Category: Mac


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Exploring AppleScript with Alfred Shortcuts

If you have read my blog before, you’ll know that I am a big fan of Alfred (here). I love the shortcuts and the ability to make things quicker. One of the things I find myself doing quite frequently is looking for domains and their traffic counts on Alexa, Compete, and Quantcast.

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5 Apps to Increase Mac Productivity

I like to think I have been making the most of what’s available on my Mac. This means taking advantage of some obscure and some not so obscure apps. I want to go through some of those apps and a little about their usage to help others get some of the benefit I get. There …

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Capistrano Hangs on Mac OS X Leopard

I use Capistrano to deploy my webapps and have been for a while. I also deploy right from my laptop quite frequently. So I was a little taken aback when I could deploy in one place and not in another. It turned out that Capistrano was having issues with deploying to multiple servers. In fact, …

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Count Instead of Sequence

I use Bash one liners a lot. I think they are an important part of any programmers and sysadmins toolkit. If you can’t write a bash one liner, even a simple iterator, then you really need to learn. I promise it will make your life infinitely more pleasant. Frequently I find myself writing things that …

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Textmate Minimap Plugin

My editor of choice for most of what I do on the Mac (when I’m not in the shell using Vim) is Textmate. I recently came across a neat plugin called the Textmate Minimap. Essentially this plugin opens a map across the side of your Textmate window (like another drawer on the other side) and …

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Git GUI on Mac OS X

I have been using Git a lot lately and have found a lot of things I like better in Git than in Subversion. The one major item that was really bothering me was that there wasn’t really too many Git clients that could help you visualize the repository. I mean show merges, commits, branching, blame, …

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Apple Steps Up With Multitouch Mouse

A while ago I wrote about how Apple needed an external multi-touch solution and that you can use your iPhone until then. Apple did it and now released the Magic Mouse. To quote Apple, “It’s the world’s first multi-touch mouse.” It’s a wireless mouse that attaches to any computer that has a keyboard, mouse and …

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iPhone as Trackpad

I just wrote a blog post about an external trackpad for the Mac with multi-touch (found here). But wouldn’t it be cool if someone wrote an app that allows you to tether your phone to your laptop and use it as a multi-touch trackpad? All you would have to do is open the app on …

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Mac

What About An External Multi-Touch Trackpad For a Mac

I used to be a big fan of ergonomic keyboards (and I still am). But I am an even bigger fan of the multi-touch trackpad. I have even extended it by using MultiClutch (I know the link looks funny, but that’s the page title, I promise). MultiClutch allows you to extend the swiping and pinching …

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Things (Todo App)

After reading and commenting on these 2 blog entries by rbowen: iPhone Todo Apps Things and iPhone Todo Apps; I figured that I would throw my $0.02 on here. Things by Cultured Code does come with a high price tag. But it is by far the most useful todo app that I have come across. …

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