Bookmarks for 19th January 2013

These are my saved Pinboard links for 19th January 2013:

  • JavaScript/CSS Font Detector › lalit.org – JavaScript code to detect available availability of a particular font in a browser using JavaScript and CSS.
  • APC – Like Jobs and Gates, we believe the PC is one of the most remarkable tools humans have ever created. Great tools improve with time. They don’t go away.

    Many common computing tasks, such as number crunching, data storage, and communications have shifted to the Internet. As a result, a very low cost computer – with access to the Internet – can be just as valuable as a much more expensive computer.

    APC was born from our love of computers and our realization that the PC needs a fundamental redesign. The redesign that we offer is a computer that is more accessible, and more valuable, because you’re not paying for functions that you don’t need and won’t be using.

  • Good Morning, Your Mac Keeps A Log Of All Your Downloads | Macgasm – The terminal is a pretty powerful tool in Mac OS X. Hardcore server nuts can fly through preferences and settings tweaks without ever touching a GUI. Then there are some things you can do in the Terminal that are just straight out important. This is likely one of the latter, though it does present a bit of a privacy issue. According to OS X Daily the Launch Services quarantine keeps a list of every file you’ve ever downloaded on your Mac, as that’s what triggers the warning dialog about opening files from the Internet. Oddly enough, even if you’ve disabled this in the command line, the database is still keeping track.
  • WikiCancel – WikiCancel is the most current subscription, contract, and account cancellation guide. This Wiki lists the steps to delete your online accounts, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, cancel contracts with companies, such as Sprint, Comcast, and LA Fitness, and unsubscribe from emails from sites like Groupon and LivingSocial. Check out the Help page to see how you can edit any page right now, or the Project page for more information about WikiCancel and getting involved. You can use the search box to find companies, and if you do not find a company you can create the page for it!
  • Frank: A Free WordPress Theme Designed For Speed | Smashing WordPress – Today we are pleased to release Frank, an open-source WordPress theme designed and built to provide a light, responsive and unobtrusive reading experience. The theme’s default home page makes 9 database queries and consists of 2 requests weighing at roughly 30KB (9.5KB gzipped). Frank keeps it basic: no Javascript dependence, no unnecessary images, just a simple, no-frills, fast blog theme.
  • My Top 10 Sublime Text Plugins | Henrique Barroso – I’ve known Sublime Text for a long time now, I remember testing it’s first public beta version around 2008/2009. I was impressed by the epic layout. But at the same time I was still too oriented towards IDEs, so I put it aside. Only too pick it up recently.

    I was blown away how the community it’s so active and how extensible it is. I came from a VIM background, so I was a little reluctant to see if this would fit my needs. And it did, you can even simulate VIM by uncommenting just a few lines in the configuration.

    However, this post is not about Sublime Text itself, but the plugins I use and that I recommend if you are a web developer.

  • Sublime Package Control – a Sublime Text 2 Package Manager by wbond – A full-featured package manager that helps discovering, installing, updating and removing packages for Sublime Text 2. It features an automatic upgrader and supports GitHub, BitBucket and a full channel/repository system.
  • feross/SpoofMAC · GitHub – I made this because changing your MAC address in Mac OS X is harder than it should be. The biggest annoyance is that the Wi-Fi card (Airport) needs to be manually disassociated from any connected networks in order for the change to be applied correctly. Doing this manually every time is tedious and lame.

    Instead of doing that, just run this Python script and change your MAC address in one command.

  • Tamale Bake | All recipes with Trader Joes products for easy, quick, healthy meal ideas – This dish combines the wonderful flavors of tamales into an easy casserole. The star ingredient is Soy Chorizo, so delicious you won't even know it's vegetarian! Or you could use ground meat instead, cooked with a tsp of Taco Seasoning. Don't be wary of the precooked polenta; it's crumbly when cold but when heated, turns into warm, soft layers of cornmeal. Absolutely delicious!