f5101]
                    1  __CFRunLoopRun + 1356 (CoreFoundation) [0x7fff9355277c]
                      1  voucher_mach_msg_revert + 7 (libsystem_kernel.dylib) [0x7fff994d4415]

  Binary Images:
         0x10678f000 -        0x106856ff7  com.apple.loginwindow 9.0 (1639.1) <7D731864-F023-31C4-9552-6CF5D934422B> /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/MacOS/loginwindow
      0x7fff88caf000 -     0x7fff88ccbff7  libsystem_malloc.dylib (67) <1B57A614-3D60-3F87-876F-7DB4AF38120F> /usr/lib/system/libsystem_malloc.dylib
      0x7fff8d359000 -     0x7fff8d6adfff  com.apple.Foundation 6.9 (1255.1) <3AD7B198-3943-3919-B6F2-B0C28DC817B1> /System/Library/Frameworks/Foundation.framework/Versions/C/Foundation
      0x7fff8fb04000 -     0x7fff8fb07ffb  libdyld.dylib (360.17) <99396189-E53A-3A78-BC49-449236DA7CFF> /usr/lib/system/libdyld.dylib
      0x7fff90818000 -     0x7fff90b82ddf  libobjc.A.dylib (680) <CE3C3C78-A7BB-3147-8375-55424032FF5E> /usr/lib/libobjc.A.dylib
      0x7fff934c9000 -     0x7fff9393eff7  com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.9 (1255.1) <86B26482-C917-34F2-80D8-02911B6001E0> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation
      0x7fff98f2b000 -     0x7fff98f58fff  libdispatch.dylib (500.10.1) <438F4595-0731-34A2-ACAD-60121A76D1FF> /usr/lib/system/libdispatch.dylib
      0x7fff99372000 -     0x7fff9937bff7  libsystem_pthread.dylib (137.1.1) <1373D0F1-C6CA-364E-A6BA-8BDBD0D34670> /usr/lib/system/libsystem_pthread.dylib
      0x7fff994d3000 -     0x7fff994f1fff  libsystem_kernel.dylib (3247.10.11) <FA4DCF42-27B0-3878-9158-E148D208B21E> /usr/lib/system/libsystem_kernel.dylib
      0x7fff99747000 -     0x7fff9974ffef  libsystem_platform.dylib (73.1.1) <3F4D2390-E3DE-3C24-A515-95DFAC8671C4> /usr/lib/system/libsystem_platform.dylib
      0x7fff998e1000 -     0x7fff9a503fff  com.apple.AppKit 6.9 (1404.13) <9B600863-6A16-31CB-8138-97AC8F43FBC6> /System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/AppKit
      0x7fff9c411000 -     0x7fff9c706ff3  com.apple.HIToolbox 2.1.1 <359FC9DB-B64C-3BC7-B9DA-401D8A5337DC> /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/HIToolbox.framework/Versions/A/HIToolbox


Powerstats for:  FMCore
UUID:            0A21CCE1-22E4-312E-AF34-B37D217CDF6C
Start time:      2015-10-30 18:06:11 -0700
End time:        2015-10-30 18:07:47 -0700
Microstackshots: 11 samples (11%)
Primary state:   5 samples Non-Frontmost App, User mode, Thread QoS Legacy
User Activity:   0 samples Idle, 11 samples Active
Power Source:    0 samples on Battery, 11 samples on AC
  6  _dispatch_mgr_thread + 52 (libdispatch.dylib) [0x7fff98f32d85]
    2  _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 70 (libdispatch.dylib) [0x7fff98f3308b]
      2  _dispatch_timers_run + 437 (libdispatch.dylib) [0x7fff98f410d2]
        2  _dispatch_queue_wakeup_with_qos_slow + 126 (libdispatch.dylib) [0x7fff98f2eabe]
          1  _dispatch_queue_wakeup_global_slow + 60 (libdispatch.dylib) [0x7fff98f306f7]
            1  __workq_kernreturn + 10 (libsystem_kernel.dylib) [0x7fff994ea78a]
              1  <Kernel mode, Thread QoS User Initiated>
          1  _pthread_qos_class_decode + 315 (libsystem_pthread.dylib) [0x7fff99375044]
            1  <Thread QoS User Initiated>
    2  _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 116 (libdispatch.dylib) [0x7fff98f330b9]
      2  _dispatch_timers_program + 924 (libdispatch.dylib) [0x7fff98f37ae4]
        2  kevent_qos + 10 (libsystem_kernel.dylib) [0x7fff994eb0a2]
          2  <Kernel mode, Thread QoS User Initiated>
    1  _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 97 (libdispatch.dylib) [0x7fff98f330a6]
      1  _dispatch_timers_configure + 53 (libdispatch.dylib) [0x7fff98f376f4]
        1  <Thread QoS User Initiated>
    1  kevent_qos + 10 (libsystem_kernel.dylib) [0x7fff994eb0a2]
      1  <Kernel mode, Thread QoS User Initiated>
  3  thread_start + 13 (libsystem_pthread.dylib) [0x7fff99373385]
    3  _pthread_start + 168 (libsystem_pthread.dylib) [0x7fff9937592e]
      3  _pthread_body + 131 (libsystem_pthread.dylib) [0x7fff993759b1]
        3  GThread::PthreadInternal(void*) + 223 (cpp-core) [0x100b39867]
          1  ??? (FMCore + 690978) [0x1000a8b22]
            1  ??? (FMCore + 690582) [0x1000a8996]
              1  ??? (FMCore + 85953) [0x100014fc1]
                1  GSystem::OSGetSecondsSince1970() + 18 (cpp-core) [0x100b332da]
                  1  GScopedManagedMemory::GScopedManagedMemory() + 16 (FMCore) [0x100023790]
                    1  GScopedManagedMemory::OSSetupManagedMemory() + 51 (cpp-core) [0x100aec3c5]
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El Capitan and iTunes major problems

