Yes, it surely is April Fools’ Day (note the apostrophe usage — it is a day belonging to all fools, not a day belonging to just one fool) and I have no foolery to offer. How very sad. What I do have to offer, however, is the spectacular Domo-Kun theme-of-the-month for April and a brand new addition to decaffeinated.org: a customize page. For now, all you can do is choose between the original “Calm Blue Ocean” theme and the new “Domo-Kun”; but as the months roll by… so shall the themes!
In other news, I revisited PopCap today and downloaded all of the games they have available for OS X. Mummy Maze is really my kind of game.
FruitMenu has become an indispensable part of my OS X experience. Not because I was raised on the “Classic” Apple Menu, nor did I think too highly of Windows’ “Start” menu, but because browsing my entire hard drive from a simple hierarchical menu is the best damned thing in the world.
Praise aside, I was most disappointed to see Unsanity include “Mounted Volumes” as an item available for FruitMenu’s contextual menu manipulations; but not in the Apple Menu. Being able to browse mounted volumes with the same ease I browse my hard drive has long been a coveted feature; and to see it included in one part of their application and not the other… distressing.
Through the tears, I’ve come up with a partial solution. A workaround:
- Using TinkerTool or Cocktail, enable “Invisible files” in the finder.
- In your Macintosh HD you’ll find a folder by the name of “.Volumes” create an alias to this folder.
- Drag the alias to your “FruitMenu Items” folder and Hey-Presto! Access to all mounted volumes from your Apple Menu.
15 minutes to drive to university. 35 minutes to find a parking spot. 45 minutes to sit in a tute. 15 minutes to drive home. 43 hours ‘til I do it again.