Append to nvALT journal – extension for nvALT

I whipped up a quick little extension for Alfred that lets me very quickly jot down time-stamped text. The hope is that if I make it ridiculously easy to log what I’m doing and when, then maybe I can have better records of what I’m doing and it will be easier for me to switch back to task after interruptions. I can also look at where I’m spending my time.

I have this extension mapped to the keyword “nj” (for “nvALT Journal”). I activate Alfred and type “nj <text>” and the extension automatically opens up nvALT and makes sure that there’s a note with the current date in the form “YYYY-mm-dd” and then appends my text to the end of the note with a 24 hour timestamp in front of it. It then switches back to the application that I was previously in so I can go immediately back to whatever I was doing.




Making it easy to try DTrace4Linux

DTrace4Linux is an attempt (from UK developer Paul Fox, also known for his CRiSP editor) to bring the power of DTrace to Linux. It’s a kernel module (No kernel recompilation required! Yay!) and userland tools.

I did a bit of hacking around with Vagrant and Puppet and VirtualBox to make it dead easy to try.

Tweeted here.

OmniFocus extension for PopClip

I just hacked together an OmniFocus extension for PopClip

The extension creates a new task with the selected task in the OmniFocus quick entry window. Just a tiny bit of AppleScript.


Unpack into ~/Library/Application Support/PopClip/Extensions/OmniFocus.popclipext and then open the extension by double-clicking in Finder or using the open command.

PopClip resources