May 9th 2007
MacBreak Weekly 40
On The Precipice Of Potential
This week's show notes once again provided by the amazing John Foster.
- On the press a puss of potential. Don't know about squishing cats but have you seen bonsai kitties?
- 40 is the new 30. But don't go to 30 or 40. Instead save yourself and fast forward to 29:46 minutes.
- If you've ever wanted to beta test potato chips you can still get a box of them from Kettle.
- This camera might be good for playing practical jokes.
- Did you know that K-Tel is still around?
- PC forgot to use "air quotes" when saying Genius.
- Speaking of fake.
- What Gore made by staying home.
- Dungeons and Dragons rules.
- Phone talk. 15:00 - skip ahead to... wait for it... Flash! Ah, ahhhh. Savior of a billion chips. Why the hell are Harley's allowed to be so loud? Don't take any time off from June 15 to July 15. Keep working. Keep skipping.
- Now it gets good.... meaning we've past the 29:46 mark.
- The LED story stems from the Green Peace kids complaining about the un-green-ness of Apple. Here's the link. Had they kept the rainbow logo they could have said "look we're green on top!"
- Apple Tablet TV.
- Check out these scary Beer School stats graph showing Mac vs PC browsers online.
- Cash, keyboard grass or cash. Nobody types for... never mind.
Here's some news....
The chip puller story makes this funny. I was talking with a guy that said he was ripping DVDs so they would play on his Apple //e. Huh? His accent gets in the way and I go ohhhh... Apple TV. Weird that it sounds the same.
- Coda got 1.01'd after Panic shipped 1.0.
- They Might Be Giants is going exclusive on iTunes with their next album. Why do we call them albums now?
- The Love/Hate article that caused the PC World editor to quit.
- All the sessions for WWDC got announced.
- Steve Jobs is the highest paid CEO.
- Disney sells 27 million TV shows and 2 million movies on iTunes.
- Free Ms. Pacman on iTunes. It's only a demo though. Still fun.
- Apple Hex Wrench.
- SuperCard. Revolution. HyperStudio. xTalk. PythonCard. HyperNext Studio. XULcard. The not forgotten article.
- Old stuff talk. ResEdit. Desk Accessories. Switcher. Talking Moose. Alice. Fat bits.
- Tokyo Train Station sounds.
- Andy said stroke.
- Dark Castle was from Silicon Beach Software and was written by the guy that would eventually write SuperCard.
- Alice was the dumb chess game written by Finder author Steve Capps.
- That game that nobody could remember was called The Manhole. It was made with HyperCard. The follow up game was called Cosmic Osmo. Same engine.
Picks of the Week.
- Leo just found out about Platypus which is a wrapper for scripts. Makes a clickable application out of a shell script.
- Self Service. How do you search for that?!?
- Scott is watching over all with Earth Desk from Xeric Design. It puts the Earth on your desktop or screen saver.
- Life House generates your own theme music. Everyone needs their own theme music.
- iBat. Nope. iBat. Nope. iBat. Nope. iBatt. Ohhh... two t's not one. Andy didn't say that.
- Merlin is moving YouTube to AppleTV with TubeTV.
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