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 […]

Moon Diary – The Witch’s journal

Update – There is a major bug in the database code that causes loss of entries. Since I never got any feedback I am not patching or rewriting this software. Use at your own risk. I created a simple journal application (book of shadows) geared towards Wiccan, it can double as a mood journal, and […]

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 […]

Create a Button with hover effect in Xojo

Drag a Canvas object onto your form from the Library. Click the Canvas object and select the Inspector, top right, and turn off UseFocusRing and for Backdrop select your default image. You can select the hover image as a Backdrop as well as it will add the image to your project and save you time, […]

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 […]

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 […]


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/