inessential by Brent Simmons

2001/10/12 is my Radio-built weblog covering the Macintosh scripting world.

I'll probably add a directory and other goodies, but I'm feeling my way, doing one thing at a time. I'll see what kind of feedback I get.

The site has a deliberately plain template. If the site becomes popular, I want it to be because:

1. The links are valuable.

2. It's easy to read.

3. It loads super-quickly.

In other words, I don't want you to hesitate before you go there because you've found it's slow, you don't like the graphics, or it's hard to separate news from ads.

There's an awful lot going on in the Mac scripting world -- not only can we write shell scripts on OS X, not only does Perl come with the OS, but Apple has added XML-RPC and SOAP support to AppleScript, which is a great move.

It's so windy this morning. Really excrementally windy.

When I was a boy I thought what was amazing about wind is how it's invisible but you can still feel it.

My kitten has the scamper madness one minute and then, boom, he's passed out on my lap.

We use him as a thermometer. If it's cold inside he curls up with a paw over his nose. If it's warm he stretches way out, a loooong kitty.

He's growing fast.

I wish I could be invisible at will. I'd learn some foreign languages and join the CIA. I'd be a spy. Nobody would be able to catch me.

They always said I wouldn't get zits once I wasn't a teenager anymore.

They were horribly, tragically mistaken.