4 Aug 2010

Installing Markdown as an OS X Services Menu Item Using Automator

I just had a quick look around the web for ways to install Markdown translation as a Service (i.e. available from the Services menu) on my Mac. Most of the hits I got seemed to be quite old, and involved hacking about with an existing service for another text converter. So, I experimented. And the […]

14 Jul 2010

Batch Processing Files in Audacity

I’ve just recorded a short screencast that shows you how to create a new chain in Audacity and apply it to multiple files. This lets you process a whole batch of audio files in pretty much any way of your choosing pretty painlessly. Probably best watched on YouTube itself in the original 480p (you may […]

2 Jul 2008

Big Fat Tweets

Yes, it’s been a while, but what do you expect from an experimental play-blog when the intrepid blogger has been busy with Greek evening classes? I’m breaking radio silence because something Russell Davies said the other day prompted another of my occasional bouts of playing with Quartz Composer. Russell was bemoaning the lack of a […]

5 Dec 2007

Screencast: Creating an iTunes Music Visualizer in Quartz Composer

I’ve put together a basic screencast tutorial which introduces you to Apple’s Quartz Composer, the graphical programming environment which ships with OS X. Quartz Composer is a graphics generator, capable of drawing 3D graphics, animations, and all sorts of Good Stuff. And you make it work just by dragging little boxes about and connecting them […]