Quickly Open Directories or Files

Here are a set of “Finder Droplet” utilities that I found very helpful when working with PhoneGap, and lots of other things too. Consider this a follow-up to my previous post on shell commands for Coda and TextMate. Finder Droplets for Coda, git, TextMate, Xcode, and Terminal Having these utilities in the Finder Toolbar utilities […]

Coda and TextMate Tips for Mac OS X Terminal

Here are some tips for easy shell access to open files with TextMate and Coda from the terminal. I found and modified these while I’ve been dinking around with PhoneGap for iPhone (love it) and Android (jury is still out).  PhoneGap will likely be another post. These tips allow you to easily open a file […]

Updated Pastelets for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

The Pastelet utilities easily create javascript: bookmarks (bookmarklets) that paste a custom text string into a web page form in Mobile Safari on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. A super-handy way to have a scrapbook of text snippets you can use without leaving Mobile Safari. The most recent releases are a very significant update. The […]

iPhone Travel Apps: Me v. National Geographic

One screen of my iPhone is dedicated to essential travel apps and I’d like to share that list with you. For comparison I’m also including a link to and the short list of Travel Tech: Top 20 iPhone Travel Apps from National Geographic Adventure. My key travel apps for iPhone (prices as of July 3, […]

What if… MTV Cribs for iPhones and Macs

It’d be cool if there was a “geek work cribs” that showcased the preferred tools of geek celebs (and minor celebs). If there is, I don’t know about it. Nonetheless, we all find posts and pages to that effect here and there. Recently, fellow geek (and elearning celeb) Aaron Silvers kindly posted a page-by-page list […]

iPod-based Language Learning w/Virtual Characters

I saw that 9to5 Mac picked up a story on iPods as mobile training devices for soldiers to learn new spoken languages. I immediately recognized this from some demos I’d seen from Carol Wideman of Vcom3D. Fantastic to see that this is in the field, well-received and effective. We’d met several years ago and a […]

Paste Text into Web Forms on iPhone or iPod Touch

Here is a new utility web page to easily create javascript: bookmarks (bookmarklets) that paste a custom text string into a web page form in Mobile Safari on iPhone or iPod Touch– http://mobilemind.net/iphone. On iPhone and Touch, that page will automatically re-direct to http://mobilemind.net/___, which includes all the instructions and code needed to make a […]