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Quantified self for writers

Inspired by this article, I'd like to track and monitor my writing. [more inside]
posted by fonzie on Jul 3, 2014 - 3 answers

Background Gmail automation, what program(s) to use?

I want to write a script to automatically check for new emails with a certain gmail label, then check the message body for a link containing a certain keyword or phrase and click on it. The logic part should be easy, but what program(s) should I be using for this? Requirements... [more inside]
posted by querty on Mar 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me automate a workflow

Automator/macro/scripting help: Is there a way to automate a series of keystrokes, initiated by a command that I create? Running Mac OS 10.7.3. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Apr 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Automating a Web Head's Up

How I do know when a specific part of a specific page is updated on the web? I want to take advantage of an online sale, so I need to be notified when the deal is available... [more inside]
posted by OneMonkeysUncle on Mar 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Gimme Some Folder Action

In OSX, say you have a folder that is often populated with subfolders containing RAR archives spanning multiple files named either in a format like filename.rar, filename.r00, ... filename.r10 or filename01.rar, filename02.rar, .. filename10.rar. How would you create a folder action, be it mostly Automator, Shell or Actionscript or any other tool based, that would automatically extract the contents of these archives once (and only once) when they are added?
posted by ejoey on Jan 15, 2010 - 3 answers

Help in rendering Gmail 'Last Accounty Activity' useless.

Automatically login / logout of Gmail at a specified interval [more inside]
posted by passtehbrainz on Jul 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Need to automate a weekly task using AppleScript

I need to automate the process of printing a report to PDF with the date in the file name, saving it in an archive folder, printing it, and emailing it as an attachment. I am on a Mac and using Pages, Automator, and AppleScript. Help me find the missing pieces! [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Mar 28, 2009 - 4 answers

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Help me automate this task involving USB-disks, Excel, HTML and maybe a batch file. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Mar 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Automatically PDF a website?

How can I automate printing a complete website to PDF?

I need to be able to show what the site looked like on any given date. The site is a sales tool and therefore requires user input on every page, so simply spidering the site is not adequate.

Because the site requires user input all over the place, I'd somehow need to supply the tool with data so it could be fully automated.

Are there tools out there that could do this?

Note: It doesn't necessarily have to be output to PDF, just something manageable and static.
posted by gfroese on Mar 29, 2006 - 8 answers

how do you automate?

I have loads of work. I dont want to do it no more (than once) With batch files, there are things that i could automate right now, but i want to get more complex, with loops and ifs and error handling and all the rest. What would be the most beneficial short term / long term routes, what do you do? [more inside]
posted by ugrndhg on Jan 24, 2006 - 18 answers

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