How to Get Bugs Fixed by Apple
Apr 8, 2019, 2:51 PM
You can do a lot to help get serious bugs fixed by Apple. The “What can you do?” section of Corbin Dunn’s well-publicized blog post “The Sad State of Logging Bugs for Apple” is far too thin. The post is mostly inside...
Support St. Jude Hospital
Sep 4, 2017, 1:23 PM
Support Stephen Hackett and his children Allison and Josiah as they run to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Automate Greenhouse Watering with HomeKit
Aug 24, 2017, 11:05 AM
Recently, I’ve been able to replace a pile of equipment to automate greenhouse watering with three small HomeKit devices from El Gato. Here’s the pile: Here’s the story. I’m responsible for ensuring that a 72 square...
Automate Expansion of Strings in TextExpander
Aug 23, 2017, 12:36 PM
This is rather fun, and it opens the door to using TextExpander abbreviations for shorthand with an example using a BBEdit Text filter.
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Good Names for macOS 10.13
Jun 1, 2017, 8:03 PM
Stephen Hackett posted a good list of Bad Guesses for the Next macOS Name. Here’s my list of Good Names for macOS 10.13. These are all places in California I can imagine Apple choosing for the next name. Big Basin Big Sur Idyllwild...
Setting Up and Customizing Your JSON Feed
May 30, 2017, 11:18 AM
Last week, I added a JSON Feed to the TextExpander Blog. If you’re not familiar with JSON Feed, it’s an alternative to XML-based RSS created by Manton Reece and Brent Simmons. There’s plenty of background info on the JSON...
The Best Cable is the One You Have
Apr 26, 2017, 3:21 PM
In the age of smartphones with great cameras, we often hear “The best camera is the one you have with you.” I think there’s a parallel for data transfer: “The best cable is the one you have.” Or, the extended...
Storage: Everything’s Amazing & Nobody’s Happy
Feb 21, 2017, 11:26 AM
Storage is another area where everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy. I only have to think about storage once or twice a year. When that rolls around, I fire up DaisyDisk, which helps me visualize where I’m wasting space...
Everything’s Amazing & Nobodys Happy: Part I
Jan 30, 2017, 1:04 PM
I really enjoy this brief appearance “Everything’s Amazing & Nobody’s Happy” by comedian Louis CK on the Conan O’Brien show from 2008: The piece is not without flaws, as I don’t believe the fault...
Dark Mode on iOS: DIY Details
Jan 11, 2017, 5:07 PM
With a few Accessibility twiddles, you can have system-wide dark mode on iOS today. There’s no need to wait for iOS 11 or 12 or whenever. Dark Mode must be one of the most common feature requests for iOS. Open Radar is littered with...