Tag Archive: MacOS

Aug 05

gorey.ttf

gorey

Legendary illustrator Edward Gorey had a unique, distinctly recognisable style of hand lettering (shown here with just a single word) that conjured up visions of the sort of gothic goings-on beloved of Tim Burton and fans of the genre will delight in. I came across this delightful font because of the liner notes from Favoritism, …

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Jul 04

Kings’ Quest II: Romancing The Stones

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ADGI remade Kings Quest II as a free rewritten version. Unlike a lot of fan remakes, this one actually has a licence from Sierra Online, the original creators – it’s the version they would have written, if they had the time! (Found via cracked.com.) Download: from ADG interactive

Jun 17

Pidgin

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While Facebook chat in your browser is all very well, and the desktop Facebook messenger is nice, it’s getting cumbersome to have all the chat clients installed and running – you never know where you are. Pidgin, on the other hand, is a nice open source chat client that handles Facebook, MSN, Yahoo, AOL, Gadu-Gadu… …

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Sep 01

vim

vim - the editor

For those of us who started our computing careers with Unix, or a Unix variant, or who were introduced to the system at university, some time in the 1980s, you will have been introduced to the joys (or evils?) of the editor vi. While idiosyncratic, there’s no doubt that vi is, like its predecessor TECO …

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Mar 24

Firefox 4

Firefox

We’ve been using Firefox here at Emudir Towers for years, ever since the dim and distant days of version 1.0. But the latest version – released just a few days ago – adds some useful and exciting features.

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Mar 01

Code::Blocks

Code::Blocks

For any C++ programmer, the integrated development environment or IDE is the tool they spend most of their time using. And while commercial tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio are popular with commercial development houses, the problem is that they are frequently limited to a single platform.

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Dec 05

AbiWord

abiword

Not only does AbiWord consume a mere 20MB of memory with a document loaded, it’s fast, small, and even opens Word 2007 documents as well (oh, and WordPerfect ones, ClarisWorks ones, ApplixWorks ones…)

Dec 04

Opera

Opera

The Opera web browser has been around for a long while. Originally a shareware product, it went free a few years ago after raising enough money from purchases to become self-sustaining. Since then, Opera have added a few more tools to its arsenal, including Unite, allowing you to share items directly from your computer, and …

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Dec 01

FontForge

fontforge

FontForge can edit many forms of fonts – Windows’ TrueType and OpenType, many types of Mac fonts, and X11’s bitmap fonts – although the level of support is currently variable. It can, of course, convert from one format to another as well.

Nov 27

Flock

Flock logo

Flock is a social web browser. Built around Facebook and Twitter, and available in over 2 dozen languages, Flock is designed to keep you up to date with your social networks, your email accounts, and your RSS feeds, all within your browser.

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