How to Use UIPasteControl in iOS 16

At WWDC22, Apple announced that iOS 16 will show a modal prompt when an app tries to paste from the pasteboard without user interaction. Along with this change, Apple introduced a new UIKit control that gives apps a standard way to let users paste without showing said prompt: UIPasteControl. At the time I wrote this, the documentation was pretty sparse. Most of the flow is based on existing APIs, but you may not be aware they exist—I wasn’t! [Read More]

One Year on the App Store

About a year ago I released Ryuusei on the App Store. Ryuusei is one of the first side projects I started, certainly the side project I’ve put the most time and effort into, and the first app I’ve put on the App Store on my personal developer account. All told, it’s a Pretty Big Deal™ for me! It was a huge moment when I hit the button to release it to the world. [Read More]

Trashing macOS Server: Extra 1 - Revisiting Time Machine

I mentioned in my post about Time Machine that Samba 4.8 supports Time Machine, but that it wasn’t available on Ubuntu 16.04, so I went with Time Machine over AFP using Netatalk. After months of backing up over AFP, I started having some problems with backups becoming corrupt. This story is part of a series on migrating from macOS Server to Ubuntu Server. You can find all of the other stories in the series here. [Read More]

Trashing macOS Server: Part 4 - Server Backups

While I was using macOS Server, keeping files on the server itself backed up was easy with Time Machine. I wanted a similar solution for my Ubuntu server: frequent incremental backups that “just work”. This story is part of a series on migrating from macOS Server to Ubuntu Server. You can find all of the other stories in the series here. Finding a Tool I came across a handful of tools for taking scheduled backups on Linux. [Read More]

Giving Up the Ghost: Using Hugo for Blogging

Earlier this year, I started using Ghost for my blog. After a few months, I’ve decided to make another change in platform, this time to Hugo. Why Switch? I have a handful of reasons for migrating away from Ghost. Hiding Markdown The biggest reason I had to distance myself from Ghost was that they have started making Markdown harder to use. Typically, I write my posts in Markdown using Caret, sync them in iCloud Drive, and then paste them into the Ghost editor. [Read More]

Trashing macOS Server: Part 3 - Plex, Transmission, and Flexget

A little while back I automated my anime and manga habit using Plex, Flexget, and Transmission on my macOS server. Configuring these services on Ubuntu was plenty easy, but there were a couple of differences compared to the macOS server. This story is part of a series on migrating from macOS Server to Ubuntu Server. You can find all of the other stories in the series here. A Quick Note This post will be a bit vague in some areas. [Read More]

Trashing macOS Server: Part 2 - Time Machine

I’m a big fan of having my computers make Time Machine backups to my server—it’s more convenient than fumbling around with an external drive. Getting Time Machine to back up to a non-Apple machine requires a little bit of work, though. This story is part of a series on migrating from macOS Server to Ubuntu Server. You can find all of the other stories in the series here. A Few Notes There are quite a few guides out there for getting Time Machine to talk to a Linux machine. [Read More]

Trashing macOS Server: Part 1 - File Server

One of the most important things to have on a home server is some kind of file server. I chose to replace macOS Server’s file server with Samba on Ubuntu. This ended up being one of the more difficult things to get correct. This story is part of a series on migrating from macOS Server to Ubuntu Server. You can find all of the other stories in the series here. [Read More]

Trashing macOS Server: Part 0 - Setup

Before I could replace macOS Server, I had to prepare some kind of virtual machine to house all the new stuff. Since the rest of my homelab VMs are running Ubuntu Server 16.04, that’s what I chose to use for the new server, Kestrel. This story is part of a series on migrating from macOS Server to Ubuntu Server. You can find all of the other stories in the series here. [Read More]

Trashing macOS Server: Introduction

Trashing macOS Server: Introduction
A few years back I wanted a home server that would mesh well with my other Apple devices. I thought it’d be a good idea to use macOS Server. For the most part, it went well, but a few recent developments scared me into finding an alternative. This story is part of a series on migrating from macOS Server to Ubuntu Server. You can find all of the other stories in the series here. [Read More]