Archive Assistant (Script)

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This AppleScript script is very handy for the creation of different type of archives and disk images.

It’s one of those scripts I use almost daily: It’s sitting in the Scripts menu in the menu bar and from there it allows me easy access to important and useful archive and disk image formats. Unlike other programs this script does not try to gather every available format. Just the ones that are right for a given purpose.

Updated 23 Apr 2017 @ 14 h: Compatible with Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11 and – now finally also – macOS 10.12 (Sierra).

The script can create these archive/dmg types:

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Google PageSpeed Insights Madness

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Everybody who is interested in optimizing his website knows Google’s PageSpeed Insights. And everybody who knows PageSpeed Insights knows how finicky it can be about some details.

But this one exceeded my worst fantasies (click to enlarge): Continue reading Google PageSpeed Insights Madness

OS X: Understanding and Configuring Mail Drop

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Mail Drop is a new Yosemite features that drew relatively little attention.

Mail Drop is super useful. It allows to send huge (really huge) attachments just as if they were normal, small attachments. It does this by uploading the attached file to a third-party server (i.e. not the SMTP server). The receiving mail client then either downloads the file automatically or the user can download it with a click on the attachment icon/link. (This depends on whether a mail client or web mail is used on the receiving side, or on the settings of the mail client.)

This allows to avoid problems like these: Continue reading OS X: Understanding and Configuring Mail Drop