Finder shortcut for creating a new empty file

Every now and then, for various reasons, I find myself wanting to add a new empty file to a folder. In the Windows world this is easily done through the context menu, i.e. right click→New→Text Document, but I didn’t have any neat way of doing it in Mac OS X Finder (without opening up Terminal to run “touch newfile”) – until I found this: http://www.codium.co.nz/touch%5Fhere%5Fapp/.

It works really well! For times when I want to have a bit more of “text beauty” I can create a file, open it in TextEdit and simply convert to Rich Text.

Re-enabled backspace to go back a page in Safari 6

When I updated Safari from version 5 to version 6 I discovered the backspace key to go back to the previous page doesn’t work any longer. I’ve always used backspace for that purpose (when not entering text into a form), so here is how it is fixed:
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20120727025535867

In short:

defaults write com.apple.Safari NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add Back "\U232b"