Posts in category “Scripts”:

jEdit Macro for Opening the File Browser at Current Buffer’s “Project Root” Directory

Posted on October 13, 2010
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When I’m working with code in jEdit, my editor of choice, I like to keep the file browser open and docked to the left side of my editor window. When I’m switching between files — often belonging to different projects — I find myself reaching for the mouse in order to manually navigate the file […]

Getting Events/Tasks From the OS X Calendar Store in a Custom Format like XML, CSV or LaTeX

Posted on October 13, 2010
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Over the past couple of years I’ve gotten a few emails from users of icalBuddy who would like to somehow automate the task of generating CSV, XML/HTML or LaTeX output from the items in their calendar. Unfortunately icalBuddy isn’t set up to provide any kind of arbitrary output format (and I didn’t want to re-architect […]

Use Unicode Emoji as Image-Free Icons in iOS Web Apps

Posted on July 20, 2010
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In version 2.2 of iOS — Apple’s “mobile” operating system used in the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad — support for Emoji was added. These small 12×12 pixel icons are meant to be used in text messaging in Japan but because they’re implemented simply as unicode symbols in the device they can be used as […]

Prevent iTunes websites from opening the iTunes app using GlimmerBlocker

Posted on April 17, 2010
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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 […]

Print AppleScript files with color-coding in the Terminal

Posted on March 3, 2010
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Even though I curse and hate its syntax, I have to admit that AppleScript certainly provides one of the nicest things OS X has to offer in comparison to other operating systems: almost-ubiquitous scripting of GUI applications (one could argue that this is not due to the AppleScript language itself, but the Open Scripting Architecture […]

Quick, Declarative UML Sequence Diagrams

Posted on June 4, 2009
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I recently had to create a few UML sequence diagrams, and I decided that I didn’t want to spend too much time manually tweaking and fixing the diagrams themselves (which is what I probably would’ve done, had I used OmniGraffle or something similar), but instead focus on the content — the depicted workflow itself. This […]

fcshctl: the Flex Compiler Shell Controller

Posted on November 3, 2008
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, jEdit, Programming, Scripts | 21 Comments

Introduction Like I’ve mentioned before in this blog, I develop Flex applications using the Flex SDK and jEdit instead of Adobe’s Flex Builder IDE. This setup has worked very well for me but one annoying issue I’ve had to deal with because of this is the slow compilation speed: every time I make a small […]

Gmail Backups with fetchmail on OS X

Posted on August 14, 2008
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I use GMail as my personal email provider, and as much as I like the simple and snappy UI, the conversation views and the filtering and search possibilities, I’ve grown more and more worried about having all of my (important) mails stored on someone else’s servers. Now, out of all of the big IT companies […]

Automatic, Periodic Syncing with iSync

Posted on April 17, 2008
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The first time I decided I wanted to start synchronizing my cell phone’s calendar and address book with my Mac’s, I noticed how iSync doesn’t have a system of automatically invoking the synchronization procedure between regular intervals. I wanted to have the sync invoked automatically every 30 minutes, so I figured I had to do […]

Going Back to the Origin of a Downloaded File

Posted on March 21, 2008
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One of the biggest reasons why I prefer to use Safari as my web browser of choice on OS X is its integration with the rest of the operating system, a quite recent example of which is the tagging of downloaded files with Spotlight metadata about the location where they were downloaded from. In the […]


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