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RunningBoard: a new subsystem in Catalina to detect errors
Among the latter is an active subsystem to replace an old service assertiond, which can cause apps to unexpectedly terminate […]: RunningBoard.
mac  apple  development 
4 weeks ago
Download macOS Installers
You can find the latest download links in the installation guidelines for these macOS versions.
apple  mac 
5 weeks ago
Text Rendering Hates You
Rendering text, how hard could it be? As it turns out, incredibly hard! To my knowledge, literally no system renders text "perfectly". It's all best-effort, although some efforts are more important than others.
fonts 
10 weeks ago
tonsky/FiraCode: Monospaced font with programming ligatures
Fira Code is an extension of the Fira Mono font containing a set of ligatures for common programming multi-character combinations.
fonts 
september 2019
The Anita Sarkeesian story
We look back at 10 years of Feminist Frequency
articles  games 
august 2019
The iPhone Is a Breakthrough Handheld Computer
Now, Apple Inc., whose digital products are hailed for their design and innovation, is jumping into this smart-phone market with the iPhone
iphone  apple  history 
july 2019
Jean-Luc Is Back In ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Poster
CBS has released a new poster for Picard ahead of their Star Trek panel at San Diego Comic-Con
startrek  images 
july 2019
Day of the Tentacle - The Digital Antiquarian
The understudies now got to step into the role of the stars; Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle became Grossman and Schafer’s baby.
games  history 
july 2019
Using enum classes as type-safe bitmasks
We want bitmasks which we can use in a type-safe manner
c++ 
july 2019
Apple Discontinues 12-Inch MacBook
It’s a bit sad to see it go because I know some people really liked the tiny size. But it’s hard to justify its existence and premium price when compared with a still-small MacBook Air
apple  mac 
july 2019
I Tried Emailing Like A CEO And Quite Frankly, It Made My Life Better
Replying immediately and with two words to all emails is actually heaven.
email 
july 2019
How to pick a random number from 1-10
But, let’s say you have to do this without access to […] traditional (pseudo) random number generators. All you have is a room of people.
programming 
july 2019
Jony Ive
According to any reasonable set of quantifiable measures, Jony Ive departs Apple as the greatest product designer that has ever lived.
apple  design 
july 2019
How id built Wolfenstein 3D using Commander Keen tech
Development lasted four months and Wolfenstein 3D was released in May 1992.
games 
june 2019
Inside Apple’s top secret testing facilities where iPhone defences are forged in temperatures of -40C
In a never-before-seen look at its privacy work, Andrew Griffin assesses criticism that the tech giant’s data security techniques limit the benefits of its products to the rich
apple  iphone 
may 2019
H.264 is Magic
H.264 is a video compression codec standard. It is ubiquitous - internet video, Blu-ray, phones, security cameras, drones, everything. Everything uses H.264 now.
programming  technology 
may 2019
{fmt} A modern formatting library
{fmt} is an open-source formatting library for C++. It can be used as a safe and fast alternative to (s)printf and iostreams.
c++ 
may 2019
A Spreadsheet Way of Knowledge
As Dan Bricklin remembers it, the idea first came to him in the spring of 1978 while he was sitting in a classroom at the Harvard Business School
history 
may 2019
Tribes Universe
Welcome! Join Hi-Rez Studios in celebrating over twenty years of the TRIBES Universe!
games 
may 2019
Every Way to Cook an Egg (59 Methods) | Bon Appétit - YouTube
Join Basically editor Amiel Stanek as he attempts to cook an egg in almost every way possible.
videos  food 
april 2019
The women of the Bauhaus who rethought the world—and were forgotten
On the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, look at five groundbreaking women who were erased from art history.
articles  history  art  design 
april 2019
Open-Shell-Menu
Reborn of Classic Shell.

Classic style Start Menu for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
windows  tools 
april 2019
NSUserDefaults In Practice
NSUserDefaults has a list of places to look for data called the "search list".
objective-c 
april 2019
Behind-the-scenes of raunchy 'Goldfinger' opening sequence with model Margaret Nolan
Margaret Nolan, the visual artist, actress and former pin-up model, is arguably best known for her inclusion in the iconic James Bond film Goldfinger.
movies  jamesbond 
april 2019
A Brief History of The Prompt and Connected
When we launched Relay FM, The Prompt got rebranded as Connected, but despite the snazzy new artwork, the show stayed the same.
podcast 
april 2019
Neue Haas Grotesk
Type designer Christian Schwartz has newly restored the original Neue Haas Grotesk in digital form
fonts 
april 2019
How to download and install old versions of macOS + infographic of Mac OS evolution
Running the latest software is not always the best decision. There are plenty of reasons you might want to downgrade or run an older version of macOS on your computer.
