Setting Adium Away Status with Quicksliver

If you’ve read this blog before, you know that I love the Quicksliver application.   To date, the existing bundled plugins and readily available plugiQuickSilverns have met my needs.  Although lately, I’ve notice that I really would have like to have a shortcut to set my Adium online status to Away.  After a little bit of Goggle-ing I found a number of solutions.  However, none seem too clean as you needed to use an outdated plugin (if you can find it) or write some script.  I did find a useful blog entry that allowed me tackle this problem a little differently.

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Hackintosh and 10.5.5 Upgrade

JT: Just a quick note – this article is a bit long in the tooth and uses some possibly archaic processes.  If you want up to date info – look to the OSx86 Project.

Okay – I took the plunge today to upgrade my box to 10.5.5 from 10.5.4.  Using the directions that I’ve posted about before, I was able to successfully upgrade with only a couple of gotchas.

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Change OSX’s default file format for Screen captures

Way back when I heard about the new graphic format PNG, I thought WTH? Why would they go make another format as GIF was fine.  When I started blogging, I did a little bit of additional research and found out there was a pretty good reason for the new format (‘new’ meaning that the file format has been around since 1996.)  Here’s the wikipedia link on the subject.

In any event, I did find myself making screen shots that I wanted posted on the web.  Not all of the screen shots were large – most being icons and the ilk – so I really didn’t need a jpeg file.  So I did a little bit more research and I had implemented this little hack that allowed me to change the default file format of OSX’s screen capture.  Of course, I didn’t bookmark the hack but fortunately the hack recently was posted on TUAW site and I thought I’d give it a mention here.  (TUAW’s article)

-JT