Exposé Makes It To Linux

An enterprising soul has made a patch to the metacity window manager to provide an Exposé-like effect:

Outgeeking People

Via BinaryBonsai, the MSNBC Digital IQ. Mine is 212, but I have a colleague that is bound to score 950 or so... :)


One of The Coding Monkeys (of SubEthaEdit fame) has cranked out RendezCon, which has to be the best Rendezvous browser app I've seen so far.

Mac OS X Power Hints

Over the last few days, I've come across quite a few neat hints:

The first hint above is of special interest, since it shows how to use sips (probably one of the nicest command-line utilities bundled with Panther):

$ sips -h
sips 1.0 - scriptable image processing system.
This tool is used to query or modify raster image files and ColorSync ICC profiles.
Its functionality can also be used through the "Image Events" AppleScript suite.

    sips [-h, --help]
    sips [-H, --helpProperties]

    sips [image query functions] imagefile(s)

    sips [profile query functions] profile(s)

    sips [image modification functions] imagefile(s)
         [--out outimage | --out outdir]

    sips [profile modification functions] profile(s)
         [--out outprofile | --out outdir]

  Profile query functions:
    -g, --getProperty key
    -X, --extractTag tag tagFile
    -v, --verify

  Image query functions:
    -g, --getProperty key
    -x, --extractProfile profile

  Profile modification functions:
    -s, --setProperty key value
    -d, --deleteProperty key
        --deleteTag tag
        --copyTag srcTag dstTag
        --loadTag tag tagFile

  Image modification functions:
    -s, --setProperty key value
    -d, --deleteProperty key
    -e, --embedProfile profile
    -E, --embedProfileIfNone profile
    -m, --matchTo profile
    -M, --matchToWithIntent profile intent
    -r, --rotate degreesCW
    -f, --flip horizontal|vertical
    -c, --cropToHeightWidth pixelsH pixelsW
    -p, --padToHeightWidth pixelsH pixelsW
    -z, --resampleHeightWidth pixelsH pixelsW
        --resampleWidth pixelsW
        --resampleHeight pixelsH
    -Z, --resampleHeightWidthMax pixelsWH
    -i, --addIcon