Bringing Web Apps to the Desktop with Nativefier

I’ve been using Nativefier to keep web apps I use all day (that I don’t want to get lost in my Chrome tabs) in my macOS dock / Windows taskbar. I’ve been struggling to find a good cross-platform solution for this, as I use both macOS and Windows pretty regularly, but Nativefier works great. Here’s a screenshot of one I made for Google Keep: And then it also shows up in my dock!...

March 7, 2019 · 1 min

Nostalgia via Windows 95

I’ve been playing around with a wonderful bit of nostalgia this weekend: This is a fully self-contained and ready to use Windows 95 virtual machine running in an Electron app, which means its cross-platform, and written primarily in Javascript! The developer couldn’t have made this easier to set up. Just go to the releases page on the github, download the version for your OS and run the setup program. It comes with a few applications pre-installed[1] and it is more or less the full Windows 95 experience....

February 9, 2019 · 2 min

Getting water out of the speakers of an iPhone quickly

This morning I was listening to a podcast on my phone as I was getting ready for work, and I splashed a large amount of water on my phone. I freaked out for a second before I realized that my phone is waterproof. Once I realized this, I resumed the playback of my podcast, but I could barely hear it, and the sound was extremely distorted. I quickly realized that this was because my phone speakers were drenched....

March 1, 2018 · 2 min