Shit Talker Phoenix is the resurrection of a classic application. Back in the ’90s, I used a hilarious little Visual Basic program called Shit Talker.
So the classic app is still out there, but of course, software of THAT vintage doesn’t really play so well on modern systems. Sure you could fire up a virtual machine with Windows 98 on it, but, that’d be lame.
Anyway, after not noticing any rebirths of “Shit Talker by Jaundice” I decided that it was time for me to take some initiative on that front.
Ohh, sorry for the foul language, I’d change it, but that’d kind of kill theÂ nostalgicÂ part of this.
World, may I present to you Shit Talker Phoenix!
At present this application is only available for Mac OS X. Hah, finally Windows is supported in addition to Mac OS X.
|Mac OS X
Screenshot of STP 1.0
Some STP for OSX History Blathering
I wrote this application over the course of two summers. It actually wasn’t much by way of development time, but pretty well the only times I worked on it was while I was locked up in a car on an endless road trip with no internet access. Thus, as it stands, I figure that I’ll likely keep working on it when similar circumstances hit me.
I wrote it just by loading up a sample voice synth code snippet Apple provided with their XCode Development tools. I looked at the key lines that setup the Synth engine and made it yap and then figured out how to make a busy UI that could pass back hidden custom text messages to the synth engine when pressed. So it’s a really simple application and the brains all exist in what’s already given to you in Mac OS – all this thing really is, is a freak-show handy interface.
There’s certainly a history behind the Windows version of STP.. In short, a ton of people asked for one. And hey, I FIGHT FOR THE USERS.. Or somethin’
So, have at er and send yer beer change my way eh! –>
Also feel free to check out the Swag Shop which includes the STP shirt. I created the STP logo on my tablet using GIMP!
STP Ringer T
Go ahead and post about any feature requests or bug issues that you may encounter.