Posts Tagged “tagging”

  • Vitag 1.0.2

    Vitag has proven useful enough to me that I've added a bit of polish and some new features. I do think this is going to end up being a RubyGem eventually for ease of install, but at this point still only requires a single script file to run.…

  • Vitag: batch Finder tagging from the command line

    Vitag is a quick script I wrote today that I think might be useful to others. I don't know how many people both live in Terminal and make use of Finder tags in OS X 10.9+, but if anyone does, this will make life easier.…

  • GitHub TOC Service 0.2.0

    I just uploaded the GitHub TOC Service version 0.2.0. Mostly because I needed a break from testing the next version of Marked, but also because it had a few bugs that needed fixing.…

  • TagBak, tag backup and restore

    I mentioned a few days ago that there were a few ways to lose your tags in OS X. I began working on the best solution I could come up with for now: TagBak.…

  • bookmark-cli: OS X bookmark data for scripters

    I've been working on a simple solution for backing up and restoring OS X tags after catastrophes. Ultimately this is going to have to be more than a script, but I have most of the pieces in place. As part of the experiment I wanted to be able to handle files being renamed and moved. That's best handled by the file bookmarking portions of the Cocoa API, so I wrote a little CLI to capture and restore bookmark data for a file or folder.…

  • How to lose your tags

    First, Happy July 4th! I was going to take today off from everything, but woke up early with a bug to do some more OS X tagging research. I'll go back to bed after this...…

  • Mavericks tags and coreutils, a warning

    This won't affect too many people, but if you've installed the GNU Coreutils, you should be aware that the mv` and `cp commands strip extended attributes from your files. If you do any tagging in Mavericks (or with OpenMeta), you'll find your tags disappearing after shell scripts or command line filing act on a file.…

  • A GitHub README table of contents Service

    There's probably an existing tool to do this, but I couldn't find it this morning. I have some very long README files on GitHub and I wanted a simple Table of Contents for them. I'm too lazy to break most of them up into wikis, so I needed a way to emulate the [[toc]] tag found in the Gollum wiki platform that GitHub has.…

  • Fast, fuzzy directory navigation for Tag Filer

    This script provides an easy way to jump around the filesystem if (and only if) you're using my Tag Filer system. In that system, you tag main "context" folders with "=Tagname," and target subfolders (project folders) with "@projecttag." The Tag Filing system allows me to tag individual files and folders with a "#Tagname" (target context) and ":project:chain" tags to have Hazel automatically move them to their destination and maintain both a shallow folder system and a tag-based search system.…

  • Quick Tip: Tag Filer without Hazel

    If you want to run the Tag Filer script, but don't have Hazel handy, you still have everything you need to get it done. One option is to run a "cleanup" command at intervals using launchd.…

  • Automatic filing with Hazel and Mavericks tags

    I've finished a tag-based filing system I started working on before Mavericks. I personally think it's flexible enough to be shared, but others may balk at the apparent complexity. It does take some planning and setup, but it's an effective way for me to manage files.…

  • Web Excursions for November 14, 2013
  • Planter 2.0 with Mavericks tagging

    I've finished the biggest update to Planter thus far, and bumped it to version 2.0. I don't know how popular this project is or ever will be, but I still find it useful enough to keep in good shape.…

  • Mavericks tags, Spotlight and Terminal

    I've actually begun work on a book about tagging, and Mavericks in particular. It's a subject I truly enjoy, and so far it's kind of been writing itself. I hope to wrap it up faster than some of my other side projects. Bits that I think aren't mass-consumable enough for publication will end up here, where my gentle readers can decide for themselves if they want to do anything with it.…

  • Speedier file tagging in Mavericks

    As you might expect, I'm enthusiastically exploring Mavericks' file tagging. I looked into the state of the OpenMeta transition yesterday and found that many of the best OpenMeta tagging apps already have reasonable solutions, including Hazel, HoudahSpot, Leap and Yep. There are a few others that I'm not certain will ever get updates, but I have word that my favorite, Tags, should be getting some serious love soon.…

  • Web Excursions for October 24, 2013
  • Web Excursions for October 15, 2013
  • Wallflowers: my favorite OS X augmentations

    There are quite a few apps on my machine that run in the background, waiting for that moment when they get to shine. These apps augment the OS X experience in ways that I'd have trouble functioning without.…

  • jTag: Auto-tagging for Jekyll

    I'm building an AutoTag system for my Jekyll setup. Unlike the Zemanta system I use for additional keywords, this tool is designed to match your content to existing tags you already use on your blog, helping to keep a consistent taxonomy and better post relationships. It's more like the TextMate/WordPress version I created. Like that version, there are two parts to it: a tag plugin on the blog side and a local tool for pulling information from it and processing it.…

  • Web Excursions for August 24, 2013
  • Scripting TaskPaper, mind maps, outliners and other fun

    I did some hacking on the excellent "Extra Info" script from Pedro Lobo. I wouldn't say I greatly improved it, but I did make a fine mess of the code. My goal was achieved, though: special tags create new files from templates with things like subject, source link, date, etc. all ready to go. Trigger it with FastScripts and you can add extended notes to any task using MindNode, Mindjet MindManager, OmniOutliner, iThoughtsX and nvALT.…

  • Mavericks and Tagging

    The next version of OS X (Mavericks) is going to have file tagging capabilities built directly into Finder (as well as save dialogs and iCloud browsers). In fact, it works in the same way as OpenMeta -- the system I've espoused all these years -- using metadata on the file itself to store the information and expose it to Spotlight. Apple is on the tagging train, and I'm certain they'll be conducting it in short order.…

