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Apple Support on Twitter: "Add, scan, and go! The QR Code Reader on your iPhone is built in and works fast. Here’s how to add it to Control Center and scan any QR code you come across." / Twitter
(This is actually a pretty good write-up on how to enable the QR code reader in iOS’s Control Center:)

“Add, scan, and go! The QR Code Reader on your iPhone is built in and works fast. Here’s how to add it to Control Center and scan any QR code you come across.”
controlcenter  2019  qrcodes  AppleSupport  twitter  qr  ios 
6 hours ago
Meet Mac-to-Mac Mode – Luna Display
“Our team has always doubled-down on delivering rich features and low-latency input. Why? Because that’s user-driven and that’s what we do. With this latest update, we think it’s safe to say we’re still honoring that promise to our users — our new Mac-to-Mac Mode allows you to use any Mac as a second display.”
mac  lunadisplay  targetdisk  targetdiskmode  osx  macos  2019 
6 hours ago
How to Download a Full Size MacOS Mojave Installer
“This article will show you two different methods and tricks for how to download the proper complete macOS Mojave installer application if you ended up with the small 23 MB version of ‘Install macOS’ rather than the full sized one.”
mac  macos  installer  osx  osxdaily  2018 
6 hours ago
Fear Factory - "Self Bias Resistor" - DRUMS - YouTube
This is that Fear Factory video cover from 66Samus that you had wanted to show James.
fearfactory  james  2019  music  youtube  drums  metal  video 
Michael Tsai - Blog - Yahoo Groups Shutting Down
(On alternatives to Yahoo Groups:)

“ seems like the best successor and is free for unlimited members, funded by
premium features. It’s already being used by apple-dev and has instructions for transferring from Yahoo and Google. Another alternative is Gaggle, which is only free up to 20 members.”
yahoogroups  2019  alternatives  mjtsai 
Michael Tsai - Blog - Catalina “softwareupdate” Can Download Old Installers
(Perhaps this could be useful for building VMs or the like?)

“The softwareupdate command has gained a new option in Catalina:

% softwareupdate –fetch-full-installer

“Will download the latest ‘Install macOS’ application to this Mac’s /Applications folder. This is extremely useful for many admin tasks.

“The –fetch-full-installer flag has a sub-flag: –full-installer-version which allows you to download a specific version.

% softwareupdate –fetch-full-installer –full-installer-version 10.14.6

“Oddly, specifying either 10.14 or 10.14.0 works, but to download Catalina you need to specify 10.15 or else it will fail with an ‘Update not found’ error.”
mac  macos  osx  2019  install  vm 
‎A Smarter Shopping List : App Store Story
“You might think little can be done to improve the humble grocery list. But the Grocery app does just that.

“As you would expect, adding items to a list in the app is straightforward. The real magic happens when you get to the store.

“While you’re shopping, Grocery learns the order in which you check off items. Then on your next trip, the app will sort your list for maximum efficiency.

“Pretty cool, right?”
shoppinglist  apps  software  2019  ios 
Understand what's changing in Yahoo Groups | Groups Help - SLN31010
“Yahoo has made the decision to no longer allow users to upload content to the Yahoo Groups site. Beginning October 21, you won't be able to upload any more content to the site, and as of December 14 all previously posted content on the site will be permanently removed. You'll have until that date to save anything you've uploaded.”
yahoogroups  2019  yahoo 
Function with Anil Dash on Twitter: "If you've never paid attention to your GIF usage - you may want to start now. On this week's @podcastfunction we get into "GIFs as Blackface" with @proseb4bros & @kenyatta. Listen: https://t
(Perhaps this tweet could be handy for passing along to white people who use GIFs with Black people?)

“If you’ve never paid attention to your GIF usage - you may want to start now.

