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Damn it Apple

Apple Music on iOS has turned into a ad-infested shitshow of dodgy UX patterns that verge on deceptive; where the big obvious click signs you up to become a positive number on some Apple ARPU dashboard.

This sucks. Quite a lot. You literally cannot be rid of this incessant upsell bullshit. Fucking Apple, I pay a premium to avoid this shit.

My current solution is OK but has limitations – the paid iOS app ‘Cesium’. Two bucks on the App Store. Reliable, no ads, none of the upsells and I’m a happy customer. It can’t download music, bummer, and I’ve not tried the playlist editing but overall at least it works and doesn’t try to scam me out of more money.

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It’s 2018 and I still need fsck

File this under “Really?”

That’s my wife’s laptop, spending an hour rebuilding the file system after it got corrupted. I had to know the command-v boot trick and video record it booting (!) to see the error fly by before it auto rebooted, then boot recovery, open a terminal and run fsck with a -r.

Ain’t no way a random user could manage it. Apple! Bash some bugs would ya?

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New Apple bug

Twice in two days, when I plug in the monitors I get solid colors and nothing else. Forced reboot.

Come on Apple, fix this crap.

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This is why you should buy the new Apple keyboard

Right here:

Full sized escape and function keys! And escape is actually 1.5 keys wide; vastly easier to hit.

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New space grey keyboard

I am disproportionately happy about this. I held onto my corded keyboard for years to keep the numeric keys. New one is solid and a joy to use.

The black cable is a nice touch.