Removing Unremovable Files after Upgrading to macOS Catalina
Aug 22, 2019, 11:42 AM
Against the better judgement of my own common sense, I decided to update my iMac to the macOS Catalina beta recently. One of the major internal changes in going from Mojave to Catalina is the transition to a read-only System volume. During...
The Joys of a Two Week Vacation
Jan 8, 2018, 7:00 AM
Today is my first day back at work after a wonderful two weeks unplugged from the normal day-to-day workings of a software developer. I don’t unplug entirely, but my iMac with Xcode and all the trimmings is mostly replaced with the iPad...
How I Made Twitter Tolerable, for Me
Jan 4, 2018, 11:21 AM
At some point in 2016 I opted out of most social media, especially Twitter. I don’t remember the exact day or what the final straw was that brought me to that point, but my response was to delete nearly a decade's worth of tweets, unfollow...
My 2017 Home Screen
Jan 1, 2018, 1:39 PM
As a matter of archiving and historical significance that is potentially only useful to me, I’m opting to share the current home screen of my iPhone on this, the first day of 2018.
As the iPhone and iOS has matured over...
Updating Your APFS Encrypted Volume / FileVault Password
Nov 30, 2017, 10:00 AM
How to update your FileVault password to be in sync with your account password on macOS.
A Note on carpeaqua RSS
Nov 2, 2017, 11:00 AM
If you're still reading this site via RSS, it's time to update your feed reader. Or just use Twitter.
I Got Hacked and All I Got Was This New SIM Card
Jul 7, 2017, 12:59 PM
I like to think I take an above average amount of steps to secure myself online: I use a password manager, unique passwords as complex as the site will allow, and turn on 2-factor authentication when possible. A true security expert will...
Jun 2, 2017, 1:26 PM
I'm usually pretty good at inferring where Apple is going with their projects and products. With Swift, I'm left shrugging. Hopefully the purpose of Swift and how it relates to Apple becomes less muddy next week.
Since 2004 (!) I have been...
A Software Developer’s Mac Pro
Apr 9, 2017, 11:59 AM
What would a Mac Pro designed for a software developer look like?
Why Pro Matters
Apr 6, 2017, 9:24 PM
Sebastiaan de With pens what I consider to be the best argument for why Apple should care about a niche market of Pro Mac users:
Macs became the tool of choice of this new wave of designers, and as the web evolved Apple kept its OS and...
My Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for macOS Sierra (2017 Edition)
Apr 2, 2017, 11:33 AM
This is the latest installment of my must have must have list of tools and utilities as a macOS and iOS developer.
Showing Debug and Info Logs in the macOS Sierra Console
Mar 22, 2017, 10:42 AM
A quick tip on how to spill "info" and "debug" messages from an iOS device into the macOS Sierra Console.
Improving the iPad By Making it an iMac
Feb 23, 2017, 5:17 PM
Jason Snell on “improving” iOS for the iPad:
Will we see a 20-plus-inch iOS desktop with a windowed interface anytime soon? I doubt it–but I could imagine one existing in the next three or four years. And I have to be honest, I’d be...
The Conference Circus
Dec 20, 2016, 5:37 AM
I want to quote this entire article by Pedro Piñera, but I’ll just highlight my favorite part.
By tagging the elite as “experts” in different areas we put them under pressure. Pressure to keep that label and keep being active. I have to...
Dec 19, 2016, 1:00 AM
Like most people in my bubble, the US Elections didn’t exactly go how I planned.
There’s been a lot of handwringing about how to best fight back against an administration that you and other like-minded folks are staunchly against. While...