Nice review of the Das Keyboard 4 Pro. I look at these every few years but I tend to use a lot of keys in my setup. I loved at old Northgate keyboard I used to use. I still like the keyboards Apple had before its current chicklet keyboards. I have a few of those stashed away.
Oluseyi on Tech is Dead. Really insightful analysis on how the whole tech business but especially Apple has changed. Analogy is probably car enthusiasts even as working on cars becomes tied to diagnostic computers and fewer and fewer things people can fix. The Apple Watch feels so alien to many of us because it’s Apple’s first steps outside of the general tech market. (I’d say it bridges the worlds, but definitely isn’t just tech)
Nice tips for finding untagged files at the command line.
Dan Moren over at Six Colors lists a few really good fixes for Notification Center. First let us set a time out for notifications (presumably either by app or global) The add the oft requested “clear all” button. Finally a sort feature.
“Silver” brings Apple’s Swift language to the .NET and Java worlds. It brings the language not the Cocoa libraries though. Sounds like they added exceptions to let Swift work with .NET or Java better. (Personally I think Apple should add exceptions too, but I know people at Apple really don’t like exceptions and use them just for a very limited set of errors)
You can turn Spotlight indexing for network drives from the command line. Thought more people knew about this. Well worth doing if you have a shared set of drives but don’t use OS X Server.
A nice collection of Keyboard Maestro macros. Some of these are obvious and if you’d use them you’d probably figure them out. Some of them are a bit more clever so it’s worth reading through the list and perhaps downloading them.
- 42Launchbar action for browsing your Keyboard Maestro macros. This seems really useful. I’ve not tried it out yet.
A tool for creating gif screencasts of your terminal: mkcast. I might start using this here, despite how lousy animated gifs are as a format. (HT: One Thing Well)