This is not a judgment on Apple (or other platforms). This is not a judgment on this particular app, either, even though I think it's scummy. Let's get this out of the way right off the top. Earlier this week I received an email from Apple, as usual, notifying me of an in-app purchase (IAP) made … Continue reading In-App Shenanigans, an iOS Story
A new beta of ShutOff 2000 v3.0.0 is now available. The product is fast approaching code completion. The Visual Basic 6 edition of the application has always used the Windows Registry to store its settings. However, Microsoft's best practice for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platform does not allow for this, so … Continue reading The life of an application config from the registry to SQLite to SQL CE to XML
There's an interesting bug I ran across tonight while converting a large SVN repository (containing over 4100 revisions and 52 400 objects) to Git, using git svn clone. The clone failed at r1000 and left me with an incomplete repository. I did some searching and came across several articles on StackOverflow. The one that is … Continue reading Bug in git svn clone, failing at r1000
I got a new laptop in March, which includes an SSD and 16GB of RAM, and it was enough inspiration (over and above the virtual machines for SQL Server that I've been playing with) to work some more on ShutOff 2000. I've made astounding progress on it, considering the lethargic approach the C# version has … Continue reading ShutOff 2000 progress report
I've finally got all four virtual machines required (per Jonathan's blog series), up and running on my laptop, and it is taking serious strain. I'm inclined, in fact, to change all the machines from 2 vCPUs to a single vCPU each, because that's what's killing the machine. Then again, I never considered until February 2012 … Continue reading My laptop is crying
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Holy hell, it's hard to recover mail from an Exchange Server if you've lost your domain controller. But I've done it. Once again, I'm a legend. On Monday, a customer's Windows 2003 Small Business Server went down due to a planned power outage. When it came back up again, the drives were corrupt. Their most … Continue reading Exchange 2003 Fail Server
For a few days now, my Mac has been asking me to give permission to Google Chrome to use the passwords in my Keychain. I couldn't figure it out until I realised Chrome was updated to 6.0.472.33 (beta, of course). Now it makes sense. Kudos to Google for keeping security in mind.
I've recently become the proud owner of a 27" iMac, with the i5 quad core processor and 8GB RAM. It's faster than stink, and I love it. Unfortunately, my background does not permit me a full move to Mac OS X, because I have written several applications for Windows, and I must support SQL Server … Continue reading Why not to overthink a problem
So I lied. A few other things have happened in the last couple of months. I've released a third beta for ShutOff 2010, and new versions of the Password Generator 2010, Simple Lotto Number Generator 2010, and the ShutOff 20x0 registry cleaner. Simple HexConverter 2010 is also almost ready for release. Yes, I sold out … Continue reading Ok, I lied