January 10th, 2006

Shinchilla

Automate this

Apple's stupid Automator is such an example of something that could be glorious, but is instead just making me want to punch Steve Jobs.

Because here is what I want to do: Open the first HTML file in one folder. Replace the phrase "sprunkers.com" with "theratbox.com" wherever it appears. Save the file (preferably someplace new so i can keep track, but i'm not picky). Close the file. Open the next HTML file in the same folder.

THAT IS ALL I WANT. MONKEYS COULD DO IT. LITERATE MONKEYS, BUT STILL.

I know there is a way to trick the automator into doing these tasks, but I cannot figure it out. And in the time i have spent trying to find actions such as 'replace' or even 'open stuff in this one folder', I could have recoded like 50 of these by hand myself. I even tried the "attach an action to a dropbox folder and it will do it to whatever you put in there" option, with no result.

I hate you, Automator. I hate your stupid-looking little robot, and your stupid useless actions. I was at one point close to weeping with rage, and that is when I decided that the experiment was over.

And now, having wasted an hour and a half of my life and coming out so angry as to be useless to put up with NVU and RBrowserLite's bullshit, I will actually start to fix the site.
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