Fixxxer: AppleScript to Set and Clear Prefixes in OmniFocus

Another nifty script for OmniFocus. It’s called Fixxxer. It does two things. If you run it with no arguments, it will remove colonized prefixes from task names. If you pass it an argument, it will add that argument as a prefix to selected tasks. It’s LaunchBar-ready. If you want to turn off the confirmation dialog, set nagMePlease to false.

use AppleScript version "2.4" -- Yosemite (10.10) or later
use scripting additions
use O : script "omnifocus"
use OmniFocus : application "OmniFocus"
-- If...
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Considered: AppleScript to Wrangle Considered Tasks in OmniFocus

I wrote another cool little tool using my AppleScript library. It’s called Considered. It also handles things having to do with colons and prefixes, but specifically the Consider: prefix. If you’re unfamiliar with considered tasks, read all about them here. Instead of trying to set task names to something like “Consider reviewing” with the ing, I opted for Kourosh Dini’s prefix-style considered tasks where you just add Consider: as a prefix. It’s simpler and easier to script. Here’s the code ...

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Colonize: AppleScript to Wrangle Prefixed Tasks in OmniFocus

I just whipped up a neat little script that uses the latest version of my OmniFocus Library. It’s called Colonize. You can use it to select some tasks in OmniFocus, and then if you run Colonize.scpt, it’ll switch the first word of the task name into a prefix or into a bare word if the first word is already a prefix. This makes handling tasks like Review daily logs and Review: daily logs easy.

Here’s the code:

use AppleScript version "2.4" -- Yosemite (10.10) or later
use scripting additions
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Tom Bihn Daylight Backpack

Daylight Backpack

The last bag on my list of Tom Bihn bags to write about is the Daylight Backpack (DLBP). Like its cousin the Daylight Briefcase, it’s cheap, lightweight and lacking a lot of the niceities of its more expensive brethren. That’s not to say it’s a bad bag though. In fact, since I purchased the DLBP, I’ve used it more than all my other previously purchases—and more expensive—backpacks. The main reason being, because it lacks a lot of the heavier parts of the more expensive bags and because it is...

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Going Primal

I started trying to live by the Primal Blueprint since last week. If you haven’t heard of the Primal Blueprint, the crux of it is simple.

  • No grains
  • No processed sugars
  • Eat lots of plants and animals
  • Move frequently at a slow pace (walking and hiking)
  • Sprint once in a while (every 7–10 days)
  • Lift heavy things twice a week

It’s as simple as that. We’ve known for a while that cutting carbs will cause you to lose weight, but Mark Sisson also made that claim that grains are pro-inflammatory. While...

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