I hit the Escape key plenty of times a day. Vim, Irssi, cancelling dialogs… Reaching out to the top left corner can get quite annoying. An easy fix for this is mapping the otherwise almost useless Caps Lock key to work as Escape. This can be quite easily achieved by first mapping Caps Lock to Control and then mapping Control to act as Escape. Here’s how to do that in OS X 10.9:
I listen to a lot of podcasts. And when I say a lot, I mean I subscribe to about 20 podcasts and try hard to listen to every episode of them. Most of the podcasts I listen to are about Apple, iOS/Mac/web development or design. Or in the optimal case, all of the above. I thought it’d be useful for likeminded people to take a peek at the Apple/iOS-related ones.
Yesterday I went an ordered a WiFi-only Nexus 7 2 1. Me, a guy who’s somewhat deeply invested in the Apple ecosystem! Also, me, who’s been pretty vocal about how dumb it is to buy a tablet without cellular connectivity. Yep. Here’s why:
Chris Coyer of CSS Tricks fame wrote an excellent piece about being an introvert to the Pastry Box Project. I’ve never thought about things that way, but after reading that I instantly got an “Aha!” -moment. I have no problem interacting with people, but I also very rarely find myself in crowded places, such as a bar. I just rather spend time at home with my wife and cats, fooling around with computers, guitars and whatnot. It’s nice to see I’m not alone (no pun intended).
I’m a huge fan of Lego and this really hits the spot. (Also, this post is an excuse to test the Tumblr bookmarklet.)
I’ve been more or less doing this Getting Things Done1 thing for about 18 months now. I learned about it first from my friend Mikko and remember my initial feelings being very skeptic. Isn’t this a way too complicated system for simple geeks like us, isn’t this just a self-help system for really busy big company leaders?
I live and breathe in Google Reader. Sometimes (quite often) there arises a need to save a webpage for later, either because I don’t have the time to read it or I just want to save the page for referencing to later. Here’s how my process used to go with Google Reader:
Cons: Does not show date in home screen icon. No, badge hacks do not count.