My top three Desktop Operating Systems for 2012

Mountain Lion is the cats meow. Now all my Macintosh devices are one! “We are Apple. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.” And, after a couple days in Windows 8 I have a feeling even the Borg would have lost interest in Microsoft all together, I certainly did, yet again… Anyway. As good as […]

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Weed Calc – Playing with Lazarus Cross Dev

My son was home sick today and I had to take the day off so I decided to take this time to learn a little Pascal and Lazarus cross development. I actually couldn’t think of anything so after running into a forum post about marijuana and amounts the other day I thought, why not write […]

OpenMW (Morrowin)

OpenMW is an attempt to reimplement the popular role playing game Morrowind. It aims to be a fully playable, open source implementation of the game. You must own Morrowind to use OpenMW. To give you a better idea of what this project is about, here are some of the aims for the future of OpenMW: […]

3DO Play Emulator

Update 09/14/2019. I am using RetroArch for all my older games including 3DO. I wrote a quick start guide to run 3DO in RetroArch here. Update 11/03/2015. There is a fork called 4DO which looks really good. I have not been able to get it working in Wine as of yet but if you’re running […]

MyPaint OS X Lion Install via Wineskin or Macports

MyPaint is an open source and free to use natural painting application similar to Painter. It’s really good, but unfortunately there isn’t a native port to the Mac. No fears, thanks to Wineskin it’s trivial to use it on your Macintosh. I created an easy to follow instruction to walk you through the process of […]

Moon Phase Icons, All 24.

I’ve been working on a script to calculate all twenty four moon phases and I needed some images since I was only able to find the common eight phase images. I made a series of individual high resolution PNGs with the Photoshop layered file included if anyone is interested. Download here and share!

pyGUI & wake a sleeping Mac example.

I started playing around with pyGUI a year or two ago, which allows fast gui development on OS X, Windows, and Linux from Python. I’m really liking it. I wrote a liitle app to wake up Macs awhile back and packaged it as a standard Mac bundle. In theory the raw Python should run on […]

Get duplicate files with Python and Objective-C

I put together a little script to find duplicate files using pure Python, and it’s pretty quick too. It comes in handy as I do a lot of graphic work where I end up with tons of files as I work – paranoid I suppose, but losing hours of work has made me this way. […]

Random Number Generator in Python and Objective-C

If you want a simple number generator for say picking Keno, lotto, or self made contests, here’s just how simple it is to do in Python. I was listening to Linux Outlaws awhile back and they were using a couple of different scripts to generate winners for a contest so why not write one real […]

Geektool + Python = Desktop Weather (& moonphase)

Jan. 1, 2019: Some tools you might find useful. https://darksky.net/dev Weather API – free 1000 hits per day. https://pypi.org/project/pylunar/ Moon phase library. Aug. 2016 update: Be aware that Yahoo no longer offers weather data, at least not free. Here is the weather service I’m using: http://openweathermap.org/api Python library to make consumption of the data fairly […]