Ensure correct names for OS X apps before installing to avoid issues

If you have encountered strange issues when trying to install an OS X app from internet (especially a prefpane), then the name of app may be a culprit. Recently, I had weird issues when trying to install the excellent Choosy app. I had tried to install the app some time back, it had some issues with El Capitan. I checked last month and there was a new version available. So I downloaded it and installed according to instructions....

February 24, 2016 · 2 min

Mandrill/GMail eating your email design? Try inlining!

GMail removes classes from the email body. If you rely on classes to apply styles, they will not work. Solution is to inline your CSS. Learn how in this post.

February 22, 2016 · 2 min

“This feature is urgent”. Urgency is ruining the software!

As software engineers, we are used to hearing “please do it fast/urgent” or other variations. Such requests by clients and managers may be ruining our work.

February 22, 2016 · 3 min

Why do computer engineers work hard and management gets rewarded?

Our industry is broken. Engineers are doing a lot of hard work while reward goes to management. What are the reasons for this and what are the alternatives?

February 19, 2016 · 4 min

Missing Mailbox? Try These Mail Clients

Now that Mailbox is dead, take a look at the apps I am using instead of Mailbox for iOS and OS X.

February 19, 2016 · 2 min

How to get hired: Just make awesome stuff.

If you are applying for a job, you may want to do a bit more than bare minimum. It has worked for others, it may work for you too.

February 17, 2016 · 1 min

Rotten And Expensive Apples

When “high-performance processors, graphics and storage” mean 1.6 Ghz Core i5 and 500 GB, 5400 RPM HDD and flagship phones cost highest in a price sensitive market, something is definitely wrong. Read my half-facts, half-opinion based piece about things Apple is doing wrong in India

October 21, 2015 · 4 min

What makes a Mac different?

Everyone says that Mac is different and better than Windows. What makes it better?

October 18, 2015 · 2 min

Being Mean is Useless

Being mean makes you fail. - Paul Graham What happens when someone is mean to you at office? And should you be mean?

August 15, 2015 · 2 min

True Detective Season 2

Warning: Spoilers for True Detective Season 2 follow. Proceed only if you have completed it. Season 2 was not as strong as previous one but it did stand on its own and had some good acting and great music.

August 13, 2015 · 2 min