People at the Friday all-hands made fun of Emacs. I briefly imagined a big, magical gnu sadly, slowly fading away because nobody believed in it anymore, and then I thought of all the ways I’ve failed to support that big, magical gnu. So in a fit of emacsimalism I wrote some AppleScript to convert all my Things projects to org-mode projects, and their tasks to org-mode todos.
- Tags, and converts them to org-mode-style, colon-delimited lists.
- Due dates, and converts them to deadlines.
- “open” converts to “TODO”
- “completed” converts to “DONE”
- “canceled” converts to “CANCELED,” which you’ll need to add to your org-mode configuration with something like this:
(setq org-todo-keywords '((sequence "TODO" "|" "DONE" "CANCELED")))
I stopped short of:
- Mapping “Areas” to something (like org-mode properties, I guess)
- Mapping “Contacts” to something (I always use the “@name” convention to tag people)
- Making it put its output somewhere. It just returns a big string you can copy out of Script Editor’s output field and paste into a text file.
- Bothering with the idiocy needed to get AppleScript to pad any single-digit elements of a date with zeroes. I just hand off to a Ruby one-liner with
do shell script.
Cheer up, magical gnu!