Apple adds Applescripting of Airplay to iTunes. (HT: John Gordon) I guess Applescript isn’t quite dead yet. I immediately thought of this sketch.
I love App.Net. It’s a fantastic service that seems to get better every week. The biggest limit is with Mac clients right now. The best is Kiwi and it’s improved a lot since first being released. However it definitely has weaknesses and flaws so I find myself still running Wedge a lot. along side it. Complaining [...]
I’ve pretty much converted over to Aperture full time for my photo needs. I’ve not quite got my workflow where I want it yet. For instance I still sometimes get Photo Stream and downloading shots from my iPhone ending up in duplicates. I’ve also had some trouble with video too. But by and large everything [...]
Hamish’s Appscript forked onto GitHub. Hope this goes somewhere. I definitely like Appscript to the alternatives.
I really love ADN. I like that it has many aspects of Twitter but also has great discussions like mailing lists or forums used to have. There are now many free accounts you can get if you ask around. I’ve noticed a lot of the major blogs have been giving them away. I find myself [...]
Drang’s solution for combining Python and Applescript now that appscript is dead. Note Hamish’s comments on passing arguments.
I’m quite happy with my recent switch to Keyboard Maestro. I’ll do a full review soon. The following is a fairly obvious script I’m sure most of you use. It simply gets the quoted form of the paths for all the Finder selection and puts it on the clipboard. Since I primarily use this with [...]
Dr. Drang had up a nice little shortcut that types the path of the frontmost Finder window. At first I didn’t think I really needed this since I had a nice bash function cdf that changes to the directory of the front Finder window. After thinking about it a bit I realized this was handy [...]
I love recommending little known but fantastic apps. I saw a script on Hackblog with some helps for finding UI elements used for GUI scripting. Anyone who has done much GUI scripting knows how much of a pain it is to get the full description so you access it via Applescript. Almost no one knows [...]
This is a followup to my url shortener script of last week. That script worked with Safari. This one works with NetNewsWire. Read the original script for details on the script. Same concept except that it works with NNW, my favorite rss reader. It’s pretty dated but I still find it works better than any [...]
Wedge, as I mentioned, has improved a lot in its last version. One of the big problems it still has are all the little niceties that TweetBot for Mac has. Things like automatically shortening urls. I was getting pretty annoyed by this so I created a bitty account to create an url shortener script. I [...]
A rather common scripting task I have to do is load a page in Safari and then wait for it to finish loading. Unfortunately the methods I come up with tend to break every major new version of Safari. (My last iteration was here) Mountain Lion is no exception. I’ve hacked it the past few [...]