Posted by Milan Toth

Airpods Tricks

As soon as Airpods entered the market back in 2016 November I ordered one because I really needed reliable wireless earphones for running after a year with a terrible JBL. And it lived up to the expectations, I never heard any cracking sound or breaking music during running any more which is super cool. But controls were a little bit limited - bringing up siri with a double tap was totally useless for me and I never checked Airpods settings for more options because I'm lazy. How wrong was I!

It turned out that you can set up double tap functions for both sides individually.

Left double tap became play/pause, right double tap became next song - and there, I can do more with the airpods than with the earpods - besides volume control. I really miss volume control, but sound check in the Music app/iTunes helps in this problem a lot.

Anyway, I'm super satisfied with the Airpods, it's Apple's best new product in years. Even with the constant putting up/taking down of the earhoox beacuse of my monkey ears.

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Control Room

For a company hackathon I came up with a 3D web conferencing idea, I really wanted to feel like I'm inside of a control room and everything and everyone is around me. So I wrote a prototype with C and OpenGL that can use an arbitrary number of pre-recorded videos to demonstrate the idea. Altough I didn't win :(, you can try it here, now, in the browser. Listen to the videos carefully and use the arrow keys to navigate.

Control Room

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Class-C

There was a time when I thought that object-orientation is the cure for all diseases and everything should be object-oriented. I already felt that C++ is way too over-engineered and Java is not low-level enough for me so I came up with my own object-oriented C version. After I finished and wrote a few programs/games in it I realized that the problem for me is not the language, it's the object-orientation. It should be used only in special cases not all the time. Functional programming is better, but keeping the code minimalistic aaand readable at the same time is the best, no matter what paradigm you use. So I stucked with C.

Anyway, check it out if you are interested :

Class-C

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Cortex

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"You are a thought. A thought to be born..."

Guide your thought through the labyrinth of the brain, avoid hitting the walls and obstacles, nothing should distract you...

A minimalistic-ambient reflex game with a 60 frames per second flow experienceand the atmospheric music of Tamas Katai.

I want it now!

Downloads

Try it in the browser


"SO ADDICTING AND AMAZING - Just downloaded the game and started playing and became instantly addicted. A very interesting concept! I highly recommend it especially for only .99 cents" 5/5 USA

"I've never seen anything like that before. For the price, it's totally worth it! Love the modern-retro atmosphere." 5/5 Hungary

"I thoroughly enjoyed the journey through this game and had no qualms with the simplicity of the gameplay, since the difficulty made me push harder and harder each time. Great game, great music (maybe the vocals are a bit much) and overall smooth mechanics that took me for a ride more than once." 5/5 Denmark

Surgical precision required byOctobop Find out who is the real genius among you: the neuro-surgeons talk the talk, but can they handle the Cortex? Just the right amount of subtle but fast-paced taps are needed to guide your precious thought through the brain. Get too excited and splat. Great competition for your friends: apparently for some people it's a breeze, and others (like me) crash into walls a lot. :-) I'm getting better though. Can't let the nerds beat me! Good music! Needs instructions: tap sides of screen to shift dot through the maze.

Beauty true beauty byerrolgarner There is no point using words to explain how great this game is, just play it

Instant, miminalistic, strong flow experience byNavajonki1987greatapp Up front: If you’re looking for a deep plot with characters and the usual game elements this will surprise you. It’s a very simple game, but is incredibly captivating. As you progress through the different levels, you must focus simply on not loosing focus. If you’re into games like Super Hexagon and appreciate minimalistic, finely crafted games, try this out.

Хорошая игра, правда byБогдан Рыжий Не понимаю почему она столь не популярна.

手感好,很动感 bylovehaco 像素风闪避游戏里面感觉是很好玩的了,就是眼睛容易花

挺锻炼反应速度的、geek 游戏,我喜欢哈哈!!

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brawl

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Brawl is a game about intense action with super realistic physics. You have to lead your gang to victory in a crime-infected town.

