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Automatic Screenshots of Drupal Content

In an earlier post I recommended webkit2png for automatically screenshotting a list of URLs. A lot of time has passed since that post, and I’ve discovered a more robust tool. Pageres is incredible, and it has a CLI and an api. I’ll

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Easy Dummy Text using Python Faker and Keyboard Maestro

Yet again I’ve found a great use for Keyboard Maestro. I’m a web developer and often have to create “filler” or “dummy” text during development. In the past I’ve used Alfred workflows, copy-and-paste, browser extensions, and more. I’ve recently come

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Trigger a Keyboard Maestro Macro with a Finder Shortcut / Icon

Using the Keyboard Maestro URL Handler (KMLink), you can create clickable shortcuts that you can use in Finder to trigger KM macros. Why would this be helpful? I have a macro that synchronizes my tracked time between two different applications. I wanted

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Devel Generate Text Settings

Devel Generate, which is part of the Devel module, makes it really simple to create dummy entities in Drupal. It’ll create everything from users to taxonomy terms to nodes. It does a great job of populating most field types (including

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Grabbing Screenshots for a List of URLs

UPDATE: There’s a better tool for this job. View my new post about Pageres. webkit2png is a great tool for taking automatic screenshots of websites. Here’s the project’s description: “With tall or wide pages that would normally require scrolling, it

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Using Alfred to open Chrome and Firefox Bookmarks

I was looking for a decent Alfred workflow to let me easily open my Chrome bookmarks from Alfred. The search lead me to a tool called Brow and this blog post. I’m just writing here to recommend the solution to

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