The joys of everyday computing, mostly.
OS X Utilities
OS X, like every Operating System has a few quirks. Here
are 2 of my favorite utilities that each fix a particular issue for me.
Windows has a pretty nifty feature, where you can drag an open window
to the left, right or top of the screen and the OS automatically adjusts
the size of said window. When I came to the Mac in 2011 that was one of
the things I really missed. I tried a couple of window mangers
like Spectacle and
And while these tools didn't really fix that particular issue for me,
I just learned to deal with it and use keyboard shortcuts instead.
A month ago I
finally found Moom, which solves exactly that issue! I'm super happy with
it and for 10$ I didn't think twice about buying it.
For DragonDrop I recommend just watching the awesome video on
website and decide for yourself if you need it.
I love small utilities like these and they improve my day to day computer
life quite a lot. So thanks to the developers for making these!
An inconvenient question
Strong Apple Results (apple.com 1996)
"Strong Apple Results
Tight operating expenses and strong education and business sales led Apple Wednesday to announce a $25 million profit in the quarter ending Sep. 27."
Unfortunately the earliest archived version (from 1996) is missing pictures
Oldy from Marcos blog archive
"They sounded really excited about what they were doing, which usually equals lots of talking."
— David, trying to guess the content of an upcoming meeting
Every now and then I need to give my mac a fresh wallpaper.
Fifty Foot Shadows always delivers.
I recommend bookmarking it, because searching the web for
"fifty shadows" is not going to end well.
Mac apps that do one thing well.
- Chrome I try to use safari whenever I can, but the Dev-tools in
Chrome are just so much better.
Certainly the best (and prettiest) way to manage your passwords. Just
hit cmd+# in your browser and 1Password does the rest.
- Reeder Gorgeous RSS reader! Hope
they can continue after...well you know.
- iTerm2 Far better terminal
emulator than the standard one. Split-screens, awesome full-screen...love
- Dropbox Fuck yes.
- Alfred One of my all time
favorite pieces of software, super simple to use.
- Pixelmator Still cannot
believe I bought this app for 16€. Lovely interface, serves all my photo
- Marked Markdown preview, if you
like writing Markdown this is a great app.
- GitX Awesome overview of your git
- Skitch I actually have the
old one installed. Don't like what evernote did to it. This is one of
those ugly ass apps. But does a great job.
- FileZilla Another ugly
one but best ftp client I used.
- Anki Great tool for learning!
Thanks to Derek Sivers for suggesting
- SizeUp There are a
few things Windows does better than OS X.
- Sublime Text 2 Still a vim
user, but sublime is lovely for reading and exploring code bases.
(And awesome for css editing with the live reloading plug-in)
- Skype Still on version 5 or
so, because I'm afraid of an update...But it is a great piece of
And these are all the 3rd party apps I have on my mac. (I have to use
others like Virtualbox and Firefox but don't really like them.) Hope you
find some of them useful.
Sit on my face
Picture of next Yahoo! board meeting:
Just imagine Yahoo!'s engineers (who are now working from their
offices) being advised by a 30 Million $ heavy toddler on how to make 0$
Emptying the trash
Something is probably wrong
What does Yahoo! do?
Like a lot of people I read something about Yahoo! banning their
employees from working remotely. Now, to be honest, I'm in my early twenties
and if someone were to ask me what Yahoo! is I'd probably tell them
something along the lines of: "before Google got big there was this thing called
Yahoo! which people used to find stuff on the Internet."
But a lot of the tech folks seemed to be interested in this
remote work banning story and someone called "Marissa Mayer".
I thought like so many times before: there is probably more to it.
So, I decided to find out what Yahoo! does.
Generally speaking, the first time I hear about a company and want to
find out what they do, I visit their website.
After a minute or so I'll get a pretty good idea about
what's cooking. At least that's what I did when I first heard about
so I thought I'd do the same...
- Fog Creek
- Y Combinator
"...kind of looks like ahhh... this other thing...
whats it called...msn.com yeah it's like that...some sort of news site...
but more like...hold on a second..."
what is this:
Well, maybe I should look at the about page...
Hmmm...something about "finding a job"...nope I'm looking for "We offer..."
or "We build..." just gotta keep looking...maybe on the right...nope...a
"Our company blog: Yodel Anecdotal"
Let me repeat that again: "Yodel Anecdotal"
Fuck off...I'm outta here.
But why do the nerds care so much? Perhaps it's
about that "Marissa Mayer" person... who is she anyway?
Nevermind...I get it...
"Like Chess, Only without the Dice"
Reads like a poem.
And Tim Pope has a fucking point, if the software knows what I want,
why doesn't it do it?
Getting it right the first time: impossible.
Conclusion: Apple is dying, Google is Skynet and Microsoft is downloading
the required file.
Here is a taste of the 6th episode:
Talking about hand signals while driving...
"I'm on my deathbed in the hospital, after being shot in the head and
I have to explain to my child: Well, I could have not been shot but I
really wanted to give this guy the finger."
- John Siracusa.
They really do look alike
No thanks, I'm in public
Everything I care about at this moment is being explained to me.
Also: No need for fanciness. Text is just fine.
Even you my friend, even you...
Loose translation: "Computer is going to be restarted in 14 minutes, if
you have a problem with that: You can restart it now."
New iPad, first things first...
Deleting a remote branch with git