Cold Brew Coffee

Drinking coffee in our business (software design) is almost muscle memory. The first thought after waking is usually about “coffee”. And as we explore the world of coffee through the lens of cartridges like Keurig and Tassimo single cup brewers, we begin to realize just how much we’re missing. Cold brew is like drinking coffee again for the first time. Here’s how to make your own.

Add Blog Search to Ghost with PHP

We recently replaced our Fynydd company blog publishing technology with the new Ghost blog platform. They’ve recently acquired Roon, so it’s going to be very interesting in the months ahead. But one of the drawbacks of using an edge technology is that it’s usually lacking a feature you need. In our case, it was lacking a few, but the biggest was search. So we built our own.

How to Make Bootable OS X Yosemite USB Flash Drives and Other Media

How do you erase your Mac hard drive and install OS X Yosemite without a startup disk? Normally the answer would be to boot into recovery mode. But what if you need to partition the hard drive, wiping the recovery partition? You need a bootable OS X Yosemite installer. Here’s how to make one…

Michael Argentini

Tips for Building an iOS 8 Notification Center Today Extension

The iOS 8 Notification Center is becoming the go-to dashboard for all important and time-sensitive information. Here are some learnings from a project I recently…

Mom’s Meat Sauce

This recipe is my version of my mother's meat sauce. It's a serious comfort food. The flavor is pure and lightly seasoned, and the richness…


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