Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Mimsy Were the Technocrats: As long as we keep talking about it, it’s technology.

42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh

Work faster and more reliably. Add actions to the services menu and the menu bar, and create drag-and-drop apps to make your Macintosh play music, roll dice, and talk. Create ASCII art from photos. There’s a script for all of that in 42 Astounding Scripts for the Macintosh.

Tracking computer usage

Jerry Stratton, July 1, 1994

I wrote, “We don’t keep track of the popularity of our various Internet computers either.” And, in fact, we didn’t. Now we do, and are even pretending we did.

Ironically, in the month since I wrote that line, the University has hired a new president. As part of her overview of the state of USD, she’s asked for a review of the usage of our computers, and we have nothing to give her. We’re scrambling for old backups that got lost--and thus not recycled; we’re looking for anything that will give us some data. We’ve been reduced to digging through boxes of paperwork gathering dust.

In response to Abyssinian Networks: Automatic calendars, Ethiopian food, and geek profiling. Internet World 1994, Part 2.

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