your favorite little computer program hoonja-doonja (mac version)

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"hoonja-doonja" = my mother's euphemism for thingamabob (i am getting her influence in here, river fleet, with or without her direct participation!!)

This here thread's just for macintosh so go start yer own, PC HEDZ.

My TOTALLY FAVORITE THING of the last five minutes is "Clutter"!! It's a program that lets you arrange all your mp3s as images on your screen, and you can just stack them up or throw them wherever you want, and you can click on them to play that album or song. iTunes is the equivalent of only being able to select rekkids or CDs by looking at their spines!!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Sunday, 18 January 2004 22:53 (fifteen years ago) link

This thread is like the opposite of that thread

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Sunday, 18 January 2004 22:55 (fifteen years ago) link

currently 'naim' is rocking my world for allowing me to aim at work. Also, this for allowing me to browse all my mail.

Ed (dali), Sunday, 18 January 2004 23:09 (fifteen years ago) link

final cut pro yo!

s1ocki (slutsky), Sunday, 18 January 2004 23:19 (fifteen years ago) link


Casuistry (Chris P), Monday, 19 January 2004 02:36 (fifteen years ago) link

I (HEART) Stickies!

East Bay Crackhaus (nordicskilla), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:00 (fifteen years ago) link

more games please.

A Nairn (moretap), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:19 (fifteen years ago) link

Yes! Revive all the old Sierra games for Mac so that I can play Police Quest

East Bay Crackhaus (nordicskilla), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:22 (fifteen years ago) link

You are all my children now.

Steve Jobs (nordicskilla), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Bring back Leisure Suit Larry, too.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:28 (fifteen years ago) link

That would be my second choice. I never finished the third? fourth? one and it's frustrating me.

East Bay Crackhaus (nordicskilla), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:31 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm currently loving iPhoto because i am too lazy for Photoshop/Imageready

Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:32 (fifteen years ago) link

On my mac the one's in my recent applications folder (mostly the only programs I regularly use) are:

Photoshop 7
Premiere 6
American Heritage Dictionary
AOL Instant Messenger
Deck 3
Internet Explorer
Outlook Express
Peak 2.52
Quicktime Picture Viewer, Player
Easy Beat
Image Browser (a crappy alternative for Iphoto for someone with OS 9)
Fetch 3.0
Praat 4.0

A Nairn (moretap), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:46 (fifteen years ago) link

most used? hmmm, for me it would be:
Address Book

Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:49 (fifteen years ago) link


Orbit (Orbit), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Is there a program that wil go through my library and automatically download cover art (ala Clutter, but actually within iTunes) for my CDs?

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:52 (fifteen years ago) link

I would (heart) Stickies but they crash my other programs boo hoo. My faves that aren't Ad0be/installed on purchase are Fetch and MacSolitaire.

Poppy (poppy), Monday, 19 January 2004 03:52 (fifteen years ago) link

I just use simpletext instead of stickies.
Games I play a lot are:
DGen (genesis emulation)
Power64 (commadore emulation)
SNES9X (Super nintendo)
and iNES (nintendo)
Unreal Tournament
Spectre, Spectre Supreme, and Spectre VR
GNU Shogi
Galactic Frontiers
Spaceward Ho
PuyoPuyo and Movod 2 (when friends are over)

does anybody know any good shareware games to download?

A Nairn (moretap), Monday, 19 January 2004 04:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Oregon Trail?

