Coding on My iPad Pro

Last month, my 9-5 job was kind enough to gift me an iPad Pro and its new keyboard. I’ve had a few iPads in the past, but they’ve always ended up stashed away, unused, in a drawer somewhere. I simply never got hooked on their utility. I never found that killer app, which, for me, […]

Finding Related Messages in Apple Mail

After migrating my company’s email away from Gmail a few years ago, I’ve become firmly entrenched with Apple’s Mail.app on the desktop. Everything works great, but I do miss having access to Rapportive’s Gmail extension. It’s great at providing extra information related to the person you’re emailing with. To make up for this lack of […]

Remember to Backup

I’ve written twice before about how important it is to have reliable, automatic backups running on all of your machines. I’m especilly thankful for mine this weekend. After travelling for the American holiday, I returned home to find my iMac in an unbootable state. I’m not sure what happened exactly — all I could tell […]


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A Big Mouse Cursor

I spend about ten hours a day staring at two 27-inch Apple cinema displays. It makes coding great. But, with that much screen real estate, I keep losing my mouse cursor. I’ll have to jiggle it around for half a minute trying to find where it’s disappeared to. No more! Yesterday I discovered OS X […]


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Search Mac and iOS Documentation From Chrome’s Omnibox

Earlier this week, the Chromium Blog announced an official extension API for Chrome’s omnibox (search bar). I’ve always loved keyboard driven interfaces — the command line, [Quicksilver](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quicksilver_(software)), Alfred, etc — so, I immediately started thinking about what I could build with it. My first idea was a documentation browser for Apple’s Mac and iOS libraries. […]

How I Backup my Mac

Four years ago, on another blog, I wrote about my file backup strategy — everything I use to keep my data safe. A lot has changed since then. CD’s and DVD’s have fallen by the wayside, raw hard disk space has gotten insanely cheap, and online storage has finally taken off in a big way. […]


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Forward Your Growl Notifications to Twitter

I’ve got three Macs that I regularly use. One at work, a laptop for personal use, and a Mac Mini connected to our living room TV. I use Growl on all three — it’s so ingrained in my workflow (IM notifications, new emails, background tasks) that I often forget it’s not a part of OS […]


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