Find files by month ignoring the year, with AppleScript

I find that I take a lot of pictures of seasonal stuff, and  I wondered how to find images taken at the same time of year but in different years.  As it turns out, there’s no obvious way to do that.  Computers keep time by counting the number of ticks or seconds since an arbitrary … Read more

A nice triple conjunction

After the crazy weather we’ve been having , it was a treat to see Venus, Jupiter and Mercury crammed together into a neat triangle after sunset.   Mercury can be hard to find in the twilight, and it sure makes it easier to have Venus or Jupiter as a marker.  Tonight we have both!  Mercury is … Read more

Kentland Impact Structure Field Trip

Last year I discovered that the Geological Society of America (GSA) has annual regional meetings with really great field trips to local geological locations of interest.  So I joined up, and last year paid a visit to the Serpent Mound Disturbance, a fairly ancient meteor impact site in southeastern Ohio. This year a trip was … Read more

Control System Prefs with AppleScript

I use TeamViewer to control the PC in the Hut, because it’s free, and it often works quite well.  The thing that drives me most nuts about it is how to right-click remotely.  I’m working from a Mac Book Pro with a trackpad.  I suppose I could actually use a two button mouse, but I … Read more