Sending Mail to Evernote on MacOSX

I still can't figure out why this isn't baked into the Evernote application as a Service available system-wide, but there's a way to add a Service to send messages from Mail into Evernote as notes for archive. There was a previous applescript solution, but I hadn't used it (and it apparently borked on the 10.9 upgrade anyway). I'd been using the Evernote email address feature, to just forward messages I need to archive for automatic importing into Evernote, but it's a pain....

November 20, 2013 · 2 min

more Papers love

I've been slowly working on my MSc research proposal. Still **far** to early to post any of it online, but it's starting to take shape. I'm using [Papers]( to gather journal articles for reference as I'm working. Today, I added 33 articles to the stack, on top of the 63 I've already gathered. That's not manageable. But Papers has some great tools to help cut through stuff quickly. I can sort the articles by the number of citations they have, which pushes "...

July 13, 2010 · 1 min

how to fix Java WebStart on MacOSX 10.5.7

I don't know when this broke - maybe around the time Safari 4 was released? Anyway, Java WebStart stopped working. Downloading a .jnlp file and doubleclicking it brought up an editor (Dashcode) rather than the application launched via Java WebStart. I tried using Spotlight to find "Java WebStart" so I could manually launch the app. But nothing was found. WTF? Apparently, the solution, of course, is to navigate in the Finder to /System/Library/CoreServices and click on Java WebStart....

July 23, 2009 · 1 min

cruz rocks

Oh, yeah. Cruz is easily the nicest browser I've used. I've got it running in fullscreen mode on my MacBook Pro - laugh at me for using full screen mode if you like, but I've always enjoyed BIG browser windows... It's not perfect, to be sure, but it sure is niiice...

October 28, 2008 · 1 min


Cruz is a new webkit-based browser that supports Greasemonkey scripts, plugins, and stuff like integrated tinyurl creation and a full screen mode. It can generate thumbnails for search results on Google, and has a CoverFlow view of search results. Very cool stuff. I think I'll be switching... Hey! You got Firefox in my Safari! You got Safari in my Firefox! 2 great tastes...

October 28, 2008 · 1 min

why I love my Network

I'm firmly in the @injenuity "The Network is People" camp. And I freaking LOVE my network. I've been experiencing an annoying glitch on my MacBook Pro since upgrading to MacOSX 10.5 - nothing serious, but occasionally it'd bug me. What happened was, if I opened a Finder window to /Users - it would show every user's home directory except mine. I mean, I know it's there, because all of my files are there....

March 31, 2008 · 3 min

The wonders of transparent menus

MacOSX 10.5 added some bling, possibly to "catch up" with Vista. The transparent menu bar sucks. Completely. Please, someone at Apple, fix this. I've got my desktop picture set to cycle through some of my photographs. Most of the time, it's not a big deal, but occasionally, one comes up that causes my menu bar to look like this: Seriously. Yes, transparency is cool. It's great to show off the power of the UI renderer, etc....

January 17, 2008 · 1 min

Dashboard Weather's Really Not Helping

Dashboard's widgets really aren't helping me. Between the live video feed from the beach on Maui, to this: Having this kind of info just an F12 away isn't going to help. Especially as we head toward SAD season around here... Le sigh.

November 19, 2007 · 1 min

First thoughts on Leopard

Others will write more profound and deeper posts describing what's so freaking cool about MacOSX 10.5 Leopard. This post is just my initial gut reactions. Want more meat? Surf over to I've played with seeds of 10.5 for what seems like years (but is really only a year?) through our Apple Developer Connection subscription. But all of my previous experience was in carefully isolated cleanroom installations, to prevent any bugs from nuking my production system....

October 29, 2007 · 5 min

MacOSX vs. Ubuntu

I've been toying around with Ubuntu linux, seeing if I could make the move over to that side of things full time. It's gotten so much better over the last couple of years, that it's finally a viable fulltime desktop environment. The Ubuntu distro has an almost perfect balance of ease-of-use and hardcore-geek-utility. apt-get is great (but hardly user friendly). Brian's been working on making the switch from MacOSX to Ubuntu (or UbuntuStudio), so I've been thinking about it again....

July 3, 2007 · 1 min