Justin Walker

WEB DEVELOPER, CAT ENTHUSIAST, FAN OF VINTAGE COCKTAILS, TRAVEL, AND BREAKFAST BURRITOS

Making the Move to Ghost

While historically I have not posted to my blog very often, I have decided to move it from a self-hosted Wordpress install over to the hosted blogging platform, Ghost. The Ghost blogging engine itself is open source so you are able to use your hosting of choice, but lately I’ve really grown to appreciate turn key services. I just pay a small monthly fee and it all “just works.”For the needs of ...

Set Messages Status to Current Rdio Track

Semi-recently I switched to Rdio from Spotify and in doing so I was forced to revisit my iChat-Spotify-AppleScript post.  I have adapted the script to work with Rdio and have also made a few updates.  For one, iChat is now Messages and, of course, Spotify is now Rdio.  I also made some changes that makes the script check if Rdio is ready before attempting to retrieve the track info.  Rdio has b...

Crocheted Halloween Cat Toys

I recently saw some crocheted cat toy rings on Etsy and decided to make a bunch for all the cats in my life (I only have one in case you’re wondering). I bought some orange and green wool yarn.  You’ll need something round to crochet on. I used jelly braclettes.  You can get a grip of them for $6 on Amazon.  It was a little awkward at first crocheting around the ring, but this video helped me o...

Install AirPrint On Ubuntu Server 8.04

Apple’s AirPrint technology in iOS is great, that is if you have a special AirPrint enabled printer.  Unfortunately for the majority of us we already have a printer and have no intentions of purchasing a new one anytime soon.  I’m in that boat, I’ve been very happy with my Brother laser printer, but I want to be able to print from my iPad.  I have seen several paid software solutions like Finge...

Set iChat status to current track in Spotify with AppleScript

For years now I have really enjoyed the feature that lets you automatically set your iChat status to the current iTunes track.  These days, however, I find myself using Spotify more and more.  A while back I looked into this and found a few posts on how to do it, but it looked rather difficult.  Today I decided to sit down and figure it out.The script I came up works the best for me.  I was loo...