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Google Toolbox For Mac 

Google Toolbox for Mac Update 2020 I just saw this by way of Arstechnica. For those of you interested in Mac programming, Google has released Google Toolbox for Mac, an open source project that provides code samples and utility code for a variety of programming functions. It’s distributed under the Apache 2.0…


DevonThink Pro 

Each day, a researcher has to deal with a lot of data in different formats coming from different sources: measurements, graphs, papers, reviews, web pages, notes, laboratory journals, tables, schemes, pictures etc. The ways all these files are interconnected are usually complex and cannot be easily reflected into the hierarchical…


Restricted SFTP in Mac OS X Leopard 

On occasion you may want to exchange data with someone else. You’d like to grant that person access to your system (or network) but in such a way that the person has limited access to other areas of the system (or general resources on your network). This article will show…


Grand Central Dispatch ported to FreeBSD. 

A while back Drew McCormack reported that Grand Central Dispatch had been made open source:- “…allowing Grand Central to be ported to other UNIX/Linux systems will encourage its use. Until today, it would have been very unlikely that any new UNIX tools would be developed on Mac OS X using Grand Central,…

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Tutorial: AppleScript for Scientists (Part II) 

This is the second installment of the Applescript Tutorials for Scientists, one response I got from the first article was to suggest a few reference books or articles. Getting Started with AppleScript is a comprehensive overview of Applescript that is part of the Apple Developers reference library. I’m not sure if you need…


Interview with Stefan Eilemann 

This is an interview with Stefan Eilemann, Senior Software Engineer and Consultant at Tungsten Graphics, who was running the multimonitor display at WWDC07. Stefan was responsible for porting Chromium to MacOSX, and is now working at Eyescale Software developing and deploying Equalizer, a framework for distributed, scalable graphics software. He also kindly provided the images. What…


New Poll: Social Networking 

There seems to have been an explosion in the number of social networking sites, this list of active sites on wikipedia would suggest many people use these tools. These range from the business oriented to others catering for music, movies, students etc. but which do you use most often? Please use the…


Tutorial: Performance and Time. 

Before continuing with the performance tutorial (which I promise will start back up very soon), there is one important topic to discuss; specifically, timing routines. In order to have an understanding of how changes in code affect performance you need to have a metric of sort (you all know this,…