iPhone and iPod Touch Repository

I must have been good. My wife surprised me with an iPod Touch for my birthday. Time to start hacking Laughing

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!

WebVeteran.com based code deployed on Apple Inc.’s website

Wow how cool is this?

Scriptaculous’ modified version of my JS Audio Engine is being used by Apple!
EX: http://www.apple.com/aperture/


// 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/

Control iTunes from a DragThing dock

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:

Full Size Movie : 705×312 | 2.5MB

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.