Create Multiple Tasks in Omnifocus on iOS

Throughout the day I think of things that I need to do after work or this coming weekend. The best way for me to not forget these is to quickly get them into Omnifocus. I've been using Drafts on my iPhone and Alfred on my Mac to quickly create tasks … [Read More]

2017-08-30

Category: Tech

Tags: applescript, efficiency, ios, javascript, omnifocus


JSON Feed in Pelican

Brent Simmons and Manton Reece recently announced an alternative to RSS and Atom using JSON. The format is straight forward and seemed like a great fit to implement in Pelican. I've been spending a considerable amount of my time lately writing Apex code (Salesforce's proprietary language similar to Java and … [Read More]

2017-05-18

Category: Tech

Tags: pelican, python


Create Dropbox Links from Alfred

I've always treated Alfred as a Finder replacement. The speed at which I can find and take action on files is faster than Finder.app or Spotlight will ever be able to do. Because of this, I want to have a quick and easy way to share Dropbox files from within Alfred. [Read More]

2017-05-16

Category: Tech

Tags: alfred, dropbox, efficiency, python


Syncing Photos from Dropbox to the Photos App on iPhone

I've chosen to not use iCloud Photo Library for a few reasons. I have a decent system set up for storing my photos in Dropbox, but I've always wanted to have my photos local on my iPhone. Now that iOS 10 has some cool features like memories and image search, I've been looking for a way to have my photos on my iPhone and also in Dropbox. [Read More]

2017-01-23

Category: Tech

Tags: applescript, javascript, scripting, hazel


Setting Keyboard Shortcuts from Terminal in macOS

It's been a few months since my last post. I've spent a lot of time working on my blog, but all things behind the scenes that most people wouldn't even notice. Setting keyboard shortcuts on Mac is actually fairly easy, but it requires a lot of clicking around. Fortunately there's a way to do this from the terminal that's faster and easier. [Read More]

2017-01-05

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, bash


Publishing from Day One to Pelican with Hazel and Dropbox

I'll be soon embarking on a long bike tour and was searching for a way to keep a journal of my trip but also post updates to a website. Day One was an obvious journaling choice, but with version 2, publishing isn't yet available. With a little poking around, it turned out to be fairly easy to export Day One entries and publish to Pelican (my static blog generator of choice). [Read More]

2016-08-19

Category: Tech

Tags: hazel, pelican, scripting, dropbox


My Running Gear

I started running in 2015 after having not run since high school. It took months before I even remotely enjoyed it. Now, I use it as a way to wind down the week and look forward to it. Here is some of the gear I use while out on runs. [Read More]

2016-07-25

Category: Lists


Clearing Multiple Notifications in Mac OS X

If I haven't used my computer for a while, I'll end up with multiple calendar notifications that I have to painfully close one by one. I went searching for something that would let me close them faster, but nothing I could find did quite what I wanted. Nearly every day … [Read More]

Updated on 2016-12-04

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, keyboardmaestro, alfred, efficiency, javascript


Moving TextExpander Snippets to Keyboard Maestro

I've been a long time TextExpander user. I use it every day for simple things like pasting my contact info or shortening urls using bit.ly. There are plenty of articles out there arguing for and against TextExpander's new subscription model. I support their decision but I can't justify $50 a year's worth of value and so I'm moving all of my snippets to Keyboard Maestro. [Read More]

2016-04-10

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, textexpander, python, keyboardmaestro


Searching Todo’s in Code

Last week at work I was working on a fairly large refactor of our front-end. Large pieces of code were being moved around and others re-written to be cleaner and more understandable. Throughout this process, I was leaving myself todo's so that I'd remember to fix something later. Problem is, I would rarely ever go back to them. That was until someone on my team shared some bash functions they had written to make following up on those todo's much easier [Read More]

2016-01-11

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, efficiency, bash, sublimetext

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