New Gadget Madly In Hope

31 October 2008

New Gadget coming soon

I've not submitted it yet - I want to simplify it somewhat, and maybe even remove all text in the config interface, but here's what's on Deck:

iPhone Wind Chimes

Watch the You Tube video below:

Note my home-made macrame-like iPhone holder! At last, a use for the Gen1 iPhones!

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15 October 2008

SrutiBox heats up?

Bob O'Neill left an App Store comment and points out that the iPhone has a tendency to heat up if SrutiBox is left on for a long time. This is probably due to the intense computation the phone is doing while synthesizing the tone. All you have to do is stop the program - you don't have to de-install SrutiBox to make it cool down. It works for me that way.

Version 1.1 is actually a lot "cooler" than the old version - if a reed has zero volume, (or is "off") it no longer tries to compute it, so it doesn't have to go through all those cycles. SrutiBox now runs at about 16KHz instead of 11KHz, so running it will all oscillators going is going to give it a lot of work to do.

other things to look for : says:
Most likely culprit of your heat problem is WiFi and auto-connect for WiFi. Turn both off. It will improve your battery life A LOT and it won't run hot... or it shouldn't.

I'm always running WiFi, so that might be a contributing factor.

That being said, I'm looking forward to having a pocket hand warmer around this winter - that you can call the gas company on!

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10 October 2008

A peek at what's coming

Wind Chimes

Wind Chimes
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SrutiBox plugging along

I see a few hundred of you have upgraded, thanks! I'm tinkering with a few things I noticed were a little off:

- naming new saved settings sometimes comes up with not too useful names.
- trying to save over a read-only set (like SrutiBox or Just Just) fails but doesn't tell you
- After renaming a saved setting, you return to a list that is supposed to still have the little minus signs on it, but for some reason they aren't rendering.
In fact, if you have a lot of saved settings in tht list, scrolling up and down will lose the minus sign . I have to find the call the correctly renders these "cells".

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08 October 2008

SrutiBox v 1.1 ready for sale

SruitBox v1.1 (a rather Major update ) is ready for sale and should be in the store within a few hours.

Thank you and upgrade when you like - it's a free update as a gift to my drone-loving friends!

There may be a 1.1.1 to fix some annoying things (mostly typos in the version information).

You can check out the 1.1 docs (newly formatted) here

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03 October 2008

SrutiBox v1.1 submitted

Hi folks - SrutiBox v1.1 has been submitted ... in fact, there are pix of the NEW version up in the iTunes store, but the app is not there yet. You'd think Apple would have a way to synch the update of the store with the update of the app, but I digress.

If you are using SrutiBox for some purpose, drop me a note ( telling me about it and I'll put it in a new section of the SrutiBox web site.

So, look for a new version in about a week.

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