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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Tom Bihn Daylight Briefcase

DLBC

The Daylight Briefcase is the cheapest Tom Bihn briefcase-style bag available. It’s a mere $80. While the Cadet is a much more expensive bag, don’t overlook its much cheaper—but surprisingly good—counterpart. One of the biggest reasons I love the DLBC as much as I do is that it can be had in Dyneema, which I love dearly. This makes the DLBC an ultralight bag with lots of organiztional tricks up its sleeve.

The DLBC has a lot of pockets to help you organize your gear. On the front of the bag...

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The Tom Bihn Cadet

Tom Bihn Cadet

The Tom Bihn Cadet is the best briefcase I’ve ever used. The reason it’s so great is that it’s slim. Most briefcases are far too fat for my tastes. While this means you can’t always carry as much as you might expect you should be able to after owning almost any other briefcase on the market, it will force you to cut back on what you carry and possibly reevaluate what you’re carrying to work on a daily basis. If you’re only looking to carry your laptop, a few files and some basic essentials ...

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