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.

Please take pity on this health care orphan

Jerry Stratton, January 13, 2012

How to be a hypocrite in five easy steps:

  1. pass a health takeover bill that blocks job creation.
  2. add a clause to that bill that counts 25-year-olds as “children” for health insurance purposes.
  3. when someone tries to repeal the job-killing legislation, claim that the 17 million young adults who would have benefited from those jobs will “lose” health insurance if the legislation is ended.
  4. ????
  5. cronyism!

It’s like the guy who killed his parents asking the courts to take pity on him because he’s an orphan. This is why government programs are so bloated. They do something that’s obviously going to have a bad effect, and when the bad effect happens they use it to justify keeping the government program. Yes, of course if you create job-killing legislation, the people who are most affected will be those just entering the job market. That’s not a justification for keeping your bad legislation!

  1. <- Political austerity
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