Keyboard Adventures

The best utility for making custom keyboard layouts on Mac OS X has long been Ukelele (sic). Sure, Apple came up with an XML format for keyboard layouts, but when you want a variant of an existing keyboard, it’s a lot easier to just copy the existing keyboard in Ukelele and modify the keys you want to change.

A few years ago I took a class on Phonetics and Phonology, and found myself needing to type in IPA quite often. So I fired up Ukelele and made a copy of the standard Dvorak keyboard and got to work. I didn’t…

Mail Aliases

Even though I’m the developer of Webmailer, I mostly use Apple Mail for e-mail these days. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to send e-mails using different identities; for Belkadan Software tech support I’m “Jordy Rose”, but for school-related communication I’d prefer my name to show up as “Jordan Rose” and use my school e-mail address. Mail supports this, but doesn’t actually have a preference for it without creating separate accounts.1 You have to edit the settings file manually.

So I wrote Mail Aliases, a little app that can edit this data for you.