Continuing the theme of automation, one of the most repetitive tasks if you work for a big company is timesheets. So I set out to rectify this by scripting it!
I love trying to automate the world, it just feels like magic some of the time! I also really enjoy information coming to me, instead of having to seek it. As we are still only in 2016, we have no world killing Artificial Intelligence (yet). So we have to start small, ease the first world problems! So I decided to make my workplaces’ restaurant menu come to me!
I’m a huge fan of Docker ever since I started to use it, approximately a year after it was started. It’s one of those technologies where when you start to use it, you immediately know it’s going to be a sea change in how things are done in the industry. It’s definitely going to be more impactful then Virtual Machines.
You can follow the Microsoft TechNet guide to add VisualBasic code in Outlook rules.
Editorial is an iPhone and iPad plain text editor that’s great for markdown1. It also has some nifty automation workflows, in which you can use Python scripts. These can search the web, scrape data, transform text and much more…
In alphabetical order:
- Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk - usually buy electronics here!
- Apple’s App Store - I use iOS & Mac heavily, buy a lot of apps!
- Dropbox - sync files across computers
- Evernote - I store a lot of notes here.
- Fastmail - My email, contacts, calendars
- Hover - great place for domain names (like this one).
- Lastpass - excellent password manager
- Newsblur - Personalized RSS for news junkies
- Pinboard - stores all my bookmarks (also archives the sites)
- Trello - I’m planning a holiday via Trello