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Move To

There is no easy way in the Finder to move a file from one folder to another, unless both the starting folder and the ending folder are in view at the same time. Typically, one ends up opening a second Finder window and navigating to the destination folder, then dragging the file to it, then closing the second window. Not good.

Here’s the easier way: Move To. It’s an automator script. After installing it (easy instructions included), when you right-click a file or folder in the Finder, simply choose “Move to...” from the Services menu. A standard Mac navigation window will appear (see image at left) in which you choose the destination folder. Press the Choose button. Done.

Download Move To v1.0



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Jim’s San Juan

San Juan, by Andreas Seyfarth, is an outstanding card game for 2-4 players. It's reasonably easy to learn, has plenty of depth and nuance, and just the right amount of luck. It's simply a lot of fun.

JSJ is you versus 1-3 pretty good AI players, which are modifiable. I didn't include the rules, since I really intend the game to be played by those who own the actual card game, but I am sure they can be tracked down in the wilds of the web.

Jim’s San Juan is an older app (developed using RealBasic 2005), but it runs fine under Mac OS X 10.6 or earlier.

Download Jim’s San Juan v1.0


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Prime

Prime is a little app that generates prime numbers. It might not have much practical use, but it's a little amazing (to me, at least) to see it find all 664,579 prime numbers up to 10,000,000 in 1.47 seconds on a MacBook Pro.

I made it a few years ago to learn about threading and was inspired by reading Prime Obsession by John Derbyshire.

In March 2009, I updated Prime to use Objective-C 2.0’s automatic memory management and properties. Because Prime displays all the resulting prime numbers in a table, it can use a lot of memory if you search beyond, say, 100,000,000 or so.

Download Prime v1.1

Download Prime v1.1 Xcode project