Monthly archive for August 2007:

Image Rendering: Microsoft Word 2002 vs. Apple Pages ’08

Posted on August 8, 2007
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Apple recently released an updated version of their iWork application suite, adding a totally new spreadsheet application – Numbers – into the mix, alongside Keynote, the venerable presentation application, and Pages, the word processor. All of these applications promise full compatibility with Microsoft Office file formats (even the new XML-based ones, which MS is desperately […]

Open the Current Terminal Directory in Finder

Posted on August 3, 2007
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I found this excellent AppleScript that enables you to open the current Finder folder in a new iTerm (my terminal app of choice) tab. Well, I also wanted to be able to invoke the same functionality in the other direction. Update (Dec 1, 07): Ahem, I just found out a while ago that simply typing […]

A Shell Script to Assign Icons to Files or Folders in OS X

Posted on August 3, 2007
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I’ve come across a few situations where I’ve wanted to be able to change the icon of a file or folder from the command line (e.g. in shell scripts). I also found it important to make sure that Finder is notified of this change and thus updates the file or folder so that its new […]