There’s been a lot of angry chatter about our digital assistants responding to commercials lately. A commercial saying, “Hey Siri” or “Okay Google” or “Alexa” invokes our now-omni-present “friends”. Many of these scenarios can be avoided due to foreknowledge that… Continue Reading
Given Apple’s obvious lack of Mac updates, it’s no surprise a lot of professionals (developers in particular) are looking into building their own Hackintosh. I’m one of them.
The phrase “slippery slope” takes on new meaning when watching the oncoming avalanche from the foot of the mountain.
Sure, God commanded us to obey the laws of the land, but surely he didn’t mean this! Ultraconservatives Such statements from ultra-conservatives can mean only one thing: God didn’t foresee the current state of affairs, so God misspoke. Surely, then,… Continue Reading
After struggling to get NSUndoManager to work correctly in a Swift-only app under OS X 10.11 El Capitan, I finally figured it out (and it works the same for iOS 9). The meat is in answer I posted to a… Continue Reading
I’ve been watching the recent discussion of (and revelations about) the state of the online ad industry lately. It’s clearly out of control. We know ad revenue is the only source of income for many of the sites that provide… Continue Reading
A comment on an old StackOverflow answer of mine took me to task for a “partial answer” so I decided to improve it. Both posters wanted to know if a mounted device is a disk image. I wrote a simple… Continue Reading
I encountered a question on StackOverflow today about how to add items to the favorites list in the Finder sidebar (which also appears in the standard Open and Save dialogs’ side bars). Though it’s already been answered before (I marked… Continue Reading
Heinz (the ketchup people) got in trouble when a QR code on their label directed a man to a hard-core porn site. Apparently the promotional campaign had ended and the associated domain expired. Meh. It would’ve been funnier had the… Continue Reading
It’s rare these days that I encounter an app with a user interface that surprises and delights me. I encountered one such app this morning called Gestimer, written by Martin Nguyen ( @imaddin ).