Much of the North West of this continent was hit by a snowstorm last night. Montreal is no stranger to snow, but even this mighty city can grind to a halt until the snow clearing efforts have a chance to get underway. It must have been big, as Montreal's comedy mayor was recommending people to … Continue reading Winterlogged
From this article published in Motherboard, it really drives home the levels of paranoid secrecy Apple will go to: If you take a phone with a cracked screen to the Apple Store, the Geniuses there don't have to swap the button from your old screen to the new one. According to one current and two … Continue reading The Magic Apple Box
Beck promised us a new album. Beck lied, but Beck is still awesome and we forgive him. Well OK, he didn’t really lie, he’s just taking his time to perfect it and get real paid. In the meantime he’s released a bunch of singles, none of which we know for sure will be on the … Continue reading Waiting for Beck
It’s not often I blog about my job, but I’ve taken inspiration from the idea of writing more about technical challenges. I was musing the other morning as I was preparing for a merging session, how what used to be a long winded manual process at the command line has been reduced to a single … Continue reading On Streamlining Merges and Builds
I had lofty plans for my time off over Christmas, but in the end I mostly played Mario Maker on my 3DS, turning my hand to some fledgling level design. By the way, having missed the Wii U version, I’m rating this as one of the most enjoyable games I’ve played on a Nintendo handheld … Continue reading Mario Maker: World 1-1?
If you’ve got one or more Macs backing up to Time Machine via WiFi, how many times have you seen this? Backing up is the essential activity to protect the integrity of your data, so how did Apple’s famed backup technology become so unreliable? Allow me to regale you with a short history lesson, and … Continue reading Time Machine is Broken
If you want peace and greenery round these parts, you only need to take a wander through the endless labyrinths of back alleys, which have been taken over by local residents to make beautiful public spaces. Photos were taken on my trusty iPhone 5S using Camera+. Edited on the same device, using Camera+ and Snapseed.