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Hyperlapse Put two pins on a map, click “Create”, and the site gives you a timelapse of travelling through that area generated with Google Streetview. Check out Confederation Bridge, The Old Man of Storr, and Victoria Embankment AltStock Alternatives to the stock apps with which your iPhone ships. I don’t necessarily agree with all their …

Audio apps for relaxation and focus

Like so many people (everyone?), I sometimes struggle with focus. I have a number of strategies that work, but sound plays a role in all of them. In this article I’ll take you through my focus-related audio tools. Focus-related audio falls into four categories: music that’s acceptable background music like classic ambient; generated noise (white, …

Hiding the WD Smartware virtual CD on a Mac

I really like Western Digital MyBook Essential drives. They’re inexpensive, they last (my 1TB drive is four or five years old, and survived moving between continents), and they’re reasonably quick. They have one drawback: a virtual CD they mount constantly. I’ve hidden the VCD on one of my drives using the WD software, but the …