The world according to Sven-S. Porst
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I think we are coming close to finishing the next releases of the ASCII Projektor toy and – more significantly – of UnicodeChecker. Both of which is nice.
In case you are interested in testing almost finished new releases, particularly that of ASCII Projektor, let me know.
Two somewhat obscure Mac programming facts were learned the Hard Way™ in course of this. The first being that if you try setting colours in AppleScript to adjust a Terminal window’s look, things can easily look a bit crazy. Particularly if you create the script with those numbers from within Cocoa. While in Cocoa RGB colours have their components stored as floats in the range from zero to one, in the AppleScript/Terminal world things are different. Colour components are stored as numbers in the range from 0 to 65535 there. And you definitely want to use some
unsigned int type variables when dealing with that. They preserve your sanity. All other types don’t.
Despite Apple’s QTMovie documentation claiming that the
QTMovieIsLinearAttribute attributes are zero for QuickTime VR films, that isn’t actually true for all such films.
QTMovieHasDurationAttribute seems to be one for all VR films and
QTMovieIsLinearAttribute is one for some. Doesn’t make much sense to me but keeps me from easily detecting which films are static QTVR films (and should be ignored by me).
Sweet bonus fact: If you want to copy a file path that is to be pasted as a string, don’t just put it as a
NSStringPboardType on the pasteboard but be sure to add it there as an
NSFileNamesPboardType as well. The Terminal will be smart enough to properly escape the filename on pasting then. Nice touch!
Tatort was from my home town Bremen tonight, so I had a look. And it wasn’t particularly good. Mainly because of the loads of weirdo/bad/unnatural acting.
August 27, 2007, 0:09
Out & About
- Apr 20 Faber, Mojo
- Apr 21-23 Frankfurt
- Apr 22 see #12, Wiesbaden
- May 5-7 Frankfurt
- May 17 HH.js
- May 25-28 Frankfurt
- Jun 3 Göttingen
- Jun 4 Cardiff
- Jun 5 Bath
- Jun 6-10 Cornwall
- Jun 11-13 Brighton
- Jun 13-14 London
- Jun 15-16 Cambridge
- Jun 17-18 Bremen
- Jul 2 Arcade Fire, Berlin
- Jul 14 Liga der gewöhnlichen Gentlemen, Hafenklang
- Jul 22-23 Frankfurt
- Aug 10-12 Haldern Pop
- Aug 18-20 Göttingen
- Sep 16-17 Freiburg
- Oct 12 Sigur Rós, Hamburg
- Oct 26 Cédric Pescia, Elbphilharmonie
- Nov 26 Herbert Schuch, Elbphilharmonie
- Jan 31 Claire Hugancy, Elbphilharmonie
- Mar 19 Lilit Grigoryan, Elbphilharmonie
Received data seems to be invalid. The wanted file does probably not exist or the guys at last.fm changed something.