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Download Thingy, still working on it but getting closer.

Some updates to the status of Download Thingy.

Even the fact that i dont have a lot of time lately, i’ve been working on it and I plan to release a prototype version to interested alpha testers soon.

What has been done:

  • Completely “in house” CoreFoundation based download engine.
  • Queues, downloads and segments are GCD (Grand Central Dispatch) driven now.
  • No more libCurl.
  • Custom “.thingy” container format for storage and sharing of file downloads (and…

Desiderata

Desiderata

— written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s —

Not “Found in Old St. Paul’s Church”! — see below

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;

and listen to others,

even to the dull and the ignorant;

they too have their…

Updated HE-AAC (aacPlus) reference encoder for Mac OS X

This is an updated build of the 3GPP group AAC Plus (or HE-AAC) reference audio encoder for Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” or newer.

You can get the binary build (3 way universal binary with PowerPC, i386 and x86_64 architectures) here:

enhAacPlusEnc for Mac OS X Leopard, Binary build with 3 architectures.

Xcode project (3.2 or newer) can be downloaded here:

enhAacPlusEnc Xcode project (3.2 or newer)

For more info visit the original post here.

Samsung 206NW ColorSync Color Profile for Mac OS X

Im just tired of having to recalibrate my LCD every time i re-install Mac OS X or just reset my user account, so im just saving here for my own use, a ColorSync profile for my Samsung 206NW displays.

If you happen to use a Samsung NW series LCD display with a Mac, feel free to give this profile a test. It is calibrated with Photo / Video editing in mind, that being said, the color temperature (white point) is…

Download Thingy, it slowly starts to make sense.

I have been working for the past days in the foundation for a new Download Manager that I’m writing for the Mac platform, and this is just an “status quo” about how things are evolving.

What is done so far.

  • A certainly modern multi-threaded Cocoa Framework implementation around libCurl‘s C API, which allows me to get my hands on the whole power of Curl, but without leaving the beauty of Objective-C and the Cocoa API’s at any moment.
  • A…

Automatic build numbering increase with xCode

I had this problem some days ago where i wanted to automatically increase the build number of my Application in xCode, every time that i actually made a new build. xCode comes with a tool called agvtool which is supposed to fill this gap, but the main problem with this is that it needs the project to be actually closed, for some reason that i certainly ignore.

After some searches, i finished at this interesting post by Chris Hanson,…

Download Thingy, a free Download Manager for the Mac

Download ThingyIm working in a new piece of software called “Download Thingy” (at least for now).

It is basically a Download Manager for Mac OS X. The main reasons why I am doing this are simple: There seems to be not a single Download Manager for the Mac that complies with the following:

  • It is Free.
  • It doesn’t have a lot of features that i will NEVER use.
  • Comes with a simple UI…