21 Outlandish Apps - Download Now!

21 Outlandish Apps - Download Now!

17. Mac-O-Lantern 1.3.1 - the world's best digital Jack

Requirements: Mac OS 10.3 or later


"Mac-O-Lantern (formerly Jack-O-Mac) is an animated (or not animated) Halloween Jack-O-Lantern for your desktop."


"This is the application I spend most of my time and energy working on year after year, believe it or not. I consider it my 'flagship' app. Double click to launch. Options include animated or non-animated (animated will suck down your CPU), candle or no candle, large or small pumpkin, animated dock icon, etc. NOTE: The flicker rate and animating the dock icon will affect how much CPU power Mac-O-Lantern uses."


To add or create custom faces, "please read the 'Adding and Creating Custom Faces' document included with Mac-O-Lantern for detailed instructions."




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18. EarthquakeX 1.1 - a taste of San Francisco

Requirements: Mac OS 10.3 or later


"EarthquakeX is a port of an old prank/joke control panel for System 7 called Earthquake. When installed, your Macintosh will experience random earthquakes. This version is a bit different from the old one, but the principal is still the same. The old version, being a control panel, allowed you to set the quake frequency, duration and richter level."


"Ideally, you should install this on the computer of someone who is smaller and weaker than you. Then simply double click the EarthquakeX icon. It's a faceless background app, so it will look as if nothing has happened. After a few seconds, your Mac should experience a tremor. If you wish to quit EarthquakeX, simply open up a Terminal window and type: killall QUIT "Earthquake" If that doesn't work, simply choose "Log Out" from the Apple menu, then log back in."




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19. BelchX 1.2 - rude noises, take two

Requirements: Mac OS 10.2 or later


"BelchX is a port of an old System 7 extension for the Macintosh, called Belch. BelchX is an invisible application that will cause your Macintosh to have a case of indigestion: it lets out a nasty belch every once in a while. Put it on your friend's Macintosh, and they will love you for it.


To use BelchX, "simply double click the BelchX icon. It's an invisible background application, so it will look as if nothing has happened. But soon, your Mac will start belching. If you wish to quit BelchX, simply open up a Terminal window and type: killall QUIT "Belch" If that doesn't work, simply choose "Log Out" from the Apple menu, then log back in, or restart your Macintosh."


For information on how to fine-tune the subtle wit that is BelchX, check out the notes for Version 1.2 here.




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20. Fjork 1.1 - network-based rude noises

Requirements: Mac OS 10.3 or later


"What is Fjork? It be what it is. If you have to ask what any of my software is 'about,' you have overestimated my intelligence. Ok, what this app *really* does is play semi-disturbing sounds on a remote Macintosh via an invisible client and admin application."


To use Flork, "install the client on any Macintosh with Mac OS X 10.3.x and a network connection (Internet or LAN). Launch the client on that computer. It runs in the background, so it may look like nothing has happened when you launch it. For best results, add the Fjork Client to the login items of the user. Now, go to your computer, and launch the admin. You will be presented with a list of Fjork Clients that you can connect to. Choose one, and then press 'Connect'. Or, press 'Other...' and type in the IP address of the Mac you have installed the client on. Now, choose which sound you wish to play from the popup menu, and press 'Fjork'. You can kill the client on the remote Mac if it appears your life may be threatened by pressing the 'Kill Client' button.


For information on how to use Fjork from behind a firewall, check out the Notes section on this page.




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21. LunaSaver 1.2.4 - a new way to be mooned

Requirements: Mac OS 10.3 or later


LunaSaver is "a simple Screensaver for Mac OS X which displays the current phase of the moon, along with some detailed lunar information."


To use LunaSaver, "simply double click the LunaSaver icon to install."









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