Humans are basically blind

In searching for “what percent of the light spectrum can humans see” I found answers varying from 0% to a maximum of 2.3%, depending on your definition of “light spectrum,” whether you’re asking in terms of a linear scale or a logarithmic scale, and whether you’re using wavelength or frequency [1] [2]. Painfully slow frame […]

Espionage 3.0.1 Released!

NEW: Spanish Localization IMPROVED: Don’t warn about visibility for folders inside folders on Desktop IMPROVED: Ask for confirmation during setup assistant if user says “no” to launch at login FIXED: Problem unlocking folders when master password is changed FIXED: Allow encryption of folders inside Library FIXED: Allow “Force remove from database…” when disk image is […]

Espionage 2.8.12 Released!

Espionage 2.8.12 brings two important announcements: NOTE: With Lion approaching, this will likely be the last release to support Mac OS 10.5 Leopard CHANGED: Removed ability to backup unlocked folders for integrity reasons (you can force it on an unlocked folder by holding the Option key when clicking on Espionage in the menubar) FIXED: “Folder […]

Espionage 2.8.11 Released!

Espionage 2.8.11 provides Lion compatibility and other enhancements and fixes: NEW: Lion support (now fully 64-bit!) NEW: Complete extended attributes support for the encrypted folder itself (xattrs on files inside the folder were always supported) NEW: Bitcoin application template IMPROVED: Custom folder icon support IMPROVED: Prevent unlocked folders from being backed up to ensure backup […]

Better Objective-C through Clojure Philosophy

EDIT June 2, 2014: The TERecord implementation described here is not how the current TERecord implementation works. I updated the README on GitHub to show how it currently works. Ever since discovering Lisp, I’ve felt an almost… loathing for other languages. They make things too complicated. You feel that other languages encourage code that ends […]

Espionage 2.8.9 Released!

The changes below have been updated to include those of 2.8.10. An important maintenance update on the road to 2.9! NEW: Sparrow application template IMPROVED: SmartMove is now even smarter (detects change in parent folder location at lock/unlock). IMPROVED: Added documentation on how to recover from a corrupt database IMPROVED: Espionage can create folders that […]

DelayedLauncher 2.2

February 9, 2014: Delayed Launcher is now Open Source Software! DelayedLauncher gets an icon thanks to Lorenzo Orlandi! 🙂 NEW: New icon by @lorenzorlandi — thanks!! NEW: Reveal In Finder contextual menu item Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4+

Happy Holidays from Tao Effect!

Hey there blog readers! Hope your holiday break is going *fantastically well*! If it’s going less then stellar, remember, what matters most is not so much the situation that you find yourself in, but how you decide to react to it. I was reminded of this during a walk today, where I saw plenty of […]

Espionage 2.8.6 Released!

The changes below have been updated to include those of 2.8.7. Espionage 2.8.6 is finally out, and it’s highly recommended as it fixes many important issues and adds plenty of polish: IMPROVED: Intelligence of application templates w.r.t. dependencies and more IMPROVED: “Choose Password” changes to “Password Required” when re-adding an encrypted folder to Espionage IMPROVED: […]

Espionage 2.8.4 Released!

The changes below have been updated to include those of 2.8.5. Espionage 2.8.4 is out! Here are the changes: IMPROVED: SyncServices folder is now encrypted for many apps. Espionage tries to make sure it remains unlocked IMPROVED: The ‘Lock On Quit’ option is now per-folder instead of per-application IMPROVED: Relationship between ‘autounlock at login’ and […]