Posts Tagged ‘CC Licence’

Photo feed as Desktop Background

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I first came up with this idea after reading a post on about getting an RSS feed of images as a Screen Saver using a python script. The idea is simple: Take a feed, parse it, and save the photos it links to as numbered images in a folder on the disk, then use […]

Simulating encrypted physical disk in OS X

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I’ve always wanted to do this: have my personal files on a memory stick, encrypted, and when I insert the memory stick in a USB port then OS X asks me for a password to decrypt the files. Unfortunately, this functionality isn’t offered directly as you can’t (at least from what I’ve tried and read) […]

Automatically restart crashed applications

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

I love Quicksilver. If I ever sit on a machine without it, I feel handicapped, like something extremely important is missing. My major gripe with Quicksilver (and, this might just be my setup, I’m not sure), is that it likes to crash a lot. At least 2-3 times a week. And when it crashes, it’s […]

LiveSearch 1.3

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

I’ve finished work on LiveSearch 1.3 some time ago, just never got around to creating a tarball and uploading it to this site. The major change was that it no longer requires that the searchform.php and livesearch.css files be manually copied to your themes directory. If you want to make theme-specific changes to it you […]


Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

I know, I know… CAPTCHA is outdated. But there are still cases where it might be useful, and it’s hard to make one that’s good looking, easy to read by humans and has a certain level of complexity for machines. This is what led me to create my own PHP version, that can be pretty […]

Automating backup of Flash drives

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

I have a lot of my critical work on a few flash drives which I carry around with me constantly, mainly because I work on a number of machines and would like to have a central repository of my work. After losing one of the drives recently though (bound to happen sooner or later), I […]

LiveSearch 1.2

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Ok. I’ve widgetized this plugin, and updated the headers of the plugin. Now you can just install it, and put it anywhere on your sidebar using the Widget plugin. In its options you can specify whether or not you want the searchbox to be encompassed in the default widget wrappers (disabled by default). Pretty straight […]

LiveSearch Update

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

I’ve updated the code to include an option for the size of the search box which I neglected the first time around. I also crudely fixed up the code so that no javascript errors occur when a page without the searchbox is loaded. (For example on my site, any page outside the blog). I’ve done […]


Sunday, March 26th, 2006

You might notice the spiffy little search box on the navigation bar of this blog. It’s an implementation of the LiveSearch code which I incorporated recently. It’s a nice little tool, using pretty straight basic (albeit a bit complex) AJAX code. However it did require some effort to implement this, as several files needed to […]

WP-Cron-Mail plugin

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Another tool I decided to use was WordPress’ post-by-email feature. However this was very limiting, as after posting via email usually action was required within WordPress – visit the wp-mail.php page, and then modify the post to place it in the necessary categories etc.