Using the pbpaste and pbcopy commands, you can manipulate the contents of the Mac OS X clipboard (or more formally known as the pasteboard) right from the command line. As a brief example, just select the text of this first paragraph, copy it to your clipboard (with -c), and then type pbpaste in a Terminal […]
I subscribe to a number of really great technology newsletters because they interest me. One of these is the XML.com weekly newsletter. XML is a technology that has exploded in the last several years, and its specifically an area that I, as a front-end and semantic web specialist, find exceptionally intriguing. Most intriguing today, however, […]
I just paid way too much money for an iPod touch (because I’m a technoslut), and in playing around with the Mail application it comes with ever since Macworld and the “free Software Upgrade”, I noticed a bit of a gotcha while using GMail IMAP accounts. It seems, that despite syncing up with my iMac’s […]
This video, which is one of the recent TED Talk videos, is of Steven Pinker’s talk called The Stuff of Thought. This is simply brilliant. So brilliant, in fact, that those who know me well are about to be utterly astounded by what I am going to say: I now understand the value of indirect […]
Simplicity is a challenging goal for virtually every task you (or I) may have. Why is it a goal at all? Successfully reducing the presentation of complicated tasks into simple components is a goal because it is typically a required part for the success of the task. Possibly the best example of this phenomenon in […]
This is already horribly old news, and by old I mean several days ago since that’s about as fast as it takes technology news to grow old, but Apple is releasing Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” at the end of this month. Apple is calling this release a “major upgrade,” and indeed Apple has rarely […]
This map of the Internet is pretty neat. It even gives you a “you are here” signpost when you first arrive. More information on the map is available from the ISI ANT Census home page.
Want a simple web site that you can invite others to edit quickly and easily? Try Google Docs on for size.
While this feature has been around for a long time, not many people are aware that you can publish blog posts straight from Google Docs to just about any blog of your choice, including Blogger, WordPress, and others.
I have the simplest personal email spam solution in the world. I use Apple’s Address Book and, in it, I keep all the email addresses I ever want to get mail from. In Apple’s Mail program, I simply tell it that email from an address in my address book is exempt from being treated as […]