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Mac Siri

It started when I learned that it was possible to use a program to automate some really mundane repetitive task I was doing. I came across this scripting tool called AutoHotkey. I didn't really know about programming at the time but in the hope that I would never have to do that mundane task manually ever again, I force myself to learn how to script. It was a little tough because I had a full-time job at the time. After a day or two, I managed to successfully write a script with bits of help from the AutoHotkey's forum. It completely took over that specific task I was trying to accomplish, which led me asked myself "why stop there?" 😃

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Allan N Jeremy Author

Great. I once saw autohotkey syntax and immediately 'ran away'. Not sure if I should call you Mac or Siri (lol), but thanks for sharing.

Do you still write AHK scripts or what has your path been like recently?

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Mac Siri

I went through a bootcamp and have been working as a developer ever since. I still write some AHK script but only for personal use on my Windows. I develope on macOS, which doesn't support AHK. 😞