Lyle’s thoughts on Apple firing Sal Soghoian (@macautomation), former product manager of automation and what that means for making your computer do what you want. And, in the second half, a discussion with Quincy Larson (@ossia), the founder of Free Code Camp, about writing on Medium and How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour.
Sal Soghoian is a user automation expert and evangelist, software developer, author and musician. Working in the publishing industry in the 1990s, he discovered the power of user automation. As a consultant, he wrote scripts that allowed businesses to save money and time by automating frequent computer tasks. He became a champion of the power of automation, sharing script collections, writing and speaking on the topic.
Automator is an application developed by Apple Inc. for macOS that implements point-and-click (or drag and drop) creation of workflows for automating repetitive tasks into batches for quicker alteration, thus saving time and effort over human intervention to manually change each file separately. Automator enables the repetition of tasks across a wide variety of programs, including Finder, Safari, Calendar, Contacts and others. It can also work with third-party applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop or Pixelmator. The icon features a robot holding a pipe, a reference to pipelines, a computer science term for connected data workflows. Automator was first released with Mac OS X Tiger (10.4).
AppleScript is a scripting language created by Apple Inc. and built into the Classic Mac OS since System 7 and into all versions of macOS. The term “AppleScript” may refer to the scripting system itself, or to an individual script written in the AppleScript language.
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Quincy Larson (@ossia) runs Free Code Camp an open source community organization that helps people learn to code, and helps non-profits with software needs.
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Born in Bogota, Colombia, Federico Uribe lives and works in Miami. His artwork resists classification. Rooted in the craft of sculpture and paint, it rises from intertwining everyday objects in all possible and surprising ways, but still with a formal reference to the history and tradition of classical art.
A multi-step instruction set on how to encrypt all aspects of your life, hard drive, email, passwords, phone… a wonderful writeup by our guest Quincy Larson.
If you set up 2-Step Verification using SMS text message or Voice call and also want to be able to generate codes using the Android, iPhone, or a Blackberry, you can use the Google Authenticator app to receive codes even if you don’t have an Internet connection or mobile service.