Org2Blog v1.1.11 Released

I just tagged Org2Blog v1.1.11. It’s got a few nice changes for easier blogging. It got a lot of changes to make it easier to contribute and report issues. After this, all of the work will bring it up to the current version of Emacs and Org mode. That work will begin in the v1.2.0 branch. For the sake of simplicity, consider it unstable (no matter how unlikely, that is where issues could show up). When it is ready, I’ll post it for people who want to test it out.

Happy Blogging!

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Invert Colors and Toggle Grayscale with JavaScript on macOS

Via reboot81:

Open Script Editor and paste each block into a new script for you to use.

Invert Colors

var systemEvents = Application("System Events");
var systemPreferences = Application("System Preferences");

systemPreferences.activate();

systemPreferences.panes.byId(
    "com.apple.preference.universalaccess"
  ).anchors.byName("Seeing_Display").reveal();


chkInvert = systemEvents.applicationProcesses.byName(
    "System Preferences"
  ).windows.byName("Accessibility").checkboxes.
      byName("Invert colors");

systemEvents.click(chkInvert);

systemPreferences.quit();

Toggle Grayscale

var systemEvents = Application("System Events");
var systemPreferences = Application("System Preferences");

systemPreferences.activate();

systemPreferences.panes.byId(
    "com.apple.preference.universalaccess"
  ).anchors.byName("Seeing_Display").reveal();


chkInvert = systemEvents.applicationProcesses.byName(
    "System Preferences"
  ).windows.byName("Accessibility").checkboxes.
      byName("Use grayscale");

systemEvents.click(chkInvert);

systemPreferences.quit();

@cableknitjumper Have you heard the Monster Mash?

Amy:

Very troubling that the song “Monster Mash” isn’t the Monster Mash — it’s a song about the Monster Mash, which is not itself heard on the track, and is fundamentally unknowable to us.

Be at ease. The possibility exists for us to hear the Monster-Mash-Universe-Monster-Mash-Song. Although we never listen to it sung, we can listen to it at some point. Here is why:

When The Mad Scientist committed an inter-reality incursion from the Monster-Mash-Universe-Reality to the Our-Universe-Reality, he opened the door to expose that universe to ours. Proof here is that:

  • We can hear him narrating.
  • We can listen to The Crypt-Keepers Five playing the music.
  • We can listen to the backup singers to the Monster-Mash-Universe-Monster-Mash-Song.
  • We know that the singer of Monster-Mash-Universe-Monster-Mash-Song is at the party and wants to sing again: Dracula
  • A person is at the party listening to all this, and it is apparently not you: you are listening to Our-Universe-Monster-Mash-Song

Start by studying the diagram as a PDF, illustrating all of the evidence and relationships explaining everything. Be sure to click on the links for who wrote the song, the lyrics, and the video to get the full background. If you can’t do PDFs on your device then here is an image instead:



Click to get full-size version

Now that you’ve wrapped your head around it, you know that we can hear Monster-Mash-Universe-Monster-Mash-Song. Yet you are still left with an awkward feeling of discomfort and confusion. You know that something is very, very wrong with this song. Despite the above: something is left unexplained. You must be wondering why precisely the music is crafted so that we never hear Monster-Mash-Universe-Monster-Mash-Song?

You are right. You will read the answer below. It will push your mind to the limits of its understanding. If you are a real adventurer, and indeed you are, then read on to discover the actual conspiracy behind THE MONSTER MASH.

Read on if you dare!

Vishoka Meditation Calendar File

The Vishoka Meditation The Yoga of Inner Radiance seminar begins tomorrow.

There are 15 events so I put them all into a calendar. Then I exported them into an ICS file.

You should be able to import it into Google, Outlook, Mac Mail, and iCloud Mail. It will probably save you some time from typing them all into your calendar manually yourself.

Here is the file:

Vishoka Meditation.calendar

Are There Lessons From Homeopathy For Addressing COVID-19?

Here is an interesting and quite compact article both celebrating World Homeopathy Day and pondering the origins of the approach and how they might serve the world in addressing COVID-19 today.

Homeopathy inspires enthusiastic reactions from both extremes of the spectrum and whatever you think about it you’ll find that its core tenets are quit conservative and can be applied to every aspect of your life.

Now is the time to collect every tool possible to help you, your family, friends, community, nation, and world step as gracefully and pleasantly as possible forward. Keep at it we are in it together.