“On this week’s @podcastfunction, we get into ‘GIFs as Blackface’ with @proseb4bros & @kenyatta.”
gifs  podcastfunction  twitter  2019  podcasts 
Williamsburg Condominium Assoc
This looks to be the portal/homepage for your Williamsburg condo association.
home  williamsburg  hoa  house  condo  2019 
Reach more people by making your PowerPoint slides work with a Screen Reader - Office Insider Blog
“Hi, I’m Peter Wu, a Principal Software Engineer in the PowerPoint team, and I want to share some news about investments we are making to enable you to make your presentations more accessible and reach more people.”
office  a11y  accessibility  powerpoint  2019 
Perhaps this Übersicht-lik utility might be worth a look sometime?
ubersicht  utilities  mac  software  desktop  osx  macos  2019 
The Taste of Disillusionment | The Clean Platter
Oh no—it looks like Alton Brown might be homophobic and racist.

“‘I don’t trust you,’ Alton said, to laughter. ‘Where’s your dad?’

“The girl passed her microphone to the man next to her. ‘Sure, she eats well!’ he said.

“Alton nodded. Then he said, ‘No, I don’t trust you either, Dad. Where’s the girl’s mother?’ Again, laughter.

9Alton couldn’t find the girl’s mom. About ten awkward forever-seconds went by.

“‘Man,’ said Alton to the girl, ‘If that guy next to you is your other daddy, I’m in the wrong state.’

“Again the crowd went really quiet, but up in the balcony, I’m pretty sure Beth and I gasped.”
2011  altonbrown  chefs  racism  homophobia 
2 days ago
Deborah Edwards-Onoro on Twitter: "@thebillygregory @Meetup Take a look at @GetTogetherComm , a free open-source alternative to Meetup. I've been using @Eventbrite for our West Metro Detroit WordPress group, which helps with discoverability and integrates
(Another potential alternative to Meetup?)

“Take a look at @GetTogetherComm, a free open-source alternative to Meetup. I’ve been using
“@Eventbrite for our West Metro Detroit WordPress group, which helps with discoverability and integrates with other platforms. As @vavroom mentioned, not without issues.”
meetup  redcrew  twitter  2019  alternatives 
2 days ago
Alec O’Connor 👨‍💻 on Twitter: "Genius! And you can code those tags on iOS with #SmartNFCApp on the @AppStore" / Twitter
(Apparently one can use this app to set up Siri Shortcut actions for a given NFC tag?)

“Genius! And you can code those tags on iOS with #SmartNFCApp on the @AppStore”
nfc  shortcuts  apps  ios  software  2019 
2 days ago
HazeOver Help and Productivity Tips
(This looks like a handy technique for learning about what AppleScript commands may be available for a given app.)

"HazeOver should instantly change dimming intensity. To find out all supported properties you need to add HazeOver app to AppleScript Editor library:

"• Locate “HazeOver” application in your “Applications” folder;
"• Drag-n-Drop “HazeOver” app on the “AppleScript Editor” Dock icon.

"Available scripting properties can be found in “HazeOver Suite” > “application” section."
applescript  hazeover  software  automation  mac  osx  macos  2019 
2 days ago
Marco Zehe on Twitter: "@dboudreau @thebillygregory Also take a Good Look at.@colloq_io . Built by good and trusted people, some of whom I know personally. And accessible." / Twitter
(On accessible alternatives to Meetup:)

“Also take a good look at @colloq_io. Built by good and trusted people, some of whom I know personally. And accessible.”
meetup  alternatives  MarcoInEnglish  twitter  2019  colloq_io 
2 days ago
Payment changes | Meetup
“Members will pay a $2 fee when they reserve a spot at your event.

“Your new subscription cost is only $2 per month, or $24 per year. That means you’ll be saving at least 80% annually on subscription fees. This will also distribute costs more evenly between organizers and members.”
meetup  2019 
3 days ago
Events | Dallas Makerspace Calendar
According to this older thread (from 2017), the Dallas Makerspace at one point had ASL classes?
asl  classes  dallas  dfw  makerspace  2019 
3 days ago
The Start ASL Online Course
This looks to be an online ASL course—but it runs $25/month (or $200/year) or $50/month (or $500/year). Oof.
asl  classes  online  2019 
3 days ago
Classes - Deaf Action Center - Dallas, Texas
This page ostensibly has some information about ASL classes in Dallas—“ASL 101 classes will begin on November 5th”—but it’s really hard to tell when this page was last updated.
dallas  dfw  asl  classes  2019 
3 days ago
Yolian Ogbu on Twitter: "THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF CALLING THE COPS (thread) *strong communities make police obsolete" / Twitter

