Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Editorials: Where I rant to the wall about politics. And sometimes the wall rants back.

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 42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh by Jerry Stratton.

No Turn on Red

Jerry Stratton, October 1, 2013

Why is there a “no turn on red” on this intersection? No idea; it’s got the best visibility of any intersection on my bike route, the road is wide, straight, and flat for about a mile to the left.

It doesn’t matter to me, because I never go right at this intersection. It doesn’t matter to anyone else, either, because it is almost universally ignored.

That’s what happens when laws make no sense and they’re not enforced. It almost makes me think they originally planned to put a red light camera at this intersection and wanted to set up a revenue stream.

Actually, given that San Diego tried to get away with shortening yellow times on red light cameras several years back, maybe that is what happened.

In response to 2013 in photos: For photos and perhaps other quick notes sent from my mobile device or written on the fly during 2013.

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