OSX: Inkscape not working with multiple monitors

I recently noticed that under OSX Inkscape behaves strangely with multiple monitors. I thought I'd broken the installation as when launching Inkscape it opened and then the window immediately disappears. Fortunately there's a bug that's been filed here: XQuartz on OS X 10.9 and later: limited support for multi-monitor…

OSX: Toggle hidden files in Finder

Here's a little shell script I knocked up for toggling hidden files in finder. Running from the Finder toolbar To have this to hand from within finder you can create an application in Automater. Just select run shell script and paste the contents of this script. Save it as an…

OSX: No Connected Camera

This is really just a note to self. But when you're trying to use an app that uses your built-in video camera on osx, sometimes you see the message "No Connected camera". I just had that and rather than reboot I did a bit of googling and came…

From OSX to Ubuntu

I've recently switched to using Ubuntu full-time as my primary operating system having previously used Macs for the last 4+ years. Moving over to ubuntu has been easy enough, I bought a lenovo R61 which has extremely good compatibility with Ubuntu out of the box. I've had very few issues…

Mac OSX: Visor Development on Github

I've been using Visor (the drop-down Quake style terminal) for a little while and recently discovered the development of the project has moved to github from it's original home at blacktree. The latest versions of the app fix a lot of the annoying niggles with the last blacktree versions. Well…

OSX Mysql app: Sequel Pro

Generally these days I'm tending to access mysql from the CLI but when writing a data importer script I needed to be able to see what tables I was accessing from two different dbs. Initially I was looking for an ERD tool but I stumbled across the successor to CocoaMysql,…

Lineform: Vector Graphics App for Mac

I've been noodling around with a few vector based designs this weekend (makes a nice change from coding). When if comes to vector I've never ever got on with illustrator as it's alway seemed a million miles away from the the photoshop interface. A while ago I played with Freeverse's…