I’ve been distantly intrigued by ebooks for some time. For most of you this is old hat. However I never could really see buying a Kindle just to read books. For one a lot of the books I buy are used — you get way better prices if you don’t need to read a book [...]
Finder pop and push. Similar to the old shell commands (which admittedly I rarely used) It requires variables which Keyboard Maestro and Quickeys support but that not all macro programs do.
Get the last output from terminal. Nice little script from Dr. Drang. I frequently use iPython in the terminal for my calculator. I ought figure out how to do something similar for that.
Type2Phone uses your Mac as a keyboard for an iOS device. I’ve not tried it yet but it looks very cool. I’ve been using a VNC server on my iPhone (requires jailbreaking) to do something similar. I hate typing on my phone.
OK this looks cool. It’s not SBSettings but it does allow one click access to bluetooth settings without jailbreaking.
So I upgraded to iOS5 not long after it came out. I nearly didn’t simply because I had a jailbroken iPhone4. Here’s the thing. I’m surprised how little I miss the jailbreak. Yes, I wish I could turn bluetooth on and off quickly. But iOS5 is a little better there than previous versions. Most significantly [...]
Resize images in Applescript. I confess I typically just do this with Automator Services in the Finder. But scripting it directly works well too and gives you a bit more control.
Lots of people discussing C++ this week. Over at inessential he mentions how horrible C++ in. Even comparing it (gasp) to Perl. There’s a lot to dislike about C++. But here’s the thing. You don’t need to use all its features. It’s quite possible to use C++ in a more C like fashion. Primarily leveraging [...]