Google Drive Crashes Mac OS X Finder Every 90 Sec

Someone retarded in Google has updated their Google Drive this afternoon, which caused the crashing of Mac OS X Finder every 90 seconds with the repeating error message “Google Drive: Failed to send: -609″ shown in Console. The temporary fix to this problem is to uncheck the “Show file sync status icons and right click menu”…

Universal Keyboard Shortcuts for Text Editing

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When editing text, the following list of keyboard shortcuts should work universally across applications and operating systems. For example, in Microsoft Word, in Internet browsers, in Unix-like system’s terminal, or in those text editors. They will work if they are not conflicting with existing application specific shortcuts. They should become your muscle memory to enable…

Alfred Workflow: Skype Call 2.0

An Alfred workflow to make Skype phone call to the phone number selected by Alfred’s Contacts feature. If the Skype hasn’t been opened yet, this workflow will open it and ensure it is online before starting the phone call. When making a phone call, this workflow won’t change your Skype online status, and no annoying confirmation dialog…

Fix Mac OS X Mountain Lion Laggy/Choppy Animations

This choppy animation problem has been keeping bothering me since I upgraded from Lion several months ago. However, I don’t want to apply the classic Windows remedy, i.e. to reinstall everything from scratch, as I love my 4 years old Mac OS X very much. I did some research in Google and found the following…

Patches for Tw2other 1.0 by cluries on github

Cluries‘ Tw2other is a PHP program that allows you to broadcast your Twitter tweets to popular Chinese social networks, such as 人人网 and 新浪微博. However, as in version 1.0, the author decided to completely rewrite the codes of previous versions, and it’s in an incomplete state at the moment. If you try to run the…

What are those dots separating words in an English dictionary?

Dots Separating Words in a English Dictionary

This mysterious question has been bothering me for such a long time. What are them? They are clearly not a separation of syllables as in English pronunciation. As you can see in the figure, the word ergonomics should be er・go・no・mics in the dictionary if they are a separation of syllables. Finally, I came across the following explanation…