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Old May 24th, 2005, 10:06 AM   #1
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Question OS "X-files" moment....

At the office I am running a Quicksilver DP800 system with 10.3.8 and Final Cut HD 4.5 (will go to 10.3.9 after I close a couple projects)... I leave the system on 24x7

Over the long weekend, I had left a FCP project open when I left on Friday. My system is set to go to screen save 1st, then cut off the screens after a period of time. The screen saver I use is the one that displays an Apple and then the Machine name under that.

When I returned this morning and moved the mouse, the screens came back to life, but (here comes the X-files moment) a little animated "COW" runs across my main screen at about top of dock level and then off screen right. I was so stunned, I have never seen anything like this before. I immediately went to activity monitor to look for anything unusual. Nothing out of the ordinary was there.

I rebooted and went to work. All morning this has weighed heavily on my mind... My best conspiracy theory is that there is an Easter Egg in OSX or FCP 4.5 that some condition was met to allow the COW to be there.

Thoughts? Laughs? Accusations?

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Old May 24th, 2005, 10:47 AM   #2
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Long time users of FCP are probably familiar with "Bruce, the Wonder Yak", an endearing and enduring Easter Egg. But with each new version of the software, Bruce has been harder and harder to find. Well, thanks to some fellow geeks, all has been revealed and Bruce is back with me again.

If you have never met Bruce, here is how to introduce yourself in FCP HD:

Go to Tools > Button List (Opt-J);
Click in the entry box, and type ShiftB r u c e;
Use the left arrow to backspace and delete the Shift symbol;
Drag the resulting button (Call the Yak) to any window, and click the button.

Hello again, Bruce. Keep in mind, as soon as you touch your keyboard or move your mouse, you startle Bruce and he runs off. So let Bruce graze a moment, spout a few words of wisdom, and share the moment. Then, off he goes.
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Old May 24th, 2005, 11:56 AM   #3
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Holy crappers, that is freaky.. I am fairly new to FCP in the last year ... coming over from 9 years on Media 100.

I am happy to hear that I am NOT crazy (as I expected someone to post and tell me I was).... I guess it is safe to assume there is a timer that allows him to show up unanounced..

Andreww, you have saved my day and possible my week mentally....

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Old May 24th, 2005, 12:06 PM   #4
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I just had to add Bruce as my Avatar........
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Old May 24th, 2005, 06:42 PM   #5
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Old May 24th, 2005, 07:00 PM   #6
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Is Final Cut open when executing the "Option-J"?

It worked for me in Final Cut Pro 4.5 and Express 2.03
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