“*strong communities make police obsolete

“1) Don’t feel obligated to defend property–especially corporate ‘private’property. Before confronting someone or contacting the police, ask yourself if anyone is being hurt or endangered by property ’theft’ or damage. If the answer is ‘no’, then let it be

“2) If something of yours is stolen and you need to file a report, consider going to the police station instead of bringing cops into your community. You may inadvertently put someone in your neighborhood at risk

“3) If you see someone pulled over with car trouble, stop and ask if they need help of if you can call a tow truck for them. Police may give punitive and unnecessary tickets to people with car issues, target those without papers, or worse

“4) Keep a contact list of community resources like suicide hotlines. When police are contacted to ‘manage’ such situations, people with mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed by cops than those without mental health challenges

“5) Check your impulse to call the police on someone ‘suspicious’. Is their race, gender, ethnicity, class, or housing situation influencing your choice? Such calls can be death sentences for many people

“shoutout to #winnipegpolicecauseharm for putting together these community alternatives to policing”
acab  threads  yolian_ogbu  twitter  2019  cops  ftp  alternatives 
3 days ago
Set a Default Finder Window Size with a Relaunch
“The Finder window behavior can get a bit frustrating if you like your windows to open up at the same size every time. So, MacWorld tried to come up with a way to get consistent behavior. It’s a bit weird, but it seems to work:

“1. Open a Finder window and set it the size you want
2. Close all windows (Command+Options+W and click the close button)
3. Hold down the Option key, right-click the Finder icon, and select relaunch”
2018  mac  osx  lifehacker  macos  finder 
3 days ago
macos - QuickLookSatellite MAC OS, High CPU Use - Super User
This post has some handy ideas about how you may be able to track down why ExternalQuickLookSatellite may be using lots of CPU.

“Troubleshooting steps:

“• See if there are any relevant log messages in or /var/log/system.log.

“• Use qlmanage -r to reset Quick Look client’s generator cache.

“• Run sudo opensnoop -n QuickLookSatellite-general to see if the process hangs after accessing some specific files. Or select QuickLookSatellite-general in Activity Monitor, press command-I, and see the Open Files and Ports tab.
“Temporarily delete Movie.qlgenerator, Audio.qlgenerator, or other qlgenerator bundles in

“• /System/Library/QuickLook, and run qlmanage -r.
“Temporarily remove applications shown by qlmanage -p | grep /Applications/.
“Disable quicklookd with launchctl unload

“• /System/Library/LaunchAgents/*. The plists are loaded again after you log out and back in.”
externalquicklooksatellite  superuser  2013  quicklook  cpu  debugging  mac  macos  osx 
3 days ago
How to Uninstall Smartcast Audio Driver
This page actually offers a pretty good set of directions on how to uninstall random audio drivers.
mac  audio  drivers  uninstall  2019  macos  osx 
3 days ago
Eliminating Sound Echo While Co-Op'ing With Friends – Parsec
“The manual fix takes some time to set up but always works if done right and doesn’t lower the volume of everything else when someone talks. You might however notice a bit of added latency. This fix should be done by the host.”
parsec  gaming  2019 
4 days ago
Ethical Chocolate Companies — Slave Free Chocolate
“Below is a list of chocolate companies that only use ethically grown cocoa. Find out how you can tell if the chocolate you are eating is connected to child slavery.”
chocolate  slevery  2019 
4 days ago
vnc - How to prevent RealVNC from scaling the display based on windows scaling option? - Super User
“I had about the same problem you are facing. I am using a laptop and an external monitor. Since the laptop screen is small and high-res, I use the windows scaling option only on it. But RealVNC applies this ‘correction’ even when using the external monitor. If I set it up to 100% scaling (session resolution being the same as monitor resolution), the screen is not filled, and if I let automatic scaling, then the screen is all blurred.

