People don’t want to use your software

This “People don’t want to use your software” quote by @SHL seems pretty smart. And Gumroad does a pretty good job of keeping their software simple.

I was actually thinking a little bit of the opposite yesterday; I thought, “I could care less about Apple hardware, I just like MacOS, or at least I used to love what it used to be.” But in the end I don’t really love the software, I just like that it works how I think an OS should work, and it has a Unix terminal that I keep open all the time.

An intense curiosity about how things are done

In his book, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light, Carlos Santana writes about hearing other guitar players, and wondering with an intense curiosity how those other people got their guitars to make the sounds they made. As I thought about this I thought it was a good attitude to have in programming. For instance, if I look at an application where someone has done something really cool I try to understand, “How did they do that?”

A Mac "quit all applications" app (a Mac Automator example)

A Mac "quit all applications" app: I don't shut down or reboot my Mac computers very often, but every time I do, I always wonder if there's an easy way to quit all applications with one or two keystrokes. I don't mind having to quit all the apps manually -- that seems like the natural thing to do -- but if you're about to have a lightning storm and you'd really like to shut down your Mac fast, being able to quit all applications fast sure would be nice.

Mac speech recognition software (a short review)

Mac speech recognition software FAQ: Can you recommend any Mac speech recognition software packages?

Yes I can, but the answer depends on your needs, and whether you are a Mac consumer, or a Mac programmer. Let's take alook at the options.

free software applications by alvin alexander

The following software applications have been created by Alvin Alexander of, and are available for download from our website (or will be available for download in the near future).

How some people always seem to know about new software releases

It used to really amaze me that some people always knew immediately when there were new updates to software applications -- and this goes back to the old days when many applications weren't self-updating. I always wondered how they knew about these software updates so fast. With today's RSS feeds it's pretty easy.

Seven most wanted iPhone features

I know some of the following features are available through third-party iPhone apps, but I'd still like to see them as standard functions in a new iPhone software release:

How to delete/uninstall iPhone apps (iOS 11)

Table of Contents1 - Short summary: How to delete an iPhone app2 - How to delete/uninstall an iPhone app (iPhone application)3 - What can go wrong4 - Deleting iPhone apps from iTunes5 - How to delete iPhone apps in a “waiting” state

iPhone/iOS FAQ: How do I delete/remove/uninstall iPhone applications?

When I learned how to move iPhone app icons around, I also learned how to remove iPhone apps. Here’s a short tutorial on how to delete iPhone apps.

How to move iPhone application (app) icons around

iPhone apps FAQ: How do I move iPhone apps or app icons? (Related: How do I move iPod or iPad app icons?)

I'm a relatively new owner of an Apple iPhone 3G, and last night, quite by accident, I learned how to move iPhone apps (applications) from one place to another on the iPhone screen. The technique to move an iPhone app is a bit of fun; here's how you do it.