Don’t charge your MacBook Pro from the left side. Use the right side.

Ever since September 2019 I had this issue with my MacBook Pro where kernel_task would sometimes spike up to > 1000% (!) CPU load and drain my battery – even while connected to a charger. Second time this month kernel_task (with pid 0) decided to go nuts and drain my battery until my macbook shut […]

Installing old OS X versions: fixing “OS X could not be installed on your computer”

Here in Belgium schools are locked down due to #coronavirus. With the school of my two oldest kids now switching to remote teaching, I took the time to set up my old MacBook Pro (model late 2008) for my two oldest kids to use. That didn’t go without any hiccups though: the OS X installer […]

New WebKit Features in Safari 13.1

This year’s spring releases of Safari 13.1 for macOS Catalina, iPadOS, iOS, and watchOS bring a tremendous number of WebKit improvements for the web across Apple’s platforms. All of this with many more updates for improved privacy, performance, and a host of new tools for web developers. These features stand out to me: Pointer and […]

Prevent Apple’s “double key press” on the butterfly keyboard with Unshaky

If you’re having this “double key press” issue, Unshaky is a software solution that will help you get by. Unshaky tries to address an issue on the butterfly keyboard (Macbook, Macbook Air 2018 & MacBook Pro 2016 and later): Double Key Press. Unshaky might save your keyboard by dismissing such “second key hits” (any key […]

Stop Apple Spotlight from slowing down your Mac by preventing it to index node_modules folders

Speaking of node_modules folders, this tip by Roel Van Gils came to mind: Does your Mac becomes slow/unresponsive (fans kicking in etc.) when you `npm install` a huge project with a million tiny dependencies? I learned that adding an empty `.metadata_never_index` in /node_modules *beforehand* will prevent Spotlight from indexing all that crap. — Roel Van […]

The new Mac Pro is a design remix

Arun Venkatesan takes a deep dive into the design and engineering behind the new Mac Pro: Apple held its annual developer conference, WWDC, this week in San Jose. In the keynote, aside from a slew of developer-focused software announcements, one new hardware announcement has attracted the most attention, the 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display […]

SwiftUI by Example – Free Course on SwiftUI

Paul Hudson, creator of Hacking with Swift: 🧐What if I said I was thinking of writing a book about all the SwiftUI techniques I've learned? 😳What if I said I'd ALREADY written it? 🤩What if I said I was making videos too? 🤯What if I said it was online NOW, free? Wonder no more, folks: […]