Posts Tagged “automation”

  • The Marked 2 URL Handler

    There's an update to Marked 2 almost ready for release which has an in-app purchase option for full spelling and grammar checking. It also includes completely rewritten memory management and background processing which improves speed and stability (that part will be free to all users). Look for that soon! In the meantime...…

  • GeoHopper and iBeacons for proximity scripting

    I have been working for a long time to make lights in my house follow me around with accurate proximity detection. I always have my iPhone on me, so I've been using Bluetooth to handle this. Originally, I hacked around with Proximity to accomplish this, but ultimately found EventScripts to be a better solution. It still wasn't as accurate as I wanted it to be.…

  • Quick Tip: Automating your Mac's wifi power

    This is a quick one, and many of you probably know it, but you can quickly toggle wifi on your Mac with the networksetup command. To turn your wifi on:…

  • Desktop cleanup scripts for screencasting

    I don't screencast a lot, but I do it enough to have a set pattern for preparing to record. I automated the process a few months ago and figured I'd share it.…

  • Automating random giveaways, v1.0

    To pick the winners for the Yoink and Listary giveaways, I wrote an AppleScript to make the process completely random and as painless as possible for me. I still have plans for making a similar WordPress plugin, but that's still in the planning stages. For now, this is working quite well and I thought I'd share it. I doubt many people have the exact same setup and requirements, but the basic structure might be helpful for other projects.…

  • Automated HTML5 video encoding revisited

    A little while ago I approached the subject of scripting automated encoding for HTML5 video formats. I started using the process regularly as I built the Blogsmith Bundle video site. Pretty soon I got some help from friend and TUAW editor Mike Rose, and working together we refined the script and improved the speed tremendously. It was built for use on Mac OS X, but with just a few lines modified, it should work on any *NIX system.…

  • Automating HTML5 video encodes

    I spent an inordinate amount of time not doing useful things today. During this non-productivity bender, I got a little obsessed with making the HTML5 video encoding process easier. I've been working on a tutorial site for the Blogsmith Bundle, so this whole deal needed to be sped up. I came out with a script which, when combined with the right command line utilities, takes 90% of the manual labor out of creating the multiple formats needed.…