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The Alert Hammer | Paulo Andrade
“The problem with the Security Through Endless Warning Dialogs school of thought is that it doesn’t work. All those earnest warning dialogs eventually blend together into a giant ‘click here to get work done’ button that nobody bothers to read any more.

“– Coding Horror on Windows Vista”
pfandrade  2019  alerts  mac  macos  osx  vista  catalina  10.15 
11 weeks ago by handcoding
10.8: AppleScript to close iCal Alerts - Mac OS X Hints
“I’d just installed OS X 10.8, and booted to find the right side of my screen covered in Birthday and Calendar notifications! Since installing I’ve clicked ‘Close’ on way too many iCal notification alerts.

“Here’s a script to close them all for you in one fell swoop. Since I still want iCal to popup a Notification alert for event alarms I’ve set, I don’t want to simply disable all the iCal notifications (or set them to temporary banner alerts).”
applescript  notifications  alerts  hints  macworld  2014 
march 2019 by handcoding
Writing Great Alerts - WWDC 2017 - Videos - Apple Developer
"Learn how to create clear, informative, and helpful alerts that will make your app easy and enjoyable to use. Get valuable insights about the proper role for alerts, actionable guidance about writing effective alerts, and techniques for avoiding common pitfalls."
alerts  writing  plainlanguage  videos  apple  wwdc  2017 
september 2017 by handcoding
Calendar Alerts in 10.11.1 - no sound : OSXElCapitan
"Has anyone else had an issue with not getting audible alert notifications of calendar events?
I have banners turned on in Settings (banners are displaying) and the Play sound for notifications checked.
Volume is all the way up. Audio is confirmed to be working fine.
Confirmed that I have a functioning alert sound selected.
Anything else I should be trying?"
calendar  ical  alerts  sound  2017  mac  osx 
february 2017 by handcoding
Calendar does not play alert sounds | Official Apple Support Communities
"When the default Alert in Calendar for Events is set to 'At the time of event' and Notifications is set to 'play sounds for Calendar alerts', the Alert sound plays when Calendar notifications are displayed on the desktop screen.  However if the default for Calendar Alerts is set to None  and then an alert is manually set in a Calendar event itself, the alert will display on screen but no sound will play even though Notifications is set to play sound for Calendar alerts."
calendar  alerts  sound  elcapitan  mac  osx  2016 
february 2017 by handcoding
osx - Where are the Mac OS X alert sound files located? - Ask Different
It looks like the Mac OS system alert sounds are in:

• /System/Library/Sounds/
• /Library/Sounds/
• /Users/< username >/Library/Sounds/
mac  osx  2011  alerts  sound 
january 2016 by handcoding
A Whole Lotta Nothing: CNN's always breaking news
"At this point, I can't tell if CNN is really sharing large rare events or if they determined they could use this as a traffic source to their site to increase profits."
alerts  news  cnn  2013  mathowie 
may 2013 by handcoding
Twitter Facts: News feeds on Twitter
This post summarizes many of the various news-alert accounts that may be found on Twitter, including several from the BBC, CNN and New York Times. Most usefully, the tabular data also lists the average number of messages per day on each feed.
twitter  news  alerts  bbc  cnn  newyorktimes 
january 2008 by handcoding

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