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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! ☺︎

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.

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro

The fruit company introduces a revised — and heavily priced — MacBook range. She makes no mention of upgrades to her desktop line, leaving the developer community frustrated… and vocal. Some users talk of abandoning the platform. Others question whether or not Apple has lost the plot. There’s a palpable sense of discontent. Did Apple take a wrong turn?

Want to read more? Check out some of my other articles in the Archives…