I’d never do this with my work machine

Last night I booted my MacBook Air to do 2-3 important things before I forgot. I ended up doing 8-10 things and shutting down. Then I remembered that I shut down before I did one of those important things. I powered up again and got it done. It only took a minute because booting is […]

Backing a Project on Kickstarter

I just decided to try backing a Kickstarter project, CableKeeps – for iPad, iPhone, and iPod chargers. They are clever, cute snap-on organizers for iPhone and iPad chargers & cables. The iPhone version appears below. I don’t know any of the designers/developers, but thought it was interesting enough to look into. Maybe you’ll want one or […]

Git Tools for Mac OS X

To get my projects over to GitHub I used the command line version of Git for Mac OS X which I installed long ago to access (clone) things like PhoneGap (btw, on Win XP I’ve used msysgit – Git for Windows). However, last week I made my first attempt at pushing anything up to GitHub instead of cloning […]

fyiPad Bookmarklet

UPDATE: April 19, 2011 – Project now hosted elsewhere, see fyi-bookmarklets on Github This is a follow-up to an earlier post on the fyi Bookmarklet. This version is optimized for iOS, and the iPad specifically. It makes it very easy to share a snippet of a web page and the URL by email. Compared to the […]

App Icons for iOS, AIR and Android

I’ve been making HTML5 apps with PhoneGap and helping co-workers using Flash CS5 with the iPhone & Android packagers. There are a bunch of icon sizes needed when you make a cross platform mobile app, especially if you want to cover the sizes for phones, tablets, normal and “@2x” retina display resolutions. Here is a table I’ve […]

Manifest Generator for TextMate and Text Wrangler

I whipped up versions of the Coda extension “Manifest Generator” that run in TextMate and TextWrangler. See the previous post on a HTML 5 Manifest Generator for Coda. HTML5 Manifest Generator for TextMate To install the bundle- just download, unzip, and double-click. TextMate will open and install the bundle as “Mobilemind” with a command, “Generate […]

Coda Plugin- HTML5 Manifest Generator

Offline web content is readily done with an HTML5 Cache Manifest, as well described and demonstrated by Mark Pilgrim. Though the manifest file itself is simple, creating it can require some tedious work. This Coda Plugin attempts to address that. The guts of the plugin are a relatively simple perl script that gathers relative URL […]

PhoneGap Lessons Learned- Mac edition

In the last week I’ve learned quite a bit about using PhoneGap-Android with Eclipse on Mac and Windows. Earlier this month I spent alot of time using the iUI library with PhoneGap to make stand-alone iPhone apps from HTML. I thought I’d share my experiences. I’ll begin with using the Mac with PhoneGap for Android. […]