I found this set of links to workflows that I though were pretty good. I have updated a few of them to make them current. I do find it frustrating that on occasions I am looking for current information but instead get taken to something 5 years old. Where possible I have included the author and date of the material.
Together with Applescript, Automator is the best automation tool a Mac user can have. It lets you automateanything, from repeating tasks such as batch renaming a large list of files to automatically backup you blog into a local folder.
In this roundup we’ve collected 70 of the best Automator resources: actions, workflows and tutorials aimed at designers and bloggers.
- OS X Workflow: Batch Editing – Renaming a Long List of Files July 18, 2008, Jay Hilger
- Simple Tunnel Screen Sharing with Automator
- Text to Audio Track
- Snow Leopard Services in practice: Amazon S3 uploader September 6th 2009, Brett Terpstra
- Automator Action: Final Cut Pro XML to Tape Log via Markers
- Using Automator and scripting to open a URL in QuickTime Player X on Snow Leopard
- Lock your Mac’s screen like in Windows, Snow Leopard edition
- 10.5: Take and upload screenshots via Automator
- Running shell commands with Automator or AppleScript and executing with sudo privileges
- Get File Path
- 8 great Automator downloads
- Snow Leopard Broke Your GrabUp? Create Your Own!
- Automating WordPress Backups using Automator and Transmit
- OSX Automator Flickr Upload Action 1.1
- Using Automator to make scheduled backups
- Using Automator to automate printing to PDF
- Photoshop Automator Actions v4.0 Beta
- Use PHP shell scripts within Automator Actions
- 20+ Useful Automator Scripts for Mac OS X
- 5 Indispensible Automator Actions
- Use Automator variables anywhere in a workflow
- Doc to pdf with Automator
- Scheduling automator workflows and other applications
- Junecloud Automator Actions
- Using Automator to Scale Images Horizontally
- Automator Workflow: Set ZIP File Date
- An Automator backup workflow tutorial
- Backing up Gmail Using Mail, Automator and iCal
- A Quick and Easy Way to Back Up Posterous with Automator
- Automator: Backup, Encrypt and Move to iDisk
- Download: Workflows To Batch Convert Pixelmator Brushes
- Mac OS X, Automator and Subversion (SVN) Fun
- 10.6: Create Services to interact with Subversion
- Batch Optimize Images and Resize using Automator
- Using Automator to Back Up Your Server
- How To Trigger the Download of a File Remotely
- Mail selected files with automator
- Using Automator To Import Photos Into Aperture
- How to Use Dropbox and Automator For Automatic Backup of Multiple Folders
- Using Automator for repetitive tasks in Final Cut Pro
As some of you may be aware my brother Steve passed away October 18th, 2010. I received this letter from a friend of his and I feel that it really does sum up who he was. Better than I could. I have been trying to get ahold of Jim since he wrote this letter but have been unsuccessful, I hope he doesn’t mind my repeating it here.
I’m Jim Horrocks Steve’s mate from the AT. I was so upset by Steves death, It really brought home how slim our grip is on the planet. Steve and I had laughed about catching up at some stage and I had always taken the thought for granted that it would happen one day but we now know that’s not going to happen and its just plain sad.
I will now have to rely on the great memories I had on the trail with Steve, which I can share with you in the future. I started looking yesterday for some photos but wasnt able to find any digital shots, they must be stuck in a box somewhere, I dont think I had a digital camera back then so if you have any on file I would love to see them.
I think dispersing his ashes on the trail is a beautiful idea . To be brutally honest though I have a pretty poor recollection of exact places on the trail. After nearly nine years ,the five months of hiking has kind of blurred into one long narrow trail in the woods. This is more about me than it not being memorable, I was always about who I met and what we did rather than taking in the incredible scenery.
I can easily remember the first time I met Steve, I nearly crossed the road, he was on first appearences a scarey looking dude (until you got to know him) and was on a mission to find the post office before it closed in 10 minutes time, so it was a very brief encounter. I have absolutely no idea where that was.
A few days later we hooked up at a shelter in the woods and were both heading into a town. We were both very fit by then and buggered if I know why but I was following Steve and he started to pickup the pace, Shit this guy was fast, I was going flat out just to keep up. This continued until we were both virtually running throught the woods, jumping logs and leaping creeks. We turned a two hour hike into a forty minute jog. Finally we hit the road into town and I had to call a stop. I couldn’t keep up any longer, Steve looked at me “keep up?” “I was just trying to figure out when you were going to stop chasing me.” We sat down and laughed on the side of the road, those really good laughs that end up in stomach aches and tears.
That was us, we spent the rest of the trail to gether, we just clicked but can I tell you where that was, I have absolutely no idea. So where should Steve finally hang his boots its so hard for me to say, If it was me choosing it would have to be the start of the hike on Springer Mountain, its a view of everything that lays before you, and in our case a knowledge of what was achieved and I do prefer to think about beginnings and not endings. Brad if you have some place in mind please do it, I think whatever you and your family were to choose would be perfect and I would back your choice one hundred percent. It was such a fabulous part of our life as through-hikers that it would be impossible to pick a spot that wouldn’t be perfect.
Now that I have said heaps but contributed nothing I shall leave you to it , I’ll stay in contact and would really appreciate being kept in the loop with whatever you decide to do.
Ryan doing his first Pt push ups
Ryan did 45
Ryan doing his first Pt push ups
Ryan has joined ROTC
This past summer was both full of extreme joys and sorrows. My daughter was approaching her high school graduation, friends had been accepted to far away universities. We were excited at the upcoming graduation experience as she was. But her long time friends we’re going to be moving away. Here grand parents were coming down to witness the events. Driving from as far away as Dallas, Texas and Panama City, Florida. My parents from Dallas we’re coming the week before here graduation, to both take part in the graduation, visit, and to do some “housekeeping”
The graduation went as well as can be expected. Alecia was absolutely beautiful. Of course as soon as Alecia walked onto the floor the wife cried,