Achtung! Warning! Caveat emptor! This isn’t a bug, so much as an ill-advised feature. I’m sure kids will have fun with it, but if you are even somewhat of a responsible adult, this ‘feature’ may get you in trouble. I personally think its fun, but there is a legitimate gripe to be made in terms of exposing thoughts […]Read more "The only legitimate iOS 8 privacy concern: iMessage group naming"
Here are some things that bug me about iOS 8: Spotlight crashes. Ever drag the screen down so you can start searching for an app, or an email, etc.? iOS Spotlight is a tremendously useful feature. If you have pages and pages of apps, you can’t live without it. But often, you are forced to, […]Read more "Annoying iOS 8 bugs"
Ever since I upgraded from the Yosemite Beta to the final release, certain things have not been working. In particular, I could not browse to any network printers, NAS devices, or even see my Aiport Extreme from the Airport Utility. My wifi and internet were working, just nothing on my local network. I knew something […]Read more "OS X 10.10 Yosemite DNS and Bonjour not working? Here is a fix!"
From the terminal: sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=%80 To get the chime back: sudo nvram -d SystemAudioVolume If you can’t get OS X to boot properly, and are stuck in reboot hell, get to the terminal via Single User mode. Hold command+S after you hear the chime, or see the grey screen appear after starting your mac. […]Read more "Obnoxious boot chime in OS X? SILENCE IT!"
Yahoo France made a small change to their icon source URLs, putting them on secure servers. My old script command will work, but you need to change the URL to https vs. http: curl –silent “https://fr.meteo.yahoo.com/united-states/california/aliso-viejo-12796580/” | grep “obs-current-weather” | sed “s/.*background\:url(\’\(.*\)\’) .*/\1/” | xargs curl –silent -o /tmp/weather.png Original post here.Read more "Geektool (geeklet glet) update for Yahoo weather icons, 2014 edition!"
Well, Yahoo! is going through a (frankly) much needed UI/UX update on all their sites, and that has stranded a few Geek Tool users who rely on Yahoo for awesome .png image weather icons. Fret not, France to the rescue! (SAY WHAT?) Yes, Yahoo! France still has our beloved weather icons that we can steal […]Read more "Geektool weather icon unix shell script for September 2013"
I’ve been wanting to get back to developing websites, and hence wanted to start getting some design and modern front-end development experience under the belt. I haven’t done serious front-end work for a while, so I took on a small project for a friend – a place-holder website to have up for his future clients […]Read more "A few HTML 5 and CSS 3 tips I wish I knew 72 hours ago."