Category Archives for geekery
I’m beginning (after an involuntary detour some years ago) with the most excellent Haskell Programming From First Principles. I know this is going to be good because they’ve already explained why lambda at all.
Without further ado… In functional programming, a monad is a combination of “a data type” and “the operations that can be done to that type”. So, an example of “a data type” might be “pill candy”, of which M&M’s and … Continue reading
I cannot tell you how many times I have tried to install package managers on my Mac. In the name of love and the pursuit of all things tech, I remember first hearing about Fink, oh, lo, many years ago … Continue reading
I knew Write/Speak/Code 2015 was going to be phenomenal and it did not disappoint. If you’re heard of or experienced that death of a thousand little cuts, Write/Speak/Code is life built through a thousand small supportive acts. I am no … Continue reading
Why would I need this? Maybe you already use the great and almighty (and free) FastScripts from Red Sweater Software to run scripts. But unless you’ve paid to use unlimited keyboard shortcuts, you have to move your hands from the … Continue reading
Why would I need this? You already use Services like Show Address in Google Maps, Add to Evernote, OmniFocus: Send to Inbox, and a lot of others. With Quicksilver, you can access and use them without having to use the … Continue reading
Why would I need this? Get usernames and passwords from your keychain on the fly. Copy them to the clipboard, paste them into the current application, display them on your screen, or save them in a file. Quicksilver handles all … Continue reading
Why would I need this? Playing with processes and applications as processes is more geekery than I need (and more than I’m familiar with). What I need most is to force quit non-responsive applications quickly (because I’m always forgetting that … Continue reading
Why would I need this? Because it’s easier and faster to navigate your folder hierarchy via Quicksilver than via Finder, especially when the source file and the target folder are both nested a few folder levels deep.
Why would I need this? How many times do you need a file path? Formatted a specific way? POSIX for Terminal, Mac for AppleScript, and URLs for the internet. Enter Quicksilver‘s realm, where one application gets you your file path … Continue reading
Why would I need this? Eject a disk, quickly, without using Finder. You need more?