Why So Siri-us?
Mar04

Why So Siri-us?

Siri has been around for ages. Apple keep plugging Siri as this really useful personal assistant, but in all the time Siri has been living in my iPhone, I have found exactly 1 use for her/it. In the morning, when my alarm goes off, if I shout Hey Siri! across the room, she will silence my alarm without me having to get out of bed. That is it. That is the one use that Siri has for me. I think Siri could be great. Siri could be the best...

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Automating Ai Illustrator with AppleScript
Oct29

Automating Ai Illustrator with AppleScript

For the last few days I’ve been enjoying–perhaps ‘enjoying’ is the wrong word–revelling in a blast from the past, AppleScript. AppleScript occupies a special place in my heart, because AppleScript is the language that introduced me to programming.  It seems I spend all my time programming in C and C++, and learning Swift these days, but alas I find all of those languages lacking when it comes to soft-automation. So...

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ALISS
Jun10

ALISS

[Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5 – ALISS] [Download] Just FYI, ALISS v0.7.4 has changed so dramatically that a lot of what follows is no longer representative of how the programme operates. The basic structure is the same, but almost all of the variables have changed, among other things. That said, I have not yet finished testing 0.7.4, so this article will remain here as long as 0.7.3 is still available. I am also...

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Arduino Irrigation System #5
Apr27

Arduino Irrigation System #5

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Digital Lock Pick #2
Apr01

Digital Lock Pick #2

[Part 1: Introduction] [Part 2: Keypads] A whole month has passed since I posted my Digital Lock Pick Introduction, and I am pleased to report that it is going rather well. I have successfully interfaced an Arduino with an off-the-shelf keypad and managed to turn off the alarm without physically pressing any buttons. The image below shows the first prototype. So then, Keypads. I’ve based all of my theory and design around the...

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