I must have been good. My wife surprised me with an iPod Touch for my birthday. Time to start hacking
I've created my own repository for software. Enter this address as a source:
There is nothing to see there in a web browser.
But I did make a temporary (or not) browser page for the repo: http://www.webveteran.com/repo/index.html
The first item in my repository is a replacement battery image.
It uses the same UI as iTunes' device capacity indicator:
But slickened up for the iPod Touch:
The best guess as to the iPod Touch's battery capacity is 1134 mAh. So
instead of using a percent, I did the math, and show the mAh charge.
More gui do-dads to come – stay tuned!
Wow how cool is this?
Scriptaculous’ modified version of my JS Audio Engine is being used by Apple!
// script.aculo.us sound.js v1.7.1_beta2, Sat Apr 28 15:20:12 CEST 2007
// Copyright (c) 2005-2007 Thomas Fuchs (http://script.aculo.us, http://mir.aculo.us)
// Based on code created by Jules Gravinese (http://www.webveteran.com/)
// script.aculo.us is freely distributable under the terms of an MIT-style license.
// For details, see the script.aculo.us web site: http://script.aculo.us/
While working, I use iTunes. But I find that the controller gets
obscured by other windows. Or it just plain clutters my desktop. So I wanted to get rid of the controller but still use iTunes.
There are many utilities that will control iTunes. But I didn’t want to load another program on my development machine. However I do run DragThing on my system. I consider it as part of the OS.
If you have an iTunes icon in a dock, you can right click to show the menu and control iTunes right from there. But I didn’t like the extra step. So I came up with another solution.
Using three AppleScripts, I made it so you can controll iTunes from within a dock without any menus. All you have to do is expand the draw and click play (or next/previous). Check out the movie:
I left the iTunes conteler up to demonstrate the functions of the buttons in DragThing. Being that everything works, you can close the iTunes controller – which does not quit iTunes or interrupt the music in any way. You’re left with a clean desktop, and quick access to iTunes from a DragThing dock. Sweet.