Hacks

How to quickly change Background from dark to bright in Mail

The new dark mode introduced with Mojave has some issues with Mails where the author has used text highlighting (like, putting a yellow background behind a black text): This is going to be white on yellow in dark mode, and hence hardly readable. Worse even, there appears to be a trend where some people send… read more »

Fix SeaFile error “there is a conflict with an existing library”

Every now and then I get this error when working with Seafile: “there is a conflict with an existing library.” And just today I found out that I had found a solution three years ago, and since then forgotten about it. So here’s again, for the record, what I did.

Mail to OmniFocus – AppleScript

I’ve created a little AppleScript that copies the mail contents and attachments into an OmniFocus task. It also creates a back-link into the OF task, and a forward link as a MailTags note.

Spiegel-Online Nag Screens

So apparently, spiegel.de now hides itself behind mostly nagging pay walls. They even got coverage from El Fefe, and of course they are not only asking you to pay for “plus” articles, which I happily do, they also throw ad block nag screens in their reader’s way. Recently, a German court has decided that ad… read more »

Make Skim Great Again

Yesterday, I had created a pretty useful workaround for the still fucked up PDFKit in Sierra, which prevents Skim from running. Motivated by Andrea Alberti, I’ve today created a much better version which can be applied in one minute, with one single command, and does not require to keep System Integrity Protection off and swap… read more »

Better Workaround for the still fucked up PDFKit problem on MacOS

So I had written here about the problem with PDFKit under MacOS and shown how to get an deploy an alternative version of PDFKit which fixes the problem. Unfortunately, that makes Preview no longer work with PDF files, which is why I had also supplied there a script for switching back and forth between different… read more »

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