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Leaving Gmail

I've been meaning to do this as part of my Personal Security Audit project for quite a while now. It's not that I don't like Google at all but the power they gathered over the last couple of years with all their services made me feel quite uncomfortable. The same concerns apply to other services…

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Deadlines 1.2

A few days ago, I submitted a new version of Deadlines to the App Store. Today it has been approved. This small update features a new design to fit the iOS 7 style and fixes a few issues I had with the calendar integration. I wanted to do this ever since iOS 7 was announced. I hope you like it.

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How I rip DVDs and Blu-rays

Jason Snell: Is it worth it? Good question, section heading! I don’t know. As I said at the start, a lot of my DVDs have now been released in HD formats. Do I want to bother ripping a standard-definition copy of a movie or TV show that’s now available in HD? Perhaps I should just wait for the next tim…

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Back To The Roots

tl;dr: I'm looking for a new side project. Some of you may know that I moved my professional focus to a new field after getting my degree in early 2013. I was offered to join our family business, which has absolutely nothing to do with computer science. Since I thought it might be a great idea to…

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Playing at Programming

Some of my favorite examples on the Mac have been Keyboard Maestro, Text Expander, Hazel, and Automator, each of which allows you to create what are essentially mini-programs, without knowing a bit of code. The most recent exciting entry in this category is Workflow, which has been called Automator…

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Password Protected Pages With Jekyll

When I moved to Jekyll I didn’t have a way to password protect pages. Actually, I didn't really need it so it wasn't a real concern to me and I did not yet look into it. Until today. I was contacted by Osama of TimeSvr who asked me about this and so I thought it might be a good idea to share what w…

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Synology Backup Strategies

Yesterday I read Marco Arment's piece about his attempts to backup his Synology NAS. They all rely on external services like Amazon's S3 or Backblaze. Since I'm happy about every bit and byte that I can store within my own realm, I don't feel to comfortable sending literally all my data off to the…

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Cicada 3301 Puzzle

Tackling the puzzle would lead Eriksson to rely on a host of skills from steganography to cryptography, to an understanding of ancient Mayan numerology and a familiarity with cyberpunk speculative fiction. As he worked his way from solving one piece of the puzzle to the next, the journey would lead…

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Merging My Two Apple IDs

Last week I finally got rid of my secondary Apple ID. Having two for different tasks bugged me for a while. The first one I used for purchases on the iTunes Store back in the days and the second one was newly created when MobileMe was brand new. Somehow the newer one turned out to be the one I used…

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The Terminal

If you ever find yourself inside a Terminal window go ahead and read Craig Hockenberry's great collection on Terminal tips and tricks.

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