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How I upgrade iOS devices

Friends and family often call me out after an unsuccessful iPhone upgrade, to help them figure out why data is missing or to restore a missing feature. This happens when upgrading devices, or after an unexpected event such as a broken, lost or stolen iPhone.


Remove duplicates in 'Open With…' menu

This is a simple Terminal command to clean up your 'Open With…' menu if it displays duplicate applications. Note: the 'Open With…' menu is available by right-clicking on a document in the Finder. It displays a list of compatible applications...


Make a bootable Mavericks install disk

I like having the latest Mac OS X install disk available on a flash drive, especially since it weights over 5.3 Gb. MacWorld offers an excellent tutorial on the subject. In short, get the latest version of Mac OS...


How to disable anti-aliasing in TextMate 2

I received an email from Allan Odgaard pointing out that if you are using TextMate 1.x under OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) some bundle items will fail due to ruby 2.0 now being the default. So I decided to give TextMate...


Squarespace 6 localisation

I don't know about you, but I am hearing a lot about Squarespace these days, either at conferences or as a podcast sponsor, and I decided to evaluate v6 from an internationalisation angle. Squarespace shines as a CMS. Really....


FriXion pen double-dip

I've been using these pens for a while now, and appreciate their “Undo” feature: namely being able to erase with the rubber end what I've just wrote. Description from Pilot's website: These new pens from Pilot erase by FRICTION,...


Kindle to Audible Whispersync

I am a big fan of Audible since I discovered it listening to MacBreak Weekly back in 2007. I've been listening to books while commuting, shopping or working out ever since. Unfortunately, audio books don't stop playing when you...


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About

Hello, my name is David Roessli. I am a freelance web designer and developer based in Geneva, Switzerland.

This weblog is an nth attempt to solve my multiple online personalities and weblog/rss feeds burnout issues. (more)

Words

I have been contemplating the idea of upgrading my desktop Mac since this spring. The latest 27" iMac (Quad-Core) seemed the perfect candidate, but the release of Apple's 27" Monitor last September made me stick with the Mac Pro...

Music

The autopsy of an iconic album cover picked up on Kottke.org. A stacked graph of successive radio signals from pulsar CP 1919, in a 1977 astronomy encyclopedia that originated in a 1970 Ph.D. thesis. Fascinating <3...

Pictures

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