SOLVED: “Not enough space” error from Apple Time Machine despite DropBox Smart Sync

DropBox has a nice feature called "Smart Sync", which deletes selected files from your local disk, while preserving the file on the cloud. It shows fake placeholders instead of files, and downloads them only when you need. I have used that feature on various large files; but despite that, Time Machine kept telling me that … Continue reading SOLVED: “Not enough space” error from Apple Time Machine despite DropBox Smart Sync

Accessing Mac OS API’s with Python over AppleScript / Shortcuts

As a Python programmer; if you need to access a Mac OS API, the traditional way to go is to use the PyObjC library. However, this might be too cumbersome for simple tasks; such as getting the E-Mail address of a Mac contact. For such small tasks, your Python code can simply make an AppleScript … Continue reading Accessing Mac OS API’s with Python over AppleScript / Shortcuts

SAP Web IDE Personal Edition: VM Error on Mac – SOLVED

We all know and love the SAP Web IDE Personal Edition; also known as "Orion". However; after upgrading your OS or Java Virtual Machine, it may refuse to start up and tell you that it "Failed to Create Java Virtual Machine". Here is the solution that worked for me. A similar approach would work for … Continue reading SAP Web IDE Personal Edition: VM Error on Mac – SOLVED

Mac cloud storage comparison

Introduction Here is a short subjective comparison of cloud storage services I tried (as of 10.2021). Note that I basically live in Apple ecosystem and need around 200GB of space. Other popular services I haven't tried are Google Drive and Yandex Disk. Especially Google Drive gets good reviews, it's probably worth checking. Comparison DropBoxiCloudOneDriveGB-Tier Priceđź”´ … Continue reading Mac cloud storage comparison

Accessing Dropbox files via RESTful API

In this article, I will guide you through the steps to access Dropbox files from an app. If you want to skip the document and see some sample code; check my following pet projects accessing Dropbox: Igigi (React Native / JavaScript): dropbox.jsKutapada (iOS / Swift): DropBox.swift App Registration Assuming that you have a working Dropbox … Continue reading Accessing Dropbox files via RESTful API

Why I Prefer Evernote

Update: I don't prefer Evernote any longer, the post below is outdated. Check my post Why I Gave Up Evernote . I am asked frequently why I picked Evernote over its competitors. Here are my subjective reasons in alphabetical order. AppleScript support. With very little programming knowledge, anyone can use AppleScript to automate Evernote tasks. I wrote scripts … Continue reading Why I Prefer Evernote