Posted November 18th, 2013 @ 02:50pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Shirt Pocket Watch - Mavericks
For the tl;dr crowd out there, SuperDuper! 2.7.1 backs up Mavericks just fine, so we've got you covered, day-and-date, with backups.
In addition, I'm happy to announce that we will, have an even better Mavericks-compatible release 2.7.2 available shortly.
Unfortunately that post is over a month old, and 2.7.1 hasn't been updated in over a year.
… BUT, it still works fine. I just get nervous now and then when tools I rely on daily go a long time without updates. And then when their updates are blog posts that are a month old…
But I'm sure this will be fine. I look forward to the 2.7.2 update.
Posted November 17th, 2013 @ 01:48pm by Erik J. Barzeski
A strong man did this when I was in high school. Who knew it was more a magic trick than a demonstration of strength? I didn't.
P.S. I've done this, now, and it works exactly as described.n
NSLog(@"Finish Reading %d Words", 129); »
Posted November 16th, 2013 @ 10:16am by Erik J. Barzeski
Could it be any paler? Gee whiz. I'm all for readability of the actual events, but I should be able to tell, at a glance, where "today" sits on the calendar. My eyes should be attracted to it when I'm looking for it specifically. The pale pink barely stands out at all.
Posted November 15th, 2013 @ 03:09pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Knock on wood, but Safari 7.0.1 (in beta currently) seems to eliminate the crashes in the RTE.
Knock on wood.
P.S. A hardware problem this is not.
Posted November 14th, 2013 @ 04:31pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'm reading On Writing Well again. I try to do this yearly, but I fail more often than I succeed.
I spent five minutes writing this post. 😛
Posted November 13th, 2013 @ 03:03pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Microsoft's dystopian pitch for remote work by David of 37signals
Microsoft is launching a new marketing campaign for Office 365 that celebrates working during your kid's recitals, on vacation, and while enjoying the appetizer at a restaurant. All this under the guise of "balance" between work and life. Yes, it's horrible.
Didn't Microsoft run a bunch of ads a few years ago for Windows Phone that talked about how you should start enjoying life and stop looking at your phone and doing work while at your kid's recital, on vacation, while enjoying your appetizer, etc.?
Posted November 12th, 2013 @ 11:09am by Erik J. Barzeski
Ars Technica: Apple's iCloud Keychain: It works, but with frustrating limitations.
I have something like 440 logins saved in 1Password. I have no plans to use anything but 1Password on my two Macs, currently. It's simple, straightforward, efficient, and relatively feature-packed (it also includes secure notes, software registration information, and other things iCloud Keychain does not have).
Yet on the iPhone or iPad, using 1Password is still really annoying.
So I'd like to use iCloud Keychain within Safari on my iOS devices, but I'm not sure there's a way to mass export my 1Password logins into my iCloud Keychain. I could easily manually enable the iCloud Keychain use in Safari on my Mac, visit the top ten or twenty sites, and get the information into the iCloud Keychain, but even that sounds like a lot of work.
Is there a way to sync or export or copy 1Password Logins to the iCloud Keychain?
Search results aren't promising.
NSLog(@"Finish Reading %d Words", 380); »
Posted November 11th, 2013 @ 11:05am by Erik J. Barzeski
Bit of a brain fart today. I've been annoyed since Mavericks shipped when "Space 3" would keep constantly arranging itself second in the list of (three) Spaces. Finally, today after looking at something related to Spaces did I see this second checkbox and uncheck it:
I'm not sure why anyone would ever want to have Spaces rearranging themselves, but if you're like me and you've assigned things to specific Spaces and like to keep your Spaces in order, you'll want to make sure that checkbox is unchecked as well.
Posted November 10th, 2013 @ 03:23pm by Erik J. Barzeski
New United Parcel Service software aims to cut delivery time and save fuel…
Ultimately, the software could save UPS millions of gallons of gas each year and about $50 million in the United States in fuel costs, Perez said. It's one of many adjustments UPS has made to save time and fuel. Since 2004, the company has discouraged drivers from taking left-turns on their routes, saving millions of gallons of gas. And in the past year, UPS has been implementing keyless trucks, so drivers don't have to waste time searching their pockets for keys.
