The user interface for Console Calculator on Windows is really showing it’s age.  More recent software supports toolbar icons with more than 16-colors, and other updated chrome.  I’m recently using Visual Studio Pro 2005, which does not support the updated toolbar look and user interface.  Visual Studio 2008 and newer does support it, but I’m […]

I’ve got a retina-ready version of CCalc for the Mac, although I actually only think it’s retina-ready, because I don’t actually have one of the retina Macbook Pro’s to test with.  I’m looking for a volunteer with a retina Macbook who can confirm proper retina behavior.  Get in contact with me if you’re able to […]

Trying to decide which icon to go with for OS X.  Originally, I was planning on a “retro” pixelated icon, from the Windows release.  However, a user submitted a “shiny” update to the icon.  I think both icons look pretty cool.  Which should I use? Retro Shiny If you haven’t downloaded the mac version yet, […]

Improved Replacement for Finder The Finder has long been one of my least favorite aspects of OS X.  Seems like the Finder has been an afterthought for Apple, and it has grown long in the tooth, missing handy features that have been standard on other OSes for a while.  I’ve searched for Finder replacements and […]

TextMate was a good start, but had several quirks and usability issues that grated on me.  Maybe it is because I am used to editors on Windows.  My favorite editor on the Windows side has been Sublime Text for some time now.  I’ve been keeping up with the latest betas, and now a public alpha […]

Set Time Machine’s Backup Interval Time Machine will attempt to backup once per hour.  As with many things in OS X, a preference to change the time between backups exists, but Apple doesn’t make such options available in the preference panel.  Terminal to the rescue.  Command below takes number of seconds, so one week between […]

I recently had my hard drive crash and figured it is time to set up a proper system backup. I decided to get an NAS device to use for file sharing and backup using OS X Time Machine software. I bought a 1 TB LinkStation Mini, which has dual-drives, capable of RAID 0 or RAID […]

The Zoesoft website was unavailable for a few weeks (including the website for CCalc registrations). I apologize. There was a misunderstanding with my domain name registry. Problem has been fixed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Well, OK, TextMate is a pretty good text editor. I’ve paid for it. I’m sure it has raised the bar for text editing apps, in some areas. But it has a few annoyances which grate against me, time after time. I’ll list my top two annoyances only. 1) Tab and shift-tab to indent / unindent. Tab […]

ZoeSoft is mostly just a place to park my calculator, Console Calculator, and a few other tidbits here and there.  I developed the first version of CCalc years ago while I was in grad school, to help me with various engineering assignments.  I didn’t like to fire up Matlab, and I couldn’t find any other […]