Archive for the 'AppleScript' Category

JSTalk – An Alternative To AppleScript?

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

My friend Gus Mueller of Flying Meat is having a busy week. On Tuesday it was revealed that his awesome image editing application, Acorn, is part of the MacHeist 3 Bundle. I have been openly critical of these rock-bottom-pricing bundles in the past, and I remain uncertain as to their long-term benefits for the Mac […]

Generating Footnotes With MarsEdit

Monday, July 14th, 2008

One of the aspects of MarsEdit which appeals to me is the way it hides much of its power and versatility beneath a relatively simple interface. Shimone Samuel recognized the power of MarsEdit’s scriptability and powerful markup macros, and came up with a pretty cool solution for automating footnote generation. Nice work, Shimone! It’s great […]

Apple’s Script

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Like the rest of the Mac nerd world, I saw the announcement of SquirrelFish as very promising and inspiring news. The WebKit team has redesigned its JavaScript parser, emphasizing speed performance by switching from a parsed-tree system to a bytecode-interpreted system. The result is a much faster system that apparently offers the promise of even […]

Safari Link Exposer

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

I think that for any business with an internet presence, an important part of running and growing that business is being astutely aware of your surroundings. In particular, that means recognizing when people on the internet are talking about you, and responding to or engaging them when it’s appropriate. Typically when a person on the […]