Ramin Hossaini

Addictive games: Random Heroes


It’s been a long time since I’ve found games as addictive as these two 8bit-side-scrollers for iOS.


Random Heroes 1: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/random-heroes/id540353158

Random Heroes 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/random-heroes-2/id581496229

Open JPEGs in Adobe Camera Raw


If you’re looking to edit your JPG files with Adobe’s Camera Raw app, here’s what you need to do:

In Photoshop, select the File menu, then Open as…



Make sure you select the Camera Raw file type and then browse for the file:



You should get the Camera Raw dialog box from there

Finding large, old emails in Google Apps/Gmail


I have a consolidated inbox (or universal inbox) and love that I only have to check one email address for both work and personal emails. However, this also means that my account is filling up fast. Lately, I’ve been using the query below to find large emails that are older than a specific date so that I can download the attachments and move them into Dropbox for safekeeping.


For example, to find all emails larger than 1 MB and older than a year

SIZE:1048576 BEFORE:2012/02/25

Advanced Title Formatting in Winamp


To change the way Winamp displays songs in your playlist, go to Winamp’s preferences, then select “Titles” in the list on the left. You’ll notice the section titled “Advanced Title Formatting”.

I personally like using this (which also handles songs with no Metadata reasonably well):

$if(%albumartist% - , %albumartist% - , [%artist% - ])$if(%title%,['['%album%[ #$num(%tracknumber%,2)]'] ']%title%,$filepart(%filename%).$fileext(%filename%))

Which displays like this:

Or go over to the full Advanced Title Formatting reference and make your own.

If this, then that (ifttt)


Ifttt is a really handy tool for creating simple triggers that set off actions or tasks. It works off of what ifttt calls “channels” (a particular date & time, Foursquare, Facebook, Flickr, and Evernote are a few examples)

You might find that the “if this, then that” is a bit too simple for certain things you would like to do – I would have loved to see a little more complexity involved. For example, “if this and this, then that”.

Here are a couple of examples:

Ifttt is in beta at the moment, and it’s free to sign up – but I don’t suspect it will stay that way for very long.

Anyways, you might as well try it yourself and start making your own recipes: ifttt