Over the past few days, I’ve felt like a monkey in front of my computer as I’ve hacked out code for the Cocoa version of MsgFiler. It’s not going to take me until infinity to get out the update — I’ve pegged the end of the year as the release date — but man, I … Continue reading Typing and Coding Like A Monkey!
Me, Iâ€™d say this is hands down the best implementation of open source publishing technology I have ever seen, one that should serve as a wake up for any online publisher wondering if they should invest $1,000,000 in web publishing technology. I like it when I read nice things about the site Alex and I … Continue reading Accolades for AllThingsD.com
We launched the new All Things Digital today! This will be the new home for The Wall Street Journal’s technology columnist, Walt Mossberg and his partner in journalistic crime, Kara Swisher. Also joining them with witty daily videos and posts is former Good Morning Silicon Valley journalist, John Paczkowski. Expect to see tons of great … Continue reading All Things Digital Launches
Happy New Year everyone! Annoture 1.0.2 has been released. This is a recommended update for all Annoture users. It has numerous bug fixes in the file comparison routines over the previous version of Annoture. In addition, the application will now notify users when a newer update is available. Users also have the option to compare … Continue reading Annoture 1.0.2 Released
I’m putting the finishing touches on WP-SmugMug, a plugin for WordPress that integrates — you guessed it — SmugMug RSS feeds into your WordPress Posts and Pages. Activate the plugin, specify the RSS feed url for your SmugMug album, and your images appear as thumbnails at the bottom of your post! By default the images … Continue reading WP-SmugMug
MsgFiler is primarily an AppleScript Studio application. To perform the search on mailboxes, MsgFiler calls several home-grown PHP scripts. These scripts, however, don’t handle Unicode text all that well. As a result, when users search for mailboxes with accented characters, they invariably run into problems with MsgFiler. I’ve thrown in some custom-subclasses and functions into … Continue reading Cocoa/Obj-C Unicode Regular Expressions
Under the hood, Aperture stores information on an image in two places. The first is in a SQLite3 database, and the second is in an assortment of plist files. One would venture that this approach is used for data redundancy purposes and that the data is copied between the two methods on a frequent basis. … Continue reading Theory on Aperture Slowdown
An Annoture user can’t run the application because the Aperture SQLite3 database can not be opened. He’s getting the error from the program and from the command line when manually trying to access the database. Unable to open database file Any Mac OS X and SQLite3 gurus know why this might be the case. This … Continue reading Unable to open database error?
In Timeature, I have the app tell Aperture to switch to the Library via AppleScript. What should be a very fast operation turns out to be glacially slow. Any AppleScript wizards care to explain why this is the case? Here’s offending code that you can run in Script Editor: tell application “System Events” try set … Continue reading AppleScript System Events Slowness
In the course of the next week, I expect to have three software applications for Mac OS X available: Annoture, Timeature, and a yet-to-be released enhancement for Apple Mail. I’ve gotten help localizing my apps into French and German. What other languages are in typical OS X apps? Japanese is definitely one, any others? I’ll … Continue reading Localization Help Needed