So after waiting all day all the iWork Mavericks updates showed up in the MAS. With great trepidation I waited for them to download. Would all the problems users had been sending to Apple the past 4 years finally be fixed? The announcement today of a total rewrite might mean that Numbers finally had some […]
To make things easy for people I’ve put up most of my scripts on GitHub. I probably should have put a comment in each with a link to the blog post that discussed them. I’ll probably do that as I update them. The ones I’ve not put up are primarily ones that aren’t self-contained. That […]
John Gordon, over on ADN, wanted a script to make a nice printable itinerary for date ranged Calendar events. Being me, I tried to do the general solution. This lets you specify the days in the future and will produce an event list for it. I don’t have much call for this as since I […]
Scripting iTunes with ObjC. He quickly found that Scripting Bridge is a bit of a mess. He uses C# on Windows instead. I find Python + Appscript (or occasionally calling Applescript directly) to be vastly superior. ObjC is just too verbose to use as a quick scripting language.
I was updating some of my MarsEdit macros this week. I’d hoped to convert a lot over to primarily using Keyboard Maestro with a tiny bit of Applescript. However in practice they got a bit complex here and there and I just went back to using Python and Appscript.1 I suspect if you were diligent […]
One of my most used scripts that I use with Keyboard Maestro is my retweet to ADN script. However I went to use it today and found that it no longer worked if the retweeted tweet had replies. That’s because Twitter now displays replies before the tweet if you go to the url for a given […]
Since I’ve switched from NetNewsWire to Reeder one of the first scripts I need to convert is my Bitly url shortener. I post a lot of links to App.Net1 Many ADN clients handle links quite well, using the features of the API to auto shorten them for you or even put link text in place. […]
I’ve not posted a lot of iTunes scripts for a while. Primarily because I pretty well had my iTunes library where I wanted it. However of late I’ve wanted some better metadata on my songs. So here’s my latest script. (Sadly I was in a rush and so I’ve not commented it as heavily as […]
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.keep looking »