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Video Entertainment I Have Enjoyed During the Pandemic

maandag 3 mei 2021 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

After the decade long year we just had, I wanted to appreciate how good the escapism TV has been for me. There has been some dynamite TV and YouTube. Some of these predated the pandemic but I wonderful for a rewatch. Netflix Altered Carbon (scifi) T…

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A Shortcut for Safari Annotations on iOS

maandag 19 april 2021 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

I consider myself pretty old school. I regularly read entire articles and often take notes if something is interesting. Once upon a time I made the terrible mistake of archiving entire articles in my text note archive. It was terrible because in mos…

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My Secret Sauce of Blogging

maandag 19 april 2021 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

My Secret Sauce of Blogging This is where I give away all of my blogging secrets. I’ve decided to divest myself of any advantages Macdrifter has built over the past 12 years. My hope is that I will see fewer links to the Verge and maybe a few more n…

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Mac Keepers and Sleepers

dinsdag 13 april 2021 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

Mac Keepers and Sleepers I’ve discovered a new universal truth of computer purchases. The moment I get a new Mac setup is the moment that I no longer have enough time to use the Mac. That’s more or less the story of my iMac Pro. After several years …

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Secret Karass

donderdag 8 april 2021 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

Hi there fellow traveler. Let me be the first to welcome you to this elite club. It’s a club for escapists, dreamers, fools, and everyone too lazy to unsubscribe from a long dormant RSS feed. I’m no different than you. It’s a small but wonderful joy…

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The Misery Machine

woensdag 3 juni 2020 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

There are no cogs at Facebook. There are complicit accomplices. The accomplices are not changing Facebook from the inside. If you work at Facebook, stop. If you sell coffee to Facebook employees, stop. If you buy ads on Facebook, stop. If you use Fa…

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Shitty Trademarks

woensdag 26 juni 2019 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

The Supreme Court has spoken and we can now trademark lots of shit. What the actual fuck. Vulgar terms absolutely express ideas and one’s “mode of expression” indubitably conveys a message. Like the use of “indubitably” right there suggests I’m tr…

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An Idiotic Exhibit

maandag 24 juni 2019 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

From Derek Lowe: Neither you nor the mixer will be improved by the HF, which is one of the last things on earth you would want to expose such equipment to, and then there’s the matter of handling the Sarin itself. These process problems have been a…

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Alfred 4 for Mac

woensdag 19 juni 2019 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

If you want to spend more time typing on your keyboard and less time fiddling with your mouse, I highly recommend Alfred as a file navigator and replacement for Spotlight.1 The latest Alfred update brings some minor improvements like placeholder var…

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Photo Oops Shortcut

vrijdag 14 juni 2019 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

It's graduation season so I thought I'd share this simple Shortcut. It's for those of us that accidentally switch to video mode on the iPhone camera when we are trying to just take a photo. I did this recently and ended up creating several one secon…

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Abbyy TextGrabber 6 for iOS

donderdag 13 juni 2019 inMacdrifter (Column-Blog)

If Memos isn't your thing, I'd point out that TextGrabber 6 is a terrific OCR utility for iOS. A friend posted a recipe to Slack and it was a pain to grab the text on iOS. So I took a screenshot on my iPhone and opened the photo in TextGrabber. A se…

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