Found an answer to a long standing Mac OS keyboard navigation question: How to focus a dialog window when it has lost focus. Continue reading Focus Mac OS X dialog with keyboard
Once again had to recover some of my Firefox tabs after an update (this happened before). I haven’t reduced my tab count since last time as planned (currently at 570). Gonna have to work on that. I think having so many makes Firefox more unstable and slow.
A few weeks ago, I finally made the jump from Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to 10.11 (El Capitan) on my primary computer. I had been using 10.11 at work for months, but not at home. I was probably one of the last holdouts on hardware that could be updated. Continue reading Mac Update: Snow Leopard to El Capitan
After a recent OS and Firefox update, I found myself with a window with 120+ empty tabs in place of several hundred non-empty tabs that I’ve built up over the years. I thought they were gone. Luckily, the Tab Groups plugin that I use (formerly built into the browser) automatically backs up the tabs when it is updated, which had happened 6 days before. I was able to recover 465 tabs. Yes, I have a tab problem. I find articles daily, and often don’t have the time to read through them right away, so I save them. I leave open pages I find in searching for solutions to problems I’m not yet ready to solve. I’m trying to read through or bookmark tabs over time, but I think I’m adding faster than subtracting. I must say, Firefox was super fast with 465 less tabs, and I would feel less scattered if I got them under control, so I will try to put more effort into reduction. I think a better bookmarking system would help a lot with that.
Almost lost some work with git. I was using
git reset --hard to rewrite some history, but I forgot that I had some unstaged changes. Luckily, I had stashed it previously and still had the call in my terminal buffer, so I was able to get the object ID and apply it after verifying it was the right one with
git stash -p show $ID. Continue reading
Wow, the highest cost (31) bcrypt hashing of a password with PHP’s
password_hash() function is quite safe from brute force attacks from my laptop: It ran for almost 282 CPU minutes trying to compute one hash before I stopped it.
Apparently, setting a running Apple laptop on top of a closed one can cause the running one to sleep at random times. Must be magnets aligning.