Computer

Dealing with a Hot MacBook Pro

I have already repeatedly written about dealing with overheating MacBooks. My not-anymore-so-current MacBook Pro (15”, late 2016) started to also throttle, and so I decided to do what’s necessary. Yet, instead of just replacing the thermal paste, I decided to try something new: Coollaboraty Liquid Metal Pads. The application is comparatively simple, once you’ve worked… read more »

How to run Windows applications on MacOS

I’ve regularly some little Windows applications that I need to run on MacOS. Normally, I’d use a virtual machine, but there are some utilities where I’d really like to have them more immediately. Here is how I do it.

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 »

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.

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