Alerts Without Apps (or nibs)

Quickie for today that some people might find handy. (I need to start posting much more. And reorganize a bit.)

Just yesterday I found myself wondering what to do when Dockyard would crash. The new Dockyard uses the wonderfully transparent distributed objects of Cocoa, which become staggeringly destructive when the remote process crashes. If you only used the data in a few places, or transferred everything by-copy, then you can probably recover. But in the bindings-intensive AppKit world of Dockyard Manager, you’re going to crash before you can say [[self window] close:nil] (I tried.) The bindings all try to update…