George Garside Blog

A place of many ramblings about OS X and iOS. If you find something useful on here, it's probably an accident.

Unified Logging in macOS Sierra replaces important information with private to hide the contents

macOS

Unified Logging in macOS Sierra replaces sensitive information with private in the logs to hide the information, and this is how users and developers can unhide the information

New navigation custom CSS for Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange

The new top nav for Stack Overflow isn't quite right. Here's some CSS to improve it whilst keeping the new ideas.

Stack Exchange Ask Different Winter Bash 2016 Leaderboard Graph

Stack Exchange

With the start of 2017 comes the end of the Stack Exchange Winter Bash 2016. Here's some statistics for Ask Different users

Hugs 98 in macOS Terminal

macOS

How to install Hugs 98 to run Haskell on your Mac using Homebrew, compatible with macOS Sierra.

Hey Siri in macOS Sierra

macOS

Enable Hey Siri in macOS Sierra to activate Siri just like iOS, without additional software. Works from anywhere at any time.

macOS Sierra Manage Storage System Information

macOS

There's basically no new worthwhile headline features in macOS Sierra for the power user, but here's a few other things they included.

Add DoubleClick for Publishers to Google Tag Manager

Google

How to use GTM to add your DFP Small Business or Premium ad units and ad tags to pages on your site.

Ask Different Winter Bash 2015 Leaderboard

Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange Winter Bash 2015 is over, so here's some statistics for Ask Different over the 28 day period

Suits Behind the Scenes Tour

Other

A video behind the scenes of Suits USA, showing how the TV show is filmed and the set it is filmed upon.

Vector Magic crash in OS X El Capitan

macOS

Fix Vector Magic Desktop Edition crash when smoothing image in OS X El Capitan due to an updated system dylib

Package is incompatible with this version of OS X

macOS

This package is is incompatible with this version of OS X and may fail to install. Installing this package may damage your system, and the installation may fail.

Can't submit app to iTunes Connect with El Capitan

iOS

Fix apps and app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with Xcode 6.4 or later, and iOS 8 SDK when submitting app using El Capitan beta.

All the little things, OS X El Capitan hidden features

macOS

El Capitan was a smaller update, but there's still plenty of hidden features and little things to be found around the new version of OS X.

Shutdown Causes

macOS

Causes of shutdown on OS X with explanations for what they mean and how to fix them.

Boom Beach Help & Guide

Section

iTunes Connect Analytics Not Enough Data

iOS

In iTunes Connect App Analytics, sometimes a specific app shows Not Enough Data. This is not a bug, but rather a feature by Apple to protect user privacy.

Safari 8.0.7 update for OS X

macOS

Safari 8.0.7 has been released through the Mac App Store for OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and includes some minor improvements, detailed here.

Photos attempted to repair the library

macOS

How to fix Photos has attempted to repair the library "Photos Library.photoslibrary", but is unable to open. The library could not be opened—here's the fix.

Keynote Magic Move two different objects

macOS

This effect with Keynote Magic Move is powerful as it can be used to create a number of advanced transitions using two different objects or even more!

Decode data plist in property list files

macOS

Property lists, or plists, can contain data key-value pairs, which are binary property list files encoded in Base64. Here's how to decode data plist.

Wide Stack Overflow & Stack Exchange

Stack Exchange

This stylesheet extends the width of Stack Overflow, Super User and all other Stack Exchange sites which have been updated to the latest CSS.

Finder Sidebar Preferences Location

macOS

The favourites are stored in the Finder sidebar preferences' favoriteitems dictionary in the aforementioned plist file, under the CustomListItems array.

Custom Characters in OS X Accent Popup

macOS

You can add custom characters to these popups to include your own characters (and even strings) by customising PressAndHold.app.

OS X Terminal Zsh Setup

macOS

I use Terminal with the zsh shell, kept up-to-date with Homebrew. Oh My Zsh manages my zsh configuration and themes, and I have a few custom plugins.

Person markup for adding structured data

Google

You can add a variety of person structured data to your personal webpage for search engines and the main way to do this is through Schema.org—here's how.

Casio Calculator Tutorials

Section

Fix Keyboard Maestro Execute Shell Script not running

macOS

Environment variables have a maximum size, so if your variables are too large, then the shell script action will stop working. Here's how you can fix it.

All the little things, OS X Yosemite hidden features

macOS

Alongside all the big new features, there's a number of subtler changes to OS X. Here's all the little things of OS X Yosemite hidden features.

How to fix Safari 8 crash in Yosemite

macOS

OS X Yosemite Safari crash on launch is a well known and prolific bug. There's a quick fix to get your Safari working again: run the following in Terminal.

Fix BT Home Hub 5 can’t connect broadband

Other

BT have yet another bug in the BT Home Hub 5 causing it to be unable to connect to broadband and show an orange flashing light. Here's how to fix it.