Humans Need Not Apply

Just as mechanical muscles made human labor less in demand so are mechanical minds making human brain labor less in demand. This is an economic revolution. You may think we’ve been here before, but we haven’t. This time is different. Automation is here, and it’s been expanding in cognitive ability. We already have self-driving cars,…

Cleanup Downloads Once a Week

Here’s an easy way to keep your Downloads folder clean, just paste these this into your cron file (with the appropriate scheduling):

find ~/Downloads -type f -maxdepth 1 -mtime +7 -exec rm {} \;
find ~/Downloads -type d -maxdepth 1 -mtime +7 -exec rm -r {} \;

Here’s the gist: https://gist.github.com/fergbrain/8ddda2108dbc497e9f6b

I use Cronnix to manage and edit cron jobs on my Mac.

Calendar Invitation Email Gone Awry

Here’s some more details on calendar email issue I noted late Monday. Just after 10pm on Monday, I attempted to migrate my calendar from Google Calendar to Fastmail Calendar1. I did this by exporting my existing calendar from Google (per https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/37111?hl=en) and then re-importing it back into Fastmail using Apple’s Calendar App. During this re-importing…

If you got a calendar Invitation from me1, I am so sorry. I’m switching servers, did an export -> import, and Calendar decided to be helpful and email everyone. Face palm.


  1. or maybe a bazzilion invites