Day of the Tiger
Today is the release day for Mac OS 10.4, otherwise known as Tiger. I was on the Apple web page the other day, looking at new features. Spotlight might be nice, though I have a pretty organized filing system on my disk.Dashboard, though it probably has some nice doo-dads, really just looks like so many X-Windows mini apps.
The thing that caught my interest was Automator. As someone who really wants to use AppleScript (and I do have a few scripts that I do use), I just wish it was more user-friendly, especially to generalize scripts so they can be called from within another program (specifically, FileMaker) - on any old Mac, not just my Mac (because I am developing in a multi-user environment - as much as I might like to at times, I can't disregard my other users!).
So....it looks intriguing enough to take a chance on, though I will probably wait for 10.4.1. Do I think I'll get it at work? Ha ha! Maybe if I get it at home and can make Automator do some real tricks, I could talk my boss into it. After all, I did get FileMaker 7 before nearly anybody else at work....and that turned out rather well.