iTunes auto-rating all played tracks …

For more than a year it’s been bugging me that iTunes “sometimes” would auto-rate played tracks. It happened on some albums, yet not all albums. Back in May 2018 I posted this video on YouTube showing the behaviour: As you can see iTunes here automatically rates “En Masse” (track 10) from the moment it starts […]

php-timecop – A PHP extension providing “time travel” capabilities

Now this looks handy, especially when you’re writing/testing code that’s dependent on the system’s time: php-timecop is a PHP extension providing “time travel” and “time freezing” capabilities Freeze time to a specific point. Travel back to a specific point in time, but allow time to continue moving forward from there. Scale time by a given […]

O.MG Cable – A normal looking USB cable that can hijack your computer when plugged in

It looks like an ordinary Lightning to USB Cable from Apple, yet it’s not: it’s got built-in Wifi and can receive payloads which get executed on the machine it’s plugged in 😱 However, let this be a reminder to never trust external cables (or USB outlets for that matter!), found USB sticks, etc. O.MG Cable […]

BeFunky – Photo Editing & Graphic Design Made for Everyone

At the top of Creating vs. Shipping there’s a featured image that contains the quote I mentioned in the post itself. To create that image, I turned to an online tool named “BeFunky Photo Editor”. Even though the more advanced stuff (or extra variants of a brush) requires a paid account, it’s more than enough […]

Automatically create an APK from your Progressive Web App with PWA2APK

As mentioned in How to publish your PWA onto the Google Play Store it’s now possible to publish your PWA’s onto the Google Play Store. Thanks to PWA2APK you no longer need to manually create your APK: “just” enter the URL of your PWA and an APK – which you’ll need to publish manually – […]

Making Future Interfaces: Inline SVG

Another great entry in the “Making Future Interfaces” video series by Heydon Pickering. This one here is a basic introduction to SVG. Like with his other videos: even if you already know about the topic he’s talking about: just watch it, the presentation style and puns are great 🙂 Related: Here’s a post of mine […]