by john on May 30, 2008
For several months I’ve been meaning to build a Dashboard widget. There are several reasons for this endeavor – First, learning new tools and languages is a hoot. Second, widgets are your friend and won’t be going away anytime soon (…)
by john on May 29, 2008
The typical use of diff from within a terminal (using the default Bash shell) is to compare files. However, with a little slight of hand, known a process substitution, we can use diff to compare the contents of two directories. (…)
by john on May 28, 2008
The HTML bundle in Textmate offers a wide selection of features for formatting, working with tags and previewing within a browser. One of the options that offers great mileage is Insert Open/Close tag with Current Word. If you have been (…)
by john on May 22, 2008
Chmox is a chm viewer for Mac OS X.
by john on May 21, 2008
I recently bumped into a clever tool for soliciting debugging help. Pastebin is a web-app where you upload a snippet of code for others to review. Viewers can makes changes and suggestions to the code in a separate window. There (…)
by john on May 16, 2008
As explained on the previous post, no doubt there is a means to capture a screenshot of the login screen, including all available user names. The question is, how to get there from here? Brett on the Cocoa developer mailing (…)
by john on May 14, 2008
Part 2 in a series on how to capture a screenshot of the the login screen on Mac OS X.
by john on May 13, 2008
Well, I haven’t given up on the mission to determine how to capture a screenshot of the login screen in Mac OS X. Read more here. In fact, I’ve been able to create a popup login window with a user (…)
by john on May 12, 2008
Capturing a screenshot of the login screen in Mac OS X Leopard appears to be something of a trick. Join this challenge on how to capture this elusive screenshot.
by john on May 9, 2008
Working with the root account on Mac OS X.
by john on May 7, 2008
If you are interested in working with the next beta of Dashcode, although there is no public announcement of the beta, it is available, read on for the details… If you are not familiar with Dashcode, it’s a development tool (…)
by john on May 6, 2008
I continue to find the Preview application to be a handy little tool. It’s not that Preview supports an enormous feature set for working with images, as much as each time over the last few months that I’ve look to (…)
by john on May 5, 2008
Google App Engine provides an opportunity to leverage Google’s infrastructure for server side web applications. The platform is built on a Python runtime, includes persistent storage as well as the capability to integrate with existing Google applications (think Google Maps, (…)
by john on May 1, 2008
AppleScript code to toggle whether or not Finder on Mac OS X shows hidden files.