Using 20+ year old hardware is as much a curse as it is a blessing.
Imagesetter (AccuSet 1000) – RIP (PowerMac 7500) – CUPS server (Raspberry Pi) – Clients (OS X 10.5, macOS 10.12)
The OS X 10.5 client currently serves as an MDNS print server for the newer OS machine since that is the last Macintosh OS version to speak AppleTalk, which the even older RIP requires (thankfully via ethernet).
In this day and age OS X 10.5 (Intel) has nothing close to a modern web browser. Thanks to the incredible persons at floodgap.com, 10.5 on PPC does in the wonderful TenFourFox, which (as its name implies) means OS X 10.4 has a more modern web browser than 10.6. Hell, Mac OS 9 has Classilla (progenitor of TenFourFox). In a perfect world I would use the 10.5 machine as the server for a newer, betterer everyday workstation, but that money doesnt exist. So out comes the Raspberry Pi.
Preface: Having upgraded my phone (Nokia N8) firmware to “Belle” — whatever version that is, the Nokia Multimedia Transfer application no longer imports photos to iPhoto.* Tragic because the camera is the sole reason I bought this phone. Ordinarily this would not be a problem since the phone uses a “DCIM” folder at the drive root and can store images with 8 character names (5 of which you set yourself). But not every photo app does store them there or with a “proper” name. Even though there exists an “Images” folder in the drive root that I know gets used, Mass Storage.app does not access it. Could be another naming convention similar to DCF
This is an AppleScript to get around this limitation, and to allow (in my case at least) the importing of camera files named by date. In short you choose which folders you want this script to tell iPhoto to import from and can be used with any folder(s), no specific device required.
Notable: Uses ‘defaults’ to store and load folder paths in a property list (.plist) file.
After a week of no “real” site, we are back in personal, non-business. One filesystem failure is all it takes to nearly wipeout you and your backup. I don’t think any photos I’ve uploaded have survived. I’ll have a look later. Eventually.
Seems to work fairly reliably now. Plus, it has finally been tested on Opera for the Nintendo DS.
A “custom” generic disk iPhoto icon replacement for the Olympus C-4xxxZ cameras.