Geeks and repetitive tasks graph. From MyGeekDaddy but oddly it’s only in my rss feed — the link doesn’t work. So I’m replicating the graph below.
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 […]
TextExpander tips and tricks. A lot of these apply to Keyboard Maestro or Quickeys as well.
I broke down and bought Aperture last week. I’m still learning it and I’m sure I’m using it in a slightly different workflow than most. The impetus for getting it was getting my first DSLR prior to the birth of my baby girl a few weeks ago. I realized that as great as it was […]
Dr. Drang had up a good post a few days ago removing duplicates from the Open With command. The problem affects not just Open With but a few other places. I actually have a small script I run once a week that deletes a bunch of commonly corrupted indexes, clears out various caches and so […]
So this week in my spare time I tried to set up a Master Meta Key using the caps lock key. Lots of people have written about this, including Dr. Drang. It’s been on my todo list for ages. I use a lot of macros and it’s nice to have keys that don’t conflict with […]
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 […]
First off go over to Dr. Drang’s blog and read the comments where a lot of discussion of Applescript and Appscript happened. Hamish Sanderson, the author of the much missed Appscript, shows up and makes some excellent comments. I can’t tell you how much I wish Apple had hired him six years ago to fix scripting […]
Nice blog post on rescuing windows stuck offscreen. (Sorry – can’t remember who linked to this originally) It’s not perfect the way it is written. I’ve a variation I might write up later that simply goes through all the windows of the front most app and fixes them. I then assign it to a control […]
This really sucks. I saw a tweet from Dr. Drang saying Appscript had been EOLed. I went to the site and sure enough it has. This really, really sucks. Appscript has been central to most of what I’ve done with scripting the past years. It’s vastly superior to the highly annoying scripting bridge. The best […]
Most applications have a “Paste and Match Style” menu command. However most are kind of frustrating. What I typically want to use them for is to paste and have the text be the right font and font size. However these commands remove all style information including bold and italics. I almost always want to match the […]
One thing that Appscript doesn’t let you do easily is handle styled text from the clipboard in Python. (This isn’t Appscript’s fault of course – it wasn’t intended to) Putting styled text on the clipboard isn’t hard. I had a script I discussed last fall that does that. I use that script a lot to […]
I’d put up a script a few weeks ago to print Safari screens so you have a record of what was on a website. There were a few limits to that script. First it didn’t have much to name the file by. Secondly you didn’t have control of where the file was saved. Here’s a […]
I was ranting the other day about Safari 5′s tendency to reload all the tabs and windows losing what you had displayed. For me the main problem was maintaining a display of FedEx labels in case I had to reprint one. In the comments someone had an excellent suggestion of simply scripting a print to […]« go back — keep looking »