WebCollageX
WebCollageX
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WebCollageX free download for Mac

WebCollageX for Mac0.9

07 June 2004

Screen Saver that uses randomly chosen words.

What is WebCollageX for Mac

WebcollageX is a screen saver that uses randomly chosen words to prime search engines. It composites the images it finds into a 'non-stop pop-culture brainbath' -- a cross-section of the entire web. In test runs I've seen doctored billboard ads, Marilyn Monroe, flooded midwestern towns, smiling and floodflash-lit second-place swim teams, people's diapered kids on tricycles, on and on.

This is a release for wider testing. I have a few feature additions scheduled, and please do send comments.

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Nov 21 2004
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Nov 21 2004
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Kudos to you for bringing this to the Mac! I just "discovered" this little gem on my (newly repurposed) Linux box and immediately came looking for it. 2 questions though.... 1) where and how long are the pictures stored? Will I have to worry about some folder slowly growing to gargantuan sizes? 2) I'm no programmer by any stretch of the imagination, but I love poking around. I did so in the original perl script on the Linux box. (Ok, I was reading the comments...) I see he had included some filtering based on number of keywords included on the pages scanned. (To cut down on sites that flood search engines, etc... mostly porn) I've noticed that much more porn comes though in your version, is it just luck? I'm not asking for porn filtering, a little here and there is ok, but I am getting a lot more on the Mac than I am on the Linux box. Did you include those keyword filters? Thanks again, awesome job so far!
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Oct 31 2004
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Oct 31 2004
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Wondering why no one gives a comment on that charming peace of code? I love random things happening, so i do like this saver a lot...my desire for next version (if there will ever happen to be one): free choice of picture search terms and probably some kind of a pr0n filter. Nice One!
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Sep 2 2004
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Sep 2 2004
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The link is active again; sorry. As for the other comments re: scaling, distribution, etc: see my features-to-be-added list!
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Aug 25 2004
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Aug 25 2004
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I'd like to give this a try--it sounds like a lot of fun. Unfortunately, the link goes to a 404.
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Jun 19 2004
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Jun 19 2004
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Great screen saver, just a few things... One, i noticed if the password protect feature is used and, for whatever reason, a password isn't entered when the dialouge box pops up the screen saver stops displaying images... at least on my machine Two, Would really love some control over placement and scaling of the pictures.. half the time the image is half or more off screen and/or the image is scaled down to such a size that it's unrecognizable or unnoticable on appearance. These two issues together make it seem that for several minutes little to no change is taking place. A bound to screen and/or maximum/minimum scaling option in the saver options would be nice Other then those few nitpicks I love it. eerytime it runs some image pops up that makes me go "i've got to find that site." or "I wonder where that came from?"
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Jun 8 2004
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Jun 8 2004
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Already-present features: - Multiple screens - Saves cache of image URLs it has found but not used. - filters ads (JWZ's code) Upcoming additions: - Save a screen grab at stop and put it up at start. - Expose option to use 'driftnet', which will eavesdrop on your local network and show images from what your co-workers are surfing unencrypted. Requires driftnet. - better scaling of images (still fine-tuning the distribution) - Option to create a 'log' of web pages with thumbnails linked to the original source of images. Not going to be added, methinks: - ability to restrict search to one site/to avoid porn/to favor porn (all requests I've gotten, thanks -- but feel free to modify it to do so yourself.) - Option to grab a screen shot (use Apple's built-in, or the fantastic Grab by Ambrosia SW.) - Option to grab the last image at a keypress (see above log)
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Jun 8 2004
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Jun 8 2004
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Hi - thanks for the reviews! Please do let me know of any issues that develop. Drop me an email and I'll let you know when the full version releases, which will be after a two-month hiatus. Re: filters: While I appreciate the requests of users, whether they are conserving fruit, fresh water, or the sanctity of Tommy and Janes' minds everwhere, I will not be adding any filters at all beyond the already extant ad filter; it's contrary to the point of the exercise. This product is not appropriate or intended for anyone who doesn't want to see porn, or worse, skinny guys in wifebeaters posing next to their IROCs. (shudder). If this matters to you, I'd suggest you not download the screen saver. Or make a filtered version yourself--which would be trivial to do. The source code is available on my site.
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Jun 8 2004
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Jun 8 2004
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Wow, see, we *can* all get along. :)
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Jun 8 2004
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Jun 8 2004
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Is it wrong to love this screen saver? I keep hoping against all hope that a picture from my website will appear. (I do agree with the poster below and suggest that the author add an option to enable the family filter.) I'd have to turn off the family filter for anything from my site to appear. ;)
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Jun 7 2004
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Jun 7 2004
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this screensaver will generate x-rated photographs. not for families.
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