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Mac: Automatically mount shares based on location

Posted by cascadehush on January 3, 2007

macosxhints.com – Automatically mount shares based on location:

One thing that frequently bothered me about OS X was the lack of any way to automatically mount Windows file shares.

It annoys me too. Especially since I prefer to close my iBook when I plan to leave it for awhile.

I did create an Automator script to connect to my shares, but Automator is so slow and clunky. It’s nice to have an AppleScript alternative.

Thanks smanek.

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OSX: Automator Link-Dump

Posted by cascadehush on September 25, 2006

Another link-dump. I’ve been checking out Automator recently, after a watching some MacBreak videos. Seems that to get the most out of it, your really need to check out some of the third party actions.

To this end I’ve compiled a shortlist of stuff that I think worthy of further scrutiny. Most of these are freeware.

Automator Action Pack
iPhoto Action Pack
System Action Pack
Combine PDFs
Backup Folder
Create Disk Image From Files
Do Specified JavaScript in Current Webpage
Cut and Paste
Automator Actions for PreFab UI Actions
Apple – Mac OS X – Tips:
Sample Manager Automator Actions
Post Text for WordPress
Automator Actions for MS Office 2004
Automator Virtual Input
Download URLs as PDFs
automator.us Downloads

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Time to Learn Applescript

Posted by cascadehush on September 17, 2006

It’s time for me to learn Applescript properly. I’ve messed around with it before, but I want to actually gain some proficiency so I’m not re-learning from scratch each time I need to script something.

To this end I bought the eBook Danny Goodman’s AppleScript Handbook and downloaded the free AppleScript Language Guide. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Here are some other links which may prove useful:
T&B – AppleScript Tutorial
Apple – Mac OS X – AppleScript

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