Productivity Tip: Quicksilver Not For Long, Slow Scripts

After reading LifeHacker’s excellent Beginners Guide to Quicksilver I thought I’d try somethings I haven’t asked Quicksilver to do before. Like shell scripts.

I know I’ve got one lying around – here’s one – my backup script.

Bad idea.

Quicksilver is unresponsive while the script is running and completely ignores my increasingly frantic key invocations. Forcing me to actually use the dock and Finder. Blah.

I noticed this briefly when I was playing around with adding Twitter support to qspress. In the end, I decided to use Alex King’s Twitter Tools plugin because the Quicksilver (via qspress) -> WordPress -> (via Twitter Tools) Twitter publishing flow made more sense than sending to WordPress & Twitter simultaneously.