“Anyhow, I tried TightVNC and it does the same thing as RealVNC. The only client I found to work was TigerVNC.”
realvnc  2018  vnc  software  retina  superuser 
5 days ago
The Best VNC Screen-Sharing Software
If you should need such a thing, it looks like this page has a comparison of various VNC clients.
vnc  comparison  software  mac  2019  lifewire 
5 days ago
Little Red Panda on Twitter: "Well this is a very useful thought I have not seen articulated this clearly before… "
Well, this is a pretty insightful post about the nature of trying to get people to see the light of God or whatever leads to rejection, which in turn leads to believers feeling more strongly about staying in the religion.
religion  ARedPandaPlush  twitter  2019 
6 days ago
‎Cooking is Terrible on Apple Books
“Cooking is terrible, and food is often a massive pain in the ass. Eating is sometimes ok, sometimes a giant drag, and somehow still a thing that you have to do multiple times a day, which seems enormously unfair.”
cooking  books  spoons  2019  ibooks 
6 days ago
How to Make ANY Game Online Multiplayer (Even Retro Games) - YouTube
It looks like Parsec might be that app that can let you play games as multiplayer over the Internet.
wulffden  wulff  videos  youtube  games  2019  persec  multiplayer  apps  retrogames  untitledgoosegame  goose 
6 days ago
hasplmd prevents macOS Sierra from going to sleep and causes random Kernel Panics
“After a crazy long investigation, including a clean install it turned out that a process called hasplmd prevents macOS from going to sleep and it causes random Kernel Panics. hasplmd is a rights management toolkit and it is related to X-Rite i1Profiler screen calibration hardware. hasplmd is used within AVID products as well. I wasn’t aware that i1Profiler also ships with a additional software Dongle from Aladdin. There is a known issue at”
hasplmd  crash  mac  macos  osx  2018  medium 
6 days ago
Use safe mode to isolate issues with your Mac - Apple Support
“If you want to start in verbose mode as well [as safe mode], use this instead:
sudo nvram boot-args="-x -v"

“After using safe mode, use this Terminal command to return to a normal startup:
sudo nvram boot-args=""

apple  canonical  safemode  verbose  safe  boot  2019  nvram 
6 days ago
Cifra 3 White – Solari Linea Design
Okay, so this flip clock is gorgeous—but it’s also $650. Eek.
clocks  flipclocks  2019 
7 days ago
Flip Clock | Schoolhouse
Yeah, this Twemco flip clock is pretty dope. And $99 seems like a reasonable price.
flipclocks  twemco  clocks  wishlist 
7 days ago
Top 5 Silent and Low Noise NAS of the Year - NAS Compares
If you should need some leads on quiet NASes, this looks like it could be a good place to start.
2018  nas  quiet  comparison  synology  qnap 
7 days ago
ace tilton ratcliff ♿️ on Twitter: "i use something really similar to that! mine is @ABHcosmetics dip brow pomade, tho. i keep the general shape by plucking weekly. i use a wand to brush the hair up, then use an angled brow brush to draw the shape on.
Ace’s eyebrow recipe:
“i use something really similar to that! mine is @ABHcosmetics dip brow pomade, tho. i keep the general shape by plucking weekly. i use a wand to brush the hair up, then use an angled brow brush to draw the shape on. i finish up with anastasia's clear brow gel!”
brows  eyebrows  2019  makeup  recommendations 
8 days ago
Reddit Video Downloader - Download as MP4 |
Well, this Reddit Video downloader actually seemed to work. (as of October 2019)
reddit  video  download  2019 
8 days ago
YSK asking "How are you feeling?" is a much more open-ended question that's not as accusatory or intimidating as "What's wrong?" : YouShouldKnow
“YSK asking ‘How are you feeling?’ is a much more open-ended question that's not as accusatory or intimidating as "What's wrong?"

“When you ask someone ‘what's wrong?’ it puts them in a position that doesn't encourage conversation or doesn't encourage honesty. It gives them an easy position to say "Nothing" or to shrug you off.

