Category: Tips

  • TIP: Final Cut Pro Tip: A Faster Way to Do a Roll Trim

    “Roll trims are my bread and butter. Here’s how to eat faster. Select an edit point. Put your playhead where you want the selected edit point to move and press E. The selected edit point jumps to the position of the playhead—provided you have asufficient handles in your media. This is essentially a Roll trim […]

  • TIP: How to make .htaccess files work on OS X 10.5

      To make .htaccess files work as expected, you need to edit /etc/apache2/sites-available/default. Look for a section that looks like this: <Directory /var/www/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride None Order allow,deny allow from all # Uncomment this directive is you want to see apache2’s # default start page (in /apache2-default) when you go to / #RedirectMatch ^/$ /apache2-default/ […]

  • TIP: How to get “anonymous” class functions to show up in Safari’s JavaScript Profiler

    I’ve been developing a JavaScript module for some graphing work I’m doing. I’ve been using Safari’s built in profiler to figure out which functions are wasting the most CPU. It’s a great tool: For the longest time, I was running up against this one problem: some of my member functions were being listed simply as “(anonymous […]

  • TIP: The Google Reader “Next >>” Button

    It was with great pleasure that I happened across the “Google Reader :: Next >>” bookmarklet. This little button at the top of my browser solves two problems I never realized I had. First off, it allows me to view my RSS feeds in the context in which they were originally intended to be seen, i.e. on the blogs from whence they originated. Second off, because I have such a wide breadth of different blogs, I have a nasty habit of going through my RSS feeds and picking and choosing content based on the titles and first few words of each posts. This leads me to ignore things that would be interesting to me in favor things that I think will interest me . Often the two are not the same.

  • TIP: “Google Analyticator” Plug-In for WordPress

    In comes “Google Analyticator.” Not only does it add the Google tracking code to the bottom of your posts, but it also has tons of nice other features like outbound link tracking, download tracking, turning itself off for Admin users, etc. Definitely worth the install. We just installed “Google Analyticator” for this blog and already it’s working like a charm.

  • TIP: How to find the full URL of a file within your Application’s Bundle

    This is an iPhone Programming tip. Say you want to find  the full URL of a file within your Application’s Bundle (mainBundle), here’s how you would do it. Example: This would return the full URL of a file named “Sound2.caf”: CFURLRef fileURL; NSString *path; path = [[NSBundle mainBundle] pathForResource:@”Sound2″ ofType:@”caf”]; fileURL = (CFURLRef)[NSURL fileURLWithPath:path];

  • TIP: Need a JavaScript console for Internet Explorer?

    CompanionJS is just that.  Check it out:

  • LINK: Matrix of fonts bundled with Mac and Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

    Ever wanted a full list of web-safe fonts? Check this out:

  • TIP: Horizontal Split Screen in NotePad++

    Apparently it’s possible to get horizontal split screens in Notepad++. Check it: (Thanks cocinerox!)