Author Archives: Thomas

Chemist, Programmer, Mac and iPhone enthusiast. Like coding in Perl, Python, Objective-C and other languages.

Neuer Löwe im Käfig

Seit gestern ist es draussen, das neue Mac OS 10.7 Lion. Das erste Release, dass nur noch online zu beziehen ist. Auf der einen Seite ist das sicherlich positiv, allerdings wenn man eine nicht sooo breitbandige Internetverbindung hat, kann der Download zur Geduldsprobe werden. Ich werde in einer kleinen Serie von Beiträgen berichten, wie die […]

Chrome OS – News von der Google I/O 2011

Am zweiten Tag der Google I/O 2011 wurden in der Keynote einige Neuerungen in Googles Chrome Browser und in Chrome OS vorgestellt. Der Unterschied zwischen diesen beiden besteht darin, daß es sich bei Chrome OS um ein komplettes Betriebssystem handelt, in nur eine Applikation läuft: ein Chrome Browser. Um noch einen weiteren ähnlichen Namen hinzuzufügen […]

Solarized – A Balanced Color Scheme for Text Editors

Colors schemes for text editors is just like the favorite editor itself a controversially discussed and often very personal matter. Speaking about colors often the personal taste is the main reason for a custom color scheme or why a special scheme was chosen. However the relation between different colors has been studied by artists for […]

Backing up a Server to Amazon S3

Motivation When deploying a server on the internet you always have to deal with security issues. You harden your server by setting up encrypted connections, configuring a tight firewall and putting critical services in a chroot jail. However what happens if an intruder hacks into your server and deletes your content? Or if you make […]

DTerm – A Terminal at Your Fingertips for Mac OS X

Sometimes it would be great if one could just enter a command in the terminal which is related to the directory of the file you are working on: send it to a server via scp, build a tar.gz archive, compile it or open another file. These are all operations which have also a graphical “nice” […]

Update wordpress using subversion

WordPress is one of the well know solutions for running your own blog and is maintained very actively. To keep the pace with the updates wordpress has an integrated updating mechanism which allows updating your installation directly from the administration backend. In my case I did not like this because I used subversion to install […]

New Highlighting Support in PasteBinIt

There is a new beta of PasteBinIt available with a nice feature: highlighting support. This means that you can click in the line number gutter of the code view to set a marker that will show up in the pastebin as a yellow marked line In addition some UI tweaks have been made such as […]

Erste Schritte mit Xcode 4

Ein grosser Schritt vorwärts Am 09.03.2011 veröffentlichte Apple nach einer neunmonatigen Beta Phase Xcode in der neusten Version 4.0. Xcode beinhaltet eine integrated development environment, welches auf der Frontendseite die Projektverwaltungs- und Editierumgebung besteht und für die eigentliche Kompilation eine GCC Toolchain in Version 4.2.1, sowie den neuen Apple LLVM Kompilierer in Version 2.0 zur […]

New PasteBinIt Beta

To make the small PasteBinIt tool more useful on the Mac it has been extended to take full advantage of the built-in services menu in Mac OS X. You can now select text throughout the system and choose Post to from the menu. The PasteBinIt window opens with the marked text already in its […]

New Beta of Tool is Online

Finally I finished to publish the first beta release of my new tool for creating entries on Mac OS X. Although the web interface of is very neat, sometimes a special client comes in handy. In the first beta the tool can be used to post code or any text to the server […]