What’s in my MenuBar

The apps that live in my Mac’s menubar have earned their keep. Today I wanted to take a brief look at what I’m running on my Mac Pro. 1password – …

 
The Importance of Context and Composition in Design Portfolios

Presenting design work shouldn’t be boring, and yet I see it all the time when I am reviewing portfolios. Yes, it’s about the work. But investing a little time in …

 
The 6.5 Best Sites to Spruce Your Color Swatches

Tired of staring at the drab default color swatch palette? Looking for some new color schemes to incorporate into your designs? If you’re like me, the answer is probably “often”. …

 
Review: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1

I really wanted to like Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1, by Mike Benson and Tan Eng Huat. After all, what’s not to like about Shang-Chi? He’s cut from a …

 
Skype authentication absurdity

Every time I launch Skype on my Mac Pro, I get no less than SIX dialog boxes asking for authentication. (See below.) To fix part of the problem, I had …

 
On Battery Bulges and Choosing a New Mac Laptop

A few years ago, I wrote about my first impressions with the NewerTech battery for the Macbook Pro (2006 – early 2008 models). Then, about two weeks ago, I noticed …