Thanks Apple!

Thanks Apple for effectively turning just about every program into a virtual store and/or billboard. At the same time you somehow indirectly managed to reduce the quality of most Mac software. Just about every application that I have tried reminds me of those cheap Chinese toys you get at the dollar store. The AppStore doesn’t […]

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 […]

Gauge example in Inkscape (SVG)

If you’re tasked with creating gauges for a dashboard and you want an example on how to do the graphics, I’ve created one in Inkscape. Inkscape is a free vector application if you are on a budget and can’t afford Adobe Illustrator. I made this while getting a feel for a new dashboard I’ll be […]

OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Late Night Review

I got a copy of Mountain Lion and rather than double clicking and upgrading I decided to make a bootable Mountain Lion USB drive. You will need a 8gb USB thumb drive for this, or if you prefer a DVD, you will need a dual layer 8gb DVD. For the fast and easy way to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Timers, Status and Code, Oh my!

Before I deleted my site I had posted some simple programs that fire a timer in order to count down the days to an event. I wrote this in both XCode and IronPython which can be downloaded with full source below. I also started writing this in VB.Net, but decided it’s so similar to the […]