Advent and Holiday Calendars 2020

Here are some advent and holiday calendars for 2020:

There is one in French:

  • 24 jours de web : Le calendrier de l'avent des gens qui font le web d'après

If you know any interesting holiday or advent calendars, please post them in the comments.

Advent and Holiday Calendars 2019

These are the advent and holiday calendars I follow this year:

If you know any interesting holiday or advent calendars, please post them in the comments.

How to get rid of Dropbox’s green check-mark icons in macOS Finder

Today in the morning I realized that the Dropbox folder on my MacBook Pro had a green check mark icon attached to it. When I opened that folder, all the files that are synced with Dropbox had the same green check mark icon attached to it.

I remember that some years ago I found a way to remove them, but could not remember how I did it. I know that these sync icons show the status of that file or folder, but for me they are just annoying and distracting. That’s why I googled to find out, how to get rid of them. I found several posts in the Dropbox Community, but all without any solution.

A CNET article describes a quick tweak to rid myself of the green check marks. With “Show Package Contents” of the Dropbox programme and navigating to a certain folder I found the overlay file for the unwanted icon. I renamed it and relaunched the finder. But without success. Also deleting the file and restarting the Finder did not change anything.

I looked at other results of the Google search. In another thread in the Dropbox Community one user had the solution.

I had to open System Preferences and choose Extensions. There I had to uncheck the Finder Extensions for Dropbox. Finally I could see no green check-marks anymore.

I wrote this blog post as a reference to myself, but maybe others find it helpful too.

Advent and Holiday Calendars 2018

These are the advent and holiday calendars I follow this year:

If you know any interesting holiday or advent calendars, please post them in the comments.

Advent and Holiday Calendars 2016

These are the advent and holiday calendars I found this year:

There is no Webkrauts Adventskalender this year, but there is a German version of the advent calendar by Jens:

If you know any interesting holiday or advent calendars, please post them in the comments.

MischMasch 2011-05-09

Some good debates about hgroup on HTML5 Doctor. (Via Twitter / Bruce Lawson)

When (Some) Important Internetty Stuff Was Launched/Funded is an timeline of internet companies and services of the last 20 years.

lovely ui is a collection of mobile UI elements, mobile patterns and more by Diana Frurip.

jCanvas is a jQuery plugin that makes working with the HTML5 canvas easy. (Via Twitter / JavaScript UserGroup Munich)

Roger Johansson explains how to clip text with CSS3 text-overflow.