Chasing Tail

This past half a year has been quite the uphill struggle! I've constantly felt two beats off from where I've needed to be, both in respect to my profession, my family life, and my personal endeavors. But I've kept on grinding, and am finally eying the light at the end of this tunnel.

However, though my absence here at Mednotes.net has been palpable, I haven't been sitting still. Far from it!

During the last six months, I've created an introductory seminar on the diagnostic screening of mental disorders that has already been incorporated into the regional training of medical doctors new to the field of psychiatry. I've been actively participating in the development of the graphical user interface of the BittBoy PocketGo retro portable gaming device, and added these interface design elements to a brand new Pixel Artist section in My Artist Portfolio here at this web site. And, finally, I've updated both my online CV and my downloadable CV to reflect these recent advances.

And being on the cusp of my first real summer vacation since the advent of the pandemic, time is hopefully finally on my side for putting the finishing touches on a mother lode of updates just begging to be released.

Let's get crackin'!


Icons for the official CFW of the BittBoy PocketGo handheld game console.

Eyes Wide Open

Keeping in line with my other applications, Yosemite Disks 1.2 adds an alternate series of high contrast hard disk icons catering to the needs of the visually impaired.

You see?!

New in Yosemite Disks 1.2:
- Added optional high contrast icons for the visually impaired.

Read All About it!

When unveiling the News section here at Mednotes.net almost a decade ago, I envisioned it as no more than an auxiliary tool for my exam notes, with expectancies of quite a limited shelf-life. Not in my wildest dreams would I have thought that the News section would end up becoming the central hub for everything I have dedicated my life to, even less that the News section would reach a 100 distinct news stories - as is the case today. That equals a steady flow of one update every month, every year, consistently for the past 8 years!

Through the News section I have shared my setbacks, and my progresses in life with you. I have shared my thesis, and my exam notes with you. I have shared my applications for the Mac OS operating systems, and my complete artist portfolio with you. And I'm far from done!

I will continue sharing for as long as there is life left in me!

Here's to the next 100 news stories!

When Life Gives You Lemons...

The current calendar year has so far proven quite the challenge for most of us. Having our autonomy partially revoked is not something new in human history, but is regardless never something we can sufficiently prepare for nor necessarily react beneficially to.
 
This seemingly never-ending torrent of curveballs forced me to take a step back and truly observe the repercussions in my own life, and how, if possible, to hit them all out of the park in one single blow. And, after an intense couple of months, I believe I have acquired a complete set of home runs.
 
During the summer, me and my family have moved back to the farm on my childhood island on the west coast of Norway, far away from the epicentre of SARS-CoV-2. My own parents have stepped up to the plate when it comes to the daily needs of my son whenever I'm not available. My wife has given birth to a beautiful baby girl. And I have commenced work at the hospital on the mainland, both finalizing my current specialization as well as serving as a possible entryway to a dual specialization.
 
And, as all these monumental life changes are beginning to settle, I'm slowly getting back at the helm at Mednotes.net. So prepare for some awesome new updates here at this web site in the coming months Happy
 
...Make lemonade!

Backing Up

As previously promised, Yosemite Disks 1.1 brings five new custom icons with focus on hard disk content. Everything from your Time Machine backups to your most precious documents have been carefully illustrated in line with the user interface redesign of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If you have ideas for new icon designs you would like to see, feel free to drop me a line.

Differentiate!

New in Yosemite Disks 1.1:
- Added 'Time Machine HD', 'Backup HD', 'Documents HD', 'Scratch HD' and 'Girlfriend HD' icons.
- Changed name of 'Base HD' to 'Yosemite HD'.

More custom hard disk icons for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and newer.

Good Artists Copy...

Upon making my Vox 0.2.7 Yosemite Compatibility Update available over at MacUpdate.com, the editors at MacUpdate.com felt the name was way too convoluted, and changed it to 'Vox Legacy'. A simply brilliant name for a simply brilliant audio player - and today I am plundering that name!

Vox Legacy 1.2 comes in a brand new packaging with a brand new name. Furthermore, version 1.2 updates the core audio library to the most recent BASS 2.4.15.

...Great artists steal!

New in Vox Legacy 1.2:
- Changed name to 'Vox Legacy' (was 'Vox 0.2.7 Yosemite Compatibility Update').
- Updated the core audio library to un4seen's awesome BASS 2.4.15.

Preemptive Catchup

As the pandemic finally has given me a little room to breathe, I am using the little time I have to spare to get both behind and ahead of schedule here at Mednotes.net.

Today I'm finally updating the screenshots for Startup, as well as adding screenshots for Yosemite Disks a couple of days past due. Furthermore, the screenshots of Yosemite Disks give you a small peek into the future, as they showcase brand new icons soon to be released here at this web site.

Now, back to the trenches!

On Fire

Yosemite Disks is a brand new set of custom hard disk icons all dressed up for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or newer. Version 1.0 of Yosemite Disks gives you custom icons for all known external hard disk interfaces from FireWire through Thunderbolt - and everywhere in-between.

I'm already hard at work with the next version, adding custom icons for all your different hard disk utilizations.

Get customized!

Custom external hard disk icons for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

Pointless

Startup 1.3 is the most superfluous update ever released, bar none. I simply needed an icon for the listing of Startup here at Mednotes.net, and while at it I just as well made four - one for each separate startup screen within Startup.

Perfectionism is a b*tch!

New in Startup 1.3:
- Added custom icons.

Classic Mac OS startup screen icons.

Dire Times

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is currently raging through the world, and has inevitably hit the shores of the place I call home with full force. Norway is now in full lockdown, and all medical doctors within its border are called to arms. As of yesterday, the state now requires all medical doctors to be working well above capacity in order to limit further spread of the virus. The state retains the right to transfer us to any new field of medicine in which we are needed as they see fit. And leaving the country for any extent of time is punishable by prison for any medical doctor who tries to do so. This is a medical crisis that no one alive has experienced, and that most of us were not sufficiently prepared for.

As such, at the current moment it has become virtually impossible for me to keep on churning out regular updates here at Mednotes.net at the same pace as you previously have come to expect. Updates to all my existing applications as well as some kick ass new ones are still all but ready for launch. But the time required for designing icons, creating screenshots, writing descriptions, writing version histories, packaging, uploading, and announcing each of my separate applications consumes a lot more time than most of you are aware of. And this is time that simply will not be available for me in the foreseeable future.

I will continue chipping away at the updates I have lined up whenever time will suffice...

In the mean time: Stay strong, stay safe!