mac  tools 
april 2019
Monotype launches the first redesign in 35 years of the world's most ubiquitous font, Helvetica | Creative Boom
Consisting of 48 fonts and three optical sizes,​ ​the typeface has been produced from size-specific drawings and with size-specific spacing and is the first redesign in 35 years of what many argue is the world's most ubiquitous font, Helvetica.
fonts 
april 2019
Public Sans
A strong, neutral typeface for interfaces, text, and headings.
fonts 
april 2019
The story of the 3dfx Voodoo1
The marketing name given to their creation was "Voodoo1" for its magic like performances properties.
history  games 
april 2019
Building a CLI command with Go: cowsay
It basically generates ASCII pictures of a cow with any message you pass it to, in the above screenshot using fortune to generate it.
programming 
march 2019
Apple cancels AirPower product, citing inability to meet its high standards for hardware | TechCrunch
Apple has canceled the AirPower product completely, citing difficulty meeting its own standards.
apple 
march 2019
Michael Tsai - Blog - iPad Air and iPad mini 2019
It’s good to see the iPad mini updated after all these years. The new models look good, although I was hoping to see a lower end model with a reduced price.
apple  ipad 
march 2019
The first iPhone prototype: an exclusive look at Apple’s red M68 - The Verge
Apple had developed the iPhone in secret over those two and a half years, and for many inside the company, the device had only been known by the codenames “M68” and “Purple 2.”
apple  iphone 
march 2019
Daring Fireball: The New iPad Mini
This week’s new 5th generation iPad Mini doesn’t make any technical compromises.
apple  ipad 
march 2019
A year in Stardew Valley: life, labour and love
Paul Dean spends a year in Stardew Valley, ahead of the game’s one year anniversary later this month, and reflects on the work that goes into building a life, virtual or otherwise.
games 
march 2019
Generative.fm
Endlessly unique ambient music
audio 
march 2019
Windows XP HD Wallpaper Pack
Here is a pack of many Windows XP wallpapers... but in HD!
images  windows 
march 2019
Software-ICs, Binary Compatibility, and Objective-Swift
Objective-C was created specifically to implement the concept of Software-ICs.
objective-c  programming 
march 2019
Making Marzipan Apps Sing
If you look at your newly-marzipanified app, and compare it with Apple's built-in UIKit apps on Mojave, you will notice that yours looks a lot more clunky and less-native than what Apple's doing.
mac  ios  tools  marzipan 
march 2019
Bringing iOS Apps to macOS Using Marzipanify
Today, I'm going to detail a special tool I built, called marzipanify, to get started with UIKit on the Mac early, and start the initial bringup of your iOS app on macOS.
mac  ios  tools  marzipan 
march 2019
Object Oriented C: Constructors and Destructors - Sagar Tewari's Blog
This is the first of a series of articles in which I’ll try to implement object-oriented functionality in C language.
programming  c 
march 2019
Seeking the Productive Life: Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure—Stephen Wolfram Blog
Some of Stephen Wolfram’s “productivity hacks” to make his days and projects more productive. Daily life, desk environment, outside the office, presentation setup, filesystem organization, Wolfram Notebook systems, databases, personal analytics.
technology 
february 2019
Sandboxed macOS X Login Item With XPC
This differs from your stock XPC setup, as the Talking Moose consists of a GUI application for configuring it, and a background process for the animated character
mac  tools 
february 2019
24 years of Delphi... and Delphi 10.3.1 is out Today!
Today is the 24th anniversary of Delphi 1... and the company is celebrating by releasing Delphi 10.3 Rio Release 1 (or 10.3.1). Happy birthday, and long live Delphi.
programming 
february 2019
Adobe Photoshop Source Code
When brothers Thomas and John Knoll began designing and writing an image editing program in the late 1980s, they could not have imagined that they would be adding a word to the dictionary.
history  programming 
february 2019
The Rust Programming Language
It wasn’t always so clear, but the Rust programming language is fundamentally about empowerment
programming 
february 2019
Finding Lena Forsen, the Patron Saint of JPEGs | WIRED
Every morning, Lena Forsen wakes up beneath a brass-trimmed wooden mantel clock dedicated to “The First Lady of the Internet.
technology  history 
february 2019
We must revive Gopherspace | box.matto.nl
Gopher is a much feature-less protocol than html. This is probably why it lost the race from html. But this not only makes Gopher flying fast, it also protects you from all those evil properties of the world wide web. Trackers have no change in Gopherspace.
web  technology 
february 2019
The Mastodon Project
Giving social networking back to you
federation 
february 2019
Matrix.org
An open network for secure, decentralized communication.
federation 
february 2019
How to use sudo with Touch ID on your Mac | iMore
Here's a tip from Cabel Sasser of Panic for those of you out there with Touch Bar MacBook Pros who use Terminal and the "sudo" command frequently.
mac  tools 
february 2019
Why isn't the internet more fun and weird?
