Archive for the 'OSX Dev' Category

Mountain Lion for free?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

I’ve downloaded and installed Mountain Lion (10.8) on several machines now, but I never paid for it. No, I didn’t pirate it, I got it from the App store, but it never gave me a chance to pay. Looking up the transaction in the App store via iTunes, I see this: In other words, I […]

3.3.1 with a twist

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

The by now famous paragraph 3.3.1 in the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement for iPhone OS 4.0 says that “Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited”. Which, of course, ruins the day for Adobe and Flash CS5. The idea was to have Flash scripts run […]

iPad: the lowest common denominator

Monday, March 29th, 2010

After watching

Subversion server on Snow Leopard server

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

As I already bragged about, I got me one of those delicious little OSX Mini Snow Leopard Server boxes. So sweet you could kiss it. I just got everything together to make it run a subversion server through Apache, too, and as a way to document that process, I could just as well make a […]

The cutest little muscle machine ever

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

I got me that brand new Apple Mini with Snow Leopard OSX Server unlimited edition included. This is such an adorable machine, you wouldn’t believe it. It has everything you can wish for in a server, as far as I can make out after just a couple of hours with it. It’s super easy to […]

What’s up with Snow Leopard and file sizes?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Yes, I know Snow Leopard changed the way they calculate file and volume sizes, but what I’m seeing here is too weird to be explained by that. I’ve got a few image files in a folder on my desktop and the filesizes I’m seeing with ls -al is: Now watch the png file sizes when […]

Anything but games are illegal?

Friday, August 21st, 2009

I’m having this most surrealistic dialog with a very agreeable iTunes support person, about invoicing. The thing is I bought a few apps from the iTunes app store, among which Omni Focus for the iPhone, but the invoice (or “receipt”) I got from Apple doesn’t mention sales tax at all. Just the net amount in […]

The end of .NET? I can’t wait.

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Ok, I admit, that title is a bit over the edge, but still that is how I feel. Developing for .NET is increasingly becoming not fun and far too expensive. The only reason to do it is because customers expect products for .NET, but under slowly increasing pressure from developers, that is going to change. […]

Mac Vista

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Since I have both Parallels and Fusion running, I found it useful to try out Vista under Fusion. According to tests, Vista runs better under Fusion, while Parallels’ forte is XP. No, I haven’t verified that, I’m entirely happy assuming those tests are right. Windows Vista is kinda pretty, even though I don’t see any […]

Parallels or Fusion?

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Way back when, I used to use VMware desktop on my Dell for development. When I switched to the Mac, I naturally selected Parallels desktop to let me run Windows instances under OSX. A couple of days ago I was offered a review license for VMware Fusion, so I tried it out to see if […]