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Otto the Automator
Information about the automation technologies in macOS & iOS. ,
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Otto the Automator 4 Jun 19
Replying to @MacSparky
Thank you David and Rose. What a wonderful afternoon!
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Otto the Automator 7 Mar 19
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Steve, that’s a beautiful thing to see. Thank you for making my day.
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Otto the Automator 13 Dec 18
My session at the JNUC 2018 showing how to manage iOS devices upon attachment to a Mac.
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Otto the Automator 1 Dec 18
“Say What I Say in French” shortcut demonstrates the potential of user automation on iOS — simple and powerful.
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Otto the Automator 1 Dec 18
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Otto the Automator 29 Nov 18
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Otto the Automator 27 Nov 18
AppleScript script for creating a countdown clock in Keynote. Wait! What? Export the presentation to a movie file and you’ve got a timer on your mobile device that looks just the way you want. <>
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Otto the Automator 25 Nov 18
Here’s updated AppleScriptObjective-C script documentation from this year’s CMD-D “Down-Home” Scripting Boot Camp: AppleScriptObj-C is atomic-powered duct tape for macOS! ⚛️ And the best tool for writing it is -- essential!
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Otto the Automator 23 Nov 18
And here’s the corresponding Launch Agent.
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Otto the Automator 23 Nov 18
The simple act of tethering a JAMF Pro-managed iOS device to a Mac can automatically trigger the setting of a specified Extension Attribute value, the assignment to Smart Device Groups, and the automatic application of configuration profiles.
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Otto the Automator 21 Nov 18
Replying to @armadsen
It can be done but you have to use the Accessibility APIs. The scripting libraries included on include the code for showing you how it is done. Scripting the selection was (and remains) my number one request of the iWork team at Apple.
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Otto the Automator 21 Nov 18
Thank you for supporting MacSysAdmin. What an outstanding conference, I always learn so much. Cheers!
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Otto the Automator 21 Nov 18
Replying to @gregoirenoyelle
Thank you. The app should work as expected. To confirm, try running it using the provided example files. Cheers!
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Otto the Automator 21 Nov 18
Replying to @PolarHacker
The Keynote Automator actions collection can be downloaded from the first page of the Keynote & Automator section of iWorkAutomation
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Otto the Automator 21 Nov 18
It’s been a busy year! MacSysAdmin, CMD-D “Down-Home” Scripting Boot Camp, JNUC, and enabled me to meet many fellow automation enthusiasts. Here’s a my answer 😁 to a panel question about how to convince your boss provide automation resources:
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Otto the Automator 30 Oct 18
AppleScript applet enables Automator workflow to execute when a disk or drive is connected to the host the computer. Sweet!
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Otto the Automator 5 Sep 18
Replying to @bcmn96
If there are public notification keys for password change, like NSWorkspaceDidActivateApplicationNotification is for application status, then you could use AppleScriptObj-C to respond to the change. NOTE: the example applet shown here is saved with the “stay open” option.
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Otto the Automator 4 Sep 18
An Automator Folder Action workflow and AppleScript “Watcher” applet deliver an autonomous AirDrop image repository whose content is added-to by others through an automated import process triggered when users AirDrop images to the unmanned computer. 😁
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Otto the Automator 2 Sep 18
Use the Automator Calendar Alarm template in macOS to create a calendar alarm applet that automatically generates a new meeting outline note in the Notes app prior to the specified event.
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Otto the Automator 31 Aug 18
Automator workflow for macOS Script Menu sets your desktop picture to the Image of the Day by parsing the NASA RSS feed to identify, download, and install the image. 😄
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