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OS X:Minimal Status Bar for Safari by visnup

Brilliant. This is an extension to provide a minimal (Google Chrome-like) status bar for Safari. It also has built-in longurl support to convert those pesky and opaque short urls to long ones again.   via Minimal Status Bar for Safari by … [Read more...]

Mac OS X: SwitchUp To Have Different App Setting for Different Customers

Briefly wanted to mention SwitchUp from Irradiated Software. When working on customer sites, I am able to have a completely different instances of most Mac apps. For example, I have separate Safari, Terminal,  profiles for each of my customer sites … [Read more...]

Launchbar: Adding Search For My Own Blog

I need to search my own blogs often to find related blog posts. I decided to add a custom search templates to my LaunchBar     I add one for each of my blogs like this. I also added one for Ivan's ipspace.net because I use that a lot … [Read more...]

MailMate – Creating an “Everything Today” Mailbox

My unbridled love affair with Mailmate for email continues. I created a mailbox just for today's email, both inbound and outbound with a "per user" setting. This means I can work in a view where I'm only looking at todays email. Here is a view of … [Read more...]

iTunes 11.1 and Genius Shortcut

In iTunes 11.1, I noticed that if I press the ⌥ / Alt / Option key then the back button on iTunes becomes a Genius shortcut. I use Genius a lot so I think that's cool.   The Genius icon will stay in place until you Pause / Play. Nice way of … [Read more...]

Quitting OmniFocus for Pen Paper

I deleted OmniGroup's OmniFocus product from my all of my devices today. After three years of attempting to use it I’ve finally admitted to myself that it simply isn’t the right tool. I’ve read books, followed blogs and tried repeatedly to make it … [Read more...]

Why I use an Apple Keyboard At My Desk

When I am working at my home office I connect my MacBook to external monitors and an external keyboard is neede to sit properly at the desk. I once used a IBM Type 1 keyboard as my preferred keyboard but, sadly, threw them away when I left migrated … [Read more...]

Mac OS X: Eject to Flash

One of my favourite apps to avoid using is Adobe Flash. There are large security, performance and battery life benefits. I do not have flash installed on my OS X and used When I must have Flash, I use Google Chrome because a Flash Player is built … [Read more...]

Mac OS X Glui

Screen Capture Applicaton for the Mac that replaces Skitch since Evernote trashed it. Highly recommended. Best Features: Snaps an image with minimum of fuss Fast upload to Dropbox (Skitch no longer able to upload anywhere … [Read more...]

Video: History of Typography

As I continue to develop skills in using Mac OS X to produce better quality documentation, I've become more and more aware of fonts as part of the documentation process. Currently, I most aware of choosing fonts for diagrams. I found this video … [Read more...]