MGG 246: PDF Annotation, Startup Chime, Remote Spam Training, & SSD!

Dave and John are back for this second Mac Geek Gab Premium episode for February. Lots of juicy stuff today, including POP vs IMAP, Annotating PDFs, Startup Chimes, Safari toolbars, and a quick refresher on SSDs. Subscribe today and enjoy!

MGG 246: PDF Annotation, Startup Chime, Remote Spam Training, & SSD!

Feb. 25, 2010 — Download: MP3 Version or AAC Version

Sign Up for the Newsletter

Join the TMO Express Daily Newsletter to get the latest Mac headlines in your e-mail every weekday.



As for running and Applescript at a specific intervals instead of chron you should really be using launcd which was introduced in Tiger and takes over many tasks and supersedes chron.

launchd uses a plist file that contains all the information such as what file to launch and at what intervals.  To make things easier there is the app called “Lingon” which lists all your user agents/daemons and allows you to create the necessary plist file.

I am a switcher for the last 2 1/2 years and discovered this capability when I wanted to get FStream to record an internet show monday - friday at a specific time.  The launchd command accomplished this perfectly by calling the simple AppleScript I wrote for FStream.


Actually, Reconnector X is updated quite frequently. Last update was just a few weeks ago.

Log-in to comment