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2017 - An Overdue Retrospective, Part 1: Favorite Mac Apps

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Welcome to my (much overdue) multi-part retrospective of 2017. First off, Mac apps! Mac Apps I loved in 2017 I'm going to skip over the apps that everyone uses (i.e. 1Password, Alfred 3, Tweetbot, Fantastical) and jump to the smaller stuff (and notable updates). Notable Updates: First off, BBEdit 12. As always, Rich Siegel keeps the updates coming. There's something for everyone to love.… [read more →]

APFU! APFS Disk Password - macOS 10.13 High Sierra Locked Me out of my Machine!

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My High Sierra upgrade experienced worked great on my 2016 15" Macbook Pro work machine, but my personal machine had a distressing journey. It seems that my 2012 non-retina 15" Macbook Pro went to sleep during the upgrade process, which led to an issue that completely locked me out of my disk. Upon booting the computer, I was prompted for a "Disk Password." None of my login… [read more →]

Retiring Moodsmitten

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It was long overdue, but Moodsmitten has been pulled from the App Store. I have a few good reasons, so bear with me. For a while, I planned on pushing out a huge update that had a today widget, Apple Watch support, and new code to account for Swift 3, the new notifications API, and the third-party libraries I was rocking. It was mostly done, but maintaining the app was becoming a chore that I… [read more →]

Back and Better than Ever! (RIP Devblog. Long Live the Devblog)

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Hey folks, it's been a long time since I've posted here, I've begun to feel the blogging itch again. The Devblog split really messed up my flow, so when I started at my new job, the format became discouraging. I considered nuking all my posts and starting fresh on a Wordpress install, but in the end, my blogging engine Kirby served me well, and some of my posts provide value (at least to me). I… [read more →]