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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 ... [Read More]

Updated on 2016-12-04

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, keyboardmaestro, alfred, efficiency, javascript


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


List Server Favorites in OS X 10.11 El Capitan

I'm using Alfred a lot less these days. Many of my workflows have been easier to build in Keyboard Maestro. The remaining few that are left in Alfred are ones that I heavily depend on, one of which is accessing my Server Favorites in OS X. Up until OS ... [Read More]

2015-10-31

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, efficiency, javascript, objectivec


Using Contacts.app with TextExpander v2: Objective-C and JavaScript

I was generally happy with how I was using Contacts.app with TextExpander to create snippets for my emails, phone numbers and addresses. However, as I eventually realized, I have to have Contacts.app running for it to work. When AppleScript and JavaScript talk to applications in OS X, they have to be running. That isn't the case for C and Objective-C libraries, so I decided to see how hard it was to use the Objective-C bindings for Javascript. [Read More]

2015-10-24

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, textexpander, efficiency, javascript, objectivec


Using Contacts.app with TextExpander

Changing your email or phone number isn't fun. You have to tell everyone, update all of your online accounts, and make sure your TextExpanders are up-to-date with the right information. One of the places I will always update is my contact information in Contacts.app, so why not just use that as the source of truth for TextExpander snippets? [Read More]

Updated on 2015-09-20

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, textexpander, efficiency, javascript


Filling Forms with PDFPen and Javascript

My adventure with Mac Javascript Automation continues. Things still aren't easy and the documentation is poor, but I'm finding that it's still easier to write automation scripts in Javascript than it ever was with Applescript. [Read More]

2015-06-06

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, efficiency, javascript, applescript


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 existed and would then have to find where I had been working previously. [Read More]

2015-05-09

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, efficiency, bash


Download Paychecks from ADP with Python

If your employer uses ADP, you'll know how terrible their website is. I always dread having to go to the website, but I like to download my paychecks every two weeks. [Read More]

2015-04-05

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, python, efficiency


How I use my Mac Mini Server on Macminicolo

I frequently get asked why I use Macminicolo and if it's worth it. It's a relatively expensive hobby, but it gives me so much benefit that at this point I couldn't live without it. Having an always-on Mac opens up a lot of opportunity and I'm always finding new things to use it for. [Read More]

2015-02-09

Category: Tech

Tags: Dropbox, efficiency, hazel, scripting


Save First Page of PDF for Expenses with Hazel

Once a month I have to submit my Verizon bill as an expense. The process of getting the PDF of the bill and then modifying it turned out to be a big pain by first reminding my mom to send the bill1, saving the first page and then submitting it for reimbursement. Turns out that Hazel can take care of everything beyond the actual submission. [Read More]

2015-01-25

Category: Tech

Tags: scripting, hazel, applescript, efficiency

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