  • Auto-Tagging Jekyll posts with Zemanta

    More for the purposes of associating posts and building my custom search engine, but also for SEO, I've been adding semantic keywords to my Jekyll posts. The result is similar to my old AutoTag bundle for the TextMate blogging bundle. It creates a keyword block for my post in addition to my curated tags which contains top-level topics and can be used in Open Graph keywords, keyword meta and for search and related post association during site generation.…

  • nvALT Tag Search for Alfred 2 update

    I've had several people report that the nvALT Tag Search workflow for Alfred 2 hasn't been working for them. I just updated the download with version 1.1. It removes some of the criteria for the file filter and hopefully generalizes the search enough to work for more people.…

  • nvALT Tag Search for Alfred 2

    While dinking around with Alfred 2, I came up with something kind of handy. It's a workflow containing just a file filter which constrains the search to your nvALT folder and searches only by OpenMeta tags, and a shell script that opens the file in nvALT.…

  • nvTagNavigator 1.1 with automatable tag indexing

    When I posted the nvTagNavigator application, I had mentioned that you could automate it to run at regular intervals. I didn't think about the fact that it pops up two dialogs every time it runs, making that impossible. The new download includes a script that can be automated.…

  • nvTagNavigator: a tag panel for nvALT

    If you've used nvALT for a while, you know that tagging in it is, well, broken. There's no unified place to see all your tags, and tags can't be searched exclusively. The nice thing that Zachary built into it is OpenMeta tagging, so if you store your notes as plain text files, you can search tags with Spotlight and any OpenMeta app. This, combined with the url handler, leads to some interesting possibilities.…

  • Jekyll tag plugin for responsive YouTube video embeds

    Update: I've added code to the plugin to take the width and height and calculate the necessary intrinsic ratio for the embed and insert the necessary CSS inline. This prevents the need for any JavaScript solutions on different aspect ratio embeds. Thanks to Andrew Clark for the tip.…

  • An easy visual alert for your staging site

    I've had a lot of fun with Jekyll lately. There are little things popping up on this blog that seem insignificant but took way too much time. I'm not sorry, I had fun doing it. I intend to blog a bit more about my Jekyll hacks, but I threw this one on today and it's simple enough to write about in under five minutes.…

  • Slogger tags and other developing stories

    First, Slogger now has the native tagging I mentioned previously. Here's how I chose to implement it (though this is up for discussion):…

  • Day One tags, Slogger lags

    Day One recently got real tagging in the iOS apps, and it will be on the Mac version soon, as well. Slogger has been dutifully saving tags for you all this time, but I got it wrong. I used "@tags" and not the "#tags" that the developers eventually settled on. I should have known Twitter would win in the end.…

  • Some suggestions for better tagging

    Since publishing my first article on tagging and appearing on MacPowerUsers, I've been asked many times for more specifics on my tagging system. I'll start by telling you that I don't have all of the answers what I'm sharing here is what I've learned after a few years of constant tagging.…

  • Forget about it. Or not.

    I forget a lot of things. I forget how I did something, or where I found an answer, or where I put my glasses. I use technology to help with that to some extent, and Notational Velocity/nvALT are excellent at helping me find previous notes, assuming I bothered to take them.…

  • AutoTag2: smarter tagging for TextMate and WordPress

    I was tooling around the Vim website looking at blogging plugins this morning. I noticed that one of them, Vimpress, had linked to an old project of mine that allowed you to work with Ultimate Tag Warrior tags through XML-RPC. Since the inclusion of tagging support in WordPress, Ultimate Tag Warrior has been defunct, and so have the UTW-RPC plugin and associated AutoTag TextMate bundle.…

  • Mirror your Pinboard bookmarks with OpenMeta tags

    Update April 3rd, 2011]: The current version, 1.0.4 at the moment, has bugfixes for running without Tags.app installed, more error handling and a new setting for locations where the date format is dd-mm-yyy`. If you had a previous version and run into trouble, please replace the script with the [latest and delete your `~/getpinboard.yaml file to regenerate a new one with the additional localization setting.…

  • On sorting, tagging and other nerdery

    Since posting my latest desktop, I've received a few questions about how I keep my Mac's Desktop icons under control. I thought I'd answer that question before I got around to posting my whole GeekTool setup. Beyond hiding disk icons and making the icons smaller in Finder's Desktop view settings, I have a "system." My filing system is simple to use, but a little complicated to explain (and set up), so it gets a whole post to itself. I doubt many will follow directly in my footsteps, but you…

  • Evernote Site Memory tagger for WordPress

    Evernote introduced Site Memory today, providing an easy way to help people clip to Evernote from your site while maintaining control over how your content appears and is attributed. While some instructions are provided for WordPress, some of us will obviously want to customize things a little further.…

  • A TextMate Command for fast abbr tags

    I'm on a roll with stupid scripts today, but it's Saturday... so, whatever. This is a quick command for creating semantic abbr tags in TextMate. It's short, but pretty smart: if your text is a mix of upper and lowercase letters, it will take the uppercase letters, in order, and create an acronym from them and insert an abbr tag, using the original input as the title attribute. If it's one of a couple other scenarios, it will give you the abbr tag setup with your cursor in a logical place to…

  • Delicious, Spotlight and OpenMeta tags, revisited

    I've taken a little time to improve the script I'd posted previously. It saves bookmarks you add to Delicious as webloc (Safari bookmark) files on your local hard drive, optionally with thumbnails and OpenMeta tags.…

  • Delicious bookmarks and OpenMeta tags

    There are quite a few things I love when it comes to my Mac. I love Spotlight. I love OpenMeta tagging. I love Evernote. I love being able to collect information from any source, and find anything I've saved, anywhere, no matter what program I used to create it. I especially love programs that allow me to accomplish that.…