Monthly Archives: November 2010

iOS 4.2 Xcode Upgrade

Just a word of advice: don’t run the iOs upgrade from iTunes on your device while running the xcode installer. It looked like they got into some fatal embrace over resources when I did it. Restarting and running each install … Continue reading

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Gosh

I think I just had an epiphany. And like most such events, it will probably seem blindingly obvious to most people. When I look back at my life I see too much time spent in trivia, not enough in actually … Continue reading

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Demanding the Impossible

I’m currently reading: Demanding the Impossible, A History of Anarchism (Peter Marshall). I’m not unsympathetic to the anarchist ideals, amongst men of even only moderately good will it can be seen to work, but having read part 1, which is … Continue reading

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Unit testing iOS

Just to note that there is a problem with the unit testing framework in xcode 3.4.2. If you target iOS 4.1 or 3.2, unit tests fail. It appears to be a date parsing issue in handling the results. There is … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Automatic Updates

I use Jira for bug tracking. It threw a java.lang.NoClassDefFound error citing the class org.picocontainer.PicoContainer as the culprit. Their online help forum indicated that this was a problem created by moving to JDK 1.6_22. The problem can be worked around … Continue reading

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Team Provisioning Expired

Well – that was non obvious. My “Team Provisioning Profile” expired – but the Apple portal’s renew button was greyed out. The profile was tagged as “managed by xcode”,  so I had a look in the organizer app and it … Continue reading

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Custom UITableViewCell View

Well, I thought I’d invest some effort in working through the cocoa touch classes for forms, before digging into openGL ES. I’ve been working through iPhone Programming (Conway & Hillegass), and Beginning iPhone 3 Development (Mark & LaMarche). I would … Continue reading

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A Little Diversion

I was looking for a low background noise way to grab some voice recordings. Having discovered that I can use the USB “camera adapter” to connect a USB microphone to my iPad, the next bit was to get a suitable recording … Continue reading

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The Big Project

the question is: Can I make a living developing software and selling it through electronic distribution? Well, I guess the only way to find out for sure is to try it 🙂 I’ve worked as a software developer for many … Continue reading

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Projects

What I’m mostly going to put up here are the life stories of various projects. I’m guessing that most people are like me and find it easier to come up with ideas than to carry them through to completion. So … Continue reading

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