Reapin’ time and sheepin’ time.

Dear reader, I apologise for the lack of blogging recently. Here is a double helping.

First of all, I’ve been having great fun with Reaper. Digital audio workstation software written by the charmingly named Cockos Inc. I remember trying an early version years ago and hating it, but it has come a long way. I’ve tried most of the DAWs, and I think Reaper is now my favourite, especially when you can buy a personal-use license for 60 bucks! (I bought it.) It is available for Mac and Windows, and the bundled collection of plugins isn’t half bad.

My Reaper recording setup.

To all electronics experts reading, I apologise for placing the setup so near a radiator! 🙂

So that’s reaping time, but what about the sheeping time? My dad was looking for some way to run GeneJockey 2. This is a program for editing DNA sequences, and it only ran on Classic Mac OS. He kept an old PowerBook 1300 around to run it, but this was starting to get unreliable.

I obtained a copy of the SheepShaver Mac emulator for Windows, and a ROM file and ready-to-use Mac OS 9 disk image from redundantrobot.com. I put it all on my old Windows laptop for a test. And, it werked!

GeneJockey 2 running in Mac OS 9 on the SheepShaver emulator.

Until next time, don’t fear the reaper!

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