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Lazyweb

I spent yesterday listening (thanks to a free 3-day trial of XM Radio over the internet) and recording (thanks to OpD2d, a direct-t0-disk audio recorder) the 12-hour Wall to Wall Sondheim Concert. The audio stream stopped a few times to buffer, resulting in silent pauses in the files I recorded. I’d like to strip out the internal silences, but all the software I’ve found just trims silence from the beginning and end of files. Anyone know of a (free) program that does that?

And while I’m trolling for software suggestions… I’m loving my Mac Mini, but I’m having trouble using it for web development because I haven’t found an OSX FTP program that works like WebDrive (which maps my webserver as a drive letter) on the PC. I know that TextWranger on the Mac can open and save text files through FTP, but it’s not the same as having a locally mounted FTP drive.

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You know you can do it directly from OS X, right? In the Finder, you choose “Connect to Server…” from the Go menu. You log in, and it’s like having a local disk.

For many reasons, a lot of people prefer a dedicated utility like Transmit. But the built-in one gets the job done.

John | 20 Mar 2005
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Unfortunately, connecting to a FTP site in Finder gives you Read-Only access. That won’t allow me to save my HTML files directly to my server.

Matt Kingston | 20 Mar 2005
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would you be willing to send me an MP3 disk of the 12 hours. I would be glad to fix the empty spaces and send them back to you. all fixed up and pay shipping both ways. thanks scott

scott | 20 Mar 2005
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Hi. Is there any chance of purchasing a copy of the program you recorded? I heard a bit of it outside the theatre (couldn’t get in) and was amazed. How wonderful that you got to preserve it. Thanks–Josh Getlin

josh getlin | 31 Mar 2005
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Hi There! I would love to purchase a copy of your recording on CD if possible! Please let me know.

Kind regards, Rich

rich | 4 Apr 2005
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Unfortunately, connecting to a FTP site in Finder gives you Read-Only access. That won't allow me to save my HTML files directly to my server.

Matt Kingston | 4 Nov 2009