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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Control TV via IR with Arduino & AppleScript Part 3
May31

Control TV via IR with Arduino & AppleScript Part 3

[Part 1 Learn your IR codes] [Part 2 Control Arduino using AppleScript] [Part 3 Examples and Downloads] UPDATE: Works with OS X Yosemite.   Part 3 In Part 2 we learned how to control our Arduino using AppleScript, or more specifically, how to send Shell commands via AppleScript. In this next section we will look at a practical example, one which will take a User’s input and translate that into the appropriate IR commands...

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Control TV via IR with Arduino & AppleScript Part 2
May28

Control TV via IR with Arduino & AppleScript Part 2

[Part 1 Learn your IR codes] [Part 2 Control Arduino using AppleScript] [Part 3 Examples and Downloads] Part 2 This next part, for me at least, came with a bit of luck. I found a forum somewhere (which for the life of me I can’t re-find) which pointed out a very important part of the IR code which the IRrecord sketch we used last time didn’t show. As we know, the serial output of the IRrecord sketch showed us something...

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Control TV via IR with Arduino & AppleScript Part 1
May26

Control TV via IR with Arduino & AppleScript Part 1

[Part 1 Learn your IR codes] [Part 2 Control Arduino using AppleScript] [Part 3 Examples and Downloads] Part 1 What with my exams finished, I thought I’d take some down time and build an IR Remote that I can control with my computer. I use a 22” LG TV as a display for my MacBook, but because it’s a TV and not a monitor, it doesn’t switch off when I put my computer to sleep. Pressing the on/off button on the front of the TV doesn’t...

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Prove it!
May24

Prove it!

It seems fair that you might wonder whether or not I have what it takes to, not only teach myself Python, but also not give up halfway through. To such a request I would say this: “I taught myself AppleScript through mainly trial and (normally considerable) error. In the end I came up with what I called Bootle26. I described it as a security application, but it was more like a . . . internet nanny/taddler application. It cross...

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