Hi All, the meetup yesterday was super fun! Learned a ton. I really enjoyed sharing the progress I’ve been making.
I learned a ton
Can’t wait to figure out Alfred integrations. Thanks @amahabal
@CSH Boxpress is way cooool! The immediate takeaway is I learned that you can pull in images for the local drive for export. I’ve applied this to my ecosystem mapping and am now pulling in org and product logos. Here is the code, pulled from a 2017 post:
I created a new attribute OrgLogo and am pulling in the logo name into the string within the HTMLExportTemplate.
I also learned you can trigger macros. This led me to learn that you can write code in a note and then pull the body of the text of that note into a stamp, action, or rule. It is WAY easier to write the code (especially for longer code with conditions) in a note and not in the attribute.
Have some TechDebt now that I have to work on to clean up old stamps and notes to be inline with my new learning. Should be fun.
Putting my kids to work
Someone had a great question about how to share Tinderboxes with someone else in a workflow. Mark suggested using a watch folder. I really like this idea; I’m going to try a couple of others and report back. To this end, I got a hold of Mark today and he was able to quickly help me upgrade to a family license and a couple more Tinderbox licenses set up for me today so that I could put the kids to work. .
Objective: streamline the grunt work of pulling in org and product logos, metadata for org and producta.
Solution: High my kids
I took the following steps.
- Created a new tinderbox file
- Setup a google drive to share our files and set up the watch folder
- In the file I pasted in all the prototypes from my main TBX
- Create a new prototype in the kid’s TBX with adornments to make it easier for them to create relevant notes, i.e. the Orgs and sub notes related to the Org’s offerings, business practices, use cases, etc. The adornments automatically add metadata to the notes, e.g. $Type, $Cateogry, $Prototype, etc.
- Created a Photoshop file with the logo template (all they need to do is copy and paste in logos, resize them if needed, and export to the watch folder.
- took 20 minutes to show them how to pull data from select websites and reports
That’s it. They are off to the races. They’ll get to learn Tinderbox, over time, make some money from Dad, and I’ll save myself hours!!!
Thanks again for a great session.