*You have shot 2000 lbs of food. You were only able to bring 20 lbs back to the wagon*

ModJ (ModJ), Monday, 19 January 2004 04:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Are there any good -as in just plain, as close to classic as possible- OS X tetris games? I looked for one to buy a few months ago, and couldn't find any!

lyra (lyra), Monday, 19 January 2004 04:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Transmit. It's a joy and a half.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 19 January 2004 04:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Available in stores? Online somewhere? Shareware??

lyra (lyra), Monday, 19 January 2004 04:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Oops, sorry, I wasn't posting in response to your question! It's an FTP program.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 19 January 2004 04:25 (fifteen years ago) link

:-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(

lyra (lyra), Monday, 19 January 2004 04:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Do they make PuyoPuyo for Mac OS X??! I hope not because my life would be soooo over.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 19 January 2004 14:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Anyone remember BeHierachic? And recursive contextual menus? What's the best (ie, least resource eating) prog for OS X to replicate that? (ie, I use my Desktop as a work in progress folder; when finished, I need to navigate to loads of drives then drop the files there. I'd like to be able to right click the file and then navigate to the folder through menus and submenus and then re3lease the button and hey presto, the file goes.

iTunes Artwork - This do?

Dave B (daveb), Monday, 19 January 2004 15:02 (fifteen years ago) link

right now I don't have any screen saver. are there anygood one's for OS9?

A Nairn (moretap), Monday, 19 January 2004 17:41 (fifteen years ago) link

TOMBOT, Monday, 19 January 2004 17:42 (fifteen years ago) link

In answer to the games question, I got addicted enough to Burst (puzzle game like Bejeweled) to part with $10.

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 19 January 2004 17:46 (fifteen years ago) link

Quinn is my Tetris ripoff of choice.

WeatherPop - adds current weather info to menubar. I didn't see the point at first but now I'm creepily addicted to it.

Synergy - my favorite of the iTunes remote controllers.

Hammy (hammy), Monday, 19 January 2004 20:29 (fifteen years ago) link

synergy always crashes on me! otherwise I'd probably pay for it...

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 19 January 2004 21:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Gracias, Dave B, that thing is great.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 19 January 2004 23:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Weatherpop is teh business! I think that wins, sHit, I know what the damn wind chill factor is in Hong Kong. Just in case!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 19 January 2004 23:54 (fifteen years ago) link

I bailed on Clutter because it doesn't "remember" album art for album names that start with numbers. When you like Supersilent, as I do, and you launch clutter only to find yourself staring at a number of those hideously ugly "CD-R" icons instead of your (minimal to the point of redundancy) Supersilent covers, it's a big pain to download them again only to have Clutter "forget" when you close it down.

fields of salmon (fieldsofsalmon), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 00:35 (fifteen years ago) link

how do you get weatherpop to work on places outside of the u.s. (like hong kong, or scotland say)?

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 00:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Z Resource graph is strangely compelling not least because it graphs the weather.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 00:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Right now, my dock has:

Alepin (a Stickies/NotePad replacement)
NetNewsWire (RSS feed reader)
Oracle Calendar (for the shared calendar at work)
CD Finder (for CD-R/DVD-R catalogs)
ImageReady (which I use more often for image processing than Photoshop)
Network Utility
X11 (for Soulseek mostly)
MacPAR Deluxe (for processing most lengthy USENET downloads)
Stuffit Expander
a folder filled with aliases to just about everything else

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 00:49 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm also a tremendous fan of Konfabulator which has plug-ins for just about everything.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 00:51 (fifteen years ago) link

my favourite, panther-only, is exposé which is a well nifty desktop managing tool.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 00:54 (fifteen years ago) link

thanks for that iTunes thing Dave B. Although, I have to say, it took about 4 hours to work since I have so much tuneage on my computer.

Konfabulator is cool and actually, pretty easy to program. As is AppleScript.

ShapeShifter is a lot like Kaleidoscope if that's your bag.

GarageBand is pretty awesome, as is iLIFE in general. FUCKING IDVD4 WON'T BURN FOR ME THOUGH.

Bit Torrent kicks ass. So does WeatherPop. MacMAME for-evah!

VLC plays .avi files very well, including divx.

Marine Aquarium is amazing.

Peak is a seriously good tool for music.

