Category: Miscellaneous

  • Accuracy of Game Shows

    How often do TV Game Shows get the answers to their questions wrong? A while ago I was flicking through TV channels and fell onto Temptation. After watching a few minutes I came across this question: Click the image to view video clip (QuickTime Movie, 1.2MB) Question: Jane Bennet finally marries Mr Who in Pride […]

  • Back to WordPress

    I’ve decided I’m far too busy (and lazy) to maintain my own blog engine for this site so I’ve gone back to WordPress. On the plus side this means I can try out MarsEdit and end up hopelessly addicted as it’s far too easy to blog with this. 🙂

  • Software Update Enabler 1.0.4 Released

    Software Update Enabler 1.0.4 has just been released. This version brings a couple of improvements: Enhanced Software Update server port detection Correct issue preventing launching on Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” You can grab it from the Software Update Enabler page.

  • The Actual List of Phrases Blocked by MSN

    Update July 2008 An updated list of phrases is available here. There has been a bit of a stink in the last few days by people shocked by a list of phrases that the MSN servers block. That list is nowhere near complete. Here is the list of regular expressions blocked by the MSN servers: […]

  • Floating Point Isn’t Base-10 Folks and That’s Not Encryption

    Scott Stevenson recently talked about Cha-Ching. Cha-Ching is a “money manager”, or so Midnight Apps say. After Scott’s praise, I thought I’d take a look to see what all the fuss was about. Unfortunately, it seems the Midnight Apps crew don’t quite understand the concept of floating point numbers and how they’re stored. A floating […]

  • Ironcoder 4

    Ironcoder was on again last weekend with the API Core Image and theme Space. I finally got enough time to actually write an entry this time which was the first runner up (woot!). There were a lot of cool entries, enough to keep me entertained for a few hours at least. You can download all […]

  • You May be Out of Touch If…

    …you think a floppy disk shoulder bag is “stylish”.

  • System Administrator Appreciation Day

    Today was System Administrator Appreciation Day. Did you give your sysadmin something? Or did your users give you anything? Didn’t think so. Lazy the lot of you! 🙂

  • Of Colour Wells and Alpha

    Many applications require a mix of colour pickers: some that support transparency (alpha) values, and some that don’t. For some reason Apple decided not to make this totally straight forward to implement, even if it is fairly simple to do when you know how. To support this you need to create two subclasses of NSColorWell, […]

  • New Site and New Software

    After a bunch of procrastinating and a bunch of playing, I’ve rewritten the entire site. It should look pretty much the same to you, but it’s all powered by my own code now. There’s no comment support on the blog as yet, but if there’s demand I guess I could get around to writing that […]