Archive for the 'Programming' Category

App Movement Monitoring

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

I’ve been helping out when I can with the NetNewsWire open source project. Recently, Brent shared one of only a couple crash reports he’s received, in which the only plausible explanation would be if the app’s own internal files had failed to load. I recognized the likely cause of the problem immediately, because … After […]

Yosemite’s Automation Improvements

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Ray Robertson of Automated Workflows offers a good rundown of the automation changes Apple provides in OS X Yosemite and their iWork suite of apps. When you look at the mass of changes, including enhancements to AppleScript, Automator, and the addition of an all new JavaScript dialect for application scripting, it reads like a pretty […]

Yosemite’s Speakable Scripts

Friday, October 17th, 2014

One of the cool new features in OS X Yosemite is a major expansion of the system’s dictation features. Not only has the dictation become more accurate and reliable (probably by leveraging the work that goes into Siri on iOS), but there are new integration points that facilitate really interesting workflows. I developed FastScripts many […]

Toggle Calendar Focus

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Michael B. Johnson wondered out loud on Twitter about the possibility “focusing” on a single calendar in Apple’s default Calendar app for the Mac: In Calendar on the Mac, is there a way to “mute” or “invis” all calendars but one? I have a sparse calendar, and many non-sparse ones… — Michael B. Johnson (@drwave) […]