Author Francis Avila

Removing UTF8 Gremlins

If you work with documents from many different sources, you’ve probably seen this before: That’s good. “Oh no”, you think, “A utf-8 encoding problem.” That three-letter combo should be a single close-quote, like this: That’s good. Sometimes the problem is that your application is reading the file as a win-1252 (or cp1252, or the kinda-sorta

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Use Your iMac as a Display

I have an Intel iMac (the white kind). It’s my personal machine. I like it. It’s nice. What I especially like about it is that it has a big screen (1680×1050). I also have an Intel MacBook. It’s my work machine. I like it. It’s nice. But what I don’t like about it is that

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