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App Development Software Web Development

Awesome Sketch plugins for web design

Here are some of the plugin gems i found for Sketch! Please, let me know if there are any others you recommend in the comments.

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Miscellaneous Software

How to fix Grayed Out AppleID when updating AppStore Apps

This has driven me mad over the years when i sporadically have to update an old App that was previously installed by a former user. And every time i have to spend 10 minutes or so scouring the web for a correct answer. Here’s the process to fix this. Go to the Applications folder. Find the app that you’re trying to update. In this instance, it was Bitdefender Virus Scanner. Command+Click the app, then click …

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Email Software Web Development

Moosend: A MailChimp alternative

MailChimp is the gorilla of the email marketing world. I needed an alternative. With its growth and popularity over the years, the tried-and-true increase in prices and decrease in free-tier plan features has come along with it. We see it all too often in every industry.

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Coding Software

10 Useful VS Code Extensions + Tips

Visual Studio Code is my editor of choice. Here’s a list of useful extensions and tips.

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Software WordPress

Local by Flywheel hangs on “Checking System…” (macOS)

Local by Flywheel was running without a hitch for the 30 minutes after i initially installed it, setup a local site, and tried out various settings. I was working on a new post regarding local WordPress development using the app. It’s part of a series i’m writing on local development environments and workflows. While documenting the steps and time it takes to close and restart Local with a site running, i ran into an issue with …

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Software

Joplin is the Evernote alternative i was looking for

After not being thrilled with the results of one of my recent posts about finding an Evernote alternative, i’m now focusing on finding encrypted note-taking apps. Particularly encrypted Evernote alternatives. All the criteria from the previous post is the same, but being sure no third party employees of a company can read my notes is paramount. I have documented the apps i’ve researched below. TL;DR: Joplin is the Evernote alternative i was looking for with …

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Software

I found an Evernote alternative — i think.

Evernote was starting to grind my gears when it came to its handling of code snippets, lack of keyboard shortcuts for many things i used often, and finally hitting me how expensive it was, amongst other “little” things that have changed over the years within the app.

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Social Media Software

I quickly deleted 16,000+ Tweets using Cardigan

Ideally i was looking for a free and easy way to delete most if not all of my Tweets for one of my old accounts. Scouring the web i found many articles on how to mass delete my Tweets, but they all referenced the same two or so services. All of which seemed shady, but i gave a shot since reputable sites like Forbes and LifeHacker had recommended them. The one service that was able …

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Miscellaneous Software

FinTech Apps to stay financially literate and healthy

This year i’ve worked diligently to get my personal finances in order. From February 2018 to November 2018, i increased my (TransUnion) FICO score by 73 points! To help get a (daily) handle on things, these are the apps i use/check regularly — sometimes several times a day. They are in no particular order. A few of the app links are my personal referral links, by the way. Some offer cool perks for both me …

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Software

Switching from Sublime Text to Visual Studio Code

Like many, if not most, web developers, my IDE of choice for the last half decade has been Sublime Text. Prior to ST, i was using TextWrangler and Notepad++; before that, it was NoteTab Light and code-only mode of Dreamweaver (shudders). Still odd that i switched to a quasi open source code editor created by Microsoft, of all companies. They’ve made great strides in the last half decade — an almost about face — figuring …