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My first micro.blog post had a title, and that is what showed up in my feed. Let’s try a post without a title and see what happens.

Hello, micro.blog!

I kickstarted micro.blog because Manton is awesome and I have wanted to start moving my content off Facebook and Slack and back to my own home. Let’s enjoy the ride!

Back Up PS4 tip

I bought a Seagate 2TB slim drive to backup the 1TB drive I have had in my PS4 since the beginning. Originally, the PS4 could not see the USB 3 drive because it came formatted as NTFS from the factory. I connected the drive to my Mac and formatted as exFAT (since many files are… Continue reading Back Up PS4 tip

Apple Watch and NordicTrack with iFit

The Treadmill We recently upgraded our treadmill to a NordicTrack Commercial 1750. I bought a year of iFit not knowing what to expect. iFit is a subscription service ($99/year) that tracks your workouts, provides workouts and includes video and Google StreetMaps workouts. The iPad app looks terrible (it’s still designed for iOS 6) and has… Continue reading Apple Watch and NordicTrack with iFit

How to check a file’s spotlight tags (especially on a server)

Many thanks to this post for this info. I recently tagged some files on my Synology NAS mounted with AFP (Finder Go menu, Connect to Server, afp://SERVER.local/VOLUME) but they were not showing up in the Finder. I still do not know why the Finder is now showing them (the Finder is so problematic) but I… Continue reading How to check a file’s spotlight tags (especially on a server)

Avoiding segmentation fault 11 in Xcode 7 with StringLiteralConvertible

I read a great article on StringLiteralConvertible over at NetGuru but when I tried to implement the RegularExpression, Xcode 7 (and 7.1b3) Playgrounds continually crashed. It took a lot of experimenting (and some hints from NSHipster) but I finally got it to work. My original (crashing) example looked like: struct RegularExpression { let pattern: String… Continue reading Avoiding segmentation fault 11 in Xcode 7 with StringLiteralConvertible

Apple Watch

As recently as February I was telling people that I would not be buying an Apple Watch. As sure as Bill Hader’s Lindsey Buckingham cannot resist Keenan Thompson’s Diondre Cole, I own an Apple Watch. Fan points earned. The feature that swayed me was the taptic touch, where the watch touches your wrist through some… Continue reading Apple Watch

An example of how Apple and Microsoft are different

Update:¬†Joel Bernstein (@castirony) points out that this paragraph works perfectly with “Apple Watch” instead of HoloLens. Damn you, Joel! But he is right. However, I think Apple Watch is an exception for Apple whereas Microsoft does this much more often.   On using the Microsoft HoloLens, Engadget writes: “Does it work? Yes, it works. Is… Continue reading An example of how Apple and Microsoft are different

WWDC

There is a lot of talk around WWDC. Apple will introduce HealthBook, home automation SDKs, a flat UI for OS X, etc. Here is what I am hoping for: Development Xcode 6 that doesn’t crash when compiling XIBs via the command line Xcode 6 with better refactoring and editing tools (AppCodeque) Xcode 6 with a… Continue reading WWDC