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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

QuickImageCM!

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 just...one...more...time.

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
Itunes
Limewire
Outlook Express
Peak 2.52
Quicktime Picture Viewer, Player
Easy Beat
Image Browser (a crappy alternative for Iphoto for someone with OS 9)
SimpleText
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:
iChat
Safari
iPhoto
Limewire/Acquisition
ICal
Stickies
Address Book
Word
Mail
iSync

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

forgot
iTunes

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
Snood
Spectre, Spectre Supreme, and Spectre VR
GNU Shogi
Galactic Frontiers
Spaceward Ho
JetPack
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

www.emulation.net

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:

Mail
Safari
iChat
Transmit
Thoth
Alepin (a Stickies/NotePad replacement)
Sherlock
Watson
AddressBook
NetNewsWire (RSS feed reader)
iCal
Oracle Calendar (for the shared calendar at work)
CD Finder (for CD-R/DVD-R catalogs)
iTunes
BBEdit
Preview
FileMaker
ImageReady (which I use more often for image processing than Photoshop)
iPhoto
Network Utility
X11 (for Soulseek mostly)
Terminal
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
Sielius
Bryce
Cinemation
Flash
Infiniti-D
Matlab
Appleworks
Hotline

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

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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 months ago) link

https://iina.io

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

what's the catch

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

RIP

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

what can i say i love 2 click

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

Thinking about plex and a new Mac mini

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

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

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

one month passes...

I have a few hard drives of accumulated music going back a few years. Any tips for a mac application that will delve into the folders and subfolders and just list out all the files?

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:55 (two months ago) link

you should be able to just do that with finder, searching ".mp3" (or whatever else), right?

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:59 (two months ago) link

in the terminal:

find path/to/music/folder -type f

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 20:03 (two months ago) link

Yeah zs that was what I thought at first! Then just export the filenames from finder to text/csv?

I tried your route silby but I'm not very literate with terminal so i don't know how to find 'my big fat drive' but thank you.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:06 (two months ago) link

yeah, it's even easier than that! you can just command+A to select all the search results, than paste it into textedit, excel, whatever

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:09 (two months ago) link

before the command silby gave you do

cd /Volumes/my\ big\ fat\ drive

and then just give the path in silby's command relative to the folder structure of the drive (say, if there were a folder called 'music' containing everything you wanted to search, you'd just type 'music' at the place where silby specified a path). you can actually do it all at once in one big path once you know the path.

j., Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:14 (two months ago) link

in a terminal

type "find " (i.e. find with a space)
*drag* the big fat drive to the terminal
type " -type f"
hit return

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:20 (two months ago) link

magic!

j., Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:24 (two months ago) link

Thank you j. and silby and KM, it worked!

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:25 (two months ago) link

Now I'm going to try caek's trick...

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:26 (two months ago) link

Dr Caek the potion is working...

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:29 (two months ago) link

oh yeah dragging from Finder to Terminal in macOS is great

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:39 (two months ago) link

thanks to the kind souls who patched over my grognard suggestions

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 21:40 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

32-bit apocalypse is finally upon us

still hoping someone remakes Tangerine and xPad

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:38 (six days ago) link

I’m guessing I have a bunch of VSTs that are 32-bit so no upgrade for me.

DJI, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:57 (six days ago) link

I need SwiftUI for my current work so I went all in on Catalina on day one. So far so good - I’d planned well in advance for the switchover. All of my audio software survived and, as expected, my SDR stuff on macports is completely borked. I unsubscribed from Adobe a couple months ago and switched to Affinity. Good riddance.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 23:09 (six days ago) link

the new security standards are messing with an un-notarized (?) math app dependent upon calls to other apps like python which themselves expect security authorization, which i am too distracted to fix but i don't need the app for anything anyway.

other than that, fine i guess. the music UI is juuuuust a touch disconcertingly different—can't remember quite how i had things arranged in song browsing before but a bunch of it was not migrated with the rest of my settings, and the new defaults leave a lot of info turned off—and the in-finder ipod syncing seems cruftier though nearly the same operation. migration was mostly frictionless although with the silent switch away from xml library format it seems the thing has become determined to re-download all artwork, and it elected to re-sync devices from scratch, presumably to match something about the change in library format. itunes scripts were not migrated—haven't checked yet to see if maybe they would still operate if moved appropriately, though i suppose their code probably targets itunes by name.

i think something undid my tweaked display color profile, but i'm not messing with it to be sure.

the boot drive has silently been separated from the rest and made read-only, i had some app making a reference to the usually-concealed data partition the other day, but it operated ok. i read that firefox might require full disk authorization for similar reasons, though it hasn't complained to me.

i had a few files separated out as 'relocated items' on my desktop after installation, but the readme the installer dropped in with them did not really do much to explain why they violated security settings—an automator workflow and launch agent among them, which makes sense, but also some sort of font-related junk, who knows what it used to even be for.

j., Wednesday, 9 October 2019 23:53 (six days ago) link

I am updating now and expecting everything MacPorts related to be borked. QGIS I am hoping will be ok but that seems to be a pretty vain hope.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 10 October 2019 01:48 (five days ago) link

Everything went swimmingly, nothing broke managed to recompile Mac ports and then ......

rsync is borked. Bad CPU type in executable which I presume means that I have a 32bit version lurking somewhere

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 10 October 2019 02:37 (five days ago) link

just out of interest, why are you using macports rather than homebrew?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 10 October 2019 03:11 (five days ago) link

Historical reasons, it does what I need. Also what is Homebrew?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 10 October 2019 04:51 (five days ago) link

It’s what everyone uses instead of macports and has been for 5 years at least. https://brew.sh/ It’s good! It has a big community, it keeps up with upstream, fixes things quickly etc. If macports works for you maybe don’t worry about.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 10 October 2019 05:14 (five days ago) link

When I last tried Homebrew I hit a brick wall trying to build some GNUradio plug-ins. Might be fine now, but my head is standardized on a macports.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:52 (five days ago) link

FWIW, I think the criticisms of Homebrew here are valid: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19783624

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:56 (five days ago) link

homebrew is slow as hell and has some surprising dependency chains, it's now my third choice after appified distributions and native installers

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:32 (five days ago) link

like my new work computer setup I installed Vim with MacVim and Python with their installer

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:34 (five days ago) link

yeah i don't use homebrew python

one of the reasons it's slow is this *insane* default setting:


HOMEBREW_AUTO_UPDATE_SECS
If set, Homebrew will only check for autoupdates once per this seconds interval.

Default: 60.

i.e. by default, it does something that takes as long as a few minutes, every time you use it, unless you've used it in the last 60 seconds!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 10 October 2019 17:58 (five days ago) link

the hell

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:06 (five days ago) link

it's insane that the unit of that setting is even seconds!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 10 October 2019 18:57 (five days ago) link

typical unix innit?

j., Thursday, 10 October 2019 20:00 (five days ago) link

man, the syncing interface is DUMB. if the music app—which you probably have to open separately if you ever do any tweaking of playlist contents to get them to fit as you change their contents—is open then it gets an item for an attached ipod, and it has an 'eject' menu item that doesn't eject, and in the finder if you try to eject after syncing while the music app is open it won't eject because some of its resources are open for the music app!

j., Friday, 11 October 2019 23:02 (four days ago) link


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