How to disable the Chrome notification icon in OS X

In a recent Chrome update, a new bell icon popped up in the OS X notification bar. You can disable this icon in 3 easy steps: Open chrome://flags Disable “Enable Rich Notifications” Restart Chrome It’s gone! May 2014 update: It’s now called “Notification Center behavior”, and you must set it to “Never show” There is […]

OS X: Get a voice notification when commands finish running

If you are like me, you might get distracted while waiting for your unit tests to complete, and only return to your IDE several minutes later. On OS X, there is a nifty say command that makes your Mac say anything you want using text-to-speech. By appending it at the end of a long-running command, […]

XAMPP for OS X: How to access MySQL from the command line

If you want to access XAMPP’s MySQL shell on Mac OS X, use the following command: /Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/bin/mysql -u root -p This gave me a few headaches in the past, so I’ll leave this here for others to find.

How to preview your PSDs on your iPhone

If you wish to see how your designs would look like on a mobile screen with very little overhead, I recommend you try LiveView. I’ve been using it to compare a mobile website with the original designs, and it’s working great for me. LiveView takes a part of your screen and broadcasts it to connected […]