Friday, April 25, 2008

University library proxy bookmarklet

I've always found it annoying to type (Queen's University Library) and/or (University of Toronto Library) after URLs that I want to access through the library proxy for journal articles. So, I made two bookmarklets that will automatically "proxy" the page that you are viewing.

Queen's Proxy
UofT Proxy

You can install them by simplying saving the links above as a bookmark. You can keep them in your Bookmarks/Favorites menu or you can drag it to your bookmarks toolbar. When installed, you can proxy a page simply by choosing or clicking on the bookmarklet!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fixing and .ppt.pot

After upgrading to Safari 3.1.1, I had trouble with extra extensions appended onto downloads of Microsoft Office Word (.doc) and PowerPoint (.ppt) files. Files that I downloaded ended up with an extra extension, becoming and .ppt.pot.

I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.2 with Microsoft Office 2008 12.0.1.

After some investigating on Apple Discussions, I rebuilt my LaunchServices database and everything is well again.