Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Music: Are you ready for that? Driving your car down a desert highway listening to the seventies and eighties rise like zombies from the rippling sand? I hope so.

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.

Stephen Fry on iPhone killers

Jerry Stratton, September 19, 2007

Stephen Fry says it better, of course:

What, Apple’s a bigger company than Sony? Got more muscle? What muscle it has got, it got from daring to be better.

It’s a long screed about the good and the bad in the iPhone Killer industry. The very fact that these are “iPhone Killers” a few months after the iPhone’s release should tell us something.

Hat tip to Daring Fireball.

In response to Apple’s new Music Store ringtone policy: I had started to consider purchasing digital downloads instead of CDs, but because download restrictions change too easily CDs remain a far better choice for me.