Betteridge’s law of headlines in full effect. Alex Hern asks if it’s time to swap a Mercedes for a Lada. How surprising that, given Alex has the money to get a Mercedes, he doesn’t bother with the Lada in the end. He could have saved a lot of time by reading this total horror story […]
El Capitan has been a pretty solid upgrade for Mac OS X but it’s not without its foibles. A major problem, which I tried in vain to fix, was that “Favorites” (sic) disappeared from the sidebar of the system Save dialog. Losing direct access to all the logical places where I might like to save a […]
MenuMeters is broken but also fixed!
Why is El Capitan hiding from me?
Fink Commander is a great graphical interface to Fink, the UNIX package manager for OS X. It’s getting frighteningly old but still works (mostly) well. One wrinkle is that Fink Commander occasionally gets stuck with old table data, and can’t seem to get over it. After finding out that it was much more convenient to […]
Regular readers (all three of you) may remember that I have long wrangled with NetBeans for Python coding. Whilst overall the experience is quite good, there are many compromises. These include a lot of monkeying around and wasted effort. Meanwhile, double-clicking any .py file normally brings up a nicely syntax-coloured window in Xcode, Apple’s IDE […]
Dr. Drang, on how to wrap Applescript from Python so that errors are caught. Beautiful.