Quickly and Neatly Open Two Pre-Specified Finder Windows Via Applescript

Several times a day on my Plex Mini I was opening the same two Finder windows (the “new downloads” folder and the “tv shows” folder) to make sure stuff in “new downloads” was being automatically transferred (using Episode Linker) to my “tv shows” folder. Well, instead of manually opening the two Finder windows, resizing the […]

Safari: Open .torrent Files Automatically After Downloading

I’m all about efficiency — especially when it comes to downloading my torrents. I’ve been gradually getting more and more annoyed that every time I download a .torrent file, I have to double click it (in the Downloads window) to have it open in Transmission. Solution: Download this zip file which contains a revised version […]

Manually Stop Spotlight From Indexing External Drives

Although I (kinda) like Spotlight for searching my internal drive, I almost never want Spotlight indexing external drives I connect to my computer. Since I often work with bad and dying hard drives, the last thing I want my computer to do upon seeing a new drive is to index the whole thing. Luckily, there […]

15 Features 1Password Adds to Your Web Browser

With the recent $5 increase in the price of 1Password, many people are wondering if it’s worth the cost. To help you decide, consider the following features 1Password provides that you don’t get with Safari, Firefox, Opera, or any other browser: • Fill/save multiple identities – Good for forum/online store/blog registrations; keep fake/real identities and […]

Mozy.com = $5/month UNLIMITED online backups

I’ve just recently learned about Mozy, a $5/month unlimited off-site backup solution. Yesterday I purchased, downloaded, installed, and began backing up — all in about 5 minutes. Although I have more than 1TB of data, and it will probably take more than 2 months to completely upload everything, I think this is a great backup […]

Automatically Sign-in to Web Sites (i.e. Bank, Craigslist) at Scheduled Intervals

I’m going to show you how to use some lesser known features of iCal and 1Password to AUTOMATICALLY launch your web browser, open a specific web site, and login to the site – at a specific time or recurring date. Every other morning I post my computer repair ad on Craigslist. The earlier the better […]

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