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I’ve been using st. Clair software’s default folder since the days of system 7. It’s a utility that lets you set a different default how to get rid of ants in the house naturally location for the open/save dialogs in every app you use, and provides some other clever features like clicking on an how to get rid of ants in the house naturally open finder window to change the open/save dialog to that window’s location.

For the first time in years, a few weeks ago I had a feature request for how to get rid of ants in the house naturally jon gotow, the developer of default folder. I realized that in at least one app I use, there’s a very common location I want to save all how to get rid of ants in the house naturally my files—but the location is not persistent. When I’m recording ads and other audio for podcasts, I invariably end up saving it all in the audio how to get rid of ants in the house naturally files folder in the project folder for my current logic how to get rid of ants in the house naturally project, which is invariably sitting on the desktop.

So I asked jon, is there any way to programmatically define where default folder how to get rid of ants in the house naturally opens? His response was to send me a development build of how to get rid of ants in the house naturally default folder that would allow the default location to be how to get rid of ants in the house naturally overridden with an applescript, a “hidden” feature now available in version 5.3.7 of default folder X. Now that is customer service.

In any event, I now needed to write the script, which means I needed to figure out the specific rules how to get rid of ants in the house naturally that would define the right destination folder. In the end I realized that what I needed to how to get rid of ants in the house naturally do was find the most recently modified folder on my how to get rid of ants in the house naturally desktop that contained a logic X project file. AppleScript, while perhaps not the best tool for this job, is the tool that I know how to use. On getdefaultfolder(appname)

The next part loops through those folders, getting their contents. The script then loops through those contents to see if how to get rid of ants in the house naturally there’s a logic project file inside. If so, the script compares that folder’s modification time to the contents of the variable thenewestdate, and if it’s more recent, that variable is updated to the modification time of the how to get rid of ants in the house naturally newer folder.

(in writing this script I discovered that applescript does let how to get rid of ants in the house naturally you compare dates, using the fantastic construction “if [a date] is greater than [another date].” greater in this case means newer.) if thenewestdate is date "tuesday, october 6, 1970 at 7:00:00 AM" then

The final step (after making sure that there is a folder on the how to get rid of ants in the house naturally desktop containing a logic project, because if thenewestdate is still 1970, there isn’t one) is to find that newest folder, append the name of the audio files subfolder to it, and pass that result back to default folder.

The result is somewhat magical: now when I record audio in sound studio and press how to get rid of ants in the house naturally save, the save dialog box bounces to the audio files folder how to get rid of ants in the house naturally within the newest logic project folder on the desktop. Nine times out of ten, it’s exactly where I want to be.

Continuing its renewed commitment to update pro mac laptops on how to get rid of ants in the house naturally a regular basis, apple on tuesday announced an update to its 13- and 15-inch macbook pro touch bar models ten months after the how to get rid of ants in the house naturally previous announcement. These updates don’t bring any changes to the exterior of the macbook how to get rid of ants in the house naturally pro—it’s the same base design introduced in late 2016—but they do bring 9th-generation intel processors with up to eight cores to the how to get rid of ants in the house naturally macbook pro for the first time. There’s also been yet another tweak to the controversial butterfly how to get rid of ants in the house naturally keyboard apple first introduced in 2015. Processor updates

The 15-inch macbook pro is the model most affected by these how to get rid of ants in the house naturally updates. It gains 14nm “ coffee lake refresh” 9th-generation intel processors with six and eight cores. This is the first time apple’s had an eight-core macbook pro. Here are the specs:

Apple says that the fastest model is up to 40 how to get rid of ants in the house naturally percent faster than the previous-generation six-core laptop, and that users looking to upgrade from the previous generation how to get rid of ants in the house naturally of quad-core-equipped macbook pros could see up to double the performance how to get rid of ants in the house naturally of those models.

The 13-inch macbook pro with touch bar is getting less of how to get rid of ants in the house naturally an update. It’s still using 8th-generation intel quad core processors, but slightly faster ones with improved turbo boost speeds to how to get rid of ants in the house naturally help in tasks that primarily use a single processor core. Keyboard update

Apple says these new models also feature a fourth version how to get rid of ants in the house naturally of the butterfly keyboard design, in response to customer complaints that the keyboard would end how to get rid of ants in the house naturally up in a sad state where key presses were ignored how to get rid of ants in the house naturally or doubled 1. While apple is quick to say that the vast majority how to get rid of ants in the house naturally of macbook pro customers haven’t experienced any keyboard issues, the company still keeps tweaking this design. It claims that the change made in these new macbook how to get rid of ants in the house naturally pro models will substantially reduce the incidence of ignored or how to get rid of ants in the house naturally doubled characters.