I tried to go over to Mail and lasted a few weeks until it started crashing all the time. I'm now back on Entourage.

don weiner, Tuesday, 20 January 2004 01:43 (fifteen years ago) link

VLC also plays .ogm files amazing well too.

and Mail is still the best for IMAP email (I use IMAP for everything instead of POP)

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 03:07 (fifteen years ago) link

others I use:
Sound Edit 16

A Nairn (moretap), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 03:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Ok, now that I have Quinn tetris, I can die happy!

lyra (lyra), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 05:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Sound Edit 16

Never let the flame be extinguished.

Casuistry (Chris P), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 05:32 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah, that's why I can't upgrade to OSX. I'm not sure if some of the old sound programs would still work.

A Nairn (moretap), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 05:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Sound Edit 16 is AWESOME, and not entirely functional within OS X. Which is why I'm glad I still have a workstation running 8.6...

Douglas (Douglas), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 07:00 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, I've had mixed success with SE16 running under classic, mostly involving changing a few permissions so it can put scratch files where it likes to. But it is great.

Casuistry (Chris P), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 16:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Salling Clicker, is the best little hooja donga ever. Remote control of computer, iTunes and other stuff over bluetooth from mobile phone.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 16:22 (fifteen years ago) link

oh yeah Ed, I forgot that one. SOOOOOOO awesome. I have my computer hooked up to my stereo now, and use my Palm Pilot to run music from any room in the house. It's killer. Plus, it's scriptable!

don weiner, Tuesday, 20 January 2004 16:49 (fifteen years ago) link

can you hook it up to you dish washer, house lights or washing machine, oven etc?

A Nairn (moretap), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 22:36 (fifteen years ago) link

I love Reeder; fantastic app

stet, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 22:44 (four months ago) link

is it better than instapaper?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 14 March 2019 03:43 (four months ago) link

Free trial of Rhino 3D

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 14 March 2019 03:49 (four months ago) link

reeder is a feed reader, whereas instapeper aiui is still a bookmark/offline reader for articles you have already found and want to bookmark or read.

Fizzles, Thursday, 14 March 2019 08:50 (four months ago) link

Although the latest version seems to have some Instapaper-like functionality too

stet, Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:12 (four months ago) link

got it

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:33 (four months ago) link

I stopped using instapaper for Pocket after instapaper stopped working well. Pocket is way better.

I use reeder on my phone but find Feedbin so good that I just do all my feed reading via browser.

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:34 (four months ago) link

instapaper works now, fwiw

i tried pocket for a few months during the great data protection fail that felled instapaper but several times it grabbed just the first few grafs of a story, which was just enraging

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 14 March 2019 11:41 (four months ago) link

I didn't like it as much but w/ both apps I usually just link to the original anyway. Pockets saving and integration with other things and everything is good. At first I hated it, but now I don't regret dropping instapaper.

But if people haven't tried Feedbin, it's killer. It syncs with Reeder so I use Reeder on the iphone. If Feedbin made a native app it'd own.

dan selzer, Thursday, 14 March 2019 14:23 (four months ago) link

Pretty happy with Inoreader. Their native app is pretty good but I’ll always stick with Reeder. The only feature I’ve ever missed is the ability to sync unread items beyond one month (but I guess the problem is with the aggregator not the reader)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:06 (four months ago) link

Just as another data point (I may have mentioned this elsewhere), but when Reeder was languishing I switched to News Explorer and haven't switched back.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 16 March 2019 23:17 (four months ago) link

Does that have a central backend or does it poll each RSS feed individually and locally? Because that's the old NNW model and I never want to return to that

stet, Monday, 18 March 2019 13:41 (four months ago) link

still v happy with bazqux for all my feed management (with reeder for phone) tho i like the reeder 4 beta.

