Why I'm Giving Up Content Blockers

Since the release of Apple’s iOS 9, iPhone and iPad owners are able to install content blockers. These content blockers are often referred to as ad blockers. Providing content blocking functionality through third party apps is a reasonable request. Apple has had this functionality in iOS since 16 September 2015. As a user of content blockers on the desktop, I jumped at the opportunity to install one on my mobile devices. [Read More]

Weather in your iOS and macOS Calendars

One of the things I like best about Google Calendar is its extensibility. You can add calendars for virtually everything; sports, holidays, shared calendars, and weather. For managing personal appointments and family events I use Google Calendar as the backend but I prefer the native experience of macOS and iOS Calendar.app. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps’ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between. [Read More]

Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac

On June 1, 2016, Microsoft released an update to it’s Remote Desktop client for Mac OS X via the Mac App Store. The update to version 8.0.32 broke some functionality for people. The most commonly reported error I have seen is “Connection reset to peer” before authentication. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps’ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between. Sadly, unless you have a Time Machine backup to grab the old version from you are likely going to have to find an alternative. [Read More]

My Mac OS X Setup Guide

I happen to be someone that finds themselves setting up new systems for myself often. I have to remind myself there are tools that I need installed before the scenario in which I need to use them (on an airplane, during a crisis, etc.). I use a Mac so this list of software and setup is going to be very Mac OS X centric. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps’ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between. [Read More]