DiddleBug Extractor 2.1 – Palm DiddleBug image extractor script for OS X, Windows, Linux (Replaces Didcon 2.0)

DiddleBug Extractor 2.1 Drawing pictures on your Palm I use an excellent free Open Source program called DiddleBug on my Palm Treo 700p for doing small black and white drawings. The latest version of DiddleBug creates 320×320 pixel size drawings. These are referred to on their site as “high-res” pictures instead of the 160×160 pixel […]

Searchball – Google Pagerank checker for Safari

Howto check Google Pagerank using Safari: Go here Searchball – Google Pagerank checker for Safari and add the bookmarklet to your browser bookmark toolbar. Click the bookmarklet whenever you want to know the Pagerank for the site your are viewing A small window will appear telling you the Pagerank. I just finished making some adjustments […]

Auto level your audio recording with The Levelator from GigaVox Media (for podcasts)

GigaVox Media, Inc. – The Levelator What is The Levelator? Do you believe in magic? You will after using The Levelator to enhance your podcast. And you’ll be amazed that it’s free (for non-commercial use). So what is The Levelator? It’s software that runs on Windows or OS X (universal binary) that adjusts the audio […]

SketchUp Home – Google releases free 3d software for Mac and PC

I thought this might be useful for our contractor Eric since he was talking about getting a 3d drafting package of some sort. Hard to beat free to start… 🙂 3D for EveryoneDeveloped for the conceptual stages of design, SketchUp is powerful yet easy-to-learn 3D software. We think of it as the pencil of digital […]

Bandwidth speed test comparing DSL, Palm Treo 700p Sprint EVDO over USB and Bluetooth on a G4 Powerbook running OS X Tiger 10.4.7

After upgrading to the latest version of USB Modem (Version 1.5 that now adds support for connection via Bluetooth for Treo 700p), I decided to do a speed test using my regular DSL connection and the two available connection methods for the Treo 700p – Bluetooth and USB. I’ve been using the USB modem connection […]

Cocoa XML-RPC Client

Pretty slick tool for testing an XML-RPC server for OS X. Cocoa XML-RPC Client XML-RPC Client is a free Cocoa-based developer tool for Mac OS X Tiger that allows you to access and debug XML-RPC web services from the comfort of your desktop.

Fix for PHP PEAR on OS X 100% CPU problem

I was rebuilding PHP 5.1.4 for my G4 PowerBook to use with Apache 2.2.2 and MySQL 5.* when I ran into this problem using PEAR: When I would run a command like: pear install Log PEAR would download the package, indicate that it was done, and then hang, consuming 100% of the CPU and never […]

How-to: Run the Mac OS 9 (Classic) version of Concord on a new Mac OS X (Intel) Macbook

The one biggest application that my mom wanted to have running on her shiny new Macbook was Concord. A program that the publisher has not updated in many years. And that, for Macintosh, assuming you already have a copy, will not run under the new OS X Intel version, since Apple really wants OS 9 […]

How-to: Get your Treo 700p EXIF tags to show up in Flickr

If you use Picture Mail or Versamail to email your pictures to Flickr (using the upload via email trick) then the EXIF tags are stripped out of the jpegs that you send. If, however, you upload your pictures using a Flickr uploading tool from your computer after syncing your Treo 700p, then the proper EXIF […]

Gabriel’s Photoshop Actions

These are the Photoshop actions that I like to use that I’ve built over the years to automate constantly repetitive actions in Photoshop. Download actions: Gabriel’s Photoshop Actions Enjoy!