Avoid libwebp Electron Woes On macOS With positron

If you’ve got 👀 on this blog (directly, or via syndication) you’d have to have been living under a rock to not know about the libwebp supply chain disaster. An unfortunate casualty of inept programming just happened to be any app in the Electron ecosystem that doesn’t undergo bleeding-edge updates. Former cow-orker Tom Sellers (one… Continue reading

RSwitch 2.1.2b Bug-fix Release

RStudio is continuing to refine their 👍🏽 new product version string scheme, with the most recent change using something like the following for daily builds: RStudio-pro-2021.11.0-daily+23.pro1.dmg The full URL for these Amazon S3-hosted builds is something like: https://s3.amazonaws.com/rstudio-ide-build/desktop/macos/RStudio-pro-2021.11.0-daily%2B23.pro1.dmg with the + getting URL encoded to %2B. Unfortunately, AWS S3’s fairly unintelligent web server really wanted… Continue reading

archinfo v0.4.0 Released

My archinfo utility is a small macOS command line application that displays process id, name, and architecture (arm64 or x86_64). Version 0.4.0 adds the following capabilities: Added –x86 (-x short option) to have archinfo only show x86_64 processes Added –arm (-a short option) to have archinfo only show arm64 processes Added –basename (-b short option)… Continue reading