Is that the stuff that tells the UPS driver that the best time to deliver a package to my house - a package that's been on his truck since 5:45am - is 7:35pm???
Posted November 9th, 2013 @ 11:00am by Erik J. Barzeski
Twitter is branching out with custom timelines. It'll be interesting to see how this is used and/or how it's abused.
Posted November 8th, 2013 @ 09:30am by Erik J. Barzeski
And what did Misha (or staff) from MacUpdate do on the other hand?
- Removed the "Featured" red highlight for all Koingo applications on MacUpdate.
- Deleted every 3+ star review on every Koingo app on MacUpdate, but left all the bad ones.
- Posted "MacUpdate does not recommend software from Koingo Software" tags on all of our product pages on their site
- Continually sent messages to customers saying we reneged on our end of the deal. Of course, failing to mention there was no formal or official agreement in place. Failing to mention he did not go through any official channels. Failing to mention that he did not strike a deal for version 3. Let alone having any signed agreement with anyone who has signing authority at Koingo.
- Ignored us when we sent numerous CEASE AND DESIST orders to MacUpdate staff to remove our copyrighted works from MacUpdate.com.
- Claims we're "re-writing history" because he misunderstood what was being offered and that he should've just used the proper channels. Just because you've misunderstood, sir, doesn't make it right to throw out allegations like that.
- Continually attempts to append our Wikipedia page with negative propaganda.
I've only ever had one bad interaction with MacUpdate, but it was over a decade ago when they listed closed beta software with a link to download what was clearly not an app for public consumption. The head of MacUpdate at the time was a different person, I believe, but the above - if you read the story I linked to with "Wow" - is quite appalling if even half of it is true.
Posted November 7th, 2013 @ 09:11am by Erik J. Barzeski
"We live in a decaying age. Young people no longer respect their parents. They are rude and impatient. They frequently inhabit taverns and have no self control."
- Inscription, 6000 year-old Egyptian tomb
"When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly disrespectful and impatient of restraint."
- Hesiod, 8th century BC
"What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?"
- Plato, 4th Century BC
"The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint… As for the girls, they are forward, immodest and unladylike in speech, behavior and dress."
- Attributed to Peter the Hermit, AD 1274
Posted November 6th, 2013 @ 12:38pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I just got an email that Garmin was sending me a 620 watch (I asked for orange and white) to replace my 610. The 610 they sent in exchange for a review that I wrote long ago, but they made no mention of reviewing the 620.
It's no secret that I haven't been running much lately. The counter on the right sidebar hasn't incremented in months, and though I've run a few times without my watch, it's nowhere near a regular event the two or three months. I've had the usual excuses - it's been very rainy, windy, and I'm busy - but there's nothing like a new toy to re-spark the desire and willpower. I always enjoyed importing my runs into rubiTrack and looking at the data, seeing whether I'd improved, and trying to push the run totals. At one point I ran at least a mile a day for 100 days in a row. That's small beans to a lot of people, but it was important to me. I don't feel that I'm really built to be a distance runner.
As usual, DC Rainmaker has a great review of the 620. My 610 was nice, but I like the changes made to the 620, particularly ditching having to run that ANT+ app with the little USB stick.
Posted November 5th, 2013 @ 08:12pm by Erik J. Barzeski
This issue (large, bitmapped looking paper clip attachment icons) is not fixed in the Mail 1.0 update for Mavericks.
On the bright side, this is a nice article on the changes in Mavericks Mail.
Posted November 4th, 2013 @ 08:07pm by Erik J. Barzeski
A friend/co-worker and I will be self publishing a book soon. Good quality, paperback, 200 pages or so.
We've found 48 Hour Books and an order of 1000 with the options we'd like (200 BW pages, 70# white paper, 12pt CIS Silk Cover) comes out to $4,454.50. They're also in Ohio so we could probably pick up the books ourselves to save on shipping costs to us.
Any other options out there? It's just a black-and-white book (text, BW illustrations) with a nice cover. 200 pages or so.