De-fizzing a fizzy drink

De-fizzing a fizzy drink

Want to de-fizz a fizzy drink? Yup, we all know the “shake the bottle” method, but that generally ends in tears (unless the bottle is half-empty, in which case, it can work well). What...

Changing PHP realpath_cache_size in Sublime Text

Speeding up localhost response time

I’ve been getting worse and worse response times on localhost when developing WordPress sites locally, using Bitnami. It was getting stupidly slow. I finally tracked it down to a php.ini setting: realpath_cache_size. This post...

Smaller space between bookmark icons

Making changes to Firefox’s appearance

Firefox is my favourite browser, but the icons on the bookmark toolbar are way too roomy horizontally. Even if you delete the text of the bookmarks leaving only the icons, the space between them...

El Capitan - flickering bands on external monitor before crashing

El Capitan crashing

It took a while, but I think I fixed my El Capitan crashing problem. Too much old mail? Details on my post on discussions.apple.com. Update 17 Dec 2015: Nope, still not fixed :-((( Update...

Using Image Capture to import photos

Quick import of iPhone images

I rarely update my mac with my iDevices’ pics/videos (this will now change since I have an iPhone with a really great camera). So I always forget how to do it. I don’t want...

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Screen captures with OS X

Q: OK, I’ve mastered Cmd-Shift-4 to take a picture of any part of the screen, but howdya take a pic of just one window? A: Press the spacebar after Cmd-Shift-4! (Then move the little...

Locked OS X files with padlock on icons

Unlock OS X files

I transferred a whole load of photos from my camera today and they were all locked (as a result of setting them this way on the camera). Way too many to unlock individually with...