Archive: Web/Tech

Script: Safari to Twitter script

Web/Tech ·· More from April 2009
A script for sending info about the page you’re currently reading in Safari to Twitter via Twitterific. Put it in the Scripts folder in the Library folder (which is in your user or “home” folder).

LinkApril 27, 2009

Scripts: Omniweb and WebKit to Twitterific

Web/Tech ·· More from July 2008
More scripts: send your current item in Omniweb or WebKit (Safari) to Twitter. In order to use it you need Omniweb or WebKit, a Twitter account and Twitterific.
Download webkit-to-twitter.zip. This should work for Safari too. Open the script in Script Editor and change ‘WebKit’ to ‘Safari’.

LinkJuly 12, 2008

In case you’ve just joined us…

You may want to memorize this “Concise history of silly Internet traditions”, courtesy of Brad Reed at Networkworld.com.
Meanwhile our “mental recession” deepens. (“Mental recession” looks good for becoming a new internet tradition.) It takes a lot to leave a newstalker speechless, but here it is: Freddie Mae’s stock dives, live. Why? Could be all those mental foreclosures in LA and elsewhere.


LinkJuly 10, 2008

Script: NetNewsWire to Twitterific

Music · Web/Tech ·· More from July 2008
I’ve done it again : a little applescript that sends information about the NetNewsWire item you’re currently reading to Twitter via Twitterific. In order to use it you need NetNewsWire, a Twitter account and Twitterific.
Download nnwtotwitter-script.zip. This is an archive; if it isn’t decompressed automatically, double-clicking should do the trick.
If that’s Greek to you, try some Ink Spots (from the Internet Archive).


LinkJuly 7, 2008

iTunes to Twitter

Web/Tech ·· More from June 2008
To shore up my nerd credentials, I’ve just written a little applescript that sends information about the iTunes track currently playing to Twitter via Twitterific. In order to use it you need a Twitter account and Twitterific.
Download currenttracktotwit.scpt.zip. This is a zip archive: double click to decompress.

LinkJune 4, 2008

I contain multitudes

Below are 137 “favicons”. Favicons are the little icons that appear in the location field of your browser window along with the URL of the site you’re looking at. Many sites include a link to a custom icon, which is often a tiny version of the logo of the site or its owner. Icons and the like are supposed to be distinctive. But when there are hundreds of them, they all start to flow together into a graphic stew. I have no idea which sites most of these icons belong to. Do you?
All these icons put me in mind of Plato’s One and Many. It turns out that there are many “problems of the many”. For example: the Problem of Many-in-One; the Problem of One versus Many; the Many-Body Problem; and finally the Many-to-One Routing Problem, which I’m sure has troubled more than one of us. It may be that we have too many One and Many problems—a One-and-Many-Problem Problem, about which these few words are surely enough.

LinkFebruary 4, 2008

Tag roll with butter

Web/Tech ·· More from November 2007

LinkNovember 15, 2007


The joys of Web 2.0. Now you can read Philosophical Fortnights in a tiny black box. From Widgetbox. I suppose you could make a whole page of these and read twenty blogs at once. Wouldn’t that be cool?

LinkOctober 1, 2007

Logic puzzle

Web/Tech ·· More from August 2007
Last time we asked whether ‘cannot be meaningfully described’ is a meaningful description. Today we consider the following screenshot, a list of tags from Technorati:
‘bez-kategorii’ and ‘nicht-kategorisiert’ both mean (more or less) ‘has no category’. Does ‘has no category’ have a category or not? Maybe Bertrand Arthur William Russell can tell us.

LinkSeptember 2, 2007

Halfway there

Web/Tech ·· More from July 2007
55%How Addicted to Blogging Are You?

LinkJuly 9, 2007