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How to get rid of auto-recovery PSB files in Photoshop


I work with Photoshop all the time. This makes it particularly annoying when, for weeks on end, it kept auto-recovering an old PSB file I was working on, no matter how many times I closed (or saved) it. The solution is actually quite simple and obvious: Simply right click on the PSB file and select Reveal in Finder: Now take that file (or if there’s more than one, all of them) and delete...

How to make your phone number clickable on your website


Scenario: I’m walking down the street, trying to get in touch with a recommended restaurant to see if they have space available. Expected user experience: Do a Google search for the number, find it, tap it, call them (and hopefully find a table). Search, find, tap call. Actual user experience: Using my smartphone, I did a Google search for their name, found their website and tapped through...

Procrastination and Plugins: Read it later with Readability and Pocket


“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” – Don Marquis Working for an online company — or just having a constant internet connection at the office, at home and on your mobile devices on the go — it gets really easy to be distracted by digital interruptions. The never-ending emails, the torrent of tweets (mostly linked to pages, some which might even...

How to use Pandora and Hulu outside the US with Hola Unblocker


I’m fascinated by algorithms and how they’ve come to dominate our lives (and if you don’t think the subject can ever be labelled as fascinating, go ahead and read Automate This by Christopher Steiner and talk to me again). I’m also a huge fan of music (of various genres) and have been getting great track and artist recommendations by the Pandora engine for the past half-dozen years. The idea is...

Don’t ever get a free website


This post originally appeared on the joomper blog. We’ll preface this post by saying that we believe that free website solutions such as Wix, Weebly, Wozaonline, Blogger and (the freely hosted version of) WordPress add tremendous value to the Internet community. They give a platform and a voice to thousands of bloggers and small businesses, they give people the opportunity to create, share, be...

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Werner van Rooyen

Formerly Business Development and Marketing at Luno (where we went from eight nerds in a tiny office to hundreds of people spread over three continents) and before that Marketing at PayFast. Currently investing, paragliding, and doing research, mostly in Mexico.