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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 … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: automation, bash

Searching Todo’s in Code

Happy 2016! It's been a while since I've gotten something up here. 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 … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: automation, bash, sublimetext

Automatically Attach tmux in SSH Session

I frequently work in ssh sessions and have found terminal multiplexers like tmux to be invaluable. The problem I was constantly facing was having to re-attach or create a new session each time I would ssh into a machine. Sometimes I would accidentally create a new session when one already … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: automation, bash

Global Shell Variables for Dropbox Paths

I have multiple computers running Dropbox, all of which have different folder paths to where the Dropbox folder is located. I wanted to have a universal way to find and navigate to the folders regardless of what computer I was on. In most cases, setting a variable to your Dropbox … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: bash, automation, Dropbox

Find images with No Exif Dates

My Dropbox folder is full of images claiming to be "missing dates." 1 Some of these photos were thumbnails or images from DayOne that didn't necessarily need dates, but others were real photos that for whatever reason didn't have dates that Dropbox recognized. I did some poking around, and found … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: bash, automation, exiftool, photos

Log Foursquare Locations in Markdown

I've always used Foursquare as a way to remember the places I had visited while traveling. Foursquare isn't really meant to be used in this way, and as a result, they don't make it easy to answer the question, "what was that restaurant I went to last time I was … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: markdown, automation, bash, ifttt

Show Time in Multiple Time Zones with TextExpander

I'm really bad at converting a time to other timezones. Now that the company I work for has offices in multiple countries, scheduling has become much more difficult. In an effort to eliminate the need for people to convert times themselves, I wrote a TextExpander snippet to take care of … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: bash, automation, textexpander

Digitizing the Family Photos

I had this ongoing fear that all of our family photos would get lost or destroyed. I've always wanted to have a central place for all of my photos, both past and present. In early 2012, my mom and I started on a project to scan, crop and organize all … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: python, alfred, hazel, dropbox, bash, photos

Your .bash_profile everywhere

I have two computers, one for work and one for personal. I keep mostly everything separate, but one thing I want to always have with me is my terminal environment and aliases. With Dropbox, I can not only access, but edit my .bash_profile from anywhere without using symlinks. The first … [Read More]


Category: Tech

Tags: dropbox, automation, bash

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