Python on Snow Leopard

I have just installed Snow Leopard and came upon some excellent sites which have inspired me to learn the programming language Python

The first site is Clark’s Tech Blog

The articles listed below are excellent examples of using Python to manage your itunes library, well worth the read.

and a nice little article about the new version of python and some useful modules to install – Upgrading to Snow Leopard Part 1: Python

Python 2.6.1 (r261:67515, Jul 7 2009, 23:51:51)
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5646)] on darwin

The second blog which has a plethora of scripts for automation is And now it’s all this

Installing Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard install disk, originally uploaded by Stephen Hucker.

I am in the process of installing Snow Leopard.

But I forgot to back up my #$%$@ itunes library file
– no fracking favorites or ratings

Hopefully I have backedup my vmware windows xp image or more work 🙁

UPDATE: My vmware images are all fine ..  that saved my a lot of work
Quicktime is a mixed bag, you can now save videos and make screencasts without paying for the professional version, but it is a typical Apple strategy. Make the basic stuff easy which fits mosts consumers, but take out some of the useful power user features that were in Quicktime 7

  • In my case that would be the ability to extract H264 video and AC3 audio from an MKV container and store it in a MP4 file that is playable on a Playstation 3.

On the plus side:

    One last thing, with Snow Leopard there is no way to do an archive and install. I liked this option b/c you can do a clean install of the operating system and then when you remembered you forgot to backup an important  setting …no stress, it’s in the archive.

    Harry Potter

    Finished listening to all 7 Harry Potter audio books,

    Harry Potter 1: The Sorcerer’s Stone 08h 17m

    Harry Potter 2: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets 09h 02m

    Harry Potter 3: The Prisoner of Azkaban 11h 47m

    Harry Potter 4: The Goblet of Fire 20h 35m

    Harry Potter 5: The Order of the Phoenix 26h 23m

    Harry Potter 6: The Half-Blood Prince 18h 22m

    Harry Potter 7: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows 21h 37m

    The narration by Jim Dale was excellent. thoroughly recommended

    Listening to Harry Potter Audio Books