Mac Geek Gab #166: Dot-Underscore Files, Cool Stuff Found, Kernel_task, and Listener Tips!
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Show notes for Mac Geek Gab Podcast For August 21st, 2008
Wrapping up the week with a rare Friday afternoon show, John and Dave discuss listener tips regarding Apple Double resource forks, just what kernel_task does, managing memory on your Mac, and more keyboard shortcuts. Additionally, for your weekend (or whenever!) pleasure, Cool Stuff Found is stuffed with apps to check out!
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Status: Shownotes are complete!
- TMO's Discounted Deal at The Hotel Milano for Macworld Expo
- Virgin America
- BackBeat Media
- Apple's Explanation of dot-underscore files
- Spanning Sync
- RTFd format
- Skitch - You need this!
- Unix 'init' process
- Mach (kernel)
- Skype for Mac OS X
- Reading Mac OS X system memory usage in Activity Monitor - Apple KB article
- WireTap Anywhere - Dave needs to try this to eliminate the skipping that occurs when loading things from disk during audio recording
- Ambrosia Software's Twitter Feed
- iPhone Alley Podcast Episode #18
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- BackBeat Media Podcast Network
- MacGeekGab AAC Enhanced Feed - Thanks to [removed]eval(unescape('[removed]('Michael Johnston')'))[removed].
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This podcast is recorded on a Mac using Audio Hijack Pro. As for equipment, John is using a Heil PR-40 microphone going through a Behringer Eurorack UB1222FX-PRO mixer, monitored with Etymotic ER-6i Isolator earphones, then straight in to his Mac. On Dave's end, a Heil PR-40 microphone is also used, and the whole show is mixed "live" through a Mackie Onyx 1220 FireWire-enabled mixer before being pumped back into the Mac (via FireWire, of course), and is monitored with Westone ES2 custom-fit earphones. Each microphone is run through a channel on a Behringer Autocom Pro-XL MDX1600 compressor, a touch of reverb is added with an ART FX-1 processor, and the whole thing is then compressed in software on the Mac. The show is recorded to AIFF, and then converted and uploaded with an Automator script. Michael Johnston from iPhone Alley then goes through and enhances the show to provide you with the AAC version. You can hear more details of the setup and how it's mixed on Episode #32.
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