All Macs come with FREE PSYCHOTHERAPIST!

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Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:55 pm Post

You must own a Mac if you are reading the Scrivener forums. And you must have at least one that has MAC OSX on it because SCR is a OSX product only. So.....

Having a hard day? Need some advice or someone to talk to? Need some encouragement to pound out another 35,000 words?

NO PROBLEM!

MAC OSX has a free Psychotherapy program that comes with every version of OSX! Ahhh but it is a secret program kinda of like an Easter Egg. But I risk death, dismemberment, and atrocious abuse of the English language to teach you how to receive FREE THERAPY!

:-)

Here is how.

Step 1:
Go to your applications folder. Scroll down to your UTILITIES FOLDER and open it.

Step 2:
Find the application TERMINAL and launch it.

Step 3: In the terminal window type

Code: Select all

emacs



and then hit return.

Step 3:
Press X and ESC at the same time.
(This takes some getting used to. If it doesn't work, close Terminal and reopen it and start with step 2)

Step 4:
Type:


Code: Select all

doctor


and then hit return

Step 5:

You will be greeted with a message that says:

"I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time
you are finished talking, type RET twice."

Type your question then hit return twice.


FREE THERAPY!

It is kinda fun to play with, hope you enjoy it. LOL


PS: I know Vick would have fun with this one. :-)
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Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:59 pm Post

I was going to say that the "psychologist" actually dates back to Emacs, but you beat me to it.

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Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:25 pm Post

Very funny. I ended up calling the 'psychologist' a moron, but who's the real moron I should ask. :? How about the person who is playing with a computer therapist when she should be working, eh??? Back to it!

Funny Mac thing. Thanks for sharing it.

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Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:02 am Post

Psycho the rapist :shock:

Are you sure you lot know just what you`re messing with here :?
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Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:14 am Post

But, it's a eunuchs' psychotherapist, Vic-k!
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Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:45 am Post

Ah, another session with Eliza. It's been years, but we converse with the familiarity of old lovers.

Well, actually, we spend the whole time talking in circles. But that was the whole point of Eliza.

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Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:13 pm Post

Amber et al.

I shall return later, and acquaint you all, with the darker side of the world of so called `therapy`.Till then..... :twisted:

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Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:16 pm Post

MarcustheBlacksmith wrote:Ah, another session with Eliza.


I love that program! There's an OS X widget somewhere that does the same thing, but it doesn't work as well as Eliza in my opinion. That program alone is reason enough for me to keep an old OS 9 Mac around.
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Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:08 pm Post

vic-k wrote:Amber et al.

I shall return later, and acquaint you all, with the darker side of the world of so called `therapy`.Till then..... :twisted:

Le Directeur


Been there, done that! So, you don't scare me, Mr. Director. Oh, excuse me, I guess it's 'Le Directeur.' I would say 'bite me,' but you just might do it. 8)

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Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:09 pm Post

Hu. Back in the old times, I spent a lot of time with Eliza. Sometimes, she was more useful than true psycologists. At least, sometimes she seems to understand...

Paolo

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Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:02 pm Post

I love easter eggs, I think all software should have them. Although part of me thinks that you're probably having me on here, and should I try it I'll end up very egg faced!
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Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:49 pm Post

pink wrote:I love easter eggs, I think all software should have them. Although part of me thinks that you're probably having me on here, and should I try it I'll end up very egg faced!


It is part of the "emacs". A holdover from the UNIX Open Source used in OSX.

Want to see some neat and secret stuff that most users will never see?

(1) Go to your finder.
(2) Under the GO menu select GO TO FOLDER (shift + Command + G)
(3) now type this in exactly and click GO

/usr/share/emacs/21.2/etc/

YOu can read most of the documents in Text Edit. Like COOKIES is a recipe or Jokes, etc etc etc.

Bunch of neat stuff


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:-)
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Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:57 pm Post

oooh, that cookie recipe looks scrummy!
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Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:28 pm Post

I'll bet Keith would really like this one:

Q: What do you call a novice hacker [or user] who keeps pestering you
with foolish questions?
A: A gnuisance.
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Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:41 pm Post

yer all doomed!!!.... doomed!! :shock:
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