Inspired by Scott Willsey’s WTF Weekly (which I regularly read and enjoy) I thought I might shake the cobwebs off this site (hey, at least I kept the back end patched) and try something similar. The idea behind Echoes is to put down short thoughts, most likely around tech but Read more…
Although posted with the correct date, I am two months late putting this (and many other things) on the site. I spent some time with the unflappable Simon on the Essential Apple Podcast. Much news was discussed, particularly around the then-fresh GDPR fallout.
For a long time now, I’ve had an Alfred Workflow that I use every night when I leave my Mac (and often at other times, too). It prepares my Mac for staying on all night without disturbing anyone. I just added an extra feature today and it appears I’ve never shared the Workflow, so this post remedies that.
Over the last year or so, I have been slowly scanning my father’s large collection of photographs. He was a bit of a stickler for collecting his negatives in an orderly fashion so I am able to work my way through numbered folders of negatives, each of which generally contains the content of a single roll of film. This post covers my journey to find software and process that yield the best and most efficient results.
When we observe the world around us we are frequently to be found comparing what we see with our previous experiences. “That’s a lot of rain” is not an absolute measure of the volume of rain without considering the observer – do they come from Thailand or southern California? So it should come as no surprise that the technology we are already familiar with has a significant bearing on our assessment of new gadgets. It recently occurred to me that my own judgement has been clouded in this way and I think it’s a common affliction.
It’s pretty rare that I publish anything about my work, but given the difficulty I had in figuring out this particular problem with online research (in the end, I only found the answer by experimenting) I thought it would be useful to others if I published the solution.
It is a much maligned feature of macOS but there are times when LaunchPad are useful. Such as when I want to scan my apps for recent additions that warrant a review. Sure, I can just open the Applications folder, but LaunchPad is a much easier presentation.
But, it does have its issues: for one, the inability to delete non-Mac App Store apps. This is a quick post on a method I found that allows you to do just that.
Bart Busschots invited me for an interview on the topic of aviation photography. We talked about locations, compositions, tips and traps for getting good photos of aircraft at your local airport, and sometimes we strayed onto general topics about how the aviating happens. A most enjoyable time.