“Meanwhile, asking someone ‘how are you feeling?’ will be much more open-ended, is more welcoming, caring and much more likely to lead to an honest answer.

“This is especially true in relationships when your S/O is withholding why they're upset or the fact of whether or not they're actually upset.”
phrasing  reddit  ysk  2019  feeling  wrong 
8 days ago
Review: Mailstrom puts you in control of your email | PCWorld
“That's why I like Mailstrom so much: It leaves you in control. It shows you the problems with your inbox, and lets you solve them yourself. For example, when I realized that I was storing more than 1,000 messages from the very editor who assigned me this review, I realized I need to create a folder just for her—a task I was able to easily accomplish from within Mailstrom. When I saw that I had hundreds of messages from a bookstore that's no longer in business, I was able to delete them all in one fell swoop.”
mailstrom  email  review  2016 
8 days ago
10.6: Avoid slow and CPU-intensive Time Machine backups - Mac OS X Hints
This post offers some general ideas around Finder slowing down backups—and yet the proposed ideas here aren’t at all conclusive.
backup  cpu  finder  timemachine  2010  osx  mac  macos 
8 days ago
NAS: What You Need to Know before Buying - TidBITS
On the benefits of getting a drive designed for NAS:

“Most important, drives designed for NAS include features for minimizing data corruption, sensing and minimizing vibration, adjusting rotation speeds to last longer, and better enduring the rigors of always running.”
nas  backup  harddrives  tidbits  2019 
8 days ago
How to open URL in the Youtube app? (iOS) : apple
(This worked for you in October 2019]

“In the Safari app, put YouTube into desktop mode, reopen the link, pull down and there should be a banner to open in app. That seems to fix it, at least temporarily.

“Also if it opens in YouTube mobile in safari you can try hitting the 3 dots on the top right then hit desktop.

“Please let me know if this works for you.”
youtube  safari  ios  reddit 
8 days ago
Mac Disk Permissions Explained: How to Repair macOS Permissions
This post seems to have some handy info on repairing permissions on macOS.
macos  osx  mac  permissions  makeuseof  2019 
8 days ago
Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions | Environment | The Guardian
“Chevron topped the list of the eight investor-owned corporations, followed closely by Exxon, BP and Shell. Together these four global businesses are behind more than 10% of the world’s carbon emissions since 1965.”
theguardian  2019  globalwarming  climatechange  boycotts  chevron  exxon  bp  shell  science 
8 days ago
Bare Bones Software | BBEdit Pattern Playgrounds
“The ‘Pattern Playground’ window provides an interactive interface for experimenting with the behavior of Grep patterns (regular expressions). This makes the process of creating complicated patterns much less trial-and-error, since you can see exactly what will match, and how, before committing to any irreversible actions.

“Choose ‘Pattern Playground’ from the Search menu to open a shared window, or make a new pattern tester any time by choosing File => New => Pattern Playground. (You can have multiple pattern playground windows open.)”

bbedit  regex  regexp  2019  software  mac  editors  texteditors 
8 days ago
keyboardio on Twitter: "We're excited to announce that we're partnering with @technomancy to mass-produce a new version of the Atreus keyboard with an ultra-minimalist case & hot-swappable switches. Sign up for updates at (This
“We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with
“to mass-produce a new version of the Atreus keyboard with an ultra-minimalist case & hot-swappable switches.

“Sign up for updates at

“(This photo is of an early prototype. Banana for scale.)”
keyboards  olkb  keyboardio  atreus  twitter  2019 
8 days ago
nathanford/ragadjust: A bit of JavaScript to fix your text rag for prepositions, small words, or emphasis.
“A bit of JavaScript to automatically fix the rag of any body of text. Where you allow your lines to break in a block of text can be very important for readability, and quite tricky within a fluid layout. With this script you can set how and where you want your lines to break, creating a much more pleasing text rag.

