18 April 2021

The new site design is here!

 Welcome to the new  design for the site 🍾

I think I had the previous design for about 11 years(!!) so a new  design was long overdue.

This is the 5th major redesign I've done for my personal website since I launched it in 2001.

Thanks to the Waybackmachine, here are some screenshots of the different designs over the years:

July 2001

September 2003
(btw those boxes were transparent so it looked better)

July 2004

April 2010

Whew, that was an eye sore 😀.

I also moved the blog over to blog.atguy.com and created a simple about me page on the homepage.

Let me know if you notice anything wonky with the site, all the old links should still work.

This one will probably be around for another 10 years so get used to it 🤣


24 November 2017

Alfred open folder hotkey workflow

Here's a really simple Alfred workflow I created that saves me tons of seconds every day.

It does one very simple thing: adds a hotkey that opens Alfred and types in: "open ".
So you can easily open any folder on your computer by just hitting the hotkey and typing the name of the folder you want to open.

Plain and simple.

You can download it here:

Download the Open Hotkey Alfred workflow


12 June 2017

How to customize Alfred to work with Google Calendar (Alfred workflow)

I use Google Calendar in the browser a lot so I thought why not setup Alfred to make working with Google Calendar easier.
(If you're not familiar with Alfred, it's an application launcher and productivity application for Mac)

I started off with trying to find an Alfred workflow that lets you easily open Google Calendar and easily add an event. I couldn't find such a workflow so I started working out different ways Alfred could do what I need.

At the end of the day I ended up creating this workflow that combines the different things I typically do with Google Calendar.

It basically lets you do 3 things:

  1. Quickly open Google Calendar in the browser by typing the keyword gcal into Alfred.
  2. Open Google Calendar using the keyboard hotkey ⌘ + g
  3. Quickly add an event to Google Calendar.

The format for adding an event to Google Calendar is:
gc [event] at [time] on [date] in [location]

For example:
gc Dinner with friends at 8pm on next Sunday
Will open this event:

You can even do things like:
gc Weekly meeting every Wednesday at 3pm
And Google will add an event that repeats every Wednesday at 3pm.

Google does a great job at understanding what you mean when you type in natural language so play around and see.

You can also just type gc and hit enter and it will bring you to the new event page in Google Calendar.

Download the Google Calendar Workflow

If you don't want to add a workflow for some reason you can add this custom search instead:
Add event to Google Calendar
(clicking on that will prompt you to add it to Alfred, it's really easy to do)

It will let you quickly add events to Google Calendar via Alfred using the same format as described above.



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