Forty-two astoundingly useful scripts and automations for your Macintosh. Work faster and more reliably. Use Perl, Python, AppleScript, Swift, and Automator to automate the drudgery of computer use. Work on the command line, add actions to the services menu and the menu bar, and create drag-and-drop apps.
Build talking alarms. Roll dice. Create ASCII art and music!
Preflight your social media comments.
Display your to-do list on your desktop.
And of course, manage your favorite recipes. That’s what computers are for.
Get your retro on and bring your Macintosh into the world we were promised, a world of personal computers, where your computer is yours to control. You have the technology. You have the source code. The era of the home computer awaits.
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About the Author
Jerry Stratton writes at Mimsy Were the Borogoves on politics, technology, and programming for all.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cornell University and studied guitar at the Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood, California.
He has appeared in at least one bad movie from the eighties and participated in at least one ill-fated pre-Internet hypermedia startup.