Techno Dabbler

Trying out new technology.




August 2015

Introduction to Password Managers

by Alexandre Denault, on PC, MacOs, Linux, Passwords, Security

Given the ridiculous number of high profile hacks, password security is more important than ever. Proper password etiquette can be summarizes to two rules : Use strong passwords (composed of characters and digits, no dictionary words) Do not reuse passwords in more than one place The problem is that passwords are difficult to remember because of the first rule, and you need a large number of them because of the second…



December 2014


by Alexandre Denault, on MacOs

It's a simple functionality: when going to sleep and waking back up, a computer should properly mount and unmount all drives. Yet, I was surprised to learn that MacOS X does not always properly external disk. This was particularly problematic for me, as I would lose my main external disk whenever my computer went to sleep. Some quick research on the Internet led me to a program called Jettison, by…



July 2014

Do you need Windows to play games?

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, PC, MacOs, Windows

About a year ago, I switched both my laptop and desktop to Mac computers. With Windows as the undisputed king of PC gaming, this decision was less than ideal for gaming. As such, my friends did not hesitate to tease me about my lack of gaming choices. However, is there any truth to this harrasment, or are they just trolling me? What is Popular Right Now? To get a better…



July 2010

Instant Screenshot

by Alexandre Denault, on Game Development, MacOs, Screenshots

For years, I’ve been a Windows user. However, since I’m doing a lot of iPhone development, I’m working a lot more on MacOs X. I’ve got to admit, I’m impressed by the operating system. Today, as I was preparing a Powerpoint presentation, I discovered a feature so cool on this Apple Pro Tip page (no longuer available). Apparently, MacOs X has advanced screenshot functionality built-in…