What is MacBarfX?
MacBarfX is a port of a very, very old System 7 extension for the
Macintosh, called MacBarf (sometimes called MacPuke). It was one of my
favorite useless apps for the Classic Mac OS. When running, your
Macintosh will emit a barfing sound any time a disk is ejected. This
isn’t a Haxie. The APIs for notification of an ejected disk are
published by Apple. This app will do no harm to your system. How do I use MacBarfX?
Simply double click the MacBarfX icon. It’s a faceless background app,
so it will look as if nothing has happened. Now mount and then eject a
disk. If you wish to quit MacBarfX, simply open up a Terminal window and
type: killall QUIT “MacBarf” Version 1.1 is Universal Binary. NOTE:
MacBarf was originally created by Bob Schumaker in 1997. This version uses a different barfing sound than the original. NEWS FLASH!
It looks like there are two separate versions of MacBarf/MacPuke. I
recently found an old copy of the original “MacPuke”, and the readme
document with this file says 1987 by Daniel Green. So I assume that Mr.
Green was the original creator of MacPuke, and Bob Schumaker rewrote it
in 1997 and renamed it MacBarf. But I’m not sure. Either way, the copy
of MacPuke I found *is* the first, original version, as it is far older
than the copy of MacBarf I have. The sound used in each application are
slightly different, also. It’s the same recording, but MacBarf seems to
be a bit higher in quality, as if it was cleaned up. If anyone knows
Daniel Green, try to get me his email. I’d like to find out a little
more about this story. Disclaimer:
I make no guarantees about this app. It may destroy you, your computer,
your friends computer, your cat, your credit rating, etc. I am in no way
responsible for ANYTHING tragic happening to you or anyone you choose
to torture with this app. Use at your own risk. MacBarfX is 159% freeware. You may redistribute the
application as you see fit, without notification to myself, as long as
no fee is collected.