Many moons ago I thought I wrote an AppleScript script named GetStockUrls, whose sole purpose was to open many webpages from finance.yahoo.com at one time. I could run that script, then easily look at the stocks I owned.
Today I found that script on an old Mac computer, and when I did that I saw that I didn’t write it with AppleScript, but instead created it with the Mac Automator. This image shows all you have to do in the Mac Automator to achieve this result. On my current Mac this script opens the Safari browser and opens each URL shown in a new tab. I can then move between the tabs to see what I want to see, quickly and easily.
This image shows what the result looks like in the Safari browser:
This page contains a list of my favorite “mindfulness reminder” quotes. In particular these are short, concise quotes that I think work well with my “Just Be” mobile app.
Just Be is currently an app for Android users. If you haven’t seen it before, this is what the reminders/notifications look like when you receive them on an Android phone or tablet:
Before I completely delete this code from my current Android application, I want to make a copy of it here. It was intended to show a series of quotes (text phrases) in a “Grid” (
GridView), but (a) I never got it working as desired, and (b) I decided I didn’t want it in my application anyway.
Here’s the source code for the Java controller/fragment class:
A great video where Jonathan Ive talks about design, and Apple products:
Jonathan Ive design quotes
Some of the great quotes from Mr. Ive during the interview process:
A designer ... it's the way you look at the world ... you're constantly looking at something and thinking, "Why is it like that? Why is it like that, and not like this?"
This article contains a collection of quotes on design from Jonathan Ive (or “Jony Ive,” as Steve Jobs called him), Apple designer. (Note: He prefers to refer to himself as a “builder” or “maker.”)
I don't consider myself an Apple fanboy — for instance, I think whoever is designing Apple software these days is making things overly complicated (with OS X 10.7 and 10.8) — but I am a Jonathan Ive hardware design fanboy. I have a great respect for the industrial design work he and his team do. It’s safe to say that if I were in college these days I’d be studying industrial design instead of the aerospace engineering degree I got way back when.
I’ve been an active investor in the stock market for the last seven years, and everything I've learned can be found in the wonderful book, “The Warren Buffett Way.” Today I’d like to share wonderful quotes from that book, along with many other wonder Warren Buffet quotes.
Steve Jobs quotes: Like Steve Jobs or not, according to many of the quotes attributed to him, he has a way of cutting right to the point. There was definitely a time in my life that I would have loved working with him.
Earlier this morning I read on Daring Fireball that when he was shown an early Apple tablet prototype, he replied something like this:
I've been writing back and forth to a friend a lot lately, and we've been passing back and forth various famous quotes from history. I've been surprised at some of the quotes from Bill Cosby and Lucille Ball. I always thought of them as comedians, but they have some interesting things to say about life as well.
Here are a few quotes from Bill Cosby: