Using my 1.4ghz Mac Mini and XCode I've managed to build a utility.
I figured I wanted an easy way to monitor processor usage on my mac --- especially when the screensaver is turned on,
so I built a utility that beeps and records every second that my mac uses over a user-specified percentage of processing power.
You can specify if you want to monitor User CPU usage, System CPU usage, or both at the same time.
So::: rather than keeping the Activity Monitor open and letting it chew up resources -- with much less processor usage I can now get a good idea of when your CPU is being used, now even when the screensaver is turned on!
I'm pretty happy with myself for figuring this one out.
I'm thinking I might try selling this utility plus my two other mac apps in my bitcoin store ----- but we'll wait and see before we're sure I want to.
Oh sure, I could set up a website and let people download my little programs for free ----- but then I'd likely be paying for the website and I'd see no income -----
Therefore I can save my money by not setting up a website, and then make money by having people pay me bitcoin for my apps. Sounds good to me.
So yeah, I've got a little "CPU Usage Checker" app now. I feel like I've accomplished something.
Maybe I'll eventually sell it in my bitcoin store.
I just have to hope that people will finally start wanting to actually spend their bitcoins or spend their money on anything I might try.
I'm getting used to the dearth of sales ----- but considering the cheapness of my e-products historically I basically have to scratch my head about how people just wouldn't pay anything.