January 2007

January 10 2007 - 3:59 pm

Definition of a Fanboy

How anxious for an iPhone do you have to be?

Now, who has more time to waste? The guy who makes the mock-up? Or the guy (me) who actually finds the website of the guy who makes the mock-up?

January 10 2007 - 3:59 pm

iTunes 7.1 On The Horizon

The AppleTV specs page says iTunes 7.1 is required. Hmmm….got one of those yet? Since AppleTV won’t be shipping until February, I think we can expect an iTunes update between now and then, and probably closer to then.

January 10 2007 - 3:58 pm

But What About a Phone-less iPhone?

I’m as amazed and excited by Apple’s iPhone as anyone. But what I want is just an iPod with Multi-Touch and the landscape/portrait detector. I don’t need a phone and I don’t need to access the internet or my email away from home. So, what do you figure…sometime this Summer? Oh, and since I’m wishing, how about a way to load and use AppleScripts on the darn thing?

January 10 2007 - 3:58 pm

-192 Error Update

As I mentioned earlier, some users of my scripts are getting a “Could not run this script because the required resources were not found. -192” error. I originaly thought this was happening on Intel Macs only, but I received this from a Correspondent last night:

Here’s my story: I downloaded some scripts from your site the past few days, and on my Powerbook (G4) with OS 10.3.9 and iTunes 6, several scripts give the same error you mentioned above, when launched from the script menu or by doubleclicking the script in the iTunes Scripts folder. But when I doubleclick the originally downloaded script directly, they all work! So I experimented a bit more: move script out of the scripts folder: it works (except it doesn’t show in the script menu, obviously), move it back in, it doesn’t work. I don’t know enough of this to research it any further, but maybe this is a useful lead.

So, it appears that there is a problem with the Scripts folder?

January 9 2007 - 3:59 pm

NEW: Search Wikipedia

Search Wikipedia performs a “Go” search of Wikipedia in your default browser using the Album, Artist, or Composer tag of the single selected or currently playing iTunes track. Wikipedia entries often contain album art, artist photos, and, of course, sundry information, discography, and esoteric factoids for artists, albums, and composers.

January 8 2007 - 4:00 pm

MWSF ’07 Predictions

Don’t have any. And if I did, who cares? And those that do, what do you care? And those that care, what do you expect? And If you expect something, why should you care what I think? And if you care what I think, do you think I care? And if you care what I think, what do you think I think? And if you think what I think, do you care if I think what you care about? If you think I care about what I think I care about then why do you think I should care about what you think?

Have fun tomorrow!

January 8 2007 - 4:00 pm

Required Resources Error -192

Lately, I have been getting an unusual number of emails from users who are receiving a “Could not run this script because the required resources were not found. -192” error. According to Apple’s Error Numbers and Error Messages: Operating System Errors page, this is an operating system error which “occurs when AppleScript or an application requests services from the Mac OS. They are rare, and more important, there’s usually nothing you can do about them in a script.” This means that the script can’t do much to work around the error. However, I am concerned because I am seeing this error reported much more frequently now than I ever have before.

It also appears that users with Intel Macs are getting the error. The error happens with a wide variety of scripts, many of which have been quite reliable in the past, so it is difficult to pinpoint what the problem may be.

I have posted this query at Macscripter’s forum hoping that others may have seen this. If you are getting this error I would be interested in hearing from you.

January 5 2007 - 4:00 pm

Here’s What We’re Mixing This Weekend

Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Muswell Hillbillies, Exile on Main Street.

January 4 2007 - 4:01 pm

NEW: Batch Trim Start or Stop Time (Seconds)

Correspondent Chris Habig submitted a script which trimmed :15 seconds from the start of selected tracks (he wanted to skip over superfluous material from the beginning of a few podcasts). I added a routine that allows the user to enter any number of seconds, and another that allowed those seconds to be used as the new Start Time or to be subtracted from the Stop Time. Result: Batch Trim Start or Stop Time (Seconds).

January 2 2007 - 4:01 pm

Apple’s AppleScripts for iTunes

Apple’s AppleScripts for iTunes are dismally out of date. I do not believe these scripts have been updated since iTunes 2.0.3 (which was released December 14, 2001)! While they contain some useful routines, many of them are hampered by a subroutine that calls Internet Explorer–whatever that is. Far be it from me to alter these scripts, but perhaps I should put together a matrix that correlates Apple’s Ancient AppleScripts with modern ones from this site?

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