How to use Automator on macOS

Motivation Inspired by the session at BarCamp Regensburg I started to think about pain points in my workflow. I figured out that the conversion of my photos was too cumbersome. Before When writing articles I download the images from my phone via AirDrop to my Mac. Apple stores images in the HEIC format on my…

How to find the mouse pointer on macOS

Motivation Many software developers use a multi monitor setup with two or three screens at 24 inches or more. Some folks like videoeditors even use giant curved screens with more than 34 inches. Thus it sometimes can become painful to find your mouse pointer on such big screen estate. But macOS got you covered. Settings…

Shortcuts for Screenshots on macOS

When you write articles you occasionally need a screenshot of a program or a website. macOS got you covered with several options. Here are some useful keyboard shortcuts to use them: Screenshot of the full screen Press Shift + Cmd + 3 simultaneously Part of the screen Press Shift + Cmd + 4 simultaneously Window…

Apple Watch 8 Unboxing

Motivation I skipped the first 7 series of Apple watches successfully but now Apple got me on the hook! As I become older I become more and more aware that I have to get my ass off the couch much more often and do more sports. And here comes Apple with their new watch 8…

Developer Toolbelt – private edition

Inspired by the Blog Post https://gingter.org/2016/12/15/my-developers-toolbelt-2016 I want to share what my tool set looks like in 2022: PyCharm as main IDE for Python and markdown pandoc for converting markdown to PDF Android Studio Github (now with private repo support) Guitar Pro Version 7.5 (Thomann Affiliate Link) Logic Pro X Spotify for getting into “the…

Introduction to Jupyter Notebook

JuPyteR Do You know the feeling of being already late to a party when encountering something new? But when you actually start telling others about it, you realize that it is not too common knowledge at all, e.g. Jupyter Notebooks. What is a Jupyter notebook? In my own words: a browser-based document-oriented command line style…