Use an Applescript app as Default opener →
One of my biggest pet peeves with AppleScript is it’s lack of an option for setting custom apps as the default application for opening certain file types. It seems a simple option to change, but hasn’t happened. Specifically, I wrote a little script for a friend that lets him open ruby files in terminal by dropping them on the App. We thought it would be better to just make the...
Create your own custom Favicons! →
I recently posted a tip about using Favicons in your browser bar as icons, and removing the name of the bookmark, so they look like cool little apps. Someone then asked if there was a way to customize existing favicons or add them to sites that don’t have them. My initial thought was, “Of course not, that would involve me altering the code of someone else’s site, which is not...
Switch out of iTunes Full Screen Playback
I’m a bit of an iTunes junkie, I’ve got literally every form of media stored in there, especially movies and TV shows. It’s just the best way to organize all my obscure BBC series and French action films, and stream them to my TV (via AppleTV). However, the latest iteration, care of Lion, gave me some difficulty in terms of playback. I prefer to watch videos in...
Just got ahold of a killer book (thanks to a fruit company employee friend of mine), with some amazing Lion tricks. It’s amazing this stuff isn’t set by default, but thats what’s so fun about Apple cracking! Pick up a copy of the book here. 1. Growl like iTunes notification above the Dock icon. I’ll be honest, I haven’t been happy with Growl for years. There...
Dvorak = +1 to Geek Points!
In my continuing quest to become king of Geeks, I have acquired a Dvorak keyboard cover, to speed up my learning of the Dvorak layout. Picked it up from B&H photo for a measly $20, care of KB Covers. I hope to soon be multi-keyboard-lingual (if that’s even a real phrase), and take one step closer to ruling the geeks, by someday uniting the fractured factions that span geek culture. ...
2 Mac Tips...just because it's Thursday!
It’s been a pretty productive morning, not even 10AM and I’ve already learned 2 new things to make my Mac a little better! 1. Completely remove XCode, safely and securely I’ve been messing around with XCode 4 and the Applescript-ObjC template, but decided to go back to using XCode 3.2, since I’m more familiar with how it operates. Turns out reinstalling 3.2 over 4...
Up Front! →
I swear the reasons for this little app are pure. I had a buddy, who works for a Fruit company, that needed something to push iTunes to forefront whenever his computer was idle at work, for convenience sake. After handing it off to him, I made a few modifications to suite a more global purpose. Just run it, and choose an app from the applications currently running to always get pushed into...
Menu Bar App
I have quite a few scripts that I run at work, mostly folder actions. Sometimes, those folder actions don’t run unless I restart. I’ve created app versions of the folder actions so I can run everything manually, but I keep thinking how convenient it would be to to launch those apps from a menu bar item. So, based on my limited experience with Applescript and XCode, I’m...
Someone Finally Made A Browser Extension That... →
Is it sad that I can think of several times, in the last week, that I could’ve used this? loganabbott: Finally.
Format Macbook Air USB Restore Drive! →
I’ve been dying to do this since the Air first came out, but never had the chance…until now! A colleague of mine recently acquired a Macbook Air Restore Drive, so naturally we had to repurpose it. The link above provides the incredibly simple instructions for reformatting the drive into a standard 8GB flash drive. It does require that you have Windows, so heads up for anyone who...