Weekend

I was thinking of writing something about Sideways, which Julie and I went to see at the weekend, but Michael Jordan (no, not that one) seems to have summed it up fairly well. Rarely have so few interesting things happened in a movie between a couple of mildly amusing bits.

Also spent a bit of the weekend writing some screen-scraping scripts to automate my production of the irish Setanta listings for the indispensible Digiguide. The detailed information for each programme on Setanta's website is unfortunately contained in a Javascript popup that you can't get at with wget, so I thought I'd acquaint myself with AppleScript for this part of the task (the rest is just relatively simple sed and awk magic). Several hours of experimenting and googling later, though, I never did find a way to tell Safari to save a webpage with a particular filename in OSX 10.3.8 (and it seems I'm not the only one)-- it just doesn't seem to work as intended. I ended up doing it with UI scripting instead, which works, but isn't terribly elegant.

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I am an Interaction Designer in the Systems Experience Design team, arriving at Oracle via Sun where I've worked since 2000. I currently work on sysadmin user experience projects for Solaris. Formerly I worked on open source Solaris desktop projects such as GNOME, NWAM and IPS.

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