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On Sale February 1st

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

It’s been a wonderful and amazing journey getting to today. I have grown my knowledge, experience, and depth more than I can possibly describe. The biggest hurdle was not technical, it was not money, it was not time, it was persistence. Never giving up. I would often wondered if this would make any money, if people would like it, and if it’s even worth doing. It was, even if I don’t sell any, it was. Turning an idea into reality is not hard, but the magnitude and difference in turning that idea into a product is indescribable.

I have just placed my first order for production which will be for sale to anyone in the US on February 1st (at the latest).

The internal battle of how to release the application to the world is on-going. As I have strongly benefited from a number of open source projects, I am leaning towards releasing all source code to every application I release that utilizes flirc. The only thing that will remain closed, is the firmware.

A special thanks to my wonderful and beautiful wife, who’s constant support and love has made everything I do possible.

Apple Script to Dropbox

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

I try to get the most out of my media server which doubles as my webserver. I use it to stream videos, for web mount hard drives, and since it’s always on, for downloading torrents.

Here is a handy Apple Script I created which automatically moves your downloaded torrents to your dropbox folder. Set up your torrent application (I use transmission) to automatically watch the dropbox folder for new torrents.

The end result, I download a torrent on any of my macs, they automatically start downloading on my server.

Here is the apple script code:

Drop this in /Library/Scripts/Folder Actions/

Then on both your Desktop and Downloads folder, right click and select Folder Action Setup…

Then select the apple script you saved this as in /Library/Scripts/Folder Actions/

— UPDATE —

I’ve actually had quite a bit of time getting this working on my latest laptop refresh. I believe the problem was due to permissions, however, I’m including a copy of the script that seems to be working. Please report problems and remember to replace the locations to the ones that pertain to you.

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