Using AppleScript to save attachments in Outlook for Mac OS

Breaking the sandbox

 Posted on Oct 16, 2019

Situation You want to automatically save your attachments for some e-mails in Outlook for Mac OS. Outlook Rules does not allow you to save attachments somewhere. AppleScript to the rescue. Outlook AppleScript: Save attachment In the more recent versions of Outlook for Mac OS though, a sandbox is in place. So if you try to save an email attachment to a folder of choice, you will get an user-friendly and nice error. [Read more]

Deploying RocketChat using Docker Compose on Ubuntu 18.04

Boxing the Rocket

 Posted on Apr 18, 2019

Introduction This article is about installing and deploying RocketChat. And then specifically in the following configuration: I wanted to use RocketChat in Docker containers (using Docker Compose) on a TransIP BladeVPS with Ubuntu 18.04. Sounds simple, right? There are multiple references for deploying RocketChat, but none in the immediate configuration that I wanted. The closest was the DigitalOcean tutorial on how to install, configure and deploy RocketChat on Ubuntu 14.04. But that was partly outdated (upstart is not supported anymore) and not using Docker. [Read more]

How to use Tomb to Store Secrets

Burying the truth

 Posted on Apr 24, 2018   (Last modified Apr 25, 2018)

Based on: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Tomb 2.5 Requirements: 3x USB stick (1 marked with ‘OS’, 1 marked with ‘Tomb’, 1 marked with ‘Key’) Introduction Sometimes there is the need to store some data offline in a secure fashion. Ideally in a way that can be recreated later on and based on a standard that is probably going to stay around for a long while. Tomb from dyne. [Read more]

How to auto deploy Hugo website on Plesk Onyx

Using TransIP BladeVPS

 Posted on Apr 6, 2018   (Last modified May 23, 2018)

Based on: Plesk Onyx 17.5.3 Hugo 0.38.1 Introduction After looking around for a static site generator from Markdown, I’ve chosen Hugo as my tool of choice. I would love to just be able to edit my Markdown locally on my laptop, commit, push to Github and then have my website automatically updated on the server. Luckily this is possible when using Plesk. Plesk supports the ability to deploy a website directly from a git repository. [Read more]

Getting a full offline travel copy using wget on Mac OS

wget is king

 Posted on Aug 2, 2017   (Last modified Apr 9, 2018)

TL;DR: wget -r -E -k -p -np -nc --random-wait' There are cases when you want to download a website as an offline copy. For me it’s usually because it’s a site I want to be able to use while I’m offline. That happens either by choice or because of planes that don’t have Wi-Fi available (Gen-1 planes ;)). When we download a website for local offline use, we need it in full. [Read more]

Attach Files to a new Outlook 2016 message in Mac OS (High) Sierra or Mojave

Applescript at work

 Posted on Jun 8, 2017   (Last modified Sep 26, 2019)

Attaching files to e-mail I often want to attach files from Finder to a new e-mail, and I use Outlook from Office 365 on Mac OS Sierra (and now updated for MacOS Mojave). I know you can drag the selected file(s) to the Outlook icon in the Dock. But this is often an extra action. I just want to right click, and “Share”, or similar. Apparently Outlook 2016 (Office 365) does not ship anymore with the handy Automater scripts that used to accompany Outlook. [Read more]