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#88: Automating with Ryan J A Murphy

November 5th, 2021 · 84 minutes

Ryan J.A. Murphy joins to share automation tips for Obsidian, augmented intelligence, and automated parenting.

Guest Starring: Ryan JA Murphy

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Links and Show Notes


The Automators
Rosemary Orchard
David Sparks

The Editor
Jim Metzendorf

The Fixer
Kerry Provanzano

Ryan's Website -
Automation for Augmented Cognition
The Incredible Machine (series) - Wikipedia
Obsidian Forum
Obsidian October 2021
TypeScript: JavaScript With Syntax For Types.
How to get started with developing a custom Plugin? - Developers & API - Obsidian Forum
Sample Plugin for Obsidian

You can use this as a base to create a new plugin

Obsidian Plugin CLI

A CLI tool to make building an obsidian plugin simple

Visual Studio Code - Code Editing. Redefined
Video on developing a plugin
An Obsidian Homescreen for iPhone and iPad
The Sparky Status Board 2.0 — MacSparky
Gestimer - For those little reminders during the day
Quickly create a Kanban board with many linked notes using Dataview and Templater - Share & showcase - Obsidian Forum
New URL Schemes plugin
Advanced Obsidian URI: Advanced modes for Obsidian URI
Lumberjack plugin for Obsidian

Log your thoughts! Lumberjack adds URL commands to help you axe inefficiency and get right to writing.

Automators #86: Micro-Automations - Relay FM
Urgent automation ideas: baby's coming! - Software - MPU Talk
How to share albums in Photos on your iPhone, iPad and Mac – Apple Support (UK)
Gestimer: Timer for Mac
Create albums to manage photos in Photo Station | Get Started With DSM - Synology Knowledge Center
Shortcut: Daily routine: create timed reminders relative to shortcut run time from a list in Notes
Readwise API | Readwise
Fulcra Design