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.

More Rice for President

Jerry Stratton, February 9, 2005

Now Dick Morris is joining the call to convince Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to run for President.

The title of his editorial, “To stop Hillary, draft Condi”, is annoying; Rice should be drafted because she is qualified, not to stop someone else. Running a campaign against another opponent is part of why Kerry lost, in my opinion. But Morris has it on the head right here:

A real presidential draft movement hasn’t happened since 1952, when Republicans urged Eisenhower to get into the race. A draft-Condi movement seems almost antiquated in this era of ambitious and self-promoting candidates, but it may well fill a deep need in the electorate to vote for someone who is running in response to a genuine call of the people.

In response to President Condoleezza Rice?: Condoleezza Rice in 2008?