GitHub 擴大免費版功能,以及付費版降價

GitHub 宣佈了提昇免費版的功能,以及付費版的降價消息:「GitHub is now free for teams」。

昨天是這樣:(從這邊撈的,然後發現好像有人寫了個機器人,每天都叫 web.archive.org 去撈一份...)

現在變成:

本來付費的個人方案 (Pro) 的功能都直接下放到免費版本了,而一般公司用的 Team 版本從 $9/m/user 降到 $4/m/user。有個富爸爸之後就可以任性...

FBI 手上的 GrayKey 可以解 iPhone 11 Pro Max

在「FBI Successfully Unlocks iPhone 11 Pro in Ohio, Casting Doubt on Claims it Needs Apple's Help in Florida Mass Shooter Case」這邊看到的消息,看起來 FBI 手上的 GrayKey 可以解開 iPhone 11 Pro Max 了...

先前 GrayKey 只有舊型的可以解,像是之前揭露的 iPhone 5 或是 iPhone 7,現在看起來找到新的漏洞可以打穿新的版本,所以升級了:

Forbes has previously revealed a GrayKey brochure that showed it worked on older devices, and the two iPhones acquired by the FBI in the most recent Pensacola case are an ‌iPhone‌ 5 and an ‌iPhone‌ 7, which strongly suggests that investigators are already capable of unlocking them.

魔與道的競爭...

謠言說蘋果要將蝴蝶鍵盤退役...

9to5Mac 的報導說 Apple 要改用剪刀式的設計:「Kuo: Apple to include new scissor switch keyboard in 2019 MacBook Air and 2020 MacBook Pro」。


取自「File:Scissor switch mechanism.svg」這頁。

Apple is apparently set to ditch the butterfly mechanism used in MacBooks since 2015, which has been the root of reliability issues and its low-travel design has also not been popular with many Mac users.

In a report published today, Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will roll out a new keyboard design based on scissor switches, offering durability and longer key travel, starting with the 2019 MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro is also getting the new scissor switch keyboard, but not until 2020.

還沒真的放出來前都不能確認...

修正 Mac 外接螢幕的 Underscan 問題

公司的 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) 透過 HDMI 接 Dell P2419H 一直都有 Underscan 的問題:


出自「About overscan and underscan on your Mac, Apple TV, or other display

本來想透過 Underscan slide 修改 (像是下面這張圖),但發現系統內沒有 Underscan slide。


出自「About overscan and underscan on your Mac, Apple TV, or other display

找了不少文章後後來是在「Fixing Issues with Overscan/Underscan(Black Borders) on macOS」這篇的 comment 看到解法:

Ran into this same underscan problem with black borders showing up on my new Dell 24-inch Ultrasharp U2415 connected to a 2013 Macbook Air running High Sierra, and after hours of looking into the problem the fix turned out to be super simple:

Just restart in Safe Mode.

That’s it. Restart your Mac in Safe Mode (restart, hold down the Shift key after the Apple BONG sounds, then restart normally once again for good measure. I don’t know what this clears or resets but it worked for me. No more letterboxing or black borders with the native 1920×1200 resolution selected.

So maybe something to try first for anyone coming across this post.

照著重開進 Safe mode 後再開回一般模式就正常了 (what???),先記錄起來,讓我之後遇到時可以搜尋到自己的文章...

Flickr 限縮免費帳號的容量

Flickr 在今年四月的時候放出消息被 SmugMug 收購後 (參考先前的文章「SmugMug 買下 Flickr」),過了半年總算是有新的動作了,跟 SmugMug 完全走使用者付費的想法類似,這次將免費帳號的容量大幅限縮,從本來的 1TB 空間變成 1000 張照片,在 2019/01/08 將會生效:「Why we’re changing Flickr free accounts」。

Beginning January 8, 2019, Free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos and videos. If you need unlimited storage, you’ll need to upgrade to Flickr Pro.

現在點進去看 Flickr Pro 的費用是 USD$35/year。我在 2005 年以 USD$59.95/year 買過當時的 Flickr Pro... 特別有印象是因為剛好是宣佈被 Yahoo! 收購的前幾天買的訂閱,在被收購後 Flickr 宣佈降價,而先前買的人直接多一年。

參考當年的「http://www.flickr.com/help.gne」頁面):

We are currently offering an introductory Pro Account special -- Buy yourself (or a friend) an annual Pro Account for US$41.77 and save yourself around 30% from the anticipated annual price of $59.95. That's less than $3.50 a month!

不過現在好像也用不到這個平台了... 反正都公開的資料,也許資料拉一拉丟到其他地方吧,或是想看看要怎麼放。

配合 Touch ID 的 sudo

大概是新的 Macbook 出來後想出來的點子?透過 Touch ID 驗證 sudo 權限:「A fork of `sudo` with Touch ID support.」。

sudo-touchid is a fork of sudo with Touch ID support on macOS (powered by the LocalAuthentication framework). Once compiled, it will allow you to authenticate sudo commands with Touch ID in the Terminal on supported Macs (such as the late 2016 MacBook Pros).

這點子好像還不錯 XDDD

MBPR 觸控板壓力回饋失效的問題

Short Version:遇到這個問題,只要把作業系統從 10.10 更新到 10.12 就好了:「Mac Users Reporting Widespread System Freezes With OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 Update」。


之前 MBPR 在過保後掛過一次送修 (常常無法開機,開起來後鍵盤與觸控板都沒有反應),當時把鍵盤與觸控板都換掉... 結果前幾天發生觸控板的壓力回饋失效的問題 (還是可以移動滑鼠游標與輕觸),但這幾天要去日本,想帶著處理事情,就先上 24h 買個 Magic Mouse 2 應急 (用 lightning 充電的那個版本,被嘲笑很醜的那個 XD)。

買回來後發現 Magic Mouse 2 的多點觸控與電量資訊沒有顯示在系統裡,翻了資料才發現要 10.11 之後的版本:

Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer with OS X v10.11 or later

耐著性子升級想說出國前至少把問題解決一些,升完後發現觸控板的回饋就回來了... 然後查資料發現是系統的 bug 造成的:

The freeze seems to affect not only the screen and mouse cursor but also the Mac's Force Touch trackpad, which completely loses feedback.

好吧就這樣吧 orz

Oculus 的創辦人根本就是在抱怨 Mac 太慢了 XDDD

Oculus 的創辦人 Palmer Luckey 說明為什麼在 Mac 上沒有 Rift 可以用:「Oculus Founder: Rift will come to Mac if Apple “ever releases a good computer”」。

回應其實頗委婉:

[,] according to Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey, it "is up to Apple" to change that state of affairs. Specifically, "if they ever release a good computer, we will do it," he told Shacknews recently.

但實際上就是在抱怨 Mac 太慢了 XDDD

"It just boils down to the fact that Apple doesn’t prioritize high-end GPUs," he said. "You can buy a $6,000 Mac Pro with the top-of-the-line AMD FirePro D700, and it still doesn’t match our recommended specs."

看起來 VR 會再促進硬體進步...