Trac on Snow Leopard

By: | Post date: March 4, 2010 | Comments: No Comments
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I love Trac, but am moving my scm to git (instead of Subversion). My problem is getting a functional install of Trac with the git-Trac plugin working on my remote server. To solve that problem, I’m going to make sure first that I can get a fully functional version running locally. Here are my notes…. Continue Reading…

Updating to 10.6SDK part II

By: | Post date: March 2, 2010 | Comments: No Comments
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I thought I was ready to dive into the functionality changes/fixes around views, but discovered an incompatibility in saving images in different formats that needed to be corrected first.

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Random Thought

By: | Post date: December 27, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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I was just reading some speculation about the rumored Apple Tablet, i.e. iSlate and had this thought about the “use case we’re missing”. Apple builds value by owing the whole experience and stack (hardware to software). As the cloud becomes more important to the mobile use case, will they look to own that as well? Continue Reading…

Thanksgiving Recipies

By: | Post date: November 24, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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Okay, I’m a foody. Now you know. We have a family tradition (fifth year, so it must be a tradition) to get together with friends that are also foodies and cook it up for Thanksgiving.

Unfortunately, we have developed a list of favorite, “must have” dishes, that I end up having to re-find every year. Enough is enough. Here they will be captured so I can just retrieve, print, shop and cook in the future. Continue Reading…

Updating to 10.6SDK

By: | Post date: November 17, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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After completing the conversion to 64-bit, MagicBrush-Photo is “broken” since it also relies on the 10.4 SDK and some behavior has changed in 10.6. Here are a few of the issues and problems that had to be overcome. Continue Reading…

Cocoa Sparklines

By: | Post date: November 16, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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Okay, there are tons of sparkline libraries on the web (PHP, Python, Ruby, etc.) But it does not appear that anyone has implemented them within Cocoa on a Mac so the premiere content creation platform can easily generate these dense collections of information.

So, what would an extension on NSAttributedString look like so sparklines can be easily embedded in a standard text view?

For that matter, should there be a tagging system so data could be entered easily to render the sparkline?

Maybe a custom control that could be inlined in text?

The possibilities abound.

Converting to 64 bits

By: | Post date: October 17, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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It’s time to spend a little quality time with MagicBrush-Photo and start getting it ready for Snow Leopard. Step one is getting it ready to handle 64-bit addressing. Continue Reading…

What’s the buzz?

By: | Post date: April 24, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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A quick post as I take a break from working on a new app for the iPhone.

It seems that last year, a month before WWDC there was already a buzz in the air around attending and getting a jump on the iPhone market.

I’m not seeing it this year. Anyone else feeling the same?

Miscellaneous Notes and Links

By: | Post date: February 10, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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Working on my next iPhone App and exploring some infrastructure options. Here are links to a few resources I’ve been examining…. Continue Reading…

Talkbubbles 1.2.2

By: | Post date: January 16, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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Talkbubbles version 1.2.2 is available for purchase and updating in the App Store (link).