iMessage Not Showing on Multiple Mac

Problem:

SMS texts messages are received on iPhone fine but is only forwarded to one of the Macs, regardless of the model of Mac.

I have a slick Mac Air that I take with me everywhere and a sexy iMac at home. To keep all my offline data synced, I find it easier sometimes just to restore my Mac Air to the iMac or vice versa. The restoring process is not difficult, just use the Migration Assistant with the connection to a Apple Time Machine.

I soon find out that the SMS text messages that I receive on my iPhone would only be forwarded to one of the Macs, not both. I turned off iMessage on the iPhone then enabled it again but I can only see one of the Macs displayed under the Text Message Forwarding option. For example:

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TextWrangler Codeless Language Module

I have always been using text files to manage my todo lists but only recently been enlightened of the Todo.txt concept. This post will teach you how to write and deploy a markup definition file for TextWrangler on Mac so it will automatically highlight your Todo.txt like this:

sample-to-do

Tools to use:

Notes on the tools:

The concept of the Todo.txt is very simple. There are only 3 rules to follow:

  • Priority e.g. (A), (B), (C) and I added (U) for undecided
  • Project e.g. +Health
  • Context e.g. @home
  • Search string e.g.X 2014-00-00 Search string (A).*\+work

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eBooks: iBooks Author or Pages

I am a big fan of eBooks. I have many eBooks in formats other than .epub so I wanted to convert them into the proper eBook format – ePub. How difficult can it be? It turns out that its easy to make your own eBooks as long as you know the basic rules and tools.

Tools to use:

Notes on the tools:

  • iBooks is an eBook reader. It’s not a perfect software but it enables me to read everywhere and from any of my iOS devices. The main feature that I enjoy the most is that I can read a book on one device and continue reading on another device in anther room, at exactly the page I was on last.
  • TextWrangler to me is equivalent to Notepad++, a text tool that recognise a lot of syntax from programming languages. I even use it to write instead of Word.

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How to Enable Trackpad Dragging on OS X

Problem:

I have recently updated the OS X to Yosemite on my Mac Air. All was good except that the “double tab on the trackpad to drag an item around the screen” function stopped working. I had a look around in the System Preference but couldn’t find anything. Mainly because I didn’t know that the “double tabbing on the trackpad to drag stuff on the screen” action was actually called “Trackpad Dragging“! Else, it would be so much easier to search the Mac or the Internet for a fix. I tried to live without of it but soon the annoyance was creeping up on me. After a bit of persistent research, I found where Apple hid the option to enable “Trackpad Dragging“. The following explains How to Enable Trackpad Dragging on OS X:

Solution:

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Hello World

Welcome! 👏 🎉

Yay! This is my first post!

What will I do with this space? I will write mainly about my travels, my love of photography, my work as a geek and maybe other little stories that are worth remembering before the memories fade. Enter at your own risk. 🙂

Every WordPress installation comes with a Hello world post in the default template. I’m keeping this post! 👻 “Hello World” is sentimental to most programmers who would have started their training with a little piece of code called “Hello world“! My first ever “Hello world” code was in Pascal! What’s yours? 😎

I close my first blog post with this quotes by my favourite human, Steve Jobs. Chinese has a saying – 天时地利人和. I believe that Steve Jobs’s success was not because of luck or any other external environmental factors but because of his vision, hard work, and being himself. I feel that these quotes reflect that.

Be yourself and work hard!

I hope that you will visit my blog often and leave a comment or two. Don’t be shy, the internet was originally created for collaboration not those social network.

So Long and Thanks for all the Fish! ✌️

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs