Adding Icons to Folder Names in iOS

The introduction of folders to iOS was a welcome addition to keeping your home screen tidy. Folders allows you to sensible group like applications and then give the folder a given name, like "Games" for all your game apps etc. In iOS 5, Emoji support was added which…

Installing node and npm on a Joyent SmartMachine

Here are some updated instructions for installing the latest stable version of node (v0.4.12), as well as npm, on a Joyent SmartMachine. These instructions install node in the ~/local directory avoiding the need for root privileges when installing things with npm, which is bad. First, create a ~src/…

Disabling the Caps Lock Key on a Mac

I hate the caps lock key. Hate. I'm always, always pressing it by accident. I don't do it that often on my iMac, but boy howdy, I click it all the time on my MacBook Pro. At my old gig, when I did the nine to five thing in a…

com.akamai.client.plist errors

So you use a Mac and you notice that you see lots of errors like this in the Console.app application: 10-12-20 2:43:38 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[242] (com.akamai.client.plist[8486]) posix_spawn("/Applications/Akamai/loader.pl", ...): No such file…

Installing node.js on a Joyent SmartMachine

UPDATE These instructions have been replaced by the much better instructions here: Installing node and npm on a Joyent SmartMachine Here's a little tip for installing node.js (latest) on a Joyent SmartMachine (formerly called an Accelerator). First, you'll need to be root, so lets get that out of the…

cnn.com: Remove Comments

cnn.com: Remove Comments is a Greasemonkey user script for the Firefox or Safari web browser. This script removes comments from the CNN website. To use this script you first need to make sure you have Greasemonkey installed and enabled for Firefox or GreaseKit installed and enabled for Safari. With…

Installing Greasemonkey Scripts in Safari

Here's a recent discovery I'd like to share: you can actually run Greasemonkey scripts in Safari. The solution is simple: install GreaseKit. You can find some good instructions on installing GreaseKit here. Once installed, you can use any of my Greasemonkey scripts in Safari on a mac just like in…