Software Archives

  1. Fool Me Once Browser Extension/App

    Wow, I need to remember never to come back here again. I know I’ve had this reaction more than once when landing on a site. Some web sites behave badly, it’s annoying. Eric‘s recent tweet reminded me of a conversation Shawn and I had a few months back. The idea is to create a browser…

  2. Mobile PwdHash

    I updated my PwdHash page to tweak the CSS for mobile (webkit) browsers. It’s not quite a replacement for a native app on a mobile device, but it’s a lot better than the desktop version was. Feel free to use it if you like. This post is part of the thread: Passwords – an ongoing…

  3. Wanted Browser Keyboard Shortcut: Focus to First Field

    I’d love to have a keyboard shortcut that would set focus on the first visible field. Y’know, for web apps/sites that don’t set focus properly when the page loads. My simple jQuery snippet works well for this – how easy would it be to turn that into Chrome and Firefox extensions? Little project for someone?

  4. Chromium (Mac) Testing

    I’m trying out Chromium (Mac) as my primary browser for a while. I’d been holding out for these things: Pukka support – the ability to launch an application from a bookmarklet. FlashBlock support – can’t imagine browsing without it anymore. PwdHash support Accesskey support Three out of four is close enough – I’ll keep composing…

  5. Save $28 on MobileMe

    Shawn helpfully pointed out that I could save a few bucks buy purchasing my MobileMe subscription through Amazon instead of directly from Apple. The only complication with this is that I got the info on Monday and my free trial was expiring on Tuesday. If I bought MobileMe from Amazon on Monday, I wouldn’t receive…

  6. Contact Sync Revisited

    Here I am about to pay $100/year for contact sync. I tried hard to avoid this, having tried pretty much every other solution out there, but none of them worked properly across several Macs plus a BlackBerry. In the end I just need contact sync that works, and so far MobileMe is the only one…

  7. Joyful Apps

    I’ve started building a list of applications that fill me with joy. LaunchBar – can’t imagine life without it. xScope – I don’t even use it that much, but when I do… so awesome. Pukka – I’ve been using Delicious as a central data store more of late. These aren’t all “must-have” apps, nor are…

  8. Replacing Utilities

    Over the last five years I’ve heavily used MailTemplate and shadowClipboard. Both are great utilities, and neither works right on Snow Leopard (and no upgrades in sight). As a result, I’ve found workarounds. Rather than move to different utilities for these features, I’ve tried to simplify. I’m already hopelessly dependent on LaunchBar, so coming up…

  9. Thoughts on Tweetie 2

    Tweetie 2 has hit the twittersphere to universal praise and rejoicing. I have to admit it was one of the first app upgrades I’ve been excited to install in a while. After playing with it for a little while, I can say that it’s a great upgrade, more polished, lots of great new features that…

  10. Fresh Installs

    As I briefly noted on Twitter, I will typically install everything fresh when setting up a new Mac. There are a variety of reasons why I think this is a good idea, but here is one you might not always think of. When you do a fresh install of applications that you use frequently, you…

  11. Address Book via DropBox Quirk

    So far my Address Book sync via Dropbox solution is working well. The only issue I’ve seen so far is having to restart Mail.app to get names and addresses properly paired up from time to time. If you see a weird name/email address combination in Mail.app, a quit and restart of Mail.app should fix it.

  12. Snow Leopard

    I upgraded my work machine to Snow Leopard. I had to jump through some minor hoops to get my dev environment back up and running again, and I’m also finding myself missing two utilities that haven’t been updated yet: iStat Menus and MailTemplate. I was thrilled that updates for MsgFiler, SuperDuper, Pukka and PathFinder were…

  13. Using PwdHash 1.5 with Firefox 3.5

    I use PwdHash for my passwords – if you aren’t using something like this, you probably should be. I’m sure there will be an update to the PwdHash plugin to make it officially compatible with Firefox 3.5, but until then here are steps to use it on a Mac: Upgrade to Firefox 3.5. Quit Firefox…