MySpace's simplicity enabled teenagers to make silly things likeglitter text, custom layouts and more. MySpace profiles were a canvas for self-expression and code was the paint.
articles  web 
january 2019
Modifying Microsoft Flight Simulator 4 to run on three immersive monitors
How I modified DOSBox and the original Microsoft Flight Simulator 4 from 1989 to run on my immersive multi-display flight simulator set up.
microsoft  retro 
january 2019
MacDownApp/macdown: Open source Markdown editor for macOS.
MacDown is an open source Markdown editor for OS X, released under the MIT License. The author stole the idea from Chen Luo’s Mou so that people can make crappy clones.
mac  tools 
january 2019
Recovering Nintendo’s Lost SimCity for the NES – Video Game History Foundation
But did you know that Nintendo’s version of SimCity actually started life on the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System?
games  history 
december 2018
One Windows Kernel
The Windows kernel scales dynamically depending on the architecture and the processor that it’s run on to exploit the full power of the hardware.
windows  microsoft 
december 2018
A Strategy for Great Work - WWDC 2014 - Videos - Apple Developer
Experience with past projects can help you do better work in the future if you can draw out the right lessons from what's happened.
videos  apple  from instapaper
december 2018
Glidos - High quality graphics for Tomb Raider I - TombATI
TombATI is an alternative way to play Tomb Raider I and Unfinished Business.
tombraider 
december 2018
Memories of Steve
It’s just that I have my own recollections of the man. And I’m very jealous in guarding them. I don’t want those few and fleeting memories fractured and confused by other people’s interpretations.
stevejobs  history  apple 
december 2018
Creating Windows XP Icons
This article discusses how to design and create colorful and dynamic icons for Windows XP using a vector program, such as FreeHand or Illustrator, and Photoshop.
icons  windows  microsoft 
december 2018
How Sketch Took on Adobe by Making a Faster, Leaner, Cheaper Image Editor
That app was Sketch, and Omvlee’s business instincts were right on the money.
mac  tools  design 
december 2018
How the Dreamcast copy protection was defeated
On paper the SEGA Dreamcast's copy protection mechanism looked strong. Games shipped on a special medium called GD-ROM which only SEGA was able to manufacture.
games  history 
december 2018
Daring Fireball: Electron and the Decline of Native Apps
I don’t share the depth of their pessimism regarding native apps, but Electron is without question a scourge.
mac  tools 
december 2018
Building a Cross-Platform Framework | Dave DeLong
In this post, we’ll learn how to build a true cross-platform framework from only a single target, by altering a single build setting.
ios  mac  xcode 
december 2018
simctl - NSHipster
The simctl command-line tool provides you the interface you need to use and configure Simulator in a programmatic way.
ios  tools  mac 
november 2018
QuickLook plugin to visualize .car files
I reverse-engineered the .car file format used to store the compiled assets of an Asset Catalog.
tools  mac 
november 2018
Unscii - a bitmapped Unicode font for blocky graphics
Unscii is a set of bitmapped Unicode fonts based on classic system fonts. Unscii attempts to support character cell art well while also being suitable for terminal and programming use.
fonts 
november 2018
A Look Back at the Original iPad mini
Inside, the iPad mini was an iPad 2, Apple's longest-running tablet. That meant the iPad mini was powered by the same Apple A5 processor and had the same 512 MB of RAM, all running iOS 6.
apple  ipad 
november 2018
The Zig Programming Language
Zig is an open-source programming language designed for robustness, optimality, and maintainability.
programming 
november 2018
Animations are assets: using Core Animation archives on iOS | Rambo.codes
I don’t mean that every single animation in an app must be represented by an asset and can’t be done programmatically, since that would be dumb. What I do believe in is that complex animations, especially ones that are not very dependent on dynamic data that’s only known at runtime, should be assets.
ios  programming  swift 
november 2018
The 2018 iPad Pro – Marco.org
I focused on what matters most to me: size choice between the 11” and 12.9”, the Smart Keyboard Folio from my perspective as a frequent 10.5” Smart Keyboard user, the new Pencil, and why “getting work done” isn’t important to me.
apple  ipad 
november 2018
Version Control Before Git with CVS
Github was launched in 2008. If your software engineering career, like mine, is no older than Github, then Git may be the only version control software you have ever used.
programming 
november 2018
Mortennn/Dozer: Hide MacOS menubar items.
Dozer lets you hide menu bar items to give your Mac a cleaner look.
mac  tools 
november 2018
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