This is *the* missing feature for Alfred.
Note that 1.1.1 development release has now been relabelled as 1.2
Another day, another excellent feature added to the development version of Alfred, this time something I know some people have been really looking forward to - Large Type!
You can type a few words into Alfred and press ⌘L to show it in large on the screen. More usefully, you can bring up a contact in the Powerpack’s contact card viewer and use ⌘L to view a phone number, email address or even full address in large type on the screen.
Simply press ⌘L or Esc to hide the large type and return to Alfred’s window.
If you want to try this out, download the 1.2 development build now!
Since Time Machine seems to do a poor (not to mention hyperactive) job of backing up VMware files on Mac OS, I took their advice and configured TM to ignore them.
That left me in the lurch, however, for the scenario where my primary hard disk takes a nose dive.
Here’s a little script I cooked up to back up the files, but only when VMWare is not running. Adding the gloriousness of Growlnotify so I get visual feedback that it’s working or that I’ve kept VMWare open for too long.
#!/bin/sh GROWL="/usr/local/bin/growlnotify -s -m " # Check to see if it's running /bin/ps -ef | /usr/bin/grep "[/]Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/MacOS/VMware Fusion" > /dev/null 2>&1 if [ "$?" -ne "0" ]; then NOW=`date +"%D %r"` $GROWL "$NOW Beginning VMware backup..." /usr/bin/rsync -aPh --inplace --delete /Users/mike/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized /Volumes/My\ Book/VMWare\ Backups > /dev/null 2>&1 LATER=`date +"%D %r"` $GROWL "$LATER ...VMware backup complete" else NOW=`date +"%D %r"` $GROWL "$NOW Can't back up--VMware is running" fi