On Sunday, I learned — via TorrentFreak — about a new, free, anonymous VPN network that’s part of a graduate studies program in Japan. The idea is that if you’re locked behind the Great Firewall of China or some other, similar internet censorship situation, or if you just want to browse from another geographic location… Continue reading Setting up a free VPN connection with the native OSX client
I was shocked — SHOCKED, I tell you!!! — to learn today that Skitch (the once-amazing screen-capture and image sharing app that is almost worth ditching Windows for Mac just to be able to use) no longer lets you do timed screenshots. What??? I was so upset, I had to do some digging and learned that you can do this with a built-in Mac app called Grab — which has virtually no GUI whatsoever — or you can do it in Preview. Both of those require me to open an app that I don’t already have open and that’s an extra step. So I created this simple Alfred extension that will do a timed screenshot within Alfred that will save in your /Pictures directory.
This doesn’t solve all of my problems — I still need to open the image, for example, if I want to crop it or add annotations — but for what it does, it gets it done, and doesn’t mean leaving Preview open 24/7 (I hate leaving apps I’m not using open).
SublimeText 2 on Mac OSX 10.5.x with Wine Bottler
Because I can never leave well enough alone, I installed a copy of OSX 10.5.7 on my Dell Latitude D531 via a copy of iATKOS v7 I had lying around. Why Leopard and not Snow Leopard or Lion? Well, first of all, by the time I got a couple moderately successful installs of Leopard (enough… Continue reading SublimeText 2 on Mac OSX 10.5.x with Wine Bottler
someone put me out of my g33k’d misery
i feel like steve jobs is playing a cruel game of punk’d on me. so here’s the deal. i have a macbook. many applications that i want to use don’t work or don’t seem to be entirely supported or have weird issues in tiger (such as the bizarre instance of photoshop not being able to… Continue reading someone put me out of my g33k’d misery