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 my new book, 42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh.

Bet you can’t order just one!

Jerry Stratton, February 28, 2007

Drug Free Workplace posting

Part 86 of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D) requires that employers receiving federal grants take specific steps to ensure a drug-free workplace. The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act also mandates that universities maintain a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program.

Drug Free Coffee Machine

And what better place to advertise it, than above the coffee machine?

It’s mildly amusing that anti-drug fliers in the workplace tend to be placed at the coffee machine. We’re so addicted to this drug that it’s the best place to put fliers. What really amused me about this flier, though, is its juxtaposition with “bet you can’t order just one”.

Bet you can't order just one

The sugar in a samoan probably results in more dependence than some illegal drugs.

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