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Loving Google’s playable tribute to Moog today… You can even check out Wired.com’s approximation of Axel F! Apparently made possible by their new web audio API… Try it at Google’s homepage for today only(?)
So a while ago I built an overdrive guitar pedal. Here’s what it looked like:
Pretty ugly, no? Well yeah, that is a sharpie decal…
Well since the pedal has found it’s home securely on my board I thought it should look like a proper pedal. Here’s the results:
95% complete!—I’ve already shared my possible reasons for excitement
Invert Store links: Ever been frustrated when in a playlist and you want to go the artist for a particular song. Well there’s a suggestive arrow next to the track name but, oh wait, iTunes uses that to send you to the iTunes Store… bummer! Well you can change this so that these link to your library with the first of the three below commands.
⌘F: It annoyed me for a while that I couldn’t use the
⌘Fkeyboard shortcut to place focus in the library search box. Well this one’s solved too…
Track names in Dock: This one I posted about t’other day here but it basically shows the track name on iTunes’ dock icon when a new track starts which is (arguably not) a nice to have.
Simple: Open up Terminal (in
/Applications/Utilities) and enter one of the following:
Recoil—Kickstarter-funded automatic cable coiling
Brought to my attention by Mashable, this new invention does look pretty cool!
If only they made one for 20ft instrument cables—this would make tear down at gigs a doddle—so many XLRs; so little time.
Actually watch this thing in action… I was reasonably impressed!
A nice little hidden bonus with Mac OSX 10.7 which can be enabled with a quick defaults write! Just open up Terminal and enter the following code:
# Enable iTunes track notifications in the Dock defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool true
—or bookmark this Gist for later.
P.S. It even looks a bit prettier with automatic dock hiding enabled:
Just found out today that the work I did over the summer for Akai Professional and Numark Industries is actually being put to good use—shock horror!
Built a new (supposedly) extensible and flexible production test framework and… it’s now being used on their new flagship product: the MPC Renaissance!
Hope they like it enough to use it on their next big-seller too!
Psycho-Siri… Why you might not want an iPhone 4S (spoof)