Macbook faster awake


If you care more about the fact that your MacBook (air) wakes up fast then that is saves battery while hybernated, you can put you mac into a lesser deep sleep.

Just type open a terminal and type:
sudo pmset -a standbydelay 43200
(followed by a prompt asking for your password)

For 12 hours long, you MB should wake up fast, after 12 hours of hybernation, your mac will go into a deeper sleep.

See osxdaily for the details:

Because the default setting is over an hour anyway, you won’t be able to tell the difference until after the default 70 minute period has lapsed, but when you wake the machine up it should now happen much faster because it’s waiting until the full 12 hour period to pass before going into deep sleep standby mode.

1M Drupal installs and counting! (11110100001001000000 initiative)

Target of 1M Drupal installs
Within 1 year (Q1/Q2 2014?) we will have 1 million registered Drupal installs. We all know the total is higher due to mostly Drupal SaaServices that don't have the pingback enabled and we should always explain that.

However, 1.000.000 is still a freaking big number (11110100001001000000 in base 2 even bigger :-) and we should use this for marketing our product. Apart from the usual suspects there are not that many web based solutions that come even close to one tenth. Big proprietary CMS vendors do very well if they sell 10.000 per year.

All the reason to celebrate, for example by making

  1. an easy to embed history infographic,
  2. an interactive timeline like trends or zeitgeist, plotting the number of installs against events in time and or place from the community
  3. press releases (they never seem to work though :-( )
  4. give the one millionth Drupal user something, for example a Drupal 1.0 install on a 5 ¼" floppy disk signed by Dries

For sourcing, we can use the influence, people and money of the DA (if they would be in on this), ask companies to work on this pro bono, preferably together and have a fund raiser; "One tenth for one"; 1/10 of a monetary unit of your country per Drupal install you maintain. A dime per install per American, 10 eurocents per Drupal for EU’s, 1/10th of a Rand in South Africa etc. This shows that we are truly global and if people do not donate 10 cents but 10 dollars per install for example (we should hint to that, especially to the cheap Dutch :-) we could raise a bit as well, more than 1/10th of a million if played well.

What are your thoughts, how should we proceed? Please follow up on BAM on g.d.o.

Anti flat design, an idea that 3D icons change based on the location of the light

So once this flat Metro and iOS7 design is so 2013 we will have a new design hype to follow. Here is an idea. 3D icons, with heavy over the top shadows of the icon and in the icon itself. The shadow of these icons and in the icons will change based upon the direction the source of light. So when you rotate the device the light sensor will see that the light comes from another direction and icons rendering of the icons shadow will change.

Based oupon a facebook thread. Yes, I did mean "bumpmapping" as we have had for years with 3D rendering engines. With the exception that the rays causing the shadows are the real rays from the sun or another lightsource. These can be detected with a technology of having multiple cams / readers on teh front, much like how an optical mouse works.

Cool idea? And yes, in the dark you will still have your flat iOS design :-)

UPDATE: there is a patent of Apple that describes something like this.

An infographic of Bert Boerland's FourSquare checkins