Creating an AppleScript to Automate Timing Entries (MacSparky Labs)

I’ve had a few members ask me for help automating setting timers in the Timing App. Since the Timing App supports AppleScript, this gave me an opportunity to explain how I build an AppleScript by cobbling together bits of code I find on the Internet. If you’d like to learn how to build and execute a simple AppleScript, this one is for you.…

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February Deep Dive on Meditation (MacSparky Labs)

It occasionally comes up on the podcasts that I meditate. I’ve been doing it regularly now for 31 years. I’m always a little hesitant to discuss this on the podcast because it gets some people riled up, but I find it a very useful practice. So for this month’s Deep Dive I’ll be talking about meditation: my history with it, how I do it, and how to get started… This is a post for MacSparky Labs Level 3 (Early Access) Members only. Care to join? Or perhaps do you need to sign in?

This Month in the MacSparky Labs

It’s hard to believe that the MacSparky Labs is already entering its second year. We had a busy January. We’d love to have you on board.

  • 2023-01-31 – OmniFocus Checklists (Levels 2-3)
  • 2023-01-30 – The Monday Brief (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-29 – Desktop and Dock Settings (Levels 2-3)
  • 2023-01-27 – The Lab Report Podcast (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-27 – Setting Up iCloud Photo Library (Levels 2-3)
  • 2023-01-25 – Focus Session (Levels 2-3)
  • 2023-01-24 – False Urgency Webinar Video (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-23 – The Monday Brief – On Upgrading Your Mac (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-21 – Video Discussion on Replacing Intel 5K iMac with Apple Silicon (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-20 – The Lab Report Podcast (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-19 – The January Meetup Video (Levels 2-3)
  • 2023-01-18 – Automating Calendar Views (Levels 2-3)
  • 2023-01-17 – False Urgency Webinar (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-16 – Focus Session Announcement (Levels 2-3)
  • 2023-01-16 – The Monday Brief (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-13 – Lab Report Podcast (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-12 – False Urgency Webinar Next Week (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-12 – Lab Meetup (Level 2-3)
  • 2023-01-11 – Mac Launcher Deep Dive Video (Level 3)
  • 2023-01-09 – The Monday Brief (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-06 – The Lab Report (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-06 – Mac Launcher Deep Dive Webinar (Level 3)
  • 2023-01-04 – Learning to Love Safari Tabs (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-04 – Digital + Analog Tasks (Levels 2-3)
  • 2023-01-02 – The Monday Brief Newsletter (Levels 1-3)
  • 2023-01-01 – 2023 Q1 Planning Video (Level 3)