Posts in category “Miscallaneous”:

How to Display Events or Tasks on Your Desktop With icalBuddy

Posted on July 13, 2010
Filed under Featured, Mac, Miscallaneous | 8 Comments

I don’t really have any statistics about this but I’m quite sure that an overwhelming majority of the users of my icalBuddy program are using it to display calendar data on their desktop via GeekTool. Several tutorials on how to get this done have been written by different people, mainly for relatively non-technical users, which […]

Getting a List of Installed Fonts with Flash and Javascript

Posted on July 13, 2010
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, Miscallaneous, Programming | 12 Comments

When implementing the feature in the icalBuddy examples page where the font used for the output examples could be changed interactively I needed to get a list of all the fonts installed on the current user’s computer. This blog post from 2006 explains how to do it, but it refers to the deprecated ActionScript 2 […]

Prevent iTunes websites from opening the iTunes app using GlimmerBlocker

Posted on April 17, 2010
Filed under Mac, Miscallaneous, Scripts | 3 Comments

A few minutes ago I clicked on an iTunes store link on a website and had to again completely lose it because of the iTunes app popping up without me asking it to. This is a common annoyance that people have found a bunch of different ways to combat, ranging from messing with the system’s […]

Quick File Tagging in OS X with Punakea (& Tagger)

Posted on June 26, 2008
Filed under Miscallaneous | 15 Comments

Even though I am a little pedantic in some ways (like most engineers are, I suppose,) I always seem to have trouble organizing the files on my computer(s) with any kind of reasonable folder structure or naming convention. I often find myself desperately trying to find a specific file that I know I have somewhere […]

Fixing the Nokia N82 iSync Plug-In

Posted on March 4, 2008
Filed under Mac, Miscallaneous | 39 Comments

I Recently updated my cell phone to a Nokia N82. The most positive points about it are the relative snappiness of the user interface (most Symbian S60 devices are dog slow in that department) and the quite exhaustive feature list. The build quality feels alright and the camera takes excellent pictures for a phone. One […]