Author: Scout

  • Here’s a Markdown–to–Things 3 Apple Shortcut task parser

    Here’s a Markdown–to–Things 3 Apple Shortcut task parser

    In Markdown, starting lines with – [ ] or – [x] ) creates task checkboxes. I use this syntax often in other programs, too many programs, too many places, so end up with various unfinished tasks littered throughout my digital landscape. I cooked up an Apple Shortcut that takes those tasks and imports them into…

  • Office Hours

    Office Hours

    Something new I’m going to try: free office hours! I’ll be on Twitch, tinkering, probably with WordPress, and available to answer any WordPress-related or -unrelated questions (up to 20 minutes per person, per month). I’ll try it for the next four weeks. My Twitch account is hiyascout. While current hosting customers are more than welcome…

  • Freewrite to Bear 🐻 2.0 sync via Shortcuts

    Freewrite to Bear 🐻 2.0 sync via Shortcuts

    Sharing this here simply because I couldn’t find out how to do this elsewhere. I have a typewriter (a Freewrite 2nd Gen) that sends some files to a Dropbox folder (‘C’). I wanted those files to sync with Bear, which is where I’m keeping all my notes this year. I’ve set Hazel up to watch…

  • Ryan Rumery site 🚀 — and making bespoke Squarespace sites

    Ryan Rumery site 🚀 — and making bespoke Squarespace sites

    Ryan Rumery is a composer for film, television, and podcasts. His music is regularly heard on “This American Life” and in the film Food and Country, premiering at Sundance 2023. He is a 2017 alumnus of the Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab: Documentary, and is also a music producer, music editor, and recording…

  • Bye-a, Scout

    Bye-a, Scout

    I’ve been spending the last half-year laying the groundwork to replace Hiya, Scout with two new businesses, one centered around website making (and navigating the new frontiers of WordPress) and one centered around print design (book publishing in particular). I’ll be haphazardly soft-launching those sites in the coming weeks. Imperfectly. The cobbler’s kid has no…

  • The LA River is real

    The LA River is real

  • Bartlett’s Apocrypha

    Bartlett’s Apocrypha

    My alarm bells go off whenever I see a viral quotation on the socials. An influencer might share that misattributed Marianne Williamson quote as a Nelson Mandela quote (pictured), or a pundit might share a memed WWII general’s anachronistic thoughts on “the evil of political correctness.” One going around this week that seems to have…

  • Repairing a Remarkable 2’s stuck button

    Repairing a Remarkable 2’s stuck button

    A lot of my planning, script reading, journaling and client meetings happen on a fancy e-ink tablet I love called the Remarkable 2. I love the battery life, the size, the lack of light, and the distraction-free environment. It’s such a boring device that I forget it’s there, and what I’m actually working on takes…