November 4, 2018

Building a workout timer as an iOS Shortcut

Get Shortcut. With the release of iOS 12 with Shortcuts, I get the feeling many simple utility apps will soon be obsolete. Websites like...

October 14, 2018

How does Monaco Editor enable text editing on a web page?

Today I was puzzled by Microsoft’s Monaco Editor, which powers Visual Studio Code as well as a lot of online editors. If you look at the HTML source...

October 10, 2018

Personalised concert recommendations using Songkick and Apify Actors

I’ve recently directed my automation addiction towards music events. Loads of artists come through Sydney but Songkick only sends notifications for...

September 8, 2018

Create an RSS feed from any website using Apify

RSS is a great way to watch for interesting content on the Internet. I skim through a huge number of website feeds in Feedly, then any articles I...

August 4, 2018

How to write a simple Chrome extension to search Reddit for the article you’re reading

Sometimes Reddit or Hacker News discussions about an article can be just as interesting as the article itself. Here is how to write a simple Chrome...

July 22, 2018

Create global Quip shortcuts using Alfred and AppleScript

I often need to search Quip or create a new document really quickly. Here’s how to use Alfred to create global keyboard shortcuts: ^⌥⌘N = Create a...