OS X by itself comes with some basic unix type stuff, which Terminal allows you access. There are editors: vi / vim pico emacs There are shells: bash (Bourne-Again Shell) ksh (korn shell) tcsh (the TENEX C Shell) DOS But this is just the tip of the ice-berg… There is a lot more that the… Continue reading Unix Applications in OS X (non-intel)
Behold the future of office applications! ThinkFree Office Online – This is the be-all and end-all of online Office apps. I can’t even describe how amazing this is. You can edit any office doc; word, excel or powerpoint. Print it out, save as PDF, save it to a web-disk, or your hard-disk… and it’s all… Continue reading Web-based Office Applications
Just a small script for getting a browsers flash version: Function VBGetSwfVer(i) on error resume next Dim swControl, swVersion swVersion = 0 set swControl = CreateObject(“ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash.” + CStr(i)) if (IsObject(swControl)) then swVersion = swControl.GetVariable(“$version”) end if VBGetSwfVer = swVersion End Function
DNSstuff.com is the best collected set of Domain Name information tools. They’re all free too. Also they released a latency test tool, that’s free for download, titled LateRoute.
Apparently the most popular OS X bitTorrent clients on Intel-based Macs don’t really work all that well… or not at all. Luckily there’s a truley universal bitTorrent client available, Transmission. Give it a shot!
Every seen a type-face in a graphic and wonder what font name is? Well here’s some good news for you. MyFonts.com has built a web-application that can decipher a font, from a graphic. It’s well-worth book-marking: MyFonts.com – What the Font?!
Magpie RSS is a PHP RSS parser that is extremely simple to install and use. Very flexible and highly optimized. Very well collected & written code. When I write “PHP *something* parser”, it essentially means that the programming language PHP is analyizing and breaking down a data-file into components. So a file that looks like… Continue reading really simple PHP RSS parser
Having trouble opening and playing files in Quicktime? Quicktime doesn’t, by default, support that many codec There are some very good alternative media players available: VLC media player MPlayer These players support a vast-number of codecs. VLC also has amazing support for dumping streaming video, loading video over LAN and several other high-end networked video… Continue reading Additional video players for OS X and Windows
This is just too easy, you’ll be suprised, or maybe not. Whatever. Let’s start by grabbing a widget. We’ll go here: http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/ And grab… iStat nano. Now don’t install it just yet. Click on the widget file and rename it to “iStat nano.a”. Finder will prompt you about the name change, just click “Use .a”.… Continue reading Hacking OS X widgets