Posts tagged ‘troff’

More Address Book scripting

I’m still cleaning up my Address Book in preparation for a large mailing to my company’s clients. Today I wrote a couple of scripts, one in AppleScript and the other in Perl, to make address labels. I already had a script for printing address labels, but it’s meant for Avery 5164 labels, the big ones…


More Lion teething pains

So I walked into my office earlier this week and was greeted with a problem: over a hundred records in our time and expenses billing database had bad data in one of the fields. The corruption had just occurred when one of my partners was creating an invoice. I had a pretty good idea how…


Deposition transcripts update

My back went out this morning as I was loading my bike’s panniers for the ride to work, so I spent the day at home reading material for work and trying to find a comfortable position. I was more successful with the former than the latter. What I was reading were deposition transcripts. These are…


Text files and me - Part 2

I ended the first installment of this reminiscence in late 1996, a time at which I was dealing with two sources of frustration: Everything I’d written in the previous decade was either lost or on the way to being lost. I’d done my writing in a variety of word processors (see Part 1 for the…