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- Downloading a song of youtube, adding meta data via beets and moving to my music lib

- Adding tasks to my todolist client from every app I use(including my bookmarking service when I bookmark with specific tags)

- Changing terminal colours based on time of the day(lower brightness in the evenings and hence dark colours, too much sunlight in the mornings and hence solarized themes)

- Automatically message people who message me based on priority(parents immediately/girlfriend a longer buffer).

- Filters on said messages incase a few require my intervention

- Phone alerts on specific emails

- Waiting for a server which you were working with to recover from a 503(happens often in dev environments) and you are tired of checking every 5 seconds: Ping scripts which message my phone while I go play in the rec area.

- Disable my phone charging when it nears 95% (I'm an android dev and hate that my phone is always charging)

- Scraping websites for specific information and making my laptop ping when the scenario succeeds(I dont like continuously refreshing a page)

I dont think several of these count as automation as opposed to just some script work. But I prefer reducing keystrokes as much as possible for things which are fixed.

Relevant to this discussion:Excerpt from the github page

>OK, so, our build engineer has left for another company. The dude was literally living inside the terminal. You know, that type of a guy who loves Vim, creates diagrams in Dot and writes wiki-posts in Markdown... If something - anything - requires more than 90 seconds of his time, he writes a script to automate that.

https://github.com/NARKOZ/hacker-scripts




> - Automatically message people who message me based on priority(parents immediately/girlfriend a longer buffer).

I'm curious what these automatic messages say. Are you talking about something like an answering machine message? "I'm at home but my phone hasn't moved in 20 minutes so I'm probably in the shower"?


Imagine if Archer could make elaborate text message pranks. Leave it!


I wonder if charging phone charging at 95% actually gives better battery lifetime. It leads to your battery cycling between 95% and whatever state of charge you start charging at again. If you charge up to 100% your phone will stop charging, but use power from the charger bypassing the battery therefore keeping the battery in better shape.

Charging to 80% and keeping it there by just letting the charger supply the operating current would probably be best if phones supported it.


Can you please share code of your scripts ? Seems interesting !


I'm curious as to how you did the "Phone alerts on specific emails". I'm currently setting my raspberry pi up as a motion detector (we were burgled 2 weeks ago)... and while I can do the motion & send out the email, I really want my phone to go nuts when it gets the alert email (mostly I have notifications turned off).

Any hints appreciated! I'm also experimenting with Telegram, which I think will also solve my issue.


Twillio and Amazon (SNS, I think) are dirt cheap and easy to use (at that non-scale).


Seconded. Whenever I need an extremely visible notification, I have Twilio literally give me a phone call.


> - Downloading a song of youtube, adding meta data via beets and moving to my music lib

I don't want to be that guy, but a music collection made of probably repeatedly lossy encoded Youtube rips sounds as if it doesn't deserve the name. Not to mention the whole piracy angle - I'm not trying to claim moral authority, but music is DRM-free and reasonably priced these days. There are hardly any arguments for piracy left.


> I don't want to be that guy

Definitely sounds like you want to be that guy.




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