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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: Posts

Tags: applescript, javascript, scripting, hazel


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


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


100 Happy Days

A few people from work convinced me to participate in 100 Happy Days. Since I'm already doing a "selfie a day" so I figured adding one more photo a day wouldn't hurt. What I didn't want to do is post to the various social media sites every single day and spam all my followers. Hazel and my blog helped me solve this problem. [Read More]

2014-04-06

Category: Tech

Tags: hazel, pelican, photos


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 of our old photos from negatives. [Read More]

2014-03-01

Category: Tech

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


My Photo Workflow

After listening to the Mac Power Users episode on photo management and reading the slew of follow up blog posts on other photo management workflows, I thought I would share mine as well. While my workflow will be fairly similar to Federico Viticci's with a few exceptions, I thought I would share the way that I take, organize, view and share my photos. [Read More]

2014-01-11

Category: Tech

Tags: hazel, efficiency, dropbox, ios, photos


Organizing Special Photos with Hazel

Nearly all of my photos are sorted based on year, month and day. Hazel easily takes care of of this for me, but occasionally I will have projects where photos need to be excluded or organized in a different way. With Hazel, I can still account for these special cases with extra bits of metadata. [Read More]

2014-01-05

Category: Tech

Tags: hazel, efficiency, photos

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