TypeScript and RequireJS

I’ve just tried blogging over on Medium, you can read this post there at https://medium.com/p/442be2043833.

Recently launched – Met.nu

The Short Version I made a service to attach information about Twitter users, Install the Met.nu Chrome extension. The Longer Version Every wonder why you follow someone on Twitter? Twitter is a great way to have light connections with people, but in it’s simplicity, it’s easy to loose track of how you know the people [...]

What are you working on?

Solving a problem Earlier this year (May 2012), I embarked on building a site to allow myself and others to document what they are shipping and getting done. At the time I was working at the BBC on their Weather website and we were releasing so many things I was proud of that I wanted [...]

Convert vector images to web font icons

@font-face { font-family: ‘icomoon’; src:url(‘/fonts/icomoon.eot’); src:url(‘/fonts/icomoon.eot?#iefix’) format(‘embedded-opentype’), url(‘/fonts/icomoon.svg#icomoon’) format(‘svg’), url(‘/fonts/icomoon.woff’) format(‘woff’), url(‘/fonts/icomoon.ttf’) format(‘truetype’); font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; } .icon:before{ content:”\21″; font-family: ‘icomoon’; font-style: normal; speak: none; font-weight: normal; font-size: 300px; line-height: 1; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; } .icon-container{ text-align: center; } Using fonts for icons are great for allowing you to: Cater to all screen densities including [...]

Dom Dash – latest web application

I have recently released domdash.com an application to help those that have a growing domain portfolio keep on top of their status. This was a personal itch that I needed to scratch with a domain acquisition almost every couple of months and a new project being released almost every quarter, things were getting a little [...]

Convert a series of images to a movie

I have talked in the past about how to get a fully working time lapse system on a Mac using a webcam and some command line scripting. That was great but could do with some tweaks to get a more elegant solution which I attempted to reach here. I wanted to get more use out [...]

Amber – Mac Terminal theme

I created a terminal theme with a retro look of soft amber tones. I find this really nice to work with and have been using for a couple of months now. Download or fork it on Github. To use: download the amber.terminal file to your computer, open up Terminal.app, go to the preferences, settings tab, [...]

Writing your first shell script

Shell scripts are a simple way of completing (repetitive) tasks on the command line, much like many programming languages will be used. You will see ~ something — ignore the ‘~’ this is to signify that it is a command entered onto the command line itself. Writing the code ~ vi helloworld.sh #!/bin/bash # My [...]

Making a time lapse video on Mac

Me on a time lapse from James Broad on Vimeo. This video is what you can create (that or something similar) by following these steps on your Mac. Step 1 Download & install a command line webcam capture utility, we will be using isightcapture http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18598 Open the DMG and extract the binary to /usr/bin/ sudo [...]

Ejecting a OS X mount when files are in use

So the problem is that you want to eject a disk/DMG/mount on your Mac and it says it is still in use “The disk “x” is in use and could not be ejected.”. Here is the solution using your command line (Terminal.app) to be able to safely eject the mount. lsof +D /Volumes/{VolumeName}/ This will [...]