Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Mimsy Were the Technocrats: As long as we keep talking about it, it’s technology.

42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh

Work faster and more reliably. Add actions to the services menu and the menu bar, and create drag-and-drop apps to make your Macintosh play music, roll dice, and talk to you. Create ASCII art from your photos. There’s a script for all of that in my new book, 42 Astounding Scripts for the Macintosh.

Safari 9.1 frees your browser from JavaScript lockup

Jerry Stratton, April 1, 2016

This is not an April Fools’ post. I got mine in early. From my testing using the links in the parent post, Safari no longer blocks closing a tab or window when it displays a JavaScript alert as of at least Safari 9.1. Close Window and Close Tab are available from the File menu, and the close button is available on both the browser window and the tab in the browser window.

Further, they’ve changed the appearance of the JavaScript alert to look like it comes from the web page rather than from the browser or operating system; that is, JavaScript alerts no longer look like they’re official.

They’ve removed the checkbox to no longer show alerts that used to show up on the second iteration of the alert.

In response to Why are JavaScript alerts still capable of blocking browser activity?: JavaScript alerts should not be allowed to block the browser.

  1. <- Safari alert update