Stone Brewing Co. Beer Festival Schedule for 2015

For those of you in California who like beer, Stone Brewing Co. just sent out their beer festival newsletter for 2015. The dates are as follows: Belgian Fest — Sunday 22 February 2015 Oakquinox — Sunday 26 April 2015 Sour Fest — Sunday 28 June 2015 19th Anniversary —...

Little Snitch on Sale

There are dozens of applications and services on your computer which connect to the Internet. These applications/services often run in the background and send off various data to remote servers. Most of this background data transfer is harmless (e.g., iTunes looking...

Writer Pro for OS X and iOS

Writer Pro (OS X and iOS) is the most recent release from Information Architects, Inc. (well, technically, the app is released by iA Labs GmBH, but the corporate structure of iA isn’t exactly the focus of this article) and promises to extend the functionality of their previous app, iA Writer (OS X and iOS), which is, in its own right, one of the most popular writing apps ever to appear on the App Store (after Apple’s own Pages; OS X and iOS). So, is the new suite of apps (OS X application and iOS app, hereafter “apps” or “applications”) worth the $40 initial investment? Short answer: Maybe.

Better Rename 9 on Sale for 99¢

Note: This sale has ended. Better Rename 9 is on sale (today only on the Mac App Store) for 99¢. Grab it while you can: Better Rename 9. For those using OS X, today’s ZeroNinetyNine deal includes Better Rename 9, which is easily the best application for renaming...

Custom URL Shortener Update

As many of you have likely noticed, I use a custom URL shortener for links across my sites (i.e., At present, and for the next twelve hours or so, that URL shortener will be unavailable, as I am moving from my self-hosted solution (based on YOURLS) to one...

Better Rename 9 on Sale for $2

Note: This sale has ended. For those using OS X, today’s Two Dollar Tuesday deal includes Better Rename 9, which is easily the best application for renaming large numbers of files quickly, efficiently, and intuitively. More from (the...

Text Utilities

While working with some links earlier, I noticed that my favourite text utility site was offline. A couple quick searches later and I had found the source code used for that page (which is, thankfully, open source). In order to avoid downtime in the future, I have...
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