AFL Ladder Widget v1.3

On May 31, 2005, in AFL Ladder, Tech, by tom

Here’s my first attempt at an OS X Tiger Dashboard widget. It loads and displays the current Australian Rules Football season ladder and provides a link to each team’s website, that’s about the long and the short of it.

Here’s how it looks when it’s running:

AFL Ladder Widget v1.3

Get the widget for free here or click on the icon below to start downloading.

AFL Ladder Widget v1.3

Instructions for use:

Mac OS X v.10.4 Tiger is required. If you’re using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.

If you’re using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. Show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it.

Feel free to contact me if you have any comments, questions or requests!

Change log:

v1.3 – Added favoutire team highlight, plus many code revisions, and a new look
v1.2 – Fixed a formatting bug for the Sydney Swans
v1.1 – Fixed an update bug and tidied up the code
v1.0 – Initial release

 

The Great Race

On May 23, 2005, in Blogroll, by tom

Six months in the making, more anticipated than that new Star Wars flick, critically acclaimed on 2 continents and banned wherever good films are shown, here’s another video from the weekend in Nelson’s Bay. This time it’s go-karting action!

Click the image to download, requires QuickTime. It’s a big one, approx 30 MB

Go-Karting in Nelson's Bay

 

Mac Mini How-tos

On May 20, 2005, in Tech, by tom

After all the effort I went to set up my web server and documenting the process I recently found a fantastic resource which describes in detail almost everything I went through to set up my server, and then some. Nerd Vittles is its name and it can be found here, along with its more up to date sister site Tiger Vittles. Both these sites have excellent guides on many different web-based applications and services you can easily enable on a Mac, they’d make a pretty useful reference for Linux too.