This is a quick tutorial on how to easily type macrons on Apple devices with a hardware keyboard. The onscreen keyboard on the iPad makes this easy, but not when you are using an external hardware keyboard. This will be particularly relevant to academics needing to write Japanese terms in rōmaji. I searched the webContinue reading “Writing macrons on macOS and iPadOS”
15 years ago in Japan, I thought it was pretty cool that I could send short messages via text to my friends. That wasn’t a thing yet in North America. I was living in the future! But it was complicated. There was “short mail” and “long mail.” Short mail could be sent at a steepContinue reading “The long and the short of mobile messaging incompatibility”
5 years with Apple This plaque arrived. Pretty nice gesture. Love Tim, but a little gutted I only missed getting Steve’s signature by a few months. Regardless, I will treasure this.
Tawara-ya: Famous ryokan in Kyoto. As it was our last day in Japan, we spent the day running around town. My wife got a massage at a place right near Tawara-ya, the ryokan that Steve used to stay at as mentioned in the Isaacson biography. I had a few minutes and a camera so IContinue reading
Using the UTF characters to save real estate in your Bookmarks Bar is an old trick, tried and true. Now, with emoji in Lion, you can spice up your Bookmarks Bar with some colorful characters. See the before/after below: click to enlarge It also syncs perfectly to the iPhone as well: click to enlarge
“We meet again, Papyrus!” (cf. @zeldman Screencap from Motion 5 features page.
Reading Gleick’s The Information, specifically his discussion about the telephone supplanting the telegraph, made me think of iOS devices and their relationship to general computers. Gleick argues that one reason for the explosion in telephone adoption compared to the telegraph was that no new skills had to be learned. Forget learning to translate from MorseContinue reading “iOS devices:computers::telephone:telegraph”
Yesterday’s was a great episode of Hypercritical by @siracusa about Apple’s (lack of) UI consistency. This topic struck a cord with me as someone who spends their days teaching new computer users. As a teacher, my gut reaction is to hate apps that do not follow the HIG. I understand Tog‘s argument about GUI quote-unquoteContinue reading “The HIG is undead”
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Jony Ive on the 20th anniversary Mac… with hair! Apple has been producing these long production videos long before the Unibody MacBooks. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)