Recent Posts (page 3 of 30)

  • Verbal Diarrhoea at Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Event

    Yesterday’s Microsoft Surface Pro 3 launch event showed off what I think is a fairly compelling product. But apart from the product itself, two things really struck me when I watched the event video. The first was the tell-tale signs of sloppy software. The second thing that stood out for me was presenter Panos Panay’s tendency to slip in and out of what my high school English teacher used to call verbal diarrhoea.

  • Orbitkey + 1Password + Hazel = ♥

    This past week I received my Orbitkey, an alternative to your typical keychain that holds your keys snugly within a leather or rubber loop instead of allowing them to jangle around in your pocket. Included with my Orbitkey was the optional extra 32GB USB flash drive. The moment I saw that key-shaped drive I knew what I wanted to store on it.

  • My Sublime Text Setup

    A couple of months ago I produced a video course for lynda.com about the Sublime Text programmer’s editor, “Up and Running with Sublime Text 2”. One of the best things about producing a course or writing a book is that you get to know your subject *really* well, so after a couple of friends asked me today what I recommend when setting up Sublime Text for the first time, I thought I’d write it up here.

  • Fix “format not supported by the iPad” error on transferring iTunes movie rentals

    In preparation for an upcoming long-haul flight today, I rented a couple of HD movies in iTunes on my Mac, and attempted to transfer them to my iPad (3rd generation). At first it seemed like an annoying error would prevent me from doing this, but I found a work-around and thought it was worth sharing.

  • Diet Coda for Modern Web Development

    Following the announcement (and imminent release) of Diet Coda from Panic Software this week, I’ve heard some complaints that it has been designed for a workflow that no longer exists (or shouldn’t). “Edit files directly on my server? Who *does* that anymore!?” Setting aside the fact that there are probably plenty of web developers who still do exactly that, those who think Diet Coda unsuited to a more sophisticated workflow are, I think, simply lacking in imagination.