Great article over at A List Apart: Can Email Be Responsive. If you do HTML email newsletters, you should go read this.
Just discovered the
srm command on *nix systems.
srm will securely delete files, dependant on the switches you give it either one overwrite with random data, 7 passes, or 35 passes.
Hat tip to practicallyefficient.com.
Just a quick post of some software that I use, that I’ve just discussed with Seth (he knows who he is).
- ClarifyIT – Create quick screenshot based documents and email them easily.
- Byword – Markdown text editor.
- OmniOutliner – Easiest outliner I’ve found.
- Nozbe – great GTD task manager.
- 1Password – simplify your password management.
- Timebar – focused working… :)
- Keyboard Maestro – macros for everything.
- BetterSnapTool – setup hot keys to move windows to where you want.
- Battery Health – keep an eye on your Mac’s battery health.
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The Expert is a short youtube clip that illustrates what being billed as the “the expert” can feel like sometimes. Fortunately it’s not a common occurrence.
Good clear description on how to create your own public/private keys for ssh.
A client is recording the expiry dates of staff blue cards in their SugarCRM database.
So I used the following sugar logic to show if the blue card has expired or not:
However, the problem here is that when a user of SugarCRM is editing the record, there is a known bug that means it will display “EXPIRED” regardless of if the date is in the past or future.
The workaround for this bug (thanks Anthony) is to wrap the date field in a date(toString($datefield)) bit of code, this transform the original sugar logic into this:
Which works a treat.
How to activate the SMS channel on IFTTT on the Optus network in Australia.
Assuming your mobile number was 0410 123 456.
Drop the leading zero = 410 123 456.
Add the Australian country code 61 to the front = 61 410 123 456.
Add 00 to the front of the number 00 61 410 123 456.
Remove all the spaces = 0061410123456.
Use this number (0061410123456) to active the SMS channel on IFTTT.
Hat tip to @Trail_929 for the pointer.
If this works for you on other networks in Australia, please let me know.
Update 2014-05-12 : I’ve had a few people on Optus Post Paid that haven’t been able to get this to work. It’s worth noting that IFTTT also now has both iOS and Android notification channels available, they may do the trick for you.
Update 2015-04-22 : Alex Townsend says he has it working on Vodafone.
Update 2015-11-02 : Marissa Roberts has confirmed it’s still working today.
Scott Hanselman’s Complete List of Productivity Tips. Lots of good points. I especially like the CONSERVE YOUR KEYSTROKES point.
Back when I worked exclusively on a Windows machine, I loved using Screenpresso for the ease with which it allowed me to do screenshots and screencasts (if you’re still stuck on Windows, go buy it, it’s worth it).
But now that I’m on a Mac, what to do?
So to start with just press SHIFT–CMD–4 and you can take a screen shot. It’s a native Mac thing.
If you have Dropbox installed go to Preferences | Import and tick the Share screenshots using Dropbox option.
If you want to do screencasts, then fire up QuickTime Player (CMD–SPACE | Quicktime ↩) then press CTRL–CMD–N to start video recording.
That’s how easy it is on a Mac.
Angel Magaña explains why, and how to fix SugarCRM screen formatting issue. Summary: it’s the cache folder permissions.
I use Google Chrome as my primary browser on the MacBook.
Although I only restart the machine every few weeks I like it to re-open the same tabs that were open last.
To do this, in Google Chrome type chrome://settings/ into the address bar and press enter.
This loads the Settings page. Then check the Continue where I left off setting. Close the tab. You’re done. :)
I’m using VMware Fusion on my MacBook. At times I have either files on the local host (the MacBook) that I want to edit or installers that I want to run on the guest (the virtual machine).
With your virtual machine running, click on the Settings icon, select Sharing | Shared Folders ON | tick Downloads.
Your local “Downloads” folder will now be available to your virtual machine.