All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Try scheduling a meeting with his new startup Meeting Planner (https://meetingplanner.io), simpler, faster scheduling for work or play and read his series about building it). Follow @reifman on Twitter.

MacBook Battery Drain Issues After Sierra Upgrade

A lot of MacBook owners are reporting rapid battery drain issues after upgrading their OS to Sierra. It looks like the Terminal App is having a huge energy impact. I’m not sure why this is the case. I’m not even...

/ October 26, 2016

Vertical Block Selection and Editing in Atom is Amazing

I feel like I’ve waited my whole life for an editor that just does vertical block selection editing simply and easily. Even type and replace selection across the vertical block works. How did I do it in Atom? Shift +...

/ October 19, 2016
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How to Fix Not Found The requested URL was not found on this server

Are you getting an error for Not Found The requested URL was not found on this server? I ran into this after a common Ubuntu 14.x update. It broke one of my production sites. After some research and trial and...

/ October 15, 2016
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Bill Gates’ Billions Blocking Him From Enlightenment

Last week, Bill Gates called on political leaders to accelerate innovation. “But innovation starts with government support for the research labs and universities working on new insights,” he said. “The public sector’s investments unlock the private sector’s ingenuity.” His goals are admirable: sustainable...

/ October 13, 2016
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How to Download Apple’s San Francisco Font?

You can download the San Francisco Font freely from the new Apple Design Resources Github page.The San Francisco font is the typeface used by Apple in the Apple Watch, iOS 9, and OS X El Capitan. And, here is how...

/ October 5, 2016

How to Fix: MacOS Sierra Upgrade Breaking SSH Keys

The MacOS Sierra upgrade breaking SSH keys After I upgraded MacOS Sierra, my SSH key access to Ubuntu servers broke. I learned that my older ssh-dss (DSA) keys were no longer secure and that I needed to replace them with...

/ October 1, 2016

Stan (and Eclaire): The Blind Apple Employee Who Upgraded My iPhone

While the iPhone 7 has some incredible engineering advances, it’s obvious Apple’s retail systems are intensely challenged by its annual upgrade cycle. In addition to its limited product availability, its website misdirected T-Mobile customers to visit Apple stores to join...

/ September 27, 2016