Fun Size Bytes


  1. ☛ Gridlee (aka MAME4iOS aka "free MAME app for iOS") is currently available. I'd get it soon. It's free.

    It apparently works best on iPad 4 or iPhone 5, but even if you don’t have one of those today, it’s a good idea to download this.

    I assume that when someone @ Apple comes in to work tomorrow it will be their job to remove this from the App Store (which doesn’t allow emulators).

    ps - this will be nothing to most of you, but to some of you, it is very exciting.

  2. What did *you* accomplish in your morning meeting?

    I created a macro so when I am looking at an article on ATLASerials (ATLAS) I can press one key and it will:

    1. Click the “E-mail” button
    2. Pause one second to let the page* load
    3. Hit the ‘tab key twice to get to the “Enter My Email Address” field
    4. Type my Send To Dropbox email address
    5. Copy the name of the “Title” of the page
    6. Paste the title of the page into the “Subject” field
    7. Hit ‘tab’ twice
    8. Hit ‘space’ to check a box to
    9. Click the ‘Send’ button
    10. Pause for one second to let the message send
    11. Click the ‘Continue’ button (to make the ‘Message Sent!’ message go away
    12. Click the ‘back’ button to take me to the previous page (list of articles)

    So instead of taking 12 steps, including having to manually copy and paste the title of the article into the Subject field and manually enter my email address, I press cmd+Y (to say “Yes” I want this article, or at least that’s how I remember it.)

    Boom. Thanks Keyboard Maestro.

    I’m guessing this was more productive than anything accomplished by 99% of the people in 99% of the meetings that took place on this day across the world.

    * (JavaScript, actually)

  3. ~Dear Mac Users: you’re welcome~

If you used Mac OS X 10.7 (aka “Lion”) then you probably noticed that one of the many changes that Apple made was taking away “Save As” and replacing it with “Duplicate” which was stupid and which everyone hated.

(Hey, even Apple makes mistakes.)

If you’ve upgraded to Mountain Lion (aka 10.8) you may have heard that “Save As” is back, but it’s hidden. Basically you have to use the Option key to see that it exists, which means that a lot of people aren’t going to see that it exists.

But you can get it back very simply. It will take you 2 minutes.

I explain it all here but the summary is this:

Go to System Preferences » Keyboard » Keyboard Shortcuts
Select “Application Shortcuts” in the left column
Click the “+” under the right column
Create a new keyboard shortcut for “Duplicate” under “All Applications”
(Optional) Re-map “Save As…” to Command+Shift+S as $DEITY intended
It should look like this when you are finished:



You may have to quit and relaunch any application that was open when you made the change.

Enjoy!

    ~Dear Mac Users: you’re welcome~

    If you used Mac OS X 10.7 (aka “Lion”) then you probably noticed that one of the many changes that Apple made was taking away “Save As” and replacing it with “Duplicate” which was stupid and which everyone hated.

    (Hey, even Apple makes mistakes.)

    If you’ve upgraded to Mountain Lion (aka 10.8) you may have heard that “Save As” is back, but it’s hidden. Basically you have to use the Option key to see that it exists, which means that a lot of people aren’t going to see that it exists.

    But you can get it back very simply. It will take you 2 minutes.

    I explain it all here but the summary is this:

    1. Go to System Preferences » Keyboard » Keyboard Shortcuts
    2. Select “Application Shortcuts” in the left column
    3. Click the “+” under the right column
    4. Create a new keyboard shortcut for “Duplicate” under “All Applications”
    5. (Optional) Re-map “Save As…” to Command+Shift+S as $DEITY intended

    It should look like this when you are finished:

    You may have to quit and relaunch any application that was open when you made the change.

    Enjoy!

  4. So I’m writing a shell script…

    …which will let me make my own dashboard, filled with content taken directly by polling the accounts of the people I follow on Tumblr.

    It won’t have all the fancy features of the Tumblr dashboard. But it will have all of the posts.

    And (this is the most important point) I can have it run automatically every X minutes and keep a copy of what it finds, so that at the end of the day I’ll be able to see how many posts there were, and who posted them.

    Mostly I’m doing this so I can see if I am missing Dashboard posts.

    Secondly I’m doing this so I can know that if I miss Tumblr for a day (or more!) it won’t be impossible to catch up.

    Thirdly, I just figured Lindsay would like another opportunity to call me a nerd.

  5. Assuming that Willie chucked wood for 6 hours per day (factoring an average workday minus government-mandated breaks), 5 days a week for 46 weeks a year (unionized workers get 6 weeks’ vacation), you would be talking about a wood total which is orders of magnitude larger than the average geehog (as they are known colloquially).

    Did you know that TJ is a huge nerd? (via lindstifa)

    TJ: This was entrapment, pure and simple.

    (via lindstifa)

  6. You know… I hear lots of people call themselves nerds… but are you committed?

And when I am asking you whether you are committed, keep in mind that I am comparing you to this, which is my iPad lock screen.

Note: iPad and iPhone/iPod touch wallpapers are available here from the awesome and talented Gedeon Maheux of Iconfactory.

You may also be interested in this or that (The latter is from yourwallpaper.com.)

    You know… I hear lots of people call themselves nerds… but are you committed?

    And when I am asking you whether you are committed, keep in mind that I am comparing you to this, which is my iPad lock screen.

    Note: iPad and iPhone/iPod touch wallpapers are available here from the awesome and talented Gedeon Maheux of Iconfactory.

    You may also be interested in this or that (The latter is from yourwallpaper.com.)