Category: Mac

I used to have a JIRA to Omnifocus Script which fell into disrepair for a bit. It worked well, but as the Mac modernized itself it ended up with a lot of issues. So I rewrote it by splitting it into a front-end (JIRA) and…

Have you ever seen a stream of data coming from a network, and it has some European accented characters in an encoding you don’t recognize? Sometimes bad coding practices or assumptions about encoding when pasting into documents make the encoding on the file not match…

Yesterday a coworker pointed me to ruby’s appscript. I have found it nothing short of amazing. I love my Mac, and many of us like the idea of automating our software, until we try to use AppleScript to do it. To say that Applescript is…

I’m a total troublemaker. For my first Core Data app I decided to do something nontrivial (multiple windows referring to a single document). Of course nontrivial means that the Interface Builder can only help me so far. So now I’m stuck trying to get things…

You can always count on somebody to have figured things out before you.. Chrisopher Roach’s blog has a nice quick setup guide to get your xcode project in a git repo (gitignores, attributes and basic git push capability). Whenever I setup a new Xcode project,…

I routinely scan my documents as PDFs so I can keep them in a virtual filing cabinet (you know, the whole “paperless office” thing). I use my HP all-in-one software running on a Windows VM inside a Mac (sorry, but the Mac scanning software on…

Besides the iLife Suite, here are some applications I’ve found useful lately. Here they are. I will update this in the next few days.