I have used Fluid for years to create single-page native web applications that run on my Mac. I have one for Help Scout, I have another for Trello, but I have noticed a problem: when replying to tickets in Help Scout, I would experience serious lag. Letters would appear hundreds of milliseconds after I typed. […]
Apple has a deep-seated diversity problem. In the 30 Years of Mac mini-site, a thoughtfully prepared homage to the history of the Macintosh and the people who use it to create, there were four women featured out of the twenty-eight profiles. One of the women featured, Noemi Trainor is an educator, a role women are […]
I love Marco.org, and I also love Daring Fireball with Comments… …so I created Marco.org (with Comments)! Install the extension for Safari or Chrome and you’ll have Disqus-based comments on Marco.org! To help keep the conversation civil, rude words lead to moderated comments. I look forward to our discussions. – Zack Katz
iPhoto Email Fail iPhoto 11 added an awful new built-in email service that replaces the previous functionality: when sending an email, it used to open the Mail application and attach the photos to a new email. Now, it uses a terribly designed built-in email functionality that ruins everything. Here’s how to get Mail.app back in […]
For the record, I know this is a silly hack. Add a new item to the `~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist` file: Key: `SidebarSplitViewDividerPosition` Type: “Number” Value: `400` For the value, use whatever width you want in the number of pixels. I think I like 400.
If you’re like me, you’ve wanted to have the Googlebot user agent availalbe in the Develop menu of Safari. Go to /Applications/ Right-click on Safari.app and select Show Package Contents Navigate to Contents/Resources/ Find `UserAgents.plist` Open `UserAgents.plist` in your favorite text editor Either Replace with the contents of this file and continue to step 9: [download id=”12″] […]
For those of you who care about whether or not your quotes are quotation marks, apostrophes or primes, here’s are simple way to write single-curly and double-curly quotes in Mac OSX…and unlock the secret to, um, some mysteries.
I’ve tried repairing the permissions. Limiting desktop icons. Removing Safari’s support for ICO icons. Clearing more hard drive space. Nothing. Frickin’. Worked. I have been so frustrated by how slow my Mac Pro has been. I have 2 2.66GHz dual-core processors, 2 GB of memory, and still I was getting spinning beach balls, crunching hard drives […]