So if you read my blog you know I have been having major issues with El Capitan, so much so that I did a fresh install on another hard drive, but it did not fix either my Messages issues or my issues with iTunes.

iTunes has just been incredibly slow. Like so slow it is unusable with constant beachballs. It just barely functions, and even then not much. It is just a mess. I tried what I could, running Diskwarrior and TechTool Pro as well as fixing permissions to see if it would fix anything, but it didn't so I decided to re-import my Library.

This should not be a hard process as it just involves removing the iTunes Library.itl and iTunes Library.xml file from the iTunes folder (SAVE THEM THOUGH), then restarting iTunes. One step they don't tell is that if you Medua is on an external drive, then open itunes and set the Media to that location and the go to Library and import the XML you moved .

Now this took quite a long time for me as it basically brought up a dialogue for every iOS app saying it was already there, either older, newer or the same, and the do the same for all check box did nothing. So about 12 hours later I had my library imported again, and low and behold, while everything i back with proper metadata, iTunes is once again unusable.

Just frozen with a beachball.

It is all also pegging my processor (or at least some of them as shown from Activity Monitor.

 And is sending up a slew of messages in the console, including that it is pegging the processor.

And is is basically beachballing and unusable!

I don't want to lose my whole iTunes Library, which I have literally worked years on! WHAT THE HELL! This is ridiculous, between the iCloud issues and iTunes being completely fucked, El Capitan is the worst update to OS X I have ever used, and I have used them all!
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Larry Jordan has a good article on how Disk Utility has been emasulated in OS X El Capitan

Larry Jordan has a good in depth article on the emasculation of Disk Utility in OS X El Capitan. He goes into how Soft Raid is the best solution to create software Raids in El Capitan.

Of course Soft Raid has always been a better solution than Disk Utility, but it is also a $179 solution to something that you used to be able to do for Free in Disk Utility!
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Major Problems with El Capitan: Continued

So I forgot some things in my last post and have since upgraded to 10.11.1 and wanted to share some more on my issues with El Capitan.

Photos no longer remembers my photo library and instead asks every time which one to use, though if it just used the last one it used it would be fine, but instead it starts up and says it can't use the current library and I need to chose one. Fun fun fun.

Next continues from a problem I mentioned the last time. Because of the new security features of El Capitan, of which there are no fine controls, certain applications must ask permission to function, and you must give that permission every time you use them. One such program is iTeleport Connect, which I use to VPN into my computer. So when I restart it no longer can log into it, I must type in my Admin password to make it work. The problem arises when I must remotely restart my machine, or even worse when I do a system update.

Since I run a PC based NVIDIA GTX 670 as my graphics card, when I do a system update, it doesn't function until the latest NVIDIA driver is installed. Previously what I had done, is install the update, wait for it to restart and then use iTeleport Connect to VPN into my computer and install the newest NVIDIA driver, and walla, when I restart my video card is working fine and I can go about my day. Since El Capitan no longer allows iTeleport to work without first entering my Admin Password, and since after a system update I can no longer see my computer, I have to pull my video card and re-install my old GTX 270 the machine came with, and then update the NVIDIA drive, restart to make the driver work, then shut down and install my GTX 670 and then start up. Then I have a working video card. Much more of a pain than being able to VPN in and install using my iPad. If I had money I would get a new video card that is flashed for Mac, so I could install the new driver, but I can't afford that.

And now we come to the 10.11.1 update. Not only did I have to do the swapping video cards rigmarole to get my computer up again, but when I restarted the system was lets shall we say funky. I couldn't open some programs and many of my system preferences didn't work, they just wouldn't launch. And the best part was the fix. I ran the latest version of Onyx, and repaired Disk Permissions, and when I restarted everything functioned again. So obviously the new internal Permissions Repair did not work correctly, and with Disk Utility no longer having that functionality I had to use a 3rd party software to fix the System Install and allow things to work again!

