Katlady
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KatLady commented on 04 Feb 2009
I think the question asked before, and not properly answered, is this:
How can we customize this script? As in, how can we find the numbers to put in? I have my main Finder window open to a specific place, the sizes and columns all customized to my liking. In order to be able to use this script/app you made, I would need to find out what numbers are in place for that Finder window I would like to customize this app to. Make sense?

Although I am pretty sure I can dig into CoreServices and into the Finder.app itself to find out the default window info, but the average user might not be able to, nor want to). What would make this script/app you made good and more useful is if you included a way for users to customize the app using a currently open Finder window. Have a 2nd script included that reads the info in an open window, so people don't need to manually enter random numbers until they finally get it.
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KatLady replied on 06 Feb 2009
Wow. I did not insult you or your script, you know. Nor was my comment ungrateful. I was simply pointing out something.
I was reading the comment left by Aeth and then your reply to him. The average user does NOT know how to edit scripts, and tweaking the script actually required opening the app you made, not just the script (before you updated your app, to basically what I suggested, to include a way to get the window's bounds easily).
You obviously agreed with my opinion that it wasn't "simple" to get the sizing right just by trial and error, random guessing of numbers.
If you want to be a developer or decide to release something to the public as you did, first of all don't lash out at constructive criticism that was nude rude, ungrateful, or negative. And second off remember that not everyone can do what you might think is simple, such as using Script Editor.
But thanks for insulting me, and then turning around and taking my suggestion. Really bad developer ethics, if there are any, to be flat-out mean to someone that you later ungratefully take their idea and use it.

If you were not so rude to me, I might have told you the easier ways to get the windows bounds, and a better way to write your script. Thanks for the idea, though... I made myself a script that actually works, and in the end it was able to permanently mod all window sizes, columns, and so on.
Congrats on being the only dev (or hobbyist, as the case might be) I have encountered who has acted the way you did. This is why I stick with open-source communities and stay away from one-man apps. Too many egos, and anything suggested is an insult to you but always something you implement.
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KatLady reviewed on 07 Sep 2007
There are other TV listing sites/services they could have chosen that offer FREE TV listings. Why did they opt for a service that you need to pay for? titantv is the first free service to come to mind, they should have gone with that.
I don't think I will ever pay for a TV listing widget or TV listing service - there will always be a free alternative.
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