OS X Working Environment (OS X 10.10 / 10.11)
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This list once started out as my personal check list for setting-up a fresh Mac (and it still serves that purpose). Due to its nature the list is continuously evolving. So don’t forget to check back from time to time. Continue reading Essential Applications for OS X
Finally, finally we get a new file system (APFS) for the Mac. This is the greatest news since the introduction of OS X.
This is a small follow-up to my content blocker comparison from September 2015.
Quite some things have changed since then. Continue reading Safari Content Blockers for Mac and iOS
OS X comes and always came with Apple’s Mail app. And since I can think many folks are complaining about the shortcomings of this app. While I always thought this was exaggerated, I wasn’t enthusiastic about Mail either. Continue reading Back to Apple’s Mail
Today something weird happened: I made the occasional performance test for my site (this blog) at WebPagetest and I got this disastrous result: Continue reading
Jetpack is Automattic’s widely used mega plugin for standalone WordPress installations. Amongst others it brings features from wordpress.com to wordpress.org installations. Currently it comprises 36(!) modules that can individually be activated or deactivated.
You can see Jetpack either as an ample extension of WordPress, or simply as an example of pure bloat. Continue reading Alternatives to the Jetpack Plugin for WordPress
Bloom Built’s Day One for iOS and OS X was a very good and polished journaling (diary) application that I used with pleasure.
Now they’ve come up with the successor Day One 2 Journal + Notes. Despite some positive reviews (1, 2) this is a huge deception: Continue reading Thoughts on the New Version of ‘Day One’ (Journaling App)
With OS X El Capitan (10.11) the Finder has gained a handy new feature, called .
To immediately delete one or more files or folders select them in the Finder, then hold down the Option and Command key and press Backspace. (⌥⌘⌫) Continue reading ‘Delete Immediately…’ in OS X El Capitan
Now it’s almost six weeks that I received the 6s Plus. Making the decision between the 6s and the 6s Plus took me some time. Coming from the 5s, my biggest concern of course was the size of that monster baby. Continue reading Some Thoughts after Six Weeks with the iPhone 6s Plus
These are macros for the magnificent OS X macro environment Keyboard Maestro 7, a highly recommendable program.
Basically the macros were just an experiment to see how well Keyboard Maestro works with Swift scripts. (Running Swift scripts is a new feature of Keyboard Maestro 7.) And it works quite well, I find.
The first macro gives also a nice example of conditional and value-remembering pop-up menus in the user prompt. (I discovered this only recently.) Continue reading Timestamp Macros for Keyboard Maestro