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September 8, 2005
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

I had a long post about metal and ProKit, and the coolness factor and the whole vicious cycle with the dev community and Apple one-upping each other in customizing an app's look. But it really just boiled down to two points.

1) Damn you QuickTime 4. It's all your fault.

2) Hey, look at Panic! With the exception of Desktastic, their apps have hardly any custom UI widgets and everybody loves the way their apps look and behave.

-- posted 6:15 pm

In keeping up with iTunes...

For a long time, I've had a hidden pref where you could turn on metal windows for VoodooPad. In the spirit of that and to celebrate the new release of iTunes 5, I'm announcing the first new features of VoodooPad 2.5 (well, for those of you who aren't watching my bug tracking system anyway).

Dalmatian and Flower Power windows!

Dalmatians

defaults write com.flyingmeat.VoodooPad dalmatianWindows YES

flower power

defaults write com.flyingmeat.VoodooPad flowerWindows YES

This will work when you get VoodooPad 2.5 in your hands. And thanks to Q. who showed me how to do this.

Yes, I'm serious.

-- posted 2:20 am