UIKit: A Fresh Start

March 9, 2008

Having (like zillions of others) just downloaded and started playing with the iPhone SDK this past week, I’m pretty impressed with UIKit. Being a frameworks/API guy myself, I can fully appreciate they way it’s put together. It’s very easy to do the simpler things and if you want to get down and dirty, you still […]

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Silverlight and Yahoo!

February 3, 2008

Wow. Someone just mentioned Silverlight in something I just read, and it got me thinking about how Microsoft would have a huge network to use it as a de facto standard if this MS/Yahoo! thing really pans out. I have to say, after going to MIX last year, I was thoroughly impressed by Silverlight, to […]

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YHOO and MSFT

February 2, 2008

Well, unless you were hiding under a rock yesterday, you saw the announcement that Microsoft offered a bid to acquire Yahoo! Inside the company there was a range of reactions, as you can imagine. But I’ll tell you my own perspective. There’s no inside dirt here, so if you’re looking for secrets, stop reading now.1 […]

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This is Just Plain Nuts

January 28, 2008

I shouldn’t give this guy more airtime than he deserves. But give this a read: Apple iPhone Doomed To Failure He tells you it’s doomed, but I never really see him explain exactly why. Because it’s Microsoft? I don’t think so. Wasn’t Vista supposed to take over the world? What happened there? I can’t tell […]

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Issues in 1.1.3 iPhone Update?

January 25, 2008

Since downloading 1.1.3 for my iPhone the second the servers came back on release day, my phone has been experiencing some oddness. In particular it really seems like there’s some sort of memory corruption issue going on. I say that because I’ve experienced the following in the past few days: The button to hang up […]

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Confessions of a Carbon Guy

August 19, 2007

Recently, I started thinking about writing some small application on Mac OS X. The app will never probably be written, but it did get me thinking about how I would write it these days. I figured if I were really writing something from scratch, I should probably do it in Cocoa. Being Mr. Carbon, this […]

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Could CoreGraphics Be Wrong?

August 11, 2007

I’ve always held CoreGraphics (Quartz) on Mac OS X in the highest regard. It’s an excellent drawing API. But a while back when I did the canvas implementation for Konfabulator, I noticed what I believe to be an error in their compositing modes. This, along with gdiplus lacking some necessary features, forced me to move […]

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iPhone Outlook Sync: Take II

July 28, 2007

So after my phone stopped syncing with Outlook again, I realized the trigger might have been my re-import of my old tasks. So I’ve redone what I said in my last post and just manually entered the tasks I had. So far, things are behaving. The true test will be one full week of meetings […]

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Outlook Calendar iPhone Sync Fun

July 22, 2007

Since I’ve gotten my iPhone (which btw I refer to as the first true 21st century device – yes, it’s that much better than anything I’ve used), I’ve had major problems trying to sync it with Outlook’s calendar. Everything else would sync fine, but the calendar would come over really weird, and once it even […]

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More DOM Fun

July 22, 2007

As per my last post, I’ve been working up a storm to redo our Konfabulator DOM. We did in fact end up coming up with a whole new way of exposing our objects into JavaScript. It’s so much nicer than anything we had in the past, though it does involve the use of a custom […]

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