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Remember? and High Sierra

December 21st, 2017

Remember? users might want to hold off upgrading to macOS 10.13 aka “High Sierra” for now. I’ve got a few reports of Parameter Error (-50) when saving occasions that only appear to have started with the macOS upgrade. I’m going to investigate it as soon as I can but I’m not sure exactly when.

For now you might want to avoid upgrading to 10.13 if you rely on Remember?.

UPDATE: There is definitely something odd going on in High Sierra. An OS call I use to update occasions files is suddenly returning Parameter Error (-50) even though it is used correctly. My suspicion is that with the APFS file system changes made in macOS “Sierra” and “High Sierra” support for this call was broken. The call in question is an older one that’s marked as deprecated so even if it was accidental breakage it may not get fixed. I’m going to try a workaround to see if it resolves the issue.

UPDATE UPDATE: I’ve got a provisional fix for the problem but I’m still testing it. If you’ve already updated to High Sierra and need the fix ASAP send me an email at support@warker.com and I’ll shoot you the pre-release version to test.

UPDATE3: OK, I think I’ve got it figured out. The problem isn’t with “High Sierra” specifically, it’s with Apple’s new APFS file system format introduced in “Sierra” and now supported for boot volumes in “High Sierra”. The upshot is: Macs using APFS for their boot volume require upgrading to Remember? 4.6.3 to avoid the “Parameter Error (-50)” issues. You can download the latest beta test version of it from the Remember? Page.

UPDATE4: There might be a problem with the current 4.6.3b2 development version, I’ve gotten a report of error -39. I suspect it’s a difference between the old and new develoment system versions (GCC vs LLVM for the techie minded) that I’ll have to track down. In the meantime don’t install version 4.6.3b2.

Dave

Attic Finds – Part 1

November 14th, 2014

OK, so I’ve been digging through old boxes in the attic in search of things that, of course, I never did find. But what I did find was:

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Yes, it’s a full source code listing of the Star Trek game I wrote on punch cards, in FORTRAN IV, for an IBM Selectric HARD COPY terminal, connected to an IBM 360 mainframe in 1976-7 while at college.

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Why I like Ocean City in October

October 16th, 2012



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Thanks Rob!

March 6th, 2012

Just a quick thank you to Rob Ellis of Mac2MUG for presenting Remember? to his group. I’m still amazed that a little app I wrote 24 years ago is still of enough use to people that someone is willing to talk about it (even if there is no car as an incentive.)

Even with the advent of Apple Stores and Genius Bars, Macintosh User Groups (MUGs) are still the best way to learn and share what you’ve learned. If you aren’t already a member find a local MUG and join!

Remember? 4.6.1 Released

August 2nd, 2011

Remember? version 4.6.1 in now available. There are only two changes:

  • a bug fix that eliminates a lock-up when you close then re-open the About window.
  • the pop-up alert window now responds to scroll wheel events by stepping through the alert list.

And that’s it.