Archive for the 'MacOSX' Category

Stop the presses

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

A shell script I wrote earlier got mentioned in the December issue of Macworld. It is hard to find the mention, but it is there. I wrote the script to move my feeds from Safari RSS to Bloglines. Last month, I upgraded the shell script to an Automator action, so you do not need to [...]

Export Safari RSS feeds via OPML

Monday, June 13th, 2005

I wrote a little shell script to export Safari‘s RSS feeds as an OPML file. This enabled me to import my list of feeds into other News Aggregators. Update: I have also created an Automator Applicaton, so that the opml file can be created by just doubling clicking. Usage Click here to download the Automator [...]

RSS Readers

Monday, June 13th, 2005

RSS has changed my web surfing habits. However, now that I am trying to manage 30+ RSS feeds, I have been getting cranky with Safari‘s RSS reader. It frequently resets every few days and marks all the posts as unread. I guess this is to make up for the fact that there is no way [...]

Dashboard Widgets for Panther and Tiger

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

Desktop Weather Widget 0.1 shows Apple’s Weather widget on the desktop instead of hiding it on the Dashboard Layer. Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2 – big It uses an unsupported API to make a “transparent webview”. The cool thing is that it works on Panther (10.3.9) as well as in Tiger. An experienced developer might easily [...]

Konfabulator-style Dashboard Widgets

Friday, May 13th, 2005

I have been dying to get my Dashboard widgets flush with with the desktop like I used to be able to do with Konfabulator. So I decided to write my first cocoa app. Thanks to this hint from Gus Meuller, the Objective C tutorial from Apple and help from Skiadas : This is the result. [...]