Posts tagged ‘mac’

The wrong-sided arrow in 1Password

Because of the OpenSSL bug, I’ve been doing a lot of password changing recently. 1Password has generally been a big help in this, but my continual interaction with it has revealed one annoying aspect of its design. As we all know, 1Password is exceptionally good at recognizing which web site you’re browsing and filling in…


Man page followup

When I checked my RSS subscriptions this morning, I found two followups to my recent man page post, one by Nathan Grigg and one by Rob Wells. These came after several tweets and emails on the topic. Everyone has their own favorite way to get at man pages. I don’t think any of the suggestions…


Oh… man

Has this ever happened to you? You’re in the middle of typing a command at the Terminal, and you realize you need to look up an option or some other aspect of the command in its man page. You can’t issue the man command without deleting what you’ve already typed, which might be extensive if…


Innovation

With the recent release of Haunted Empire, we’re back to another round of argument about whether Apple still innovates or not. Actually, it’s more contradiction than argument. An argument is an intellectual process, the innovation squabble is just automatic gainsaying. Online wrangling about Apple often devolves into a pissing contest over popularity and market share,…


Tweetbot for Mac

I bought the Mac version of Tweetbot today, and I’m not sure what I think of it. I had it running on the iMac at the office and hated it, but now I’m running it on my MacBook Air and it seems fine. I think I understand why, but it isn’t going to make it…


Against my better judgement

Eventually, the snow that’s been covering the Chicago area since Christmas will melt, and I’ll be able to start biking to work again. And when I do, I’ll want to listen to podcasts, which poses a problem. Time was when managing podcasts on various devices took no thought whatsoever. Subscriptions had to be handled by…


A couple of problems with Maps and/or Siri

I’ve never been as unhappy with Apple Maps as everyone else has been, but two things have been bothering me recently: the lack of flexibility in choosing a route and Siri’s intermittent failure to announce the turn-by-turn directions. I think we’re all used to how Google Maps gives us the opportunity to click on the…


Images on the clipboard via script

Last night I had an idea for improving my snapflickr screen capture script. Although, as its name implies, snapflickr was written to upload screen snapshots to my Flickr account, I often use it to create local files that I edit in Acorn before uploading. My bright idea was to have snapflickr put the image on…


Not dead yet

This is a followup to my Mavericks Mail post of a couple of days ago. I think I have a better understanding of one of the problems I was having and a workaround for the other. I can hear many of you saying “Just drop Mail already. It isn’t worth the effort.” You’re probably right,…


ReadKit article sorting

This is one of those posts that’s really a reminder for the future me. If it helps you too, that’s great, but my motives are purely selfish. I upgraded to Version 2.4 of ReadKit the other day and found my new feeds—the ones in the RSS News smart folder—in reverse chronological order. I could’ve sworn…