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Fix for error "Logic Remote was unable to connect to the selected Mac running Logic..."

If you've been having trouble connecting your Logic Remote app to Logic Pro X and you've been down all the other troubleshooting steps (checked firewall, checked for updates, etc) then I might have the solution for you.

Warning: techie steps ahead. Turn back now if you're not comfortable in the terminal.

First, open up your console. While looking at All Messages, search (upper right hand corner) for the word "logic" (no quotes). Look for a message that says something like this:

Use the Marketo Forms 2.0 API to populate fields

Occasionally we want to populate Marketo fields with values we calculate on our side. Perhaps advanced UTM handling, custom Salesforce fields, etc. The Marketo Forms 2.0 API makes this pretty easy. Most of what you need to know lives on this documentation page, but I will give you a couple tips you might not otherwise know.

How we built the Imagine 2015 site

My team at Magento did a lot of cool things while building the 2015 Imagine Commerce conference site. A few of them you can see (animated SVG!) and a lot of them you can't (automated builds! Slack integration!).

I wrote a Medium post with pictures and gifs and so forth talking about what we did and how we did it. Click here to read the post and don't forget to fav/recommend it.

iOS 8 battery life drain solution iPhone 5

Since upgrading to iOS 8, even iOS 8.0.2, my iPhone 5 has been draining battery like CRAZY. I used to be able to start at 100% in the morning, go to work, come home, and be around 20%. But after "upgrading" my battery only lasted half a day at most!

The only thing keeping my phone going was my Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo which I HIGHLY recommend (I can charge my iPhone 5 AND iPad Mini at the same time with this thing).

How to use a gift card to make partial payment on

I have a Visa gift card sitting on my desk that has a random leftover amount on it -- $26.31 -- and I wanted to use it to help buy a case on (the SKB MIDI Foot Controller Soft Case For FCB1010 if you're curious).

There is no place to punch in a Visa gift card on Amazon, so I figured I would add it to my account, then try and pay for the case, then Amazon would somehow figure out the amount that's left and ask me to pay that. Kind of like how it works at a cash register at a real store. Nope, I got a generic "card declined" message.