burning HOT disks..
This wee tutorial isn't about how to burn disks, we all know that! No, this is about how to burn hot disks. The kind of disks you'll be proud to share. The kind of disks that get people saying..
"You are the DiskMaster!"
Here was my first attempt, a backup disk..
with sub folders, of course..
this time with breasts..
I prefer this to a plain background.
And here's another cool thing about these hot disks..
Notice the first one has a file called "verify.sit" at the root level.. well if you select ALL (all the contents of the drive) and use the stuffit concept command on that baby, you can check all your archives at once that's right, verify the whole disk! in a one-er! <applause>
the technique, step by step..
That's it, now you've got disks to die for!
the "Rip, mix, burn" pic is from Dangergirl, & © 2002 J. Scott Campbell. you can see the original here. I've no idea who made it into a desktop, but they did a great job. Still don't know who did the first pic.
appendix a: custom icons (son of hot disks..)No hot disk would be complete without a beautiful custom icon. A picture can speak a thousand words, especially at that point it mounts on the desktop. Anyway, I've had enough questions about this to warrant an add-on, so here it is..
Lots of folks paste transparent images in the Finder and are disappointed when the transparency is lost. Worry not! Creating beautiful semi-transparent custom icons on OS X disks is easy, so long as you have the right tools.
Get IconographerX which understands the complexities of the OS X icon, and more importantly, knows how to export icon families.
I get my results like this..
Rake about inside the Iconographerx package and open a file called "iconbasics.html" which explains about masks and stuff, this is info you need. Probably you could get it from the built-in help.
notes..You can put more backgrounds on the disk and store them in the root too, or perhaps in the sub-folders they'll be seen in, imagination is the only limit.