Got a GitHub account? Kick the tires on Jekyll. When I have a moment, I’m going to.
Later: As I have time ... dangerousmeta.github.io. Stupid-simple setup. GitHub can take up to ten minutes to show the initial page, after you set the URL.
Updates to Creative Cloud this morning.
Between Apple and Adobe, I’m wondering when we hit the point where they’re applying so many updates that we cannot be social anymore, for eating up all the bandwidth. We need bigger ‘pipes’.
PerlTricks: Your users deserve better than Disqus.
Of note, particularly the security implications.
Pushbullet: Send files, links, and more to your phone and back, fast!
Users of IFTTT, you can use this to add more features to your scripts.
Version control Wordpress with Capistrano. Also handles the database.
Macworld: Monotony review - Super simple RSS reader for your Mac.
I prefer mine full-featured. But it’s RSS, and RSS needs our support.
Adobe: Creative Cloud desktop applications and Mac OS X “Yosemite”.
ownCloud 7 released.
Hemingway App for Mac OSX.
Of note. Does a bit of editing while you write.
Sublime Forum: Sublime Text 4 is on its way.
Mavericks update was successful.
Don’t know if you all saw the comment thread on an earlier post. My upgrade went pretty flawlessly, all things considered. Today’s my first day running it. What I’ve found:
#1: Mavericks does NOT eject external disks properly when the system goes to sleep. This is a major pain, with four external drives connected. I’ve found a widget for the menu bar that allows me to ‘eject all’ quickly, but that’s still a kludge. Apple, fix this NOW. I’m tired of verifying disks to make sure nothing was borked.
#2: I had a random Finder window crash. I decided to fix permissions right after (forgot to do it after updating). No crashes since.
#3: If you’re using Mamp Pro 2.x, be sure to upgrade to 3.0 before the Mavericks upgrade. It’s a pain.
I am tickled to find I can text-message cell folks from Mavericks - then it occurred to me, I can have family, friends and clients all popping alerts on my screen all day long. Erk. I may have to find a way to turn that off easily.
Speed is about the same as my previous 10.7.5. Some things are slower, but I think the update has to finish optimizing things - I understand it’s a constant process.
So overall - a good experience so far. Have to catch up on updating some apps still. Much more functionality in apps, compared to pre-10.8. Some learning to do.
Photoshop Insider/Kelby: My First Studio Shoot Using Lightroom Mobile.
Of interest to fellow Lightroom users.
BusinessInsider: Passible Password App.
Of interest. I’ve felt the visual design of the current crop of password apps lacking. This one certainly isn’t.
Download Organizer [Mac].
Of interest. Might eliminate my monthly Download folder exclamation: “WTF is that, and where did I get it?!”
Google+: End of the nymwars?
EE Insider: ExpressionEngine 2.9 Released.
Another ‘definitive’ static site generator list.
Here. Multi-language again. Bookmark, before it disappears (the other one did, albeit briefly).
Curator [Visual Notes App for iPad].
Looks tres interesting. I’m always a sucker for apps like this.
PC World: Cloud storage vs. external hard drives: Which really offers the best bang for your buck?.
Cloud is starting to win. I’ll have to look closer now.
Ars Technica: IRS policy that targeted Tea Party groups also aimed at open source projects.
Worth watching. “You have a substantial nonexempt purpose because you develop software published under open source compatible licenses that authorize use by any person for any purpose, including nonexempt purposes such as commercial, recreational, or personal purposes.”
Adobe Help: CC Cleaner Tools.
Bookmarked, Evernoted, in case I ever need them. You too, perhaps.
Lightroom Killer Tips: 10 Things Aperture Users Need to Know About Lightroom.
For those of you still on Aperture.
NY Mag: Here’s What the Future of Reading Looks Like.
“‘E-readers are looking like the next iPod,’ Mashable writes today, noting that smartphones and tablets with e-reader apps are poised to cannibalize sales of dedicated e-readers in the same way that the iPhone – which had all the capabilities of an iPod, plus calling and texting and tons of other apps – killed its single-feature predecessor.” Told you so.
“Why should your personal data be scattered around the internet, stored on computers belonging to dozens of companies? It’s your data, not theirs. Keep it all in one place.” I like it. Keeping a weather eye on this.
DP Review: Apple to cease development of Aperture.
I did a passel o’ thinkin’ before choosing Lightroom over Aperture. Apple fans gave me a hard time; vindicated. I remember my Quadra 840AV purchase all too well (great hardware, only to be abandoned). The unmentioned behemoth: Photoshop. Apple would not be able to command this niche without a Photoshop equivalent, and the investment would be huge (and likely unwise). This was the Quark mistake, too. Either create a competitive product, or work smoothly with the pachyderm in the room. I use the best of LR and PS, switching between programs with aplomb. Can’t beat that workflow. Post-processing is where most budgets are either made, or broken to myriad expensive shards.