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Is your Bootstrap X-Editable plugin stuck in 2015?

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…
$(‘#thing’).editable();
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 a little more recent than 1970:
$.fn.combodate.defaults.minYear = 2010;

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Prevent Creative Cloud from loading at startup [Mac]

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.

Also, according to the Little Snitch app, this thing is pinging over dozen different IPs and domains across the interwebs … Keep reading »

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Make an OSX install USB drive quick

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 it named “Untitled” is easiest, but you can change it. … Keep reading »

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