Gambas 3 TreeView and TabStrip Example Code

I sometimes play around with Xojo and PureBasic for quick and simple GUI apps since the interface designers are convenient and the language makes for easy coding. I was checking out Gambas 3 and found it to be fairly good but lacking in a lot of examples. I was messing around with TreeView and TabStrip […]

Windows Authentication from CherryPy served from Apache 2.4/WSGI using Python 3.4 64bit.

Here’s an example with working code and all the modules to get CherryPy running in Apache via WSGI with Windows authentication. Just download and copy Apache24 and coolwhip to the C: drive, add your IP\domain to httpd.conf, and fire up the server. See the read me for more details, installing Apache yourself, and Python libraries […]

Minecraft Utilities

My son has been playing a lot of Minecraft and runs a server so I made him a series of utilities to make life easier. The first few I wrote were in Python and Tk, quick and dirty, but I wanted to learn the Swift programming language so I rewrote one utility in XCode 6 […]

Streamweaver and postscript, oh my…

I was tasked to write some Pitney Bowes Streamweaver code for Adobe ES produced postscript. It has been an interesting adventure as I am new to postscript and Streamweaver. I must side step the politics and get to the meat of it. So, I need to take 30k – give or take – letters with […]

Quick and dirty way to get Location data on Mac in Xojo

You could make a Xojo plugin in XCode to access the location data, buy a plugin, or maybe use AppleScript but I think this is simple and will work right in the console using Curl as well as within any language that can issue shell commands. Since it’s Curl it should work for Linux as […]

Easiest way to convert a PDF to EPUB for free on a Macintosh?

1. Open the PDF in Preview.app, Edit>Select All, right click selection and Copy. 2. Open Pages.app, Edit>Paste. 3. Do any minor edits. 4. Export as EPUB (You will have other output options as well). 5. For further tweaks get Sigil. Don’t spend weeks writing code to do this only to find that a complicated PDF […]

MacNote

Are you looking for a simple and quick way to enter notes into the Apple’s Notes.app application from the statusbar? Don’t want the extra features of big note tools or really just like Apple’s built in Notes app? Me too! So I wrote a little utility to allow quick note entry to the Notes.app! Simply […]

The Internet should be a library not a mall.

All media is equal, or should be considering it’s becoming computer files like everything else. The Internet is basically a library and needs to be treated as such in my opinion. It’s one of the best places to share what we create. Hey, why not tax the American people a little and pay the copyright […]

TextMate 2 released under GPLv3

I built a copy on Mountain Lion if you don’t want to build it yourself. Download   SHA1 :  6afbef8e318c97e4964b8c3d67049ed0d160cfe0 Source can be found also be found on Github, more info below: http://blog.macromates.com/2012/textmate-2-at-github/  

Adding “Create Text File” to Mac OS X using Automator and no code.

Update: It seems you can now add menu items to the contextual (right click menu) in Finder. I no longer use Mac so I have not tried this but should be able to add a create text file entry if you like. Unfortunately I assume most would want this from the desktop. If you moved […]