The station of choice for Chinquapin Parish.

Mmm… Automator

I just love using Automator and iCal to schedule the sending of emails or uploading of files (using Transmit).

It’s really easy. Just build your Automator workflow and save it as a plugin. Choose iCal from the drop-down menu and save it. iCal will automatically open and make a new event with your saved iCal plugin as the alarm. Just set the time of the event and you’re done. Emails send when you’re not at the computer and, with Transmit’s Automator actions, files are uploaded to web servers automatically.

Say at 5:00 PM a deadline expired and you needed to update a website to reflect that expiration. Just download the file, make the necessary changes and save the file. Make a workflow and plug it in to iCal and set it to upload at 5:00. Voilà! You’ve updated the file at precisely 5:00 and you didn’t even have to be at the computer.

I love it.


Written by Jeff

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 2:04 am

Posted in Apple, Software

Tagged with , , , , ,

Genius from Apple

A new feature from Leopard:

Find answers fast. Just activate Spotlight and type in a simple or sophisticated equation, and Spotlight will instantly show you the result. Enjoy support for over 40 functions ranging from simple math to logarithms to trigonometry.

spotlight calculation

Apple – Mac OS X Leopard – Features – 300+ New Features

Written by Jeff

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 3:09 pm

Bionic Woman

Okay. Jaime Sommers: Bionic Woman. With all of those implants and “increased baseline strength” or whatever, why can’t she just punch a Serbian terrorist hard enough in the head to knock him unconscious or even kill him? Why must she endure a 5-minute melee and beg for Sarah Corvus’ help?

Sure her being able to knock out a normal human with one punch would take a lot of the action out of the show but it would be a hell of a lot more believable.

Written by Jeff

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 8:53 pm

Posted in Television

Tagged with ,

‘Phobes brewing up fresh pot of hate in Arkansas

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has given his okay to the Family Council’s drive to get a ban on gay people serving as foster parents and adopting on the ballot for the next election:

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has certified the Family Council’s revised initiated act to ban gay foster parenting and adoption for the ballot. This clears the way for their effort to gather signatures to qualify it for the 2008 ballot.

Arkansas Blog : Ballot rulings — UPDATE

Written by Jeff

Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 9:37 pm

Sad Day: Alice Ghostley Dies

CNN reports today that Alice Ghostley has died. Mrs. Ghostley played Esmerelda on Bewitched and also one of my most favorite characters on television: Bernice Clifton on Designing Women. After spending years watching Alice Ghostley as Bernice I can’t imagine anyone else playing the role as well as she did and, of course, Designing Women wouldn’t be as good as it was without her.

‘Bewitched’ actress Alice Ghostley dies at 81 –

Written by Jeff

Monday, September 24, 2007 at 11:03 am

Patti Scialfa’s “Play It As It Lays” #3 on

Written by Jeff

Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 2:21 am

Posted in Music

Tagged with ,

I was about 10% of these.

Well, the Gizmodo page views anyway.

For the geeky amoung you, is now using about 260 megabits per second of bandwidth average, with spikes as high as 820 mbits earlier today from the Apple Gizmodo liveblog. (Which did up to 941 requests per second all by itself during the keynote.) So last month we used about 80 terabytes of bandwidth.

August Wrap-up «

Written by Jeff

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 9:40 pm