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  • PNGPress

    This app is retired. [PNGPress, my simple image optimization app for Mac OS X is now available on the App Store.][link] I hope you like it. PNGPress will accept any number of PNG images dropped onto its dock icon. [link]: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pngpress/id416848846?mt=12 “PNGPress”

  • The Good Doctor & Friends

    Hunter Stockton Thompson took his own life on February 20th, 2005. (image via [mildredpickles][via]) [via]: http://mildredpickles.tumblr.com/post/3461391908/have-posted-something-similar-to-this-before-but “Mildred Pickles tumblr”

  • Using Applescript to Populate Nicecast’s NowPlaying.txt File

    [Rogue Amoeba][rogue] has been a big name in consumer audio software for Mac OS X since their inception. One of their biggest apps is an application for streaming audio to the web from your Mac called [Nicecast][nice]. I sometimes use Nicecast to stream audio to friends and relatives, and it’s very good software. [rogue]: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/…

  • A Tale of Two Developers (and the Mac App Store)

    [The Mac App Store][mas], not even 48 hours old, has already set off small ripples and large waves of change across the Mac OS X development space. From Thursday every single new Mac user knows the Mac App Store as the primary place to purchase software. Even long-time users such as myself will slowly adapt.…

  • The Huawei U8100 and Mac OS X, “Upgrade Failed”

    If you have a Huawei U8100 phone and you use Mac OS X and you’d like to update the firmware, don’t bother. After a full day of fighting with the thing, I’ve found you have to use Windows to load an SD card with the necessary files, or it simply won’t work. I’ve created this…

  • Extra Future 2010 Retrospective: Kreskin

    I made a bunch of weird stuff in 2010, and I’m going to spend the new few days or weeks telling you about them with short posts about each one. Up first is [Kreskin][kreskin], a project it took about 12 hours to spit out and another 12 to make usable. [kreskin]: http://kreskin.extrafuture.com “Kreskin” ##Kreskin (Cat.…

  • My 2010 In Music, According To Last.fm

    It was a pretty predictable year. ### Most Played Artists 1. [They Might Be Giants][tmbg] 2. [Yasunori Mitsuda][yasu] 3. [The Smashing Pumpkins][pumpkins] 4. [R.E.M.][rem] 5. [Weep][weep] [tmbg]: http://www.theymightbegiants.com/ “They Might Be Giants” [yasu]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasunori_Mitsuda “Yasunori Mitsuda” [pumpkins]: http://www.netphoria.org/ “Netphoria” [rem]: http://remhq.com/ “R.E.M.” [weep]: http://www.myspace.com/weeptheband “Weep” ### Most Played Songs 1. Weep – Right Here, Right…

  • Creating A Personal Radio Station With iTunes Smart Playlists

    This is a recipe for using iTunes Smart Playlists to create a personal radio station from your music library, which will play old favorites, new jams, and obscure stuff in ratios which you can tune yourself. The purpose of this isn’t to tell you how to handle your music, but rather to help you get…

  • A Comparative Analysis Of The Differing Approaches Twitter and Facebook Take To “Share” Buttons And What It Might Say, Philosophically Speaking, About Each As A Company

    Visually, the “Share” and “Tweet” buttons are very similar, and are structured identically. On the code-side, however, they are very much the product of two different companies with, I would argue, different outlooks on the web as a whole and HTML specifically. ## Facebook’s “Share” Button `Share` There is no such thing as a `share_url`…

  • Pantonemime

    Your Extra Future Word-A-Day Calendar Entry For 25 October 2010. ###Pan•tone•mime [**pan**-tohn-mahym] **noun**, **verb**, -mimed, -mim•ing > Describing a color through the use of physical gestures. (with help from [Peter Flaschner][link]) [link]: http://twitter.com/flashlight “Peter Flaschner”

  • How To Play Civilization 5 On Your Mac With WineBottler

    Hello, gentle reader. Since the publishing of this post, Aspyr has ported Civilization 5 to Mac OS X. That means you can just Buy Sid Meier’s Civilization V for Mac OSX on Amazon. The information that follows is left intact for historical purposes. The following how to was written for Intel Macs running Mac OS…

  • Status Of My Predictions For The Sept 1st 2010 Apple Event

    ### iPod Touch [Wrong on the capacity, it tops out at 64gb. Right about FaceTime cameras and everything else][touch]. This one was a gimme. If you look at [the Apple Store][classic] you will see that, despite it’s absence from the Keynote, they still sell iPod Classics with 160gb hard drives. It’s just a matter of…