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  Point-O-Mat easy-to-use calculator for Points similar to "Weight Watchers Points" ™  


My wife is a weight watcher and she uses her hardware Points Calculator daily.

We have two kids that love to play with everything with buttons on it: TV-remote, telephone and any kind of calculator. So in order to keep family peace I had to create this tool for my wife. Now she's a lot more relaxed when the kids play with her Points Calculator, although she's still a little afraid, that our kids could hide her WW-Calculator or throw it into the trash without her knowing.

Unlike other software Points calculators (which I found after I wrote this app) Point-O-Mat correctly rounds the Points to half-Points.

New in version 1.2:

calculate the points for the portion or the amount of what you ate
e.g. 5 of 12 cookies

Point-O-Mat runs on OS X 10.4 PPC and intel
it should also run on 10.3, but i haven't tested.

Please use Point-O-Mat only as an alternative or backup of your hardware calculator

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  PARC you create the video, PARC does the math  


PARC (Pixel Aspect Ratio Corrector)

Computer video (like web movies) has square pixels. DV/HDV has not. thats why you need to adjust the framesize. PARC does the math for you:

Type in source size and format, reduce the framesize if you want and PARC will tell you the frame size in pixel height and width.

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  MSF File organization Script  


Make Surrounding Folder (MSF) is a simple AppleScript droplet.

I often create a bunch of files (like copies, or copies of the copies, or versions a-z) all at the same location (e.g my temp-download location). Now I can simply select them and drop hem onto MSF. MSF will then put them alltogether into a newly created folder.

No sophisticated piece of software, but it helps me a lot with housekeeping.

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  iSpeak make your Mac speak to you  



just a fun tool I created after listening to the rainbow children. Simply type in some text and press the speak-button and your Mac will talk to you. You can also choose a voice without changing the system default voice and save the result to disk as aiff for using it in other apps like Logic or iMovie.

please note the disclaimer.