Apple

Using Mac Notification Center to Monitor Printer Supply Levels

It looks like the transition to HP for Samsung printers is complete. On a recent visit to the Samsung Printer Support page, every request was redirected to HP Technical Support. My visit was intended to update the Samsung software which had stopped working after upgrading to High Sierra. Instead I found myself pondering how to write my own application to monitor printer supply levels. (more…)

By Eric, ago
Apple

Home Sweet Home

Some years ago now, a co-worker mentioned Sweet Home 3D, at which point I proceeded to download and map out every inch of my house. It has actually proven itself invaluable for a number of what-if scenarios, including the purchase of a larger desk in our home office as well as other projects which involved rearranging items from one room to the next. (more…)

By Eric, ago
Apple

Making jEdit OS X Friendly

As a developer, one of the tools that makes me more¬†productive is a good text editor. While IDE environments are replete with a wide assortment of powerful editing tools, they often miss the mark on macro customization, binary (hex) viewers and the ability to edit large text files. More recently, my favorite IDE has been reminding me that text files outside my current project are being edited - which is an extreme nuisance. Fortunately, jEdit provides a wealth of text editing capability coupled with a competent BeanShell macro¬†language. (more…)

By Eric, ago