Welcome to Perpetual βeta

the weblog of Jonathan Hollin: software developer; technologist; photographer; super-hero and eccentric billionaire*

* Okay, the bit about being a billionaire is not really true! ☺︎

TLS Adoption is Growing, Fast

A long-overdue, periodic housekeeping tasks reveals an amazing shift from an unsecured HTTP Web to a more secure TLS one. About time too.

Thoughts on the Late 2016 MacBook Pro

In which I write about my experiences with the late 2016 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

tl;dr (probably) the best computer I’ve ever owned, despite its flaws and its ridiculous price.

macOS: Fixing an Auto-hide Dock Bug

I love it when a hack enables me to rid my system of an annoyance. In this case, a macOS issue that results in the Dock occasionally failing to auto-hide when selecting a full-screen application.

macOS: Closing the Gap with Moom

“How long has it been able to do that?” Today I learned that Moom has a hidden switch that rids it of a persistent annoyance. How did I not know about this?

Adding Survivability to macOS Applications

With a sliver of macOS system hacking, it’s possible to make your must have applications almost indestructible. Following a crash, macOS can restart your critical software without delay… and that can be invaluable.

The (Mostly) Green Dot

In which I use the BitBar application to render an at-a-glance network security status indicator in my macOS menu bar.

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