Tag Archive: Script


Haven’t watched Steve Jobs yet? Read the script here

Based on the sadly dismal box office cash it’s failed to drum up, statistically few of you have seen Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s semi-biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling 2011 biography of Apple’s late CEO. Well, if you want to get a taste of what you’re missing — or simply want to revisit […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Computer engineer wins 1,000 Twitter contests with Python script

Computer engineer Hunter Scott wrote a Python script to enter virtually every Twitter contest started over the span of nine months. The bot ended up entering him in about 165,000 different “RT to win” contests and more importantly, he won close to 1,000. On average, he won four contests per day every day. Scott embarked on […][Read More…]

Both David Fincher and Walter Isaacson love Steve Jobs script

Aaron Sorkin’s attempt to make Steve Jobs light up the big screen has been filled with disaster thanks to a rash of casting dropouts and production hold ups, but all the problems the movie’s facing can’t be blamed on Sorkin’s…Read more ›

This Magic Script Recovers Your Lost Lightroom Photos

Here’s a slightly obscure tip that’s worth sharing becasue it could literally save you from a lost photo library. If you use Lightroom, Adobe has a “secret” script you can download that extracts the JPG images from your previews. Why…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Skip The Shell Script, Schedule Do Not Disturb Times In Mavericks Beta [OS X Tips]

Schedule Do Not DisturbBack in OS X Mountain Lion, it took a seriously complex shell script and recurring Calendar event to schedule Do Not Disturb times. While it’s fun to dig in and mess about with scripts, I much rather like the new Mavericks beta ability to just, you know, schedule Do Not Disturb using a nice, pretty […]

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Script Grabs Hi-Res Icons For Any iOS App You Like

USe Brett’s script to avoid crappy jaggy image files like this one.

This post is a little “inside baseball,” as it’s about a new tool for grabbing high-res app icons direct from the command line (or using an app), and this is the kind of thing that is most useful to writers like me. Then again, it’s by Brett ‘I just built this’ Terpstra, the Hardest Working Man on the Internet™, and is  [Read More…]

TextExpander Snippet Runs Shell Script To Get Info About Your Mac

About This Particular Macintosh

This is the boring old way to do things.

There are a handful of apps that I have to have on every Mac I use, or things quickly start to get annoying. Launchbar is one. Dropbox is another, and TextExpander is one more. TextExpander is sold as a way to expand a short string of text into a longer string of text, so I can just type, say, “aadd” and my  [Read More…]

Steve Wozniak Refused To Work On Kutcher’s ‘JOBS’ Movie After Reading Early “Crap” Script

Josh Gad in 'JOBS' vs. the real Steve Wozniak — You be the judge.

Josh Gad in ‘JOBS’ vs. the real Steve Wozniak — You be the judge.

Reviews of the new JOBS movie starring Ashton Kutcher are mixed, but Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s sentiments about the film are certainly not. After the first clip of JOBS surfaced, Woz was quick to say that the scene portrayed never actually happened. That isn’t a  [Read More…]

Ron Howard Shows Off New Arrested Development Script On His iPad [Image]

If you’re a fan of the Bluth Family and have been eagerly anticipating the return of their adventures you probably already know that after a seven year hiatus, Arrested Development is coming back on the air next year for a fourth season thanks to a streaming partnership with Netflix.

But hey, Franklin, guess what? The fourth season is already being written, and here’s the first episode script being read on narrator  [Read More…]

Turn a Python, Perl, Ruby, or Shell Script Into a Self Contained Application for Mac OS X

Script turned into a self contained Mac OS X app Platypus is an excellent utility that lets you turn virtually any script into a self-contained Mac OS X application. Free and remarkably simple to use, Platypus will support just about any shell script, Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, Tcl, AppleScript, Expect, and even other scripting languages. Using the app is easy, drag and drop a script onto the application, give it a  [Read More…]