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Quicksilver Shelf Plugin — My First Screencast

As I was try­ing to kill time, I was research­ing Quick­sil­ver extend­abil­ity other than just quick-launching apps. Yes, I know Spot­light does it from the get-go.

My search led to a Lifehacker.com arti­cle (as usual, with this kind of things) writ­ten a while back about Gina Tra­pani’s Top 10 Quick­sil­ver Plu­g­ins (at the time: Novem­ber 2007). One of the plu­g­ins that intrigued me to check out was the Shelf module/plugin.

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Bash Completion, Along with SVN and Git Tab Completion

Time is pre­cious. I installed these util­i­ties to save some of it:

I install bash-completion via Mac­Ports on my Macs.

sudo port install bash-completion

I then saved this svn-completion script to locally, and did a sudo cp:

sudo cp bash_completion /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/svn-completion.sh

Note: “bash_completion” is the file linked on “svn-completion script”. I hope that avoids confusion.

Last but not least, I then installed the git-completion script. I first checked the ver­sion of Git I have via Mac­Ports which hap­pens to be 1.6.0.5.1 I then saved and untarred the Git tar­ball of the ver­sion I have locally. Then did another sudo cp of the actual git-completion script to the same direc­tory where my svn-completion.sh is located at:

sudo cp git-1.6.0.5/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion.sh

After that, I added the fol­low­ing to to my .pro­file (or .bash_profile):

# for bash-completion
if [ -f /opt/local/etc/bash_completion ]; then
    . /opt/local/etc/bash_completion
fi
source /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/svn-completion.sh
source /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion.sh

Either restart your Ter­mi­nal, or re-execute your .pro­file, and that would do it.

For more info on Git com­ple­tion, check out this arti­cle by Kamal Fariz (bit­flu­ent).

  1. Got it by using git ver­sion. []

Git Info — Almost Like “svn info”

I have been try­ing to find some­thing like svn info but for Git. Luck­ily, I stum­bled upon Duane Johnson’s script. Here’s git-info.sh:

I made an alias in my .pro­file to make it a bit more accessible:

Action Method by Behance


Action Method — Splash 20080916, orig­i­nally uploaded by stechico.

In a recent announce­ment, Behance unveils its new prod­uct called Action Method (AMO). They have spent the past year design­ing and devel­op­ing the new plat­form for pro­duc­tiv­ity and project management.

The sys­tem is based on the “Action Method” and the design of our paper prod­uct line, but the tech­nol­ogy itself is rev­o­lu­tion­ary. Now being beta-tested by a select group of peo­ple and teams, AMO is a web-based appli­ca­tion that offers a rad­i­cally dif­fer­ent approach to man­ag­ing projects and col­lab­o­rat­ing with others.

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Muji Chronotebook

This Chronote­book from Muji is a fresh con­cept. It was designed by Wong Kok Keong (Orcade­sign, in Sin­ga­pore) and won a Judges’ Prize in Muji’s Inter­na­tional Design Awards #2 (May 15 to July 31, 2007).

Diary sched­ules are arranged in lines and grids, which are dif­fi­cult to see and has lit­tle flex­i­bil­ity. This note­book makes it clear, intu­itive and easy to plan and see your daily schedules.

Cool Hunting’s brief write-up on it gives us a qual­i­ta­tive insight on how use­ful it can be, and how dif­fer­ent it can be to what we have been used to:

Beige, min­i­mal, with rounded cor­ners and just small enough to fit in your pocket, the Chronote­book has trade­mark Muji aes­thetic appeal. The clock, located in the cen­ter of an open page, is divided in halves by the mid­line of the book—the left hand white graphic rep­re­sents AM, while the dark graphic on the right is PM. Not only does the lay­out illus­trate our cir­ca­dian nature but it forces you to orga­nize tasks accord­ing to the time of day they need to be done. Over­all, it’s easy to look at, sim­ply com­pre­hended and accom­plishes a design feat by adding a small fea­ture (a more log­i­cal way to break up your day) that has big rewards in functionality.

Any­ways, thought I’d share with those of you look­ing for a new way to orga­nize or log your day, etc.