Bob Ippolito (@etrepum) on Haskell, Python, Erlang, JavaScript, etc.
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Using aeve to make iTunes talk to iChat

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I was originally going to write a little bit about the unicodedata module, but google tells me that Ludoo already did. So instead, here's a quick aeve script that will set your iChat status message to the current track in iTunes (make sure to run with pythonw, it needs WindowManager access).

import aeve
ichat = aeve.talkto('com.apple.iChat')
itunes = aeve.talkto('com.apple.iTunes')
ichat.status_message = u'\N{BEAMED EIGHTH NOTES} %s - %s' % (
    itunes.current_track.name,
    itunes.current_track.artist)

Also see Donovan Preston's iTunesStatus script (requires Twisted and Quotient) that makes the same information available from a web browser!

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