Moving back to Google - just a little bit

I've been hosting my company's email with FastMail since 2008. They're amazing. But my personal email had been with Gmail since the service was in beta in 2004. (And everything before Gmail lost to time and bit rot. Sigh.) Around five years ago, I started getting nervous with so much of...

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Nerdery

Finder Folder Actions not being triggered when files are added with rsync

A couple weeks ago I wrote about how I was automatically capturing the photos and videos my kids' daycare emails to me and importing them into Photos.app. The major pieces of that script worked fine - parsing the emails, downloading the images, and then rsync'ing them down to my Mac...

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Fixing Broken Backblaze B2 Scripts when Run From cron

Just a quick note for my future self and anyone else who might be running into this problem. Last week I migrated all of my backups off of Amazon S3 and rsync.net to Backblaze B2. The cost savings are enormous - especially for a small business like myself. And the server-to-server...

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Backups Server Side

A Faster Way to Create Multiple Tasks in OmniFocus (with all sorts of details!) Using Drafts.app

Following-up on my previous post about using Drafts to create new GitHub issues, here's another action I built and use all the time. This allows you to create multiple tasks in OmniFocus with defer dates, due dates, and tags in one step. It does this by parsing a compact, easy-to-write syntax that...

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Creating New GitHub Issues From Drafts.app

After last week's post about how to create a GitHub issue with image attachments from an email, I thought I'd try and speed up how quickly / easily I'm able to create new issues that don't come from customer emails - i.e., the ones that just randomly occur to me. Drafts...

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Backing Up Shared iCloud Photo Albums and Where to Find Them on Disk

In my quest to backup ALL THE THINGS, I turned my attention earlier this week to the shared iCloud Photo Albums my friends and family use to pass around photos and videos of our kids. All of the items in my iCloud library (and my wife's library) are combined and backed...

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Creating GitHub Issues (with image attachments!) From an Email

I'm very meticulous about logging all of the feedback I receive from my customers. Whether it's a bug report or a feature request, I want all of that information captured in a single place where I can plan and act on it. For me, that place is the Issues section...

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Indie Business PHP