Today’s news and commentary:
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Yes, Apple is giving away a ridiculous number of free sounds with new computers. Since I do not use iLife, and I am not likely to do much with GarageBand (except perhaps change the instruments in MIDI files into absurdly inappropriate choices), I had to come up with something to do with them. I therefore have started using them for beep sounds and incorporating playing them into scripts. I may utilize them next Purim during the Meghillah reading. Go forth and see what sorts of noise is on your computer!
Note: I recommend using Play Sound to play the sounds. iTunes will do the job, too, though. Also note that many of the sounds are too long to used sanely as beeps.
Enjoy, share the weirdness, and go forth and make a lot of noise.