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- Windows Edition

The first lesson learned is that there is a lot of stuff to install to get a Windows machine ready to roll with Eclipse‑Android‑PhoneGap development. Second, I learned it is all really finicky regarding version of Ruby, paths, order of install, etc. Third, I learned that getting a stable setup for this on Windows can […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

iPhone Travel- Save on Calls, SMS and Data

Avoiding excessive charges is one key trick for International Travel with an iPhone. International travel can include a quick cruise to Mexico or the Caribbean, or a full-on international flight. Either way, some tips I’ve learned will save you money. I spent a week in Singapore and saved $60 over what the roaming rates would […]