Fizzles, Monday, 18 March 2019 22:10 (four months ago) link

I'm still on the hunt for the perfect solution for news/feed-reading. Fear my preferred method isn't available yet. I had to google "bazqux" after you namedropped it just now, Fizzles. It did not disappoint tbh:

Not free, not freemium

Being paid service reader updates feeds of paying and trial users only. It doesn’t get rate limited by site owners for fetching millions of free users feeds and updates your feeds in time. It designed for the needs of paying clients not for the nice screenshots and reviews. And you get real customer support here.

And we all know—free readers close.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 March 2019 22:18 (four months ago) link

I was gonna say that newsreader app reminds me of NetNewsWire... which apparently went back to the original developer last year and will be open source and free again?? What a world.

Nhex, Monday, 18 March 2019 22:40 (four months ago) link

Baxqux is the business. And is like Pinboard in being happy with what it is, too

stet, Monday, 18 March 2019 22:49 (four months ago) link

Does that have a central backend or does it poll each RSS feed individually and locally? Because that's the old NNW model and I never want to return to that

It's using iCloud for syncing and polling individually. Bazqux was never able to process a password-protected feed for me, which meant that I had to put those in Vienna - anyway, once News Explorer settled down it works great and syncs with my phone. Few apps support password-protected feeds, but it's a 100% must need for me.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 21 March 2019 08:43 (three months ago) link

are there any websites that observe dark mode settings in line with the 10.14.4 update?

j., Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:22 (three months ago) link

oh i guess this guy's does it, not that you're gonna wanna be looking at his website a lot

j., Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:24 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Guys help me!

I used to have a hj that added the URL of a downloaded file (usually an image) automatically to its COMMENTS - visible when you "get info" and turns up in Spotlight search obv

does this ring a bell for you guys? does this still exist??

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 21:03 (three months ago) link

This works by default in Chrome and Safari, you get a "Where From" in the Info window. But testing now it only seems to be certain file types, like DMGs, and not images etc. I wonder if they've changed that, istr it worked in the past.

stet, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 22:09 (three months ago) link

tracer you're not seriously trying to pass hj off as the abbreviation for hoonja-doonja

what would your mother think

the 'where from' url is part of the file's metadata, so anything that chooses to write that to that will do the same. i looked at my downloads and found that firefox also will, even for videos yoinked with a downloader extension, which is kind of lol because the url it records is from the underlying cdn rather than the meaningful-to-me page source, and does not seem like all that stable a thing

far as i can see images get tagged too

funny that when you print a web page to pdf it doesn't record the url since the file is not 'downloaded', but since the content is 'printed' it gets a copy of the url at the bottom of every page (if your print settings are still set that way)

j., Wednesday, 17 April 2019 23:27 (three months ago) link

lol i had a feeling i might get called out for "hj"

bah i use opera

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 18 April 2019 13:59 (three months ago) link

i noticed the hj, and i have to say...i liked it


these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:47 (three months ago) link

Who doesn’t like a good hj I ask you

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Friday, 19 April 2019 00:32 (two months ago) link

you people are sickening

j., Friday, 19 April 2019 01:39 (two months ago) link

hj? fp

... and the crowd said DESELECT THEM (||||||||), Friday, 19 April 2019 07:15 (two months ago) link

I have a large list of people and their various availabilities. I want some software to reconcile this list into 3/4 dates where various meetings can be held. I’d need to tell it what people are needed at which meeting because there will be some crossover

are there any hoonja doonjas for this

... and the crowd said DESELECT THEM (||||||||), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:37 (two months ago) link

i wish there were trackpad gestures for a) hiding an app (not minimizing, command-H hiding) and b) opening a new finder window upon switching to the desktop

j., Wednesday, 8 May 2019 01:52 (two months ago) link

I really want to meet someone who's a true trackpad gesture wizard - five-finger expand, the works - and find out what exactly what they're using Mission Control for.

but everybody calls me, (lukas), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 02:54 (two months ago) link

xp bettertouchtool is worth every penny

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 02:56 (two months ago) link

oh, what you'd expect. seeing all the windows when there are lots of them. and occasionally i guess it technically shows up when i'm dragging a window up to the spaces bar, although i mostly just leave two spaces open, plus the dashboard space, and side-swipe between them, without ever needing to move the windows that i permanently keep in them.

