Category: Software

Photoshop image deblurring

My concentration at University was in photography so I’ve always been fascinated, and sometimes confused, with image manipulation software. Two of my favorite photographers are Paul Strand and Alfred Stieglitz who were driving forces behind the art of photography as we know it today (at least, that is what I remember). Both were active in

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eBay Item Finder

I created a quick form to help find items on eBay when all you have is the eBay item number… I use it several times a week so I thought others may like it. eBay Item Finder FYI: It works best when you are logged into eBay.

To Rewrite?

I’m getting very tempted to rewrite an application that I’ve been working on for about three months now. All sorts of reasoning to do so have tugging at me, but what actually prompted this temptation is a side project I’m working on with @iheartcinnamon (kat). It made me realize how hard it actually would be

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Using MarcoPolo to Lock Down Your Mac When Connected to a Public WiFi Network

On my PowerBook I run quite a few sharing services, things like Web Sharing, Bonjour for file sharing and Screen Sharing. But the thing is, I only need these services running when I am at home; I’d rather not “publish” theses services when I am surfing at my local Internet cafe. I’d also like to

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Feedly is a great way to start the day

Feedly is a website+browser-plugin that creates a customized newspaper-like start page based on your media subscriptions; RSS, Google Reader, Flickr, Twitter, FriendFeed, etc. So basically you install the Firefox plugin, tell feedly about the various subscriptions you have scattered around the web and presto! A custom news feed. From there you can do things like

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Editing PDFs in OS X

Here is a great little Mac OS X app for editing PDFs: PDFPen from Smile On My Mac. Some of its features: Replace text in original PDF with editable text blocks Fill out and save PDF forms Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting

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Facebooker at Chirb

Mike Mangino gave a fantastic talk on Facebook and Facebooker, a Ruby gem and Rails plugin for the Facebook REST API, at the Chirb meeting tonight. What is fantastic about Facebooker, a point Mike reiterated throughout his talk, is that all you are really doing is creating a typical Rails app. Facebooker is all about

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Time Machine Vs. SuperDuper

UPDATE (Jan. 29, 2008): You can complete a full system restore to a new hard drive with Time Machine. After installing the new hard drive startup your Mac with the OS X Leopard install DVD. But instead of going on with the usual install process, select Utilities > Restore System from Backup and follow the

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