Retro Mac nerd alert
The eWorld app is mind-bendingly cool. And if you leave it alone you get flying toasters.
Installing avrdude via MacPorts
Trying to install the current avrdude via MacPorts can hit a snag though, because there is a flex source file (lexer.l) which won't compile with the version of flex that MacPorts installs (if you have ever installed flex via MacPorts).
The Apple supplied flex is fine, so the Portfile just needs a little addition to point the ./configure in the right direction.
Edit the portfile:
And add the following line to the end:
Now you just need to rebuild:
sudo port clean avrdude
sudo port install avrdude
Bringing Cubase LE into the 20th century
Cubase, like Photoshop and many other seemingly professional software packages, refuse to acknowledge that software developers (who you might consider important users) often choose to install their Macs with case-sensitive file systems. Mac OS X has had case sensitive file system options since 10.0 in 2001 included UFS.
Anyhoo, to make Cubase LE work after the installer botches it's attempts, run the following in your terminal:
CUBASE="/Applications/Cubase LE 4.app"cd"$CUBASE/Contents" sudo mv components Components # documentation stays lowercase # documentation files seem missing - can get them from steinberg website anyway # fonts must stay lowercase sudo mkdir -p Help sudo mv help/* Help sudo rmdir help sudo mv presets Presets sudo mv scripts Scripts sudo mv Scripts/patchnames Scripts/Patchnames sudo mv Scripts/trackmixer Scripts/Trackmixer sudo mv Templates templates/unknown.cpr # templates dir stays lowercase sudo mv vstplugins VSTPlugIns # in case future updates have different casing: sudo ln -s Components components sudo ln -s documentation Documentation sudo ln -s fonts Fonts sudo ln -s Help help sudo ln -s Presets presets sudo ln -s Scripts scripts sudo ln -s templates Templates sudo ln -s VSTPlugIns vstplugins
Or I zipped this up in a command file you can double click if you prefer: fix_cubase_case_sensitive.command.zip.
Welcome to Macintosh - the documentary
Christmas present idea if anyone's listening :)
Welcome to Macintosh —the documentary for the rest of us.
By popular demand, heads up 'tunes 0.4
The big change is that it's now designed to stay running all the time. When you pause or stop iTunes, the hut window will tastefully fade away. When iTunes fires up again, it will come back. There are a number of new options in the prefs window to support that such as adding to your login items.
Brilliant way to schedule events with others
You can do simple polls as well.
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