30th October, 2008

I love the BBC's iPlayer. There's just one problem - every few minutes my screen goes to sleep and I have to wiggle the mouse.

This problem can be mitigated by using a tool called Caffeine from Lighthead Software. Except I forget to switch it off and the machine stay active all night.

So, I've written my own Mac OS X site-specific browser for iPlayer and named it Curtains. When this application opens it goes straight to the iPlayer. When you're on an episode page, the screen will not dim.

So, if this meets your use case too, feel free to download and give it a go:


Additionally, there is a project page.