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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....

Add a message to your login/lock screen

You never know when this tip will come in handy, but a friend's recent misfortune nudged me to share it here. If you ever forget, misplace or loose your MacBook, having your contact information on the lock screen my...

How to use Font Awesome in a Desktop app

Font Awesome is the iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap. With over 200 icons in a single collection, Font Awesome is a pictographic language of web-related actions. I recently run into the situation where I had to use...

Why my border-image didn't display in Firefox 15

A quick CSS tip before I forget: I've been wrecking my brains this afternoon to figure out why a border-image stopped displaying properly in the lastest version of Firefox (15.0.1) although it showed up properly in previous versions. The CSS...

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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)


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...


The autopsy of an iconic album cover picked up on 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...


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