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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]