“There are only two parameters to set:

“ragadjust(elements, method);
“• Elements – A CSS selector list of the elements you wish to modify.
“• Method – Choose which rag-adjust method you want to employ.
“— emphasis – Text of three or less words in bold or italics does not break across lines.
“— small-words – Breaks lines before words of three or less characters.
“— prepositions – Breaks lines before prepositions.
“— dashes – Breaks lines before hyphens and dashes.”

typography  javascript  blogging  handcoding  2014  artequalswork 
8 days ago
nathanford/widowtamer: Hate typographic widows hanging around on your site? Use this. See it in action on
“The Widow Tamer

“…is a Javascript to automatically fix typographic widows on your web pages. It is designed to work with responsive sites, fixing widows as it finds them on resize or orientation change.”
bookmarklets  typography  blogging  handcoding  2012 
8 days ago
How to create a macOS virtual machine in VmWare Fusion on Mac without a CD, USB drive or recovery partition
“If you own a Mac and a VmWare Fusion, then you can legally create macOS virtual machines. However it is surprisingly unintuitive if you don’t have a recovery partition (in which case you can just to Add > New > Install OS X from the recovery partition) or a media, that you can convert into bootable media and use in a new custom VmWare machine.

“This is a simple guide of installing macOS X into VmWare on macOS without a recovery partition or creating external bootable media.”
mac  macos  vmware  fusion  medium  2017  osx 
9 days ago
Radiata | Webfont & Desktop font | MyFonts
This serif face too bad—and it’s got arrows and fractions.
typefaces  myfonts  serif  2019 
9 days ago
macOS 10.15 Vista –
(A screen full of permissions dialogs.)

“I completely realize and wholeheartedly own-up to the fact that I’m a geek and a Mac power user above and beyond what normal muggles will ever experience, nonetheless, this is the first-run experience I was greeted to this afternoon after upgrading to Catalina.”
mac  macos  osx  catalina  10.15  vista  tyler  2019 
10 days ago
What's the Best USB SATA Drive Adapter & Dock? | Everything USB
This page (albeit from December 2016) has a pretty great comparison of various USB and eSATA chipsets:

* “ASMedia and JMicron are the two major players in third generation USB-to-SATA bridge market. Majority of the USB 3.1 Gen.1 adapters (single-drive models) on the market are powered by either ASMedia’s ASM1153E or JMicron’s JMS578.

* “USB 3.1 Gen. 2 adapters, such as ones powered by ASMedia’s ASM1351 and VIA’s VL716, are starting to show up. Even if you don’t have the latest laptop or desktop to match, it’s worthwhile to go with the Gen. 2 adapters as they are optimized for modern SSDs.”
usb  enclosures  backup  2016  jmicron  asmedia  chipsets  esata  drives  harddrives 
10 days ago
Pressure Pad Mat Questions - Devices & Integrations / Connected Things - SmartThings Community
“It looks like the Nokia Sleeps jobbie supports IFTTT triggers, and these folks seem to like it quite a bit.”
nokia  sleeps  webcore  ifttt  automation  2018 
11 days ago
The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe by Tasty
Here’s that promising chocolate-chip cookie recipe from Tasty (with the melted butter and such for gooiness).
cookies  recipes  tasty  2018 
12 days ago
Review: OWC Mercury Elite Pro - Cinema Sound
“We love this thing, and we’ll be slowly replacing our dual drive enclosures with these over the next year. The Mercury Elite receives a 123 CS Rating.”
owc  backup  drives  reviews  2017 
12 days ago
List of drives supporting UASP - What Drive Should I Buy? - StorageReview Forums
On drives that support UASP:
“The list of devices is lacluster(too old, not easily available or worth it), but the list of controllers are helpful. With the right controller + a SSD, you can have some fun. Doing a search for the Asmedia chipset/controller, these are some of them:

“Thermaltake BlacX 5G USB 3.0

“Plugable USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Lay-Flat Docking Station (Latest ASMedia ASM1053E Chipset)

“S2510BMU33-2.5in Aluminum USB 3.0 External SATA III SSD Hard Drive Enclosure with UASP for SATA 6 Gbps

“OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro Portable USB 3.0 HDD(and other variants from the company)”
backup  drives  harddrives  uasp  2016 
12 days ago
(2) Kate-a-line ✂️ on Twitter: "Putting this offer out there: If you’re a union organizer/member and you’d like to print stickers of or use this design, send me a message at contact @ kateleth . com and I’ll send you the hi-res file 👌 https:/
“Putting this offer out there: If you’re a union organizer/member and you’d like to print stickers of or use this design, send me a message at contact @ kateleth . com and I’ll send you the hi-res file”

(Image of a sheep with a banner that says “Unionize” with an inscription above that says, “There are no ethical billionaires”)
unions  stickers  kateleth  twitter  2019  billionaires 
13 days ago
Introducing PageExtender for Safari · Philipe Fatio
(One of the reviews on the Mac App Store version mentioned that this could be a handy stand-in for Tampermonkey.)

“PageExtender is a Safari extension that injects custom CSS and JS files. Files are loaded based on the domain name from a CSS and JS folder that you specify. E.g. create a to tweak the style of Google or a file to customize the behavior of Wikipedia.”
safari  userstyles  userscripts  tampermonkey  extensions  2019 
14 days ago
Haste - Save time on every web search. - Plastic Software
This looks like kind of a neat utility for custom searches.
mac  software  apps  macos  osx  2019  search 
14 days ago
cannot remove 'Background Replace'… - Apple Community
Apparently “Background Replace (all users)” is a Logitech camera thing?
backgroundreplace  startup  mac  macos  osx  2019 
14 days ago
Latest macOS 10.14 Mojave freezing 1-2 seconds every few minutes (except mouse and sound) and then continues? - Ask Different
(There isn’t much in the way of replies here, but at least it’s not just you.)

“Since a week or two I am experiencing a very strange problem on my Macbook Pro running macOS 10.14 Mojave. I have all the latest updates installed (currently no new updates available).

“No matter what I’m doing, typing something in a browser or text editor or other application, watching a video on youtube or in VLC, every few minutes the whole system become non-responsive for like 1 or 2 seconds.

“No response to keyboard activity, video playback stops, mouse clicks don’t work. However if any sound is playing, that keeps on playing normally. And the mouse pointer still moves. When I was typing something, the letters don’t appear, but after 1-2 sec when the system continues, the letters still appear as if they were cached somehow.

“So when I’m watching a video (either streaming or just a local video file with VLC) the screen will suddenly stop i.e. the video picture appears ‘frozen’, but the sound continues. Then 1-2 sec later the video continues normally.”
mojave  mac  osx  macos  hang  2019  apple  stackexchange 
14 days ago
How to Limit Automations to Once-Per-Period-Of-Time? (when the start-time for the period is dynamic; i.e. based on an event) - Piston: Design Help - webCoRE Community Forum
Perhaps this technique may be worth a look if you should need to have a piston do something only once within a given X-minute period?

“I’ll chime in. This mechanism is fairly tried and true (and I guess simple is better and thus more reliable).

“You can do everything in the main piston. Take a look at my example below. If the conditions are right, then the piston will run and then it will set a variable equal to the next time in the future it is allowed to run again.”
webcore  pistons  2018 
14 days ago
TBS – New Version – 2.9.0 –
“New Fan Speed Ato mode!: Finally! here comes another feature longly requested by many of you! . It allows to set a threshold to disable Turbo Boost when fan speed goes over the configured rpm, and gets back enabled when lowered to another configurable value.”
turboboost  mac  noise  rugarciap  2019  macos  osx  software  fans 
15 days ago
iOS 13 Makes It Easier to Disable Content Blockers for Specific Websites in Safari « iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks
“To do it, tap the "AA" button on the left side of the search bar. Next, tap "Turn off Content Blockers" to quickly disable all content blockers you have on your iOS device for the website at hand. (Previous versions of Safari had the feature by long-pressing the refresh button and hitting "Reload Without Content Blockers.)

“Likewise, if a site you usually allow ads for has a buggy section that prevents you from seeing the main content, you can tap the "AA" button and hit "Turn on Content Blockers." That way, you're still supporting the site on follow-up visits. (Older versions of Safari only supported turning off ads, not on, via the shortcut.)

