I read logs for a living, not really but sorta. On macOS I've tried to use the Console tool for viewing logs and it always felt like putting my head head into a firehouse. I know that it's possible to filter in the Console but it never clicked for me. Yesterday I was complaining about this to an Apple Eng. and they said, just use the CLI tool log. This is exactly what I was looking for. It works similar to journalctl or just old school tail -f | grep.

For example, if you are using an app called barriers you can view it's log output as: log show --process barriers

You can do more complex filtering such as:

log show --predicate '(process=="barriers") && (messageType == error)'

It also works on pid and more. Wish I had found this years ago.



Long time happy user of 1Password. My concerns started when they took some initial large VC funding. Being what I thought was a profitable slow growing company, taking that funding seemed odd. I know what must come after VC, growth at all costs.

Next 1Password dropped it’s native macOS applications in favor of Electron based versions. Apparently it was too costly to make macOS focused apps now. The first peak at the coming growth/profit push.

Next they announce even more VC funding and then the final nail for me, deals with “crypto” companies. So I am looking for a new password manager.

Bitwarden is probably the closest alternative that is cross platform and supports shared vaults, but it’s UX is clunky and lacking compared to 1Password. Guess I get to spend time evaluating available alternatives.

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I remember when Mozilla launched. Immediately downloaded the source and after much trouble, got it to build. This was the introduction to free software to a lot of people and Netscape releasing the source was a big deal at the time, there is a good documentary about it even.

For a long time Mozilla seemed like the champion of the open web and keeping the browser as a “user-agent” rather than a “corporate-agent”. But after relying on money from Google and mismanagement for so long, it really looks like they are done. The latest bit of news that they worked with Facebook to build “privacy preserving ad measures”, is the final nail for me and I'll be moving on.

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