Beyond that, apple is also seeking to reassure its customers that they how to get rid of ants in the house naturally shouldn’t avoid buying a mac laptop out of fear of how to get rid of ants in the house naturally having keyboard problems. As was reported last month, apple is working to shorten the time it takes to how to get rid of ants in the house naturally repair keyboards in apple store. And today it’s extending its keyboard service program to cover all laptops how to get rid of ants in the house naturally with butterfly keyboards, including not just these new macbook pros, but also all of its laptops released in 2018, including the new macbook air. That program is separate from the standard apple warranty and how to get rid of ants in the house naturally covers keyboard repairs for four years after the first retail how to get rid of ants in the house naturally sale of the laptop. What’s next?

It’s telling that apple has chosen to make this announcement how to get rid of ants in the house naturally in advance of its developer conference, which will take place two weeks from now in san how to get rid of ants in the house naturally jose, california. MacBook pros are popular with apple developers and there’s always speculation that new ones will be announced during how to get rid of ants in the house naturally the event’s keynote, though that rarely happens. This announcement reduces the expectations for that announcement, at least somewhat.

It also calls into question the validity of a report how to get rid of ants in the house naturally earlier this year that a new 16-inch macbook pro design was on the way, at least this summer. There was a lot of speculation that the new macbook how to get rid of ants in the house naturally pro would replace the current 15-inch model, but that model just received an update. It doesn’t mean a new-style macbook pro couldn’t be in the offing next month or later this how to get rid of ants in the house naturally year, but it definitely makes that report a bit more of how to get rid of ants in the house naturally a head-scratcher.

Where apple’s laptop keyboard designs go from here is also a how to get rid of ants in the house naturally question. By extending its repair program and seeking to improve the how to get rid of ants in the house naturally turnaround of keyboard repairs in apple stores, the company is seeking to reassure customers that they won’t get stuck with a laptop with a bad keyboard. But the company also keeps tweaking the design in order how to get rid of ants in the house naturally to try and make it more reliable—an admirable attempt, but the sheer number of tweaks also send the message how to get rid of ants in the house naturally that apple hasn’t really had a handle on the fundamental weaknesses of how to get rid of ants in the house naturally the design. Whether this new tweak is the one that finally solves how to get rid of ants in the house naturally the problem, or if it won’t be truly solved until this design is discontinued and how to get rid of ants in the house naturally fades into memory, remains to be seen.

But as the owner of two 2018 macbook airs, I’m happy that the keyboard service program has been extended how to get rid of ants in the house naturally to that model as well. We haven’t had any problems with either keyboard yet, but this program extension provides a little reassurance that it’s not going to be an issue if we do.

I’m happy that apple added lyrics listings to itunes on how to get rid of ants in the house naturally the mac and music on ios. Sometimes I hear (or mishear) something in a song I’m listening to, and I want to consult the written lyrics. Internet lyrics databases like genius, largely built by fans, can be incredibly helpful—but they can also be full of misheard lyrics on how to get rid of ants in the house naturally a “ girl with colitis goes by” scale.

Unfortunately, apple’s built-in lyrics listings aren’t better. Over the last few months I’ve noticed some remarkably terrible lyrics transcriptions in itunes and how to get rid of ants in the house naturally music. I can’t quite figure out where apple’s getting its lyrics—I’ve seen some song lyric errors that were mirrored in how to get rid of ants in the house naturally genius, and others in musixmatch, and still others don’t seem to show up on the web at all.

Unfortunately, it’s hard to track these errors down. Because lyrics databases on the web are editable by users, they can change from day to day. So far as I can tell, either apple is caching lyrics on its own servers, or they’re being cached on my local devices, so they’re out of sync with what I can find on how to get rid of ants in the house naturally the web. (my devices are definitely out of sync with one another, as lyrics are often different on itunes than on music.)

Most frustrating is the fact that, somehow, there’s no official, legitimate, licensed song lyric database. Presumably such a database would not be crowdsourced, but actually use the official lyrics (where available) from musical artists. I realize that this might not be practical in all how to get rid of ants in the house naturally cases, and that using fans can often be the best way how to get rid of ants in the house naturally to fill in the gaps of an enormous catalog of how to get rid of ants in the house naturally content.

But fans can also really lack context, and that can lead to some whoppers when it comes how to get rid of ants in the house naturally to misheard lyrics. “ bad vibes” by K. Flay is about a character who is completely terrible, right down to a new tattoo of the words “dead on arrival” typed out plainly.

Or consider “ die happy” by dreamers, in which the behavior of an object of desire is how to get rid of ants in the house naturally referred to: “she’s smoking palm oils.” now, palm oil is not great for you—it’s very high in saturated fat. But the fans of dreamers apparently don’t have enough historical context to realize that the character how to get rid of ants in the house naturally is actually “chain smoking pall malls.” A lot less healthier than palm oil!

I’d rather have bad fan-generated lyrics than no lyrics at all, I suppose, but this feels like a place where apple is providing how to get rid of ants in the house naturally an imprimatur to content that’s way beneath its standards—not to mention the standards of the music companies whose how to get rid of ants in the house naturally content apple is licensing for apple music.

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