March 19, 2009, 11:59 pm
I gave a presentation tonight to the Auckland Web Design Meetup on Dashboard widgets. Here are my slides and a little commentary for those who were unable to attend.
March 14, 2009, 3:14 pm
Recently, on Dashboard-Dev, Aaron Vizzini asked how to integrate Growl notifications into Dashboard widgets. I just did this in Hurler and tr.im.it, so I am happy to document the process here.
November 1, 2008, 12:34 pm
The best Dashboard widgets scratch an itch. I’m a big fan of tr.im for URL shortening, but even their excellent bookmarklet wasn’t quite convenient enough for me. Lucky for me that a) tr.im publish a public API, and b) I know how to build widgets.
August 22, 2008, 8:22 am
This might be pretty obvious, but it’s really simple to use Coda’s Terminal tab to interact with your local system from the command line. Here’s how…
May 13, 2008, 3:45 pm
April 8, 2008, 11:00 am
I thought I had it all sorted. I thought I had put together a foolproof way to track exactly how many times my PHP Function Reference widget had been downloaded and from where. I was wrong.
April 7, 2008, 4:07 pm
It’s done, finished, out the door, in the can. Version one-point-oh of my PHP Function Reference (aka, PHPfr) widget is officially available for download. And, oh my dog, it’s about time.
March 30, 2008, 12:34 pm
There’ve been a couple of false starts over the 2 years that I’ve been developing this Dashboard widget, so excuse me if I didn’t want to say anything until I knew a release was close, but PHP Function Reference 1.0 is nearly done. w00+!
January 8, 2008, 8:01 am
How’s this for a New Year’s Resolution? I resolve to simplify my life by not pretending I have time to maintain 10+ Dashboard Widgets. Anyone want to take them over?
October 16, 2006, 10:16 am
Sundial 1.1 is now available for download. This version adds support for several new languages, fixes a couple of minor bugs, and adds a few tweaks to the user interface. Enjoy!
October 6, 2006, 10:06 am
Google Labs has done it again. The company that made it OK to use AJAX now lets programmers search the source code of jillions (that’s a technical term) of software projects. OK, so this probably isn’t news to developers out there, but the reason I’m excited about it is a little more personal.
September 28, 2006, 9:28 am
Sundial taught me how to localize Dashboard widgets. It’s pretty painless, really. If you’re not doing it already, hopefully this article will inspire you.
September 19, 2006, 9:19 am
In case you missed our announcement, we recently released a Mac OS X Dashboard widget that allows you to track time in Basecamp. It’s called Sundial, and, despite having built several widgets before, I learned a ton from working on it.
September 12, 2006, 9:12 am
Sundial is a widget for Mac OS X that makes Basecamp time tracking as simple as click, click, type, type, click. Click: Select a project. Click: Select a to-do item (optional). Type: Enter a description. Type: Enter the number of hours. Click: Save your time to Basecamp.