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erikschmidt
    Unknown permissions error in iPhoto on the ol' iMac was causing some Photo Stream sync weirdness. The iPhoto db has gone sideways at least three times in the last three years. I no longer trust iPhoto.
    clydesmith
      @johngordon I'm in! We need a grumpy cat meme mascot/logo.
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      erikschmidt
        @johngordon Excellent post, John. What I find most fascinating is that the area Apple seems weakest in at the moment is the area where they used to differentiate themselves the most. Software that "just works" is no longer a given with Apple.
        erikschmidt
          @johngordon Remember how Jobs restructured the bloated Apple hardware lineup to: iBook, PowerBook, iMac, and Mac tower? Here the dynamics of public corporations work against Cook. It's far easier to trim when you're at death's door.
          erikschmidt
            @johngordon My last point: I really do think that Apple sees OS X as the past. But transitioning from (OS X + iOS + MobileMe) to (iCloud + iOS + OS X) isn't easy for Apple or for its customers. iCloud needs to just work, and iOS needs more power.
            erutan
              @erikschmidt if you do any serious post processing I’d highly recommend Adobe Lightroom. Never had a problem with the catalog over many years of use.
              johngordon
                @erikschmidt iOS is the family jet, but we still need our orbital freighters. Even if it is just us 1%. Maybe Apple should spin off the Mac business? #grumpyapple
                erikschmidt
                  @johngordon I was thinking the same thing. It would be an interesting move even if it's unlikely to ever happen.
                  johngordon
                    @erikschmidt A spinoff could focus on pro market. Abandon iLife and the like. Charge higher prices for everything. Have a different culture.
                    erikschmidt
                      @johngordon That could have been Adobe. It's a shame the relationship between them and Apple deteriorated so badly. For so long they were natural allies.
                      erikschmidt
                        @erutan I've heard great things about Lightroom. Unfortunately I don't really do any post processing. I do love iPhoto + Photo Stream when it works properly, as it is extremely handy to have easy access to my latest photos from any device.
                        johngordon
                          @erikschmidt I could add "permissions management" to my #grumpyapple list btw. Apple seems suck between their ACL infrastructure and old-school permissions. I think the unix permission model is one of the most common causes of end-user fail.
                          johngordon
                            @erutan Any thoughts on why Adobe hasn't built an iPhoto import tool? Huge data loss if one moves to LR. (Aperture loses a wee bit too, but keeps most.) // @erikschmidt
                            erutan
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                              johngordon
                                @erutan I didn't mean "iPhone", I meant "iPhoto" -- so LR could import iPhoto Libraries and convert album definitions, events, descriptions, titles, dates, etc. // @erikschmidt
                                erutan
                                  @johngordon @erikschmidt I have no idea re: Adobe’s inner workings. iPhoto is a proprietary database, not all features map across, so they probably decided dev/support wasn’t worth it. A main draw of iPhoto is photostream sync, ymmv on how useful it is.
                                  clarkgoble
                                    @johngordon @erutan @erikschmidt I was actually quite impressed with the iPhoto I refraction of Aperture. A big feature for families where LR is too Coles for some. Still syncing libraries though.
                                    clarkgoble
                                      @johngordon @erikschmidt permissions is a tricky thing. Quite important to IT and power users but nightmare for casual users when things go wrong. Yet they also protect cas users from screwing up important files. Issue is why permissions get screwed up.
                                      clarkgoble
                                        @johngordon @erikschmidt I've had to do chmod -R a+rw . Far too many times.
                                        erutan
                                          @johngordon @erikschmidt this looks like it could be a solid ‘cloud’ storage for photos https://www.everpix.com/
                                          erikschmidt
                                            @erutan I fired it up on Friday and so far have been quite impressed. It could solve a bunch of problems all at once. // @johngordon
                                            johngordon
                                              @erikschmidt @erutan Ok, I'll put it on my list to look at next two days.