Web excursions are select bookmarks from Brett's travels around the internet. You can see them all on Pinboard. Visit the bookmarks page for previous Excursions.

Web Excursions for May 08, 2013

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The Alfred version of the iTunesIcon script. Thanks to Max Jacobson.
Fargo 0.55
I’ve previously mentioned Fargo, the web-based outliner. This release now supports Markdown, which opens some interesting possibilities, I think. Via Alan Sandercock.
An unofficial API for the Nest thermostat written in Node.js. Get status, set the temperature and more. You can find it in use in a Nest panel for Status Board by Bob VanderClay.
BugHub - For GitHub
This is a really nice way to handle Github issues in a native Mac app. Also available for iPad.
Red Sweater Blog - Fire & Forget Scripting
If you happen to use FastScripts, this new trick is awesome. Instead of long-running scripts pausing the app, they just fire off on separate processes. Handy, and just a terminal command away.