Every Solar Eclipse Happening in your Lifetime

The Washington Post has created a nice article on the upcoming solar eclipse that will cross the United States

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the contiguous United States. It’ll be the first to traverse coast to coast in nearly a century. There will be 69 total solar eclipses visible from somewhere on the planet in the next 100 years, but only a few will be visible from North America. See how many total solar eclipses are left in your lifetime

The article also contains some a very neat visualisation of all upcoming eclipses across the glove.

Here’s every total solar eclipse happening in your lifetime →

Sidenote: VOX have created a nice piece on why a total solar eclipse, like the upcoming one, is such a big deal:

Running Aptana Studio/Zend Studio/Eclipse on a Retina MacBook Pro

Eclipse based products such as Aptana Studio or Zend Studio are not retina-ready. Luckily, there’s a way to force it to running in Retina mode. Just follow these instructions:

  1. Locate Aptana Studio.app
  2. Right click it and select Show package contents
  3. Open Contents/Info.plist with your favorite text editor
  4. Locate the two lines that read
    </dict>
    </plist>
  5. Above those two lines, insert this:
    <key>NSHighResolutionCapable</key>
    <true/>
  6. Save the file
  7. Right click Aptana Studio.app and select Get Info
  8. Confirm that the info panel has the checkmark Open in Low Resolution unchecked

Note: It’s possible that Finder won’t detect the changes you made. In that case make a copy of Aptana Studio.app, delete the original Aptana Studio.app and rename Aptana Studio Copy.app to Aptana Studio.app

Aptana should now look like this:

It’s not ideal yet as the chrome icons are still blurry, but it’s a great leap forward nonetheless: text is now rendered very crisp.