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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

It’s common to observe in retrospect that a popular band, television show, clothing style, or even a country has outlived its popularity. We internet hipsters refer to this as jumping the shark, in homage to the popular American television series “Happy Days.” It’s less common to know when some focus of celebrity is at a […]

Simple Passphrase Conundrum

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

My sympathies go out to Mat Honan who, as he puts it, “was hacked. Hard.” After exploiting his iCloud account, the attackers took over his Gmail account, and proceeded to remote-wipe the contents of his iPhone, iPad and Mac. He states in his recollection of the tragedy that the compromised Apple ID had a 7-character […]

Subscribe To Feed 1.0b4

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

OK, I know I said I wasn’t particularly going to be supporting the Subscribe to Feed Safari extension I released last week, but it so happens I got a lot of great feedback and even some anonymous code contributions to help beef up the behavior of the plugin. If you already have 1.0b3 or later […]

Can I Get Your Address?

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Mac OS X’s centralized Address Book empowers developers to offer users features that go above and beyond what would be possible in the absence of such a resource. For example, an envelope-printing utility on Mac OS X doesn’t need to demand that you painstakingly type in the name and address of your friend before mailing […]