This week, I wanted to use the GoPro camera to grab timelapse shots of traffic on a neighborhood street. I also wanted to share the timelapse video online with neighbors. In this post, I’ll describe how I brewed up some AppleScript and bash to get this done.
If you want to concatenate two elements in a Numbers spreadsheet and include a line break between them, use CHAR(8232) to represent the line break. For example, putting a line break between the contents of cell A1 and B1 would look like
=A1 & CHAR(8232) & B1
If you were in Microsoft Excel on a Mac, the analogous command would be CHAR(13); on a PC it would be CHAR(10).
If I want to typset a slick looking (and owrking) document with internal references, my preference is to use the LaTeX system. But there aren’t many people at a University that use that system. Most people use Microsoft Word. So I’m often forced touse MS Word, too.
As I’ve used it, I’ve learned some tricks to automate my documents into looking nicer. Most of those tricks involve customizing styles. One trick is to number section heading, sub-headings, and sub-sub-heading. But each time I use that trick, I need to re-figure it out. So, for my future self, I’m positing the reference that always seems to do the trick. Continue reading
My day job involves grant applications, and we have a long way to go when it comes to gathering data on our performance. It’s been my feeling that our workload has been increasing over the past few years, and that we have boom and bust cycles. A count of proposals is an easy way to verify the upward trend in overal production, but looking for the cycles requires data that we’re just not logging. Continue reading
Omnifocus 2 was just released. The Pro version allows for, among other things, the creation of customized perspectives. This happens differently from Omnifocus 1, so I thought I’d share my simple notes for others.
In Omnifocus 1, you created a new perspective by manually modifying your current view of
The add-on utility Mail Act-On (by Indev Software is one of my core applications on OS X. When it fails (like it always does after a major OS upgrade), then I feel SOL when it comes to my regular online workflow.
I have a Mail Act-On (MAO) action to archive an email message when I’ve read it. The