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Declining Trend

Blogs are never going to die for sure, but that said they sure can see some decline. Seems like that is what is happening to quite a few popular bloggers. Marco in his recent post elaborates in detail on this and the reason why blog traffics are in decline. I am no expert nor does my blog generate millions of page views,  to comment on the decline. That said the reasons he mention for  the decline is worthy to note and ponder on.  The entire article is worth a read.
This portion stands out

Publishers are relying more on social traffic not because Google’s squeezing them out, but because that’s where everyone went. The dominance of mobile usage, social networks, and YouTube, plus attention-competition from apps, are the real problems for web publishers and blog writers.

Show hidden files in Mac-Alfred Workflow

Coming from the Windows world to the Mac, small things like viewing hidden files could be very daunting on the mac. Thanks to Ian Lunn, I did manage to figure out how to do it. As he advised, I did create an Alias for showing and hiding the hidden files and I was quite happy for a while until it got annoying for me to keep typing the keywords “showFiles” and “hideFiles” in the terminal. This morning I decided to automate this using an Alfred Workflow and inturn learn how an Alfred Workflow is created.
Before I began I just wanted to check there weren’t any that were already doing what I wanted. How dumb of me to think if one existed, you ask. Yeah I was dumb 🙂 . There indeed is a Workflow that does exactly what I wanted to do. I just download the Workflow and it works great. My efforts to create a new Workflow have to wait for a while now 🙁 , but I am glad I found a very nice Workflow.

You can download the Workflow directly from here. Just configure the hotkeys in the Workflow and you are good to go. My hotkeys are ‘Option+Cmd + S’ to show hidden files and ‘Option+Cmd + H’ to hide the files back again. Feel free to choose hotkeys of your choice. Thanks to Andrea Busi for the nice Workflow.

 The biggest side effect to all of this is that Jobs just isn’t a good movie. Historically, it’s mostly accurate, which makes the nerd in me happy, but it’s a lackluster film. It’s as if an amateur theatre club acted out several sections of Steve Jobs’ Wikipedia page