A First Look at Swift: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

This is a first look at Swift, Apple’s new programming language for MacOS and iOS development, which is still in Beta and thus by the time you are reading this, some of the bugs or features discussed here may have changed. Also, while I have worked with a couple of programming languages over the years, […]


This program backs up any REALbasic project file in regular intervalls, so you can easily go back to a previous version if necessary. Since this has proven to be quite handy even for some other files (Photoshop works well!), I spiced it up a bit and made it public.


Ever got letter soup and don’t know how to clean it up? TextConverter offers an easy and user friendly interface to your Macintosh’s text encoding converter functions. Additionally, it features an html-entity converter and an option to define your own custom encoding.

Mac Fortune

This is a simple Mac-like port of the U*ix “fortune” command line tool. It includes the original fortune database so there’s no lack of geeky saying for every day.