Backblaze is my backup provider of choice. Backblaze was founded by ex-Apple engineers. As a result, the application is very native to Mac. One problem I’ve always had with my backup solutions is backing up the folders that are completely useless. This includes node_modules, .git and vendor folders.[Read more…] about Ignore node_modules and git Folders in BackBlaze
Apple blew everyone out of the water a couple weeks ago with the news that they were working on a new Mac Pro along with a Pro screen. I am very excited for this new machine, and I’ve been holding off on buying a new Mac desktop until I saw some major improvements. Marco Arment has now posted about what Apple must do to make the Mac Pro a real pro machine.
Marco writes about the many needs of pro users, and how broad the market is. He doesn’t come right out and say it, but I think his overall point is made clear. Just build a tower! A tower Mac would clearly solve 90% of the issues the community keeps bringing up. If Apple brought back the old Mac Pro design, and put some modern components in it, I wouldn’t be able to give them my money fast enough.
Chrome 49 brought with it a nice new feature for OSX users, native notifications. The caveat to this is that it’s not a feature available by default, or in the settings panel. To enable native notifications, you’ll have to go enable it via Chrome flags, which is equivalent to FireFox’s
As I write this, I am only about 1 hour fresh off the WWDC 2015 keynote. As a developer, this is definitely my favorite Apple keynote of the year. Last year was the first time I can remember, that Apple did not introduce any new hardware at WWDC. That’s mostly because they didn’t have to, as they had their announcement filled with exciting new software. I wasn’t expecting any hardware announcements this year, and once I saw Phil Schiller sitting in the crowd, that pretty much sealed it. [Read more…] about WWDC 2015 Thoughts
I love Yosemite and all the new features, but I have been having a bad time with frame rates and performance. Just moving windows around is really slow and there seems to be general lag on my machine.
I found a simple solution online, so hopefully it will work just as well for you. Open up System Preferences and follow these two quick steps.