A downloadable screen saver for Mac OS X

CONTENT WARNING!  This screen saver displays random pages from tvtropes.org, which contains a great deal of user-generated content, some of which is likely objectionable in every possible way.  View at your own risk.

If you're like me, you spend too much time browsing tvtropes.org.  This screen saver, written for Caelyn Sandel's Flying Toast With Jam, solves that problem.  It browses tvtropes so you don't have to.

Sadly I couldn't figure out how to get it to compile and actually run as a Mac OS X screen saver, which was my original plan.  Probably cause I wrote it in Swift or something.  Anyway, it's just a plain old Mac app.  You can run it in full screen mode if you like and then it will kind of look like a screen saver.

How does it work?  It hits the "Random Page" button on TVTropes, then finds a random link on the page and scrolls to it.  Then from the linked page, it finds a random link and scrolls to it.  Just like me!

More information

Published2 years ago
PlatformsMac OS X
AuthorNat Budin
GenreOther
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

Simply download, unzip and run.  If you get an error about untrusted developers, right-click the app and hit "open" instead, and then you'll get prompted whether or not you want to trust me.  Say yes, I definitely won't do anything bad.  Definitely not.

Requires Mac OS X 10.9 or higher; only tested on Yosemite (and not all that tested, really).

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WikiSpider.zip (1 MB)