Monthly archive for July 2010:

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

Posted on July 20, 2010
Filed under iOS, Programming, Scripts | 7 Comments

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 […]

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 […]