You have to improve your fighting skills continuously, learn to block attacks, punch or kick with the correct timing. Watch your health and energy state. You can pick up fainted opponents/friends and use guns.

FEATURES

  • Intense action
  • Fluid animation
  • 6 different scenes
  • Responsive controls
  • Dozens of buddies and enemies

I want it now!

Downloads

Try it in the browser


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Mac Media Key Forwarder

( Formerly known as High Sierra Media Key Enabler )

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Forwards media keys to iTunes or Spotify directly.

You can prioritize which app you would like to control or you can go with the default behaviour which controls the running app. The app runs in the menu bar.

Installation

Apple increased MacOS security with the latest version. Besides allowing MMKF to install in various popups you also have to add it as a trusted app in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy tab -> Accessibility menuitem on the left. You have to click on the lock at the lower left corner then click on the plus icon under app list table and select Mac Media Key Forwarder from Applications folder.

Issues you should know about

The app listens on the event tap for key events. This causes problems in some rare cases, like

  • when changing search engine in Safari's preferences window

  • when trying to allow third-party kernel extensions

In these cases simply pause Mac Media Key Forwarder from it's menu.

I want it now!

Downloads

GitHub link

Other milgra utilities you might be interested in

Mac Audio Keepalive ( for Mac )

Airpods Sound Quality Fixer ( for Mac )

Fat Fingers Keyboard ( for iPhone )


Apple just released High Sierra and it brought good things and annoying things : they changed the behaviour of the media controller keys, they no longer control itunes, they control the video playback in safari. This pissed off a lot of people including me, so I just created a menu bar app to proxy media key events to iTunes/Spotify while Apple fixes this. It doesn't support touchbar yet, only physical buttons.

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Milenia Grafter

Back in 2007, when I was still young and greedy I reverse-engineered the communication between the flash player and the very expensive flash media server and created my own version of an RTMP server. I wanted to show off like never before, so I decided that the size of the binary should stay under 64Kbytes, because we came from the eighties :) And I did it, it was never flawless or completely bug-free but it worked well. After other open-source and closed-source RTMP servers appeared, and new features were added to RTMP I couldn't keep up so I just dropped the project. Check it out.

Check the old site of Milenia Grafter

GitHub project

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Programming For Kids

A lot of friends asked me recently to teach a little programming to their children. After a few occasions I've decided to start a video series on youtube about programming - for kids. I proudly present the first two episodes.


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Mac Activity Indicator

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Do you have a super silent MacBook and sometimes you have no idea whether it is working or not? Or you just interested what tasks MacOS does in the background? Or you are a developer and you need to see what your application is doing in the background? Mac Activity Indicator puts an icon in your menubar that switches it's led between green and red when activity happens. If you click on the icon a window appears where you can see the last 100 files touched by the operating system.

I want it now!

Downloads

GitHub link

Other milgra utilities you might be interested in

Mac Media Key Forwarder ( for Mac )

Mac Audio Keepalive ( for Mac )

Airpods Sound Quality Fixer ( for Mac )

Fat Fingers Keyboard ( for iPhone )


In addition to the Mac Audio Keepalive update I have released a new mac app called MacOS Activity Indicator.

It started with fswatch. It's a super handy command line utility installable with brew ( brew install fswatch ), you simply type "fswatch /" into the terminal and no file activity remains hidden on your computer. You can see what nasty things MacOS and any other app are doing in the background. I use it to generate header files for my c files automagically no matter where they are.

Then I realized that I can create a menu bar activity indicator for slow and silent machines - like the new MacBook - because sometimes they seem to be unresponsive and you don't know what is happening. As a plus, I've added an observation window - you can open/close it by clicking on the menu bar icon - that shows the last 100 changed files.

I've decided to add no filtering or external app option - it's just a comfy indicator/quick check app - if you want to do serious work then use fswatch instead.

The app is open source in the pulbic domain as always :

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