And I was hoping this would fix my Messages not being able to log in, but no of course it didn't. I still get the stupid activation error when I try to sign into iMessages in the Messages app.



So far El Capitan is a nightmare, and nothing has wowed me to show me that this is a worthwhile update.
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Scott Simmons at PVC has started a series on a Mac Editor switching to PC, well worth a read

Scott Simmons at the Pro Video Coalition was given a Dell Workstation laptop and has started a series on Editing on it after being used to Mac for years. The article is just getting started on it, but it is an interesting read and I look forward to reading more about it.

Personally I never edit on a laptop and do most of my editing on a Mac Tower (or even a QUO hackintosh at one place I work), but with the "new MacPro" (I put in quotes since it has been so long since the trashcan has been released without a single update) I have started to think that my next edit system may very well be a PC Workstation with an NVIDIA TITAN graphics card instead of the MacPro trashcan.
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Photos for Mac is broken, no way to delete photos that you have imported! FIGURED IT OUT iCLOUD PHOTOS IS BROKEN

I was just importing my photos off of my iPhone into the new Photos for Mac, Photos being the replacement to iPhoto that Apple recently released, and I noticed a major issue.

In iPhoto when you imported your photos you had the option to delete them on import. Well in Photos that option is completely gone. There is only the option to import your photos. Well I just imported 2 gigs of photos, and want to clear up the space off my iPhone. Now I have to what, delete them off my iPhone myself? Well the only way to do that is individually, and this is 300+ photos and videos!

And I thought maybe I missed something and imported the photos again, and it happily imported the same photos and put them into my Photo library right next to the previously imported photos! What is going on here?

I get that the new iCloud features are to keep all your photos forever and safe, but the idea is to keep your full sized photos in the cloud, so you can access them from anywhere, not to never be able to delete your photos from your iPhone. If that is the case people are going to run out of space really fast!

And besides who can afford the iCloud feature? Apple is charging way too much for online space, especially when Amazon lets you store your photos for free!

And the removal of a trash can isn't a good idea either? What if you accidentally delete a file? (I was wrong about this, there is a way to view Recently deleted photos, just now a menu item instead of a section on the sidebar)

Why has Apple changed to a company that doesn't give you a choice on how you use your Apple devices, you have to use them how they tell you to and there is no other way (exactly why I don't like Final Cut Pro X)?

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Well I think I figured this out, I had to turn off iCloud Photos on my iPhone, now when I import I get the option to Delete items after Import. So if I was to keep iCloud Photos on, my phone would fill with all my Photos.

So now I had to re-import all my photos again (making duplicates in Photos) with the checkbox checked and now I can have it remove the photos from my iPhone, though this doesn't seem to work well as it only did about half the photos the first time, and I am having to do the process multiple times to get the photos off my phone, creating duplicates in Photos every time. And now it seems frozen about half way through!



Is this seriously a feature? Being unable to remove photos from my phone? Seriously? This is a joke, if I want to store all my photos in iCloud I don't want to keep copies on my iPhone or it will completely fill up really fast! This is completely broken! FIX THIS APPLE!

Not only that, but Apple help doesn't work for me with Photos. So how am I supposed to figure out how this works?
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iCloud Bookmark sync on Mac is Garbage!

Was just on a bit of a vacation last week and realized that my iOS bookmarks were completely screwed up again.

I use Chrome as my main browser, with Firefox as my second browser (mainly for it's plug-ins and tabs), and I only use Safari to sync my bookmarks with iOS. As I have written before, pre iOS 7 I used iTunes to directly sync my bookmarks from Safari, as my iCloud bookmarks constantly were screwed up. Well once again my bookmarks on iCloud were screwed.

I keep my bookmarks synched with xmarks ( http://www.xmarks.com ) and have a good very cleaned up set of bookmarks that I recently cleaned. I tried downloading these using xmarks for safari, but it would download and then sync with iCloud and be screwed up again.

So I booted up Windows 8.1 in Parallels, and booted up Chrome, opened xmarks settings and downloaded my clean new bookmarks, and amazingly iCloud sync for Safari correctly overwrote my iCloud bookmarks. Why does Safari on the mac not do this?

Apple still needs to add syncing control, so you can overwrite bookmarks on iCloud from your Mac, especially since it is the only way to get bookmarks to your iOS device! This whole simplicity thing only works when everything works, but bookmark cloud syncing often gets screwed up so you need advanced controls. Hide them from users if you want to Apple, but they should be there! And why the hell does the Windows syncing work better than Mac syncing!
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MacWorld on why you should use OS X Spaces

A great article on why you should use OS X spaces. I love it personally, though I think you had more control with older versions. And it is especially great for laptops, but I use it to separate power apps on my macpro and couldn't function without it at this point.

It is now part of Mission Control (though should be it's own thing). It makes your mac have a virtually bigger space, as if you have a bigger desktop and are only seeing part of it and can set individual apps to different spaces.
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