Christian Heilmann

Quick productivity tip: Renaming lots of files in MacOS Finder

June 24th, 2024

When you select several files in Finder and choose “rename” from the context menu, you can batch rename them. You can search and replace text, add to beginning or end or even generate numbered file names. Sadly, there’s no Regular Expressions support. Check the screencast to see it in action:

Witnessing the death of the web as a news medium

June 3rd, 2024

As some of you may know, I started out as a radio journalist. And when I discovered the web in around 1996, I knew that, to me, radio and TV were not the dominant news media any longer. Nowhere but on the web was it possible to research and cross-reference from dozens or resources with […]

Dev Digest 118 – Not a total recall

June 3rd, 2024

OpenAI playing nice, Google giving terrible advice, Microsoft’s spyware and lots to learn from excellent books and tutorials.News and ArticlesThe Doge meme dog died and we wonder what this does to the crypto market.ICQ shuts down, and all the numbers in pirated Blink182 MP3s don’t make any sense any longer.OpenAI tries to play nice and […]

About yesterday’s European Song Contest 2024

May 12th, 2024

Yesterday was the final of Eurovision. Lots of people use this as an opportunity to post pictures of dead babies. I get it, we live in pretty rough times. But the ESC is not an official European vote, or political platform. So how about we concentrate on the real elections going on. We have enough […]

Dev Digest Issue 115 – password beefstew is not Strog/|n0FF

May 12th, 2024

Friday I released Issue 115 of the WeAreDevelopers Dev Digest Newsletter This time you learn how AI changes how code is taught, cryptography, the history of passwords, how the internet is declining and you can play Super Mario on a type writer. News and Articles Some cool new things to try out: The Netlify Image […]