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 […]

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 […]

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 wrote a little app to wake up Macs awhile back and packaged it as a standard Mac bundle. In theory the raw Python should run on Windows, but be aware […]

Geektool + Python = Desktop Weather (& moonphase)

I had some free time today and was playing with Geektool, which is like the desktop toys I used to play with years ago on Linux – SuperKaramba comes to mind. I wrote a Python script as an example to do some weather stuff, which can be edited to work behind the scenes or to […]