It currently only works in Google Chrome 11 or Firefox 4 as it uses part of the WebGL HTML5 spec that Safari hasn’t implemented yet but is definitely worth playing around with. You can even compile C files!
If you ever find yourself deep within the console of a remote Unix/Linux server, locked down by a thousand firewalls and in quick need of saving a log file for later analysis then your best friend could be the mail command! Just type the following, replacing email@example.com with your email address, naturally 😉
cat secret.log | mail -s "Secret API Log File" firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine you have a huge list of names in a spreadsheet and you’d like to get this data into an Apple plist file to use in your iPhone/Mac app or import into a Core Data model. Such a long list of data would take forever to cut and paste so here is a really quick way to build that plist.
Sometimes I have to send a client a really large file or app that’s too large to post to Basecamp. The solution is to upload to a web server over night and email the client a link when it’s done. Not wanting to tie my laptop down overnight here is a great solution that emails you when it’s done.
Lets say your file is called NinjaApp-1.0.ipa and you use SSH/SFTP on your server to copy everything…
1. Drop your file onto a spare Mac or server.
2. Type the following into a terminal window:
scp NinjaApp-1.0.ipa email@example.com:/var/www/downloads/.
&& echo "Upload done" | mail -s "Upload Complete" firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s it! You’ll get an email when it’s done.