I’m a big fan of The Sopranos. Now, while I only came in at the start of this season (back in March of last year), I’m already a huge fan. I’ve already planned two posts about the show’s season finale on Sunday, but until then, I decided to work on this — a Sopranos Season Finale Countdown Widget (note, you may need to right-click on the link and click “Save Link As…” or something similar to download the widget). Yes, using the countdown template in DashCode and Photoshop, I managed to pull a simple little widget together. It’s not much, and it’s coming a little late, but it’s something and is a nice compliment to your WWDC countdown widget.
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Note: This applies to Mac users only. If you run Windows, buy a Mac or install Ubuntu. If you run Linux, good for you.
If you’re a Mac user and start to notice that your hard drive’s getting clogged, there’s a few things you can do. One is get an extra drive. Or, if you don’t want to cough up the cash, you can just go through your hard drive and clean out all of the unnecessary junk. Of course, this is easier said than done, so you can get some programs to help. One, OmniDiskSweeper, is a free app that simply gives you a folder hierarchy in order of the amount of space each folder/file takes up. While this works well, some people may want to visually see how much space their data takes up. That’s where GrandPerspective comes in.
GrandPerspective is simple: the free app scans any drive or folder, and then creates a grid of squares with proportional sizes to much drive space they take up. You can also change how squares are colored (the default is by folder), and what the color palette is. Overall, GrandPerspective works very well and is a great aid to cleaning up your hard drive.