now expose, the three-finger downward swipe, for only the front app's open windows, is the one i never use. i guess for some things it might be marginally more useful - some apps like vlc show open windows and also a row of recent files opened, which would be there even without open windows.

j., Wednesday, 8 May 2019 03:03 (two months ago) link

xp hm that's pretty good. once annoyance of setting up a 'hide' gesture is that you then prevent the mission control gesture from helping you get back from it, since mission control shows visible, not hidden, windows. i made a different gesture to bring up the command-tab application switcher, but that's not quite the same. not as fluid.

j., Wednesday, 8 May 2019 04:09 (two months ago) link

i find keyboard shortcuts faster because you don't have to move as far. the two gestures i use are exceptions where that's not true. one hot corner is lock screen which i most often want to do when i'm already standing/walking away from my desk, so just throwing the pointer to the corner is easier than a kb shortcut. another hot corner is show desktop which i most often do when i'm already dragging a file.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 04:47 (two months ago) link

so you can already see some files but not others and you pop over to a corner onto the way to wherever the destination has been hiding?

i have always been a big application hider, with the keyboard or by option-clicking, but when i'm not actively using the keyboard for much, the surplus of ways to navigate in and between my usual applications with gestures, and less clicking than there used to be, makes the need to use a keyboard shortcut to hide stick out. really even having to mouse over to the dock to bring a hidden app back to the front demands excessive precision, by comparison (maybe a sign that i should dial up the magnification or something).

maybe i can rig up a bring-last-front-app-to-front gesture, i haven't played much with the BTT settings yet

j., Wednesday, 8 May 2019 05:02 (two months ago) link

cmd-tab brings a hidden application back fwiw.

the show desktop hot corner is useful when i'm dragging a file from somewhere and i want to dump it on the desktop (or i want to drag a file from the desktop), but the desktop is covered with other apps and obscured. that's pretty much the only use case for me.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 05:15 (two months ago) link

haha oh dur right so i can use BTT to send a keyboard command

ah, i used to have files all over and care about actual drop locations on the desktop, but now i barely keep anything there and use stacks anyway

j., Wednesday, 8 May 2019 05:26 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

btw IINA is the best general purpose media player on the Mac currently, suitable replacement for NicePlayer

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:22 (three weeks ago) link

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:23 (three weeks ago) link

what's the catch

j., Monday, 24 June 2019 17:27 (three weeks ago) link

it crashes sometimes if you click too much but it's getting better I think

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:28 (three weeks ago) link

also the default setting when you open a file from the filesystem is to add all the other media from that folder to the playlist, but you can turn that off

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:29 (three weeks ago) link

i dunno man doesn't sound like a sweet deal, might stick with my combo of vlc and quicktime player

j., Monday, 24 June 2019 17:37 (three weeks ago) link


don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 24 June 2019 17:44 (three weeks ago) link

what can i say i love 2 click

j., Monday, 24 June 2019 18:57 (three weeks ago) link

I was being a bit glib, I think the crashes I occasionally get are more likely from trying to open streams and something being buggy. Anyway it's good

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 24 June 2019 19:15 (three weeks ago) link

looks like a cool vlc alternative

I think I'm nearly sold on plex as my "media I own" manager :/

mh, Monday, 24 June 2019 19:22 (three weeks ago) link

Don’t have a reason to switch from vlc, not sure what more I need in a media player than to just play everything that I throw at it, which it does.

calstars, Monday, 24 June 2019 19:22 (three weeks ago) link

Thinking about plex and a new Mac mini

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 24 June 2019 19:54 (three weeks ago) link

Whenever the urge for new hardware comes along, my motto is “do it”

calstars, Monday, 24 June 2019 19:57 (three weeks ago) link

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