Saturday, December 10, 2011

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

Down the Foxhole - ActiveDen

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Featured Desktop: Adrian’s GeekTool Desktop

Posted: 09 Dec 2011 05:32 PM PST

How does a Mac guy combine command line fun with design? GeekTool. I’ve been meaning to play with it since it appeared in the Mac App Store months ago, and this morning I had my chance. You can see the results of my morning play time above. Click for a full-size image.

Working from home I don’t have many time-specific events or appointments, so sometimes I get surprised when they do crop up because I just forget to look. I live with a to do list in front of me, not a calendar. I noticed some people have been using GeekTool to put their calendars prominently on their desktops, so I thought I’d give it a go.

I use several Google calendars, so first I synced these with the Mac’s iCal. Then I used a command line tool called icalBuddy to display my events on the desktop with GeekTool. I decided to put my tasks on the desktop too. To do this I synchronized my Things Today list with iCal’s reminders, and used icalBuddy and GeekTool in a similar way.

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