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Linkdump for September 7th

by Rob Friesel

Beyond Farmers Markets: Why Local Food Belongs on Grocery Shelves Kathleen Merrigan (deputy secretary of the USDA), writing at The Atlandtic: When the farmer, the packer, the wholesaler, and the retailer all prosper in the same region, it creates opportunity for home-grown jobs, draws more people into agriculture, and fosters relationships between the people who […]

Linkdump for March 20th

by Rob Friesel

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To AppleScript at Mac.AppStorm (tagged: applescript ) How I’m implementing Responsive Web Design By Jeff Croft. Not sure that I agree with the "JS breakpoints first" approach that he hints at preferring; also, when he points out that Sass treats the media query more/less like a selector (which you'd expect) in […]

search term haiku: August 2010

by Rob Friesel

the clojure cookbook AppleScript window title malnutrition jokes “Search Term Haiku” is a series wherein I examine this site’s log files and construct one or more haiku poems from search terms and phrases that led visitors to the site. Where possible, I attempt to keep the search phrases intact. However, as these are haiku poems, […]

too many titles, or: AppleScript’s greedy tab title setting in the Terminal

by Rob Friesel

On a regular basis (talking “daily, all day” here), I run n tabs in an open Terminal window where n > 1 (and usually n > 4).  And so each time I open up on these tabs and cd into the directory I need, I’m hitting ⌘⇧i to set a custom title on that tab; […]

Linkdump for March 27th

by Rob Friesel

The Elegance of Imperfection at A List Apart — though a good read, I thought that it didn't really touch on the importance of doing and experimenting and risk-taking (which is where I thought it was going to go) versus over-thinking and/or over-engineering a solution/design/etc. (tagged: design blog creativity ) Natural Phenomena: Brooklynhenge by Ben […]

Automator: still a little lacking?

by Rob Friesel

Apple’s Automator has been a mixed bag for me since its release in 20051.  For renaming a wad of files, it has been great:  select them, invoke Automator, and seconds later they’ve all been renamed to conform to the convention you had in mind.  Exported charts from Excel too large?  Pass in those files and Automator […]

Quicksilver and Quick Look

by Rob Friesel

My otherwise limitless love for Quicksilver has recently been tempered by a burgeoning love for the addition of Quick Look to Mac OS X in the 10.5 version.  Pre-Quick Look, Quicksilver was hands-down the fastest way to access and open files.  ⌘+Space ➟ type a few characters ➟ and you were on your way.  In some instances you still […]

links for 2006-10-28

by Rob Friesel

RubyOSA (via TUAW) a Ruby/AppleEvent Bridge (tags: AppleScript Ruby dev OSX todo) More Internet Preference Pane for OS X that allows you to configure what application handles the downloading of different file types. (tags: freeware Mac OSX software UI tools) MenuMeters via Raging Menace – a preference pane for OS X that allows you to […]

Essential OS X Software

by Rob Friesel

Been toying around with doing this list for a while now. The question: What are the top 10 software applications for OS X (that aren’t out-of-the-box, mind you) that are absolutely essential? The top 10 apps that I couldn’t live without: [tag]Quicksilver[/tag] ( – The launcher to end all launchers. Is there anything this app […]