Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Book Reviews: From political histories to bad comics, to bad comics of political histories. And the occasional rant about fiction and writing.

42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh

Work faster and more reliably. Use Perl, Python, AppleScript, Swift, and Automator to automate the drudgery of computer use. Add actions to the services menu and the menu bar, and create drag-and-drop apps.

Use simple scripts and make your Macintosh play music, roll dice, and talk to you. Create ASCII art from your photos. There’s a script for all of that in my new book, 42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh.

Twenty dollars of comics

Jerry Stratton, October 20, 2012

Some random notes, as well as a photo of the comics I bought today. This is a great con.

At the San Diego Comic Fest, people still calling Comic-Con “the San Diego con”.

I think the same number of people are showing up for the panels here as do at SDCC comic book panels, but here they aren’t swamped by non-comics people and the gigantic turnouts for non-comics panels.

Once you believe that something doesn’t exist, you have absolute freedom as a writer to convey it. (Paraphrasing Vernor Vinge.)

In response to San Diego Comic Fest 2012!: Off to Comic Fest 2012. Should be interesting if nothing else!

  1. <- Murphy Anderson
  2. Competing with Kuttner ->