Author Archives: Matt

New Filesystem For next Mac OS!

As noted here it looks like Apple is finally going to be replacing the HFS filesystem with something more modern. It will have Copy on Write, Snapshots and Space Sharing (like ZFS). Also noted is that AFP protocol is being deprecated and you won’t be able to share files on APFS formatted volumes. I guess that’s not surprising considering the fact that SMB has been the default protocol for a while now. 



Regarding iTunes…

Since everyone seems to be down on iTunes at the moment. I’ve since noticed that they removed the ability to see how fast a disk is ripping. One of the first things I do whenever I would get a faster DVD drive or newer Mac would be to rip an audio CD and marvel at how much faster it was compared to the earlier device. Sigh

Posting from Textmate 2.

Textmate 2

The blogging bundle still works in Textmate 2 and Yosemite, so I’m happy about that. For those of you that are wondering how to get it going with a WordPress blog, here is how you go about setting it up:

  1. Go to Bundles->Blogging->Setup Blogs

  2. Edit the file that appears. The format for a WordPress blog is:
  3. If you do it this way, it will prompt you for your username and password. You can also put your username as part of the config file like this:

    It will then only prompt you for the password.

Brent Simmons on Social Media…

He makes a good point about social media sites:

My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them. It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus fades. When Medium and Tumblr are gone, my blog will be here.

This really is true. If you run your own blog on your own domain, you have complete control over it. I believe this explains why email is ubiquitous, even if it has problems. It’s not controlled by any one company, and as such, it will live on. I guess I could also bring up the fact that you can host your on email with a host provider and have control over that too.