“The second method is the one you most likely want to know about, where you'll disable the content blocker for all webpages on that domain until you manually disable the setting. Whether you reload the same webpage or visit another on that domain, your content blocker will stop working. In the "AA" menu, tap "Website Settings," then ensure "Use Content Blockers" is disabled.”
ios  ios13  contentblockers  gadgethacks  2019 
15 days ago
Sony WF-1000XM3 review - SoundGuys
Oh, how about that—it looks like Sony has some wireless earbuds with noise cancellation. And they go for $230.
wishlist  earbuds  headphones  travel  noisecanceling 
16 days ago
WATCH: Obwalden Overlord vs. Warhead: Qualifiers Video | The Bachelor
This is that fight where Warhead’s flamethrower really made short work of Obwalden Overlord.
battlebots  fire  warhead  flamethrowers  2018 
16 days ago
EU brings in 'right to repair' rules for appliances - BBC News
“Under the European Commission's new standards, manufacturers will have to make spares, such as door gaskets and thermostats, available to professional repairers.

“These parts will have to be accessible with commonly-available tools and without damaging the product.

“Campaigners say individual consumers should also be allowed to buy spares and mend their own machines. But manufacturers said this would raise questions about risk and liability.
Instead, manufacturers will have to ensure that key parts of the product can be replaced by independent professionals.”
repairs  washers  dryers  dishwashers  2019  eu 
16 days ago
Anyone knows what is the thing behind the pin called? : EnglishLearning
Apparently the back part of an earring is called a “butterfly clutch”—who knew, eh?

“Butterfly clutch, but nobody calls it that in natural conversation, you would just call it the ‘back of the pin’”
earrings  reddit  englishlearning  2019  jewelry  words  butterfly  clutch 
16 days ago
AUKEY | USB-C Car Charger with Power Delivery | CC-Y7
This charger actually looks pretty decent on paper. It doesn’t seem to have a light, and it doesn’t sit flush with the outlet either.
usbc  chargers  car  2019  aukey 
17 days ago
AUKEY | USB-C Car Charger with PD and Quick Charge 3.0 | CC-Y11
This car charger looks decent on paper, and it might not even have a stupid light.

Potential downside: It might sit flush with the outlet.
car  chargers  usbc  2019 
17 days ago
72W Type-C PD Car Charger Adapter
As long as the light on this isn’t too obtrusive, this looks like it could be a decent USB-C car charger.
usb  usbc  car  chargers  2019  satechi 
17 days ago
SoundStage! Solo | - Eardrum Suck: The Mystery Solved!
“The Sony WH-H900Ns, which in my experience produce just a slight amount of eardrum suck, have a gentler filter slope. The NAD Viso HP70s, which for me produce no eardrum suck, focus a relatively modest amount of noise canceling within a narrow band.”
eardrumsuck  headphones  noisecanceling  2019  soundstagesolo 
17 days ago
Power Delivery battery packs and GaN chargers guide
“GaN allows the chargers to be smaller and Power Delivery allows them to deliver enough power to charge quickly.”
usb  chargers  gan  2019 
17 days ago
13 Features of iOS 13: Maps improvements - Six Colors
“My other favorite feature is the new Share ETA option, which officially arrives in iOS 13.1 at the end of the month. It’s one of those features that Apple does best, taking a common task—letting someone know when you’ll arrive somewhere—and making it simpler. You can tap the Share ETA button when you’re in driving directions and it will send an update via iMessage to the contact(s) of your choice, along with the ability for them to tap a link and follow you on your route. It’ll even send them a text when you’re getting close, which is particularly handy if you’re driving. (This feature works great on CarPlay, more on which in a future post.)”

“Not only is Share ETA a useful feature, but Apple does a good job of surfacing it in the Maps app, which means I’m hopeful people will actually find it and use it. In fact, when you set a location as a Favorite (more on which below), you can set it up to automatically share your ETA with someone every time you navigate to that location, if you always want your partner to know when, say, you’re coming home from work. I think it’s a great feature overall: I just hope it adds support for transit and walking in a future update.”
ios  ios13  mals  shareeta  sixcolors 
19 days ago
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