Saturday, January 21, 2023

FFMpeg Buddy 

No where close to all the real power of ffmpeg but this is a tool in the right direction! Just building basic ffmpeg commands is such a pain at times! I have a file for just saving successful and unsuccessful commands. How do you manage these?

Friday, December 9, 2022

“imagined future nostalgia” - The New York Times 

“imagined future nostalgia,”

Holy cow! Now, we have to contend with this newly named emotion? I don’t want to worry about what my little one will be nostalgic about in the future. I just want to live the present as happily as I can.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Local DNS Settings: Map a Domain to a Local IP Address 

On Mac, do -

sudo nano /private/etc/hosts and plug in your local IP and give it a domain. That’s all! No more typing out local IPs.

Of course, it’d be better if it’s setup with DHCP and bind9, but this works just fine.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Fun emoji wallpapers 

This site makes awesome emoji wallpapers programmatically. I love the default example, a mix of various fruits that look just gorgeous. Downloaded and using it!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Find a random Substack 

This is kinda cool. This app pulls up a random Substack post and serves it up. A lot of it is just completely random and uninteresting. There are a few gems I came across in my browsing though - some personal newsletters, some people coming into Substack and others leaving it.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Russia, Today - by Yascha Mounk - Persuasion 

You know, we find ourselves in a purely Orwellian world. It’s like 1984: lies are truth, war is peace. And that’s exactly how we’re supposed to operate in this country.

So, the US is Brave New World and Russia is 1984. Good to know.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Windi CSS 

If you are already familiar with Tailwind CSS, think about Windi CSS as an alternative to Tailwind, which provides faster load times, and supports all the features in Tailwind v2.0 and more.

Nice! Tailwind is already pretty awesome, and this is a cherry on top?

Saturday, January 16, 2021

And By Islands 

What a strange and beautiful thing this is. The internet sure is weird and wonderful!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Does anyone use LocalCDN on Firefox? Is it good? 

This seems like an interesting extension. Could make page loads super fast! I’m tempted to try it but would love some feedback from real users to see if it helps them in any meaningful way.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Samsung might be the only company that can compete with YouTube. 

Samsung might be the only company that can compete with YouTube. They should really look at expanding this TV Plus offering to include indie creators, TikTok overflow artists, etc… Even if they dedicate a channel to cat videos, it can be a hit in the idle browsing viewers of the world.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

RSS app 

I’ve talked about RSSBox before. Here’s another service that converts Instagram and twitter accounts, eBay pages, and random webpages into RSS feeds.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Dropbox Family plan announced 

We’ve been begging Dropbox for a Family plan for years. Individual 1 TB plans do NOT make sense and Dropbox kinda stop caring about home consumers as they chased the Enterprise paycheck.

No word on pricing, and they’ve only teased us with word of a private beta. In the words of Roberto Mateu, too little too late.

Monday, June 15, 2020

A breakdown of desktop OS market share 

The surprising thing here is the overall market share of OS X - just under 10% of all installs worldwide, while Win10 alone is north of 57%.

This doesn’t mean anything for the cloud though, because MS shit the bed there, trying to push Win Server.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Darwin/macOS emulation layer for Linux 

Windows is trying to bring Linux apps to Windows, while Linux is busy bringing OSX apps to Linux. It seems slowly we’ll end up converging all platforms. This is awesome!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

RSS Box 

Service to convert accounts on major social networks/video services to RSS feeds. Uses their APIs. Very large library of services supported!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Changing quote marks in iOS 

Changing fancy quotes to simple quotes has been a problem for me for a while on iOS. Finally looked it up and it couldn’t have been more cryptic.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Urban Dictionary: necro 

TIL the word necro, which means “to comment on an internet thread long after the conversation has concluded”

Kill sticky headers 

One of the best bookmarklets I’ve found. Simply kills sticky headers which often take way too much screen space on websites with insensitive developers.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

python library to access Mac's keychain 

This python library can be used to access Mac’s Keychain, Windows Credentials, and common Linux secret storage. That’s awesome! Perhaps, no more environment variables?

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

brutally simple single webpager 

I like it when tools are as simple and single use as they can get. Unless they are Sublime Text. Always be Sublime Text, or a single use tool.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Python 2.7 Countdown 

One day, I just stopped coding in py2 and just switched over to py3. When I tried this years ago, the instant pain of print not working caused me to drop the idea within minutes. But a few months ago, it just worked and I couldn’t be more delighted!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Insta Novels are pretty awesome! 

This is brilliant! Just because we’ve moved on to new platforms and technologies doesn’t mean that these Classics should disappear. Converting them into new formats shows that these stories are indeed timeless!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019

This is silly MarketWatch/Nielsen - when more and more people are becoming cord cutters, how can they turn to 'trusty' broadcast TV? 

When there’s just too much video streaming content to choose from, viewers turn to a trusty old friend: broadcast television.

Hogwash. I don’t have broadcast TV, and don’t intend to ever, and I suspect more and more people are turning to that. My theory? When we find nothing to watch, we go into mindless browsing mode, and there’s nothing better for that than YouTube. Check those numbers!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Terminology for OS X Dictionary (free) 

I just installed this and it works really well with the OS X dictionary app. I love Terminology for iOS for its simplicity and how easy it is to share a word to it from almost any reading app I read on.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Lotion for Notion 

Someone built an Electron Linux client for Notion… and called it Lotion… 😂😂

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Holy crap what an interesting service! 

People always find me to ask - does this phrase look right? Most of the time, I end up doing a Google search for the phrase and if it’s been used enough historically (specially in Google Books) then it’s fine to use today.

This service automates that process in a great way! A simple search reveals similar strings, common uses, etc. Love it!

Paired with Hemingwayapp and Gingkoapp, the web is becoming a powerful place to write! (Scrivener beware!)

What is this Koype thing? Seems like a good solution! 

Hmmm. Seems like a good replacement for my liveblog. I don’t want to move my long form blogging from WordPress to anything else, but liveblogging and linkblogging can go to something more professional, and this does seem nice!

Sample site where I discovered this service is here -

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Easy to use Online PDF editor 

A simple online tool to edit text from a PDF in-browser.

You can edit lines but adding new ones is not easy/possible. But it works in a cinch and kicks Adobe to the curb, which couldn’t make me happier.

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