This #tedtalk  nails it: Design your spaces for optimal sound performance. That’s so important ju…

This #tedtalk  nails it: Design your spaces for opti­mal sound per­for­mance. That’s so impor­tant just for every space you fre­quent­ly use: your home, office, …

TED Blog | 10+ tips for design­ing class­rooms, hos­pi­tals and offices that are kind on ears, from Julian Trea­sure

Archi­tects design with their eyes rather than their ears — which means that spaces gen­er­al­ly look great and sound ter­ri­ble. At TED­G­lob­al 2012 Uni­ver­si­ty, sound con­sul­tant Julian Trea­sure warned that …

Google Bought Something, Announced Some Google+ Numbers, And You Probably Aren’t Impressed | TechCrunch

Google Bought Some­thing, Announced Some Google+ Num­bers, And You Prob­a­bly Aren’t Impressed | TechCrunch

Drew Olanoff has over 10 years of mar­ket­ing, PR, cus­tomer ser­vice and sup­port, rela­tion­ship build­ing and man­age­ment, prod­uct man­age­ment, and tech­ni­cal sup­port expe­ri­ence in mul­ti­ple ver­ti­cals. Online,…

Having connection problems with #apple  #homesharing? Research has shown, iTunes opens numerous c…

Hav­ing con­nec­tion prob­lems with #apple  #home­shar­ing? Research has shown, iTunes opens numer­ous con­nec­tions when paired with an #appletv3  . As a workaround, a script was cre­at­ed to mon­i­tor those con­nec­tions and to restart iTunes once it reach­es a cer­tain thresh­old. 

I put the script togeth­er with a Launch­Dae­mon con­fig into GitHub, for those in need for it. Hope it helps.

iTunes­Mon­i­tor

iTunes­Mon­i­tor — Some Apple­Script and Launch­Dae­mon con­fig to mon­i­tor iTunes open con­nec­tions

The missing link for old-school apps running on #mountainlion   #osx   #growl  

The miss­ing link for old-school apps run­ning on #moun­tain­lion   #osx   #growl  

Email Hiss is an OSX app that for­wards noti­fi­ca­tions from Growl …

Hiss is an OSX app that for­wards noti­fi­ca­tions from Growl enabled apps to Noti­fi­ca­tion Cen­ter in Moun­tain Lion. V0.1 Pho­tos Down­load Now. Note: Hiss is cur­rent­ly in beta. We wel­come any issues, com­men…

OS X Lion How to place Dictionary definitions higher up on Spotlight results

I final­ly found an answer to a ques­tion that arose with OS X Lion: How to place Dic­tio­nary def­i­n­i­tions high­er up on Spot­light results?

I was quite used to quick­ly open #Spot­light  via cmd-space and type in a word I need­ed a def­i­n­i­tion or trans­la­tion for. Before #Lion   those def­i­n­i­tions showed up at the top of Spotlight’s results list and I could reach them with a sin­gle cur­sor down to reveal the details. Sad­ly #Apple  decid­ed to place those def­i­n­i­tions at the bot­tom of Spotlight’s results, hav­ing users go through the whole list to final­ly reach the def­i­n­i­tion. They also decid­ed users must not have the abil­i­ty the revert to the old behav­ior by re-order­ing Spotlight’s results in con­trol pan­el – which would have been easy.

All this effec­tive­ly ren­dered #Dic­tio­nary  use­less on Lion and it still kept being use­less on #Moun­tain­Lion . The ref­er­enced arti­cle from Stack­Ex­change final­ly presents the solu­tion to this prob­lem. It’s easy and just gives back the pow­er to decide by him­self where to place dic­tio­nary def­i­n­i­tions to the user.

How to place Dic­tio­nary def­i­n­i­tions high­er up in spot­light results

I used to use spot­light fair­ly fre­quent­ly to quick­ly look up words in a dic­tio­nary. With Lion, I’ve noticed that my dic­tio­nary results have dropped down much low­er in the list of results: I’d like to…