inessential by Brent Simmons


TUAW reported the unlinking of technical note #31: The Dogcow.

(It lives on, of course, in the web archives. All is not lost.)

I remembered one little dogcow thing that folks may not know about. If you’re using Dave’s OPML Editor for Macintosh, here’s what to do:

1. Type cmd-; (or choose Tools > ProgrammersMenu > Quick Script)

2. In the window that appears, type the following in the upper, larger rectangle:

myMoof (6)

3. Click the Run button.

4. Marvel at the spinning dogcow. When you’re finished, just click the mouse anywhere.

5. Experiment with the parameter to myMoof—it changes the speed of the cow.

P.S. The dogcow does not appear on Windows machines. Which probably should go without saying.

P.P.S: The same tip should work in Frontier and in Radio UserLand, though the Quick Script menu item is in a different place.