Laws of Simplicity as Originally Typeset — maeda.pm

The presentation download linked in his article is an awesome reminder towards simplicity. Thanks John for putting it out there for all of us. 

A friend of mine was looking for my early sides regarding the Laws of Simplicity, and I found some old parts that look like they’ll do just fine. Via Google Slides they are here, and as a Keynote file they are here. If you want a PPT, just export the Google Slides and you can […]

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Gutenberg -project

Gutenberg

This is the first post I am trying to write using the Gutenberg plugin for WordPress. I am going to keep this short and sweet as I am testing it as well. You have to try this plugin demo understand the potential of this plugin. So far the demo is great. For a developer preview, this is mind blowing. These are very early stages of development and this looks very promising for the future of WordPress.

If you are a WordPress developer and you haven't tried to use this plugin to  test your plugins/themes, you should start today. It is pretty stable considering it is a developer beta release. 

You can get the plugin here. Don't go by the ratings on the plugin repository. The development of the plugin happens on github here and feel free to contribute to it. 

Hyper key on MacOS-Sierra

Have you used the caps lock key as hyper key on your mac? Hyper key is an additional key that you can create on the mac which is a combination of  Ctrl +Alt+ Option+ Shift in one key.  I had my Caps lock key working as a Hyper key ever since I read about it on a blog post in 2014.  Ever since then, the caps lock key has always been a hyperkey on my mac until Apple decided to revamp the keyboard configuration files for touchbar support in Sierra. I dearly missed the feature for about two weeks after I upgraded to sierra and that is when I realized how interwoven the hyper key was with my workflows and mac usage. Nearly every workflow that I had broke. I was on the constant lookout for getting the hyperkey back and used the custom build of the karabiner elements here until I found this easier and streamlined workflow.

The reason why you should use this latest  work around instead of the custom build is that you can update karabiner elements. Using the custom build restricts the updates. The config file (json) is pretty simple and has just the options for the hyper key, which makes life so much simpler. If you are like me, just using the caps lock key as the hyper key, the json file here will save your life.

If you haven’t tried the hyper key, you should defintely try it.