Saturday, 30 August 2008

Essential application for all Mac users

An absolutely essential application; file under cat noises.

Your Mac Meows when a USB peripheral is attached or unattached.


Originally uploaded by Mooganic.

nr John Lewis, The Hayes the march of pointy building proceeds into the recession. I remember when St David's 2 was announced my comment was "just in time for the recession". Rather like those early eighties shopping malls which sprang up everywhere in the UK at a time of 15% inflation; well done.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

SSL in GMail now a permanent option

In GMail you can now set your connection to always use the encrypted secure https:// rather than manually change the URL when you are connected.

It's an option at the base of the Settings page

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Saturday, 16 August 2008


Originally uploaded by Mooganic.

Trying out the latest version of Tape deck. The rather cute retro audio recorder. The latest version adds the ability to post directly to Youtube, with a video of the tape machine playing. Tape Deck is fun and easy to use, automatically organsising your recordings into "tapes" which are held in the slide out drawer (yes with sound effects of a drawer opening). TapeDeck records compressed AAC audio at the following settings:

High Quality - 44,100Hz, 16-bit, 64kbps (mono) or 128kbps (stereo)
Medium Quality - 44,100Hz, 16-bit, 48kbps (mono) or 96kbps (stereo)
Low Quality - 22,050Hz, 16-bit, 32kbps (mono) or 64kbps (stereo)

$25 from  created by the excellently named Super Ultra Mega Groovy company.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Audacity audio editor updated to 1.3.5

Audacity, the multi track, multi platform audio editor has been updated to 1.3.5d. Available for Windows, Mac OS X/Classic, Unix, and Linux, open source - free software. Audacity remains the best free alternative to paid for editors.

What's New:   Version 1.3.5d release notes not currently available. Version
             1.3.5:   Recording/Playback   
             + Several bugs fixed so that latency correction should be
               better, and more devices work correctly. 
             + Problems with invalid sample rates under Linux should be
               much rarer. 
             + Newer version of Portaudio library. 
             + New feature to record onto the end of an existing track
               (hold Shift while clicking Record). 

             + Updated versions of Libogg, Libvorbis, Libflac, Libsndfile
               and Twolame libraries. 
             + Handling of unsupported file formats more informative. 
             + Handling of file names with slashes on OS X improved. 
             + New dialog allows replacement of illegal file name
               characters on all platforms. 

             + Improved scaling and layout for rulers and VU meters. 
             + Envelope fixes/improvements including full control of
             + New keyboard shortcuts and improved menu navigation. 
             + Preferences: 

             + More intuitive tab arrangement. 
             + New options for mute/solo and Metadata Editor behavior. 
             + Language can now be changed without restart. 

             + Expanded Build Information tab. 


             + New Vocal Remover plug-in, improvements for Generate

Monday, 4 August 2008

Steampunk desktop wallpaper site

An excellent and growing collection of artwork of a Steampunk nature suitable for your desktop.