24 Dec 2020
I am an avid creator of Shortcuts on Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices, and also of Elgato’s Stream Deck hardware that provides me with additional dynamic trigger buttons to use on both my personal Mac and my work PC. I personally make use of a lot of text-based identifiers for content on my Stream Deck, but in other areas I revert to meaningful pictograms. I posted earlier this year about a number of repositories that would give you over 3,800 icons for use with your Stream Deck. But I’ve moved on a little from that.
I would like to explain how I am now generating icons using Apple’s Shortcuts app, that I can then use with my Stream Deck, Shortcuts (on device home pages), or in fact, any other place I would like to use a set of icons. From the variety of icon glyphs available, and the colour combinations, it works out as a possible 478,507 Billion icons, though admittedly not every colour combination would work. Still I think there must be several billion options that would, which is likely to cover many user’s day-to-day needs.Read More
17 Nov 2020
As you may already know, the Drafts app by AgileTortoise is a highly flexible application, and through it’s actions functionality, it effectively provides a framework through which to create customisable operations such as those you might find with plug-ins on desktop only applications.
One of the features of the actions is that you can tie them to particular keyboard shortcut combinations. But what isn’t quite so easy is the auditing of those keyboard shortcuts, and a number of people on the Drafts forums voiced their desire to have something to do this. To that end, I created a way to do this.
How? By using an action of course!Read More
16 Nov 2020
For the past week, Zalaris has been publishing its usual series of articles to cover the upcoming SuccessFactors release. The updates are already in preview systems and are set for release into production systems over the weekend of 20 November 2020.Read More
15 Nov 2020
As 2020 closes out, SAP brings a final instalment of SuccessFactors updates, and Employee Central Service Centre (ECSC) carries with it, numerous tweaks and more than a few new features. In this article, I will guide you through changes for service agents, administrators, and employees, as well as a few additional areas of interest.
I will also highlight a few things we can expect to see in 2021 and perhaps even suggest a few things I would like to see next year.Read More
08 Nov 2020
It’s really rewarding when people get some benefit from the things that I’ve shared. It is even better when they choose to share that on through their own channels. I’ve noticed over the past month or so that my ThoughtAsylum Action Suite for Drafts has been garnering a bit of coverage recently on some podcasts which was a nice surprise when you happen to be listening along and hear something you created given a positive mention and review.
I’ve collated the episodes and rough timings for anyone interested in listening to them.Read More
31 Oct 2020
I’ve been a long time Evernote user and while the application and services have certainly seen a lot of issues arising in the last decade, I still rely on it for some of my workflows. One of these is my daily journal, and this is a topic I have written about several times before. I recently had a bit of a change to this, and it is time for another quick write-up.Read More
27 Sep 2020
Back in July of this year (2020), I released the first version of the TADpoLe library for Mac app Drafts, and with it the ThoughtAsylum action group. It was the culmination of very slowly taking two years of action creation and bundling it up for others to make use of. Only two months later and things have had to undergo what has been a pretty significant change.Read More
16 Aug 2020
XYplorer is one of my favourite Windows apps and it has been a little while since I’ve shared anything about how I’m using it. So, when I added a new script this week that uses 7-Zip I thought I’d draft a quick post about it along with a related script also using 7-Zip.Read More
14 Aug 2020
SuccessFactors may be on bi-annual releases, but SAP Cloud for Customer (C4C) continues apace on its quarterly-release cycle. Since Employee Central Service Centre (ECSC), the SuccessFactors solution for running an HR service desk uses this system as its service back-end system. It means that ECSC users continue to receive updates every quarter. In this release, SAP is releasing several home page-related updates, which may be an indicator of things to come given how under-utilised this area of C4C has been in the past. Along with this, there are ticket processing updates, some features to please the administrators, and of course, some additions around reporting and analytics.Read More
25 Jul 2020