Moving to Mandrill to SparkPost this week? (A lot of us are thanks to this.)
In Mandrill (and possibly other transactional email services) we can use the API to send emails using templates. We send a bunch of information including recipients, content, metadata, and subject, ad we let ‘er fly. Boom, done.
For the most part, I’ve found SparkPost to be pretty similar, except on one point: subject lines. Specifically for … Keep reading »
At least as of version 1.5.1, the awesome Vitalets Bootstrap X-Editable plugin has a maximum date for its datepickers of 2015. Why? I dunno. I just work here. But it’s a simple fix.
After you get things rolling by applying the plugin to whatever element, like so…
Change the default maximum year thusly:
$.fn.combodate.defaults.maxYear = 2531;
Or whatever year you want.
While you’re there, you could also change the minimum date to something … Keep reading »
If you’re like me, you don’t love it when your Mac makes that sign-in sound every time you open the lid. (Assuming you use iMessage/Messages for any IM services.) Here’s how to disable it. (And only it.)
Make sure Messages is closed.
Go to your Applications folder.
Find Messages.app and right-click it. Choose Show Package Contents.
Find the Resources folder.
Look for a file called Logged In.aiff.
Delete that mess.
If you’re like me (and I know I am) you don’t love having a bunch of unnecessary stuff loaded when you don’t need it. Like Adobe’s Creative Cloud thingy. It can drain your battery (not by a lot, but still) and clutter up your menu bar.
Surprisingly, Apple has actually made this pretty easy. <aside>I’m enjoying the Tim Cook reign so far. But that’s a whole separate post.</aside> This works for Yosemite and El Capitan, and I’m assuming future versions too.
Make sure you have the installer downloaded from the app store. It will delete itself after you use it, but you can download it again.
Format an 8 GB flash drive and plug the thing in. Leaving … Keep reading »
Sometimes you want to draw a user’s attention to a certain input or element. One way to do that is to flash or pulse the element. But when you google this, most examples involve flashing the whole background, such as with jQuery UI’s highlight effect. But if you’re like me—as I definitely am— you might think that is a little much. Or maybe it just doesn’t fit well … Keep reading »
Some call it “bridge” mode. The point is you want your TP-LINK to play nice with another router from which your internet actually flows. Like if you have a fiber/DSL/psychic router you can’t replace because ISP reasons but you want some wifi that doesn’t totally suck. For example.
The reason this can be confusing with the Archer series is that many other routers have a setting like “AP mode” that you … Keep reading »
One of my daughter’s friends came over, and upon seeing my home office said, “Whoa! Your dad has a secret lab!” Well, the name stuck. It’s a Secret Lab now. But I felt like it needed a sign. Few things say “secret lab” to me better than Aperture Science, and since a lot of my work involves testing, I put together a 24″x36″ Testing Chamber poster to frame outside the … Keep reading »