The Macworld Podcast returns to the high seas—the Western Mediterranean, in this case—with a guest host. I’m filling in for regular podcast host Cyrus Farivar, as I hitch a ride aboard the ms Noordam for MacMania 4.5. For this special edition of the Macworld Podcast, I spend some time with one of my fellow MacMania presenters, AppleScript and Automator project manager Sal Soghoian.

Long-time listeners will realize that this is Sal’s second visit to the Macworld Podcast; Cyrus first interviewed him back in Macworld Podcast #15. Sal’s back to talk about AppleScripting and OS X’s Automator automation feature; we also chat about some highlights of the MacMania cruise since the ship departed from Rome.

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Show Notes

Sal mentions a few scripting and Automator Web sites in the podcast, including his own; other sites to check out include MacScripter and Automator World. I also mention a good source for iTunes AppleScripts: Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes.

You can read more about Automator—which won a 2005 Editors’ Choice Award —at Macworld ’s Automator topic page. I would recommend our December 2005 feature, Make Automator Work for You.

To read other coverage from the current MacMania cruise, visit our MacMania topic page, which includes my dispatches from the ship. You can find out about future MacMania events—including this fall’s MacMania 5 by contacting Geek Cruises.

Music Credits: “Basic” by Epicte the Elemental. Want to hear more of his music? Need a DJ in the Washington, D.C. area? E-mail him at epicte [at] gmail [dot] com.

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