Working with the Clipboard on OSX

Coming from the Windows and Linux world — the object where data is copy and pasted from is called the Clipboard.  Not so in OSX.  In OSX, this is referred to as the NSPasteBoard.  Should you need to get string data on and off of it – use the following:   private static string[] pboardTypes… Read more

Building your own reminder system

One of the hats I wear is as a member of the Independence Library Board.  I love it because I don’t work with public libraries as often as I’d like to in my real job, and honestly, the Independence Public Library is the center of the community.  The Library is a center for adults looking… Read more

MarcEdit 5.x and OCLC Plug-in Update

I took a couple of minutes and made a few changes to MarcEdit and the OCLC plug-in to provide some additional functionality to the plug-in framework and fix an error in the OCLC plug-in.  Changes: MarcEdit: One real change.  In the MacroInterfaces.dll (the library that allows the Scripting interface and the Plug-in interface access to… Read more

OCLC’s Connexion XML — why, oh why?

As I’d noted previously (http://blog.reeset.net/archives/479), some early testers had found that the Connexion plug-in that I’d written for MarcEdit stripped the 007.  I couldn’t originally figure out why — it’s just a control field and their syntax for control fields is pretty straightforward.  However, after looking at a few records with 007 records, I could… Read more