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How to engage Reader mode in Safari by default

Go to Safari -> Preferences -> Websites -> Reader,  select at bottom right When visiting other websites: On.

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How to disable Spaces

System Preferences > Mission Control: uncheck everything. Set shortcut for Mission Control to “-“. System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Mission Control: uncheck everything. In a Terminal.app window, enter: defaults write com.apple.dock mcx-expose-disabled -boolean TRUE

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Landscape printing bug in High Sierra

I noticed this annoying bug when using Numbers.app in High Sierra: if my page setup says landscape, when I print the page it is chopped off and in portrait mode! (The king of annoyingHigh Sierra bugs is still the blurry … Continue reading

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Setting Reader mode in Safari for particular (or all!) websites

Reader mode in Safari is one of its best features, for me. I absolutely hate the gaudy clutter on most news websites — especially anything that moves (video autoplay is pure evil). So imagine my joy when I realized that … Continue reading

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Fixing icalBuddy

icalBuddy — or, more accurately, the way I was using it — broke in Yosemite, and I only recently found the solution. Using brew.sh instead of macports restored my GeekTooly calendar goodness: yay!  

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How to stop voice activating on iPhone 7

VoiceOver and Siri on the iPhone are revolutionary for blind or partially sighted folks. Great accessibility innovation. I am sure I will need it someday myself. But at the moment, I can’t stand either of them, because they totally mangle comprehending … Continue reading

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Dark theme for Tweetbot for OS X

See: https://github.com/lucifr/Tweetbot-for-Mac-ColorScheme Excerpt:- Usage Download the Colors.plist file. Go to /Applications/Tweetbot.app/Contents/Resources/. Either by right clicking on Tweetbot.app and choosing “Show Package Content” or by pressing Cmd+Shift+G in Finder and pasting the path in. Backup the original file /Applications/Tweetbot.app/Contents/Resources/Colors.plist to a safe place. Copy the downloaded Colors.plist and paste … Continue reading

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How to make gamed STFU

launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.gamed.plist

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Sideloading f.lux onto iPhone 5 running iOS 9.3

From the f.lux website:- Sideloading f.lux on iOS with Xcode 7 In Xcode 7, you can install apps directly to your iOS device with a free account from Apple. So we decided to make a beta version of f.lux for … Continue reading

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Pretty Norwegian weather graphs

Found some rather pretty weather graphs that suit my brain. First, the meteogram http://www.yr.no/place/Canada/Ontario/Toronto/avansert_meteogram.png Second, a nice ASCII Version for the command line meteogram: finger toronto@graph.no one-liner: finger o:toronto@graph.no https://0p.no/2014/12/13/graph_no___weather_forecast_via_finger.html There’s also ascii art: curl wttr.in/toronto

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