Welcome back, To that same old place that you laughed about.

July 28, 2006

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The Entregreeneur has his “bojo” back (that’s Blogging Mojo if you don’t know, and don’t even think about suggesting that “blojo” would be better!!)

So ‘Welcome Back‘ is what I tried to write in the comments there, but the comment wouldn’t stick. Good thing we have trackbacks, huh?

Real World Virtual Games

July 25, 2006

I’ve blogged these before – maybe not uploaded yet.

Away From Keyboard points to such sites as : http://www.streetwars.net/ and Battleship: GoogleEarth http://research.techkwondo.com/blog/julian/240

Sharing Photos

July 21, 2006

I have been sharing photos online for a very long time now. It is great to see things getting easier – witness my own Flickr photos in the sidebar of this blog.However, one tool isn’t always up to every task – so I’m trying a new site/tool called Tabblo.

My first Tabblo is the set of photos I took one foggy morning a month ago:


One Foggy Sydney Morning

It was a school morning, June 23rd. As usual we drive around Canada bay, through the golf course on the way. I was lucky enough to be able to take a few minutes after the drop-off to do my first fog photography.
The shoreline across the bay, only faintly visible in these pictures, made for a stunningly beautiful foggy morning in Sydney.
See my Tabblo>

As you see Tabblo is about creating gorgeous layouts for your photos, and certainly for this set I think it works much better than the same photos on Flickr

Another intro to programming

July 16, 2006

Guido van Robot is a programming language and free software
application designed to introduce beginners to the fundamentals of

Where to Find Free Stock Photos

July 16, 2006

A rundown on free stock photos was written over a year ago. Visit the comments for even more links that are still being added.

Quick passwords

July 16, 2006

I’m installing a new WordPress blog as part of the migration of my hosting business. Naturally the need for fresh passwords arises, and I wanted to finally automate that tedious ‘creative’ process.

Digging around for some solutions I eventually end up on wincent.com with a quick article on installing a utility called ‘pwgen‘ – a small, GPL’ed password generator which creates passwords which can be easily memorized by a human. Knowledge base: Building pwgen on Mac OS X 10.3 All is good so far, this looks like a great little tool. (p.s. It is up to v2.05 now, still installs smoothly on 10.3)

However I wasn’t satisfied. I needed a nice default and I wanted a new password to be as close as possible. That lead me to build the solution in Quicksilver. How to do this? Well a quick AppleScript later I have a solution – then I bind the script to a QuickSilver trigger and a new password is only a keystroke combo away!

Open this script in a new Script Editor window. (Sorry this isn’t working – WordPress seems to be stripping out the applescript: part of the URL.)

set newPass to do shell script “/usr/local/bin/pwgen -cny 8 1”
set the clipboard to newPass
tell application “Quicksilver”
show large type newPass
end tell

[Updated to note the failure to fix the link to the ApleScript]

New AppleScript Training

July 15, 2006

Here’s a new AppleScript training course – with a few chapters freely available. Maybe these will finally help me get the hang of this powerful, but for some (like me) frustrating tool.

Automated Workflows, LLC – AppleScript and Workflow Automation Consulting