Monday, February 28, 2011

How to install and maintain oss software on Mac OS X

Since Mac OS X has a full blown unix under the hood (i.e. 100% posix compliance) and brings a X11 server by default you can run nearly all software packages you know and love from Linux and BSD.
An easy way to install and maintain oss software is using MacPorts, a packet management system that allows you to install software from a huge software tree that should cover all your nerdy needs.
Unlike most packet managers MacPorts will download and compile the software package on your machine instead of downloading binaries which can be a time (and cpu) consuming task.

Pixelfari 8bit Webbrowser

Surf the web in 8bit glory!

Download it here

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Keyboard Cleaner

From time to time everyone need to clean his/her keyboard.

So if you, like me, dont wanna turn off your computer or plug out your keyboard i recommend the amazingly simple app: "Keyboard Cleaner".

It simply blocks all keys and shortcuts except CMD+Q which makes it pretty save to give your keyboard a good rub.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Tilt Shift Photoshop Tutorial

Tilt Shift Photos create an optical illusion that make the images look like miniature models.

Good source images are from high point, cities, mountains etc.. you get the point.
So i show you in a few easy steps how you get from this to..

...this beauty.

440 Flurry Icons

since i got a few requests about  my icons, here they are:

Download as iContainer
Download as Single Icons

Its a collection of various "Flurry" Iconsets + a few i made on my own, hope you like it