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Kitty Code Review

Posted 2014.06.22 8.44 in Cats, iPhone

New app features undergo intensive code review.

Code Review

Here we see Misha carefully inspecting revisions to a complex XCode project.

The Squirrels, They Taunt Me

Posted 2014.05.22 14.31 in Photography, Pointless Blather

This is Dortmund. He is a squirrel.

Dortmund

 

Until recently Dortmund and his family were living in my attic. He and his friends were chewing up the shingles and gnawing at the boards. They’d made quite a hole, and quite a mess.

Finally I had to hire a guy to come and install one-way trap doors over Dortmund’s squirrel holes. That way, Dortmund and the gang could get out, but then they couldn’t get back in again.

Sly Bugger

Now Dortmund and his family are stuck outside. They have to deal with Nature again, and they have no central heating, and no cosy fibreglass insulation to sleep in.

Sometimes Dortmund climbs up a tree outside my bedroom window, and makes Squirrel Alarm Noises while my cats sit and watch in frustration.

Alert! Alert!

 

I think Dortmund is a bit of a jerk really.

WebAdmin Fail

Posted 2014.04.20 9.03 in Computers/Internet/Technology

So I’ve just figured out that for the past…several weeks at least, the web server that hosts all my stuff (PlanetStephanie.net, FelesMagus.com, WiccaPlus.com) has not been able to talk to the email server that sends out things like… registration emails etc.

The two had a spat or something, and just weren’t talking to each other.

I’d noticed that there seemed to be a lot fewer admin emails coming through lately, but I’ve been so busy that it didn’t really sink in.

Anyhow, today I noticed that there’ve been a number of new sign-ups for the Wicca Plus forums, except nobody had completed the registration. So I started digging and…

OMG do I feel like the fool. So people have been trying to register, they go through the sign-up process, but they never receive the registration email.

I haven’t seen any other contact though, nobody’s left a comment on the support page or emailed me directly about it… but it feels pretty dumb I mean I’ve been wondering why there’s been so little activity on the forum, trying to push it a bit… only now to find out that it’s not working right.

Gah!

So anyhow, it seems to be fixed now.

If you have tried to register on the forum and never got your registration email, I sincerely apologize. You can get the system to re-send the registration email by logging in with the user id and password you registered under, then on the User CP page, you will see a link to re-send your registration email.

If you don’t see that link, you might already be fully registered – I have looked through the sign-ups and have authorized the ones that appear genuine.

Once again, I apologize for the mix-up.

Sad Mac

Keyboard Access: Denied

Posted 2014.04.16 14.16 in Cats, Work

Denied

Go And Get Tick’d Off

Posted 2014.04.10 14.39 in iPhone

Screen ShotTick’d Off – it’s my latest app.

Tick’d Off is a straightforward list management app, designed to allow you to maintain all your tick-lists (aka check-lists, to-do lists) in one place.

From a list of groceries to pick up on the way home from the office, to a project overview list of several dozen items spanning many months, Tick’d Off can help you organize and maintain what you need to do, and when you need to do it.

 

Available now, at the App Store!

 

 

 

 

 

Busy Busy

Posted 2014.04.01 20.06 in iPhone, Work

Sorry the posts have been few and far between recently / the past few months / this year.

The good news – I’m barely depressed at all lately, so no doom-and-gloom posts to darken your days.

The ‘bad’ news – I’ve been so busy working on things, I keep forgetting to stop and make time to post about stuff.

I’m doing about 50% working on app-related things, and 50% working on my ‘regular day job‘ stuff. App stuff is fun and interesting, the day job stuff is…day job stuff. Plus, it’s tax-time which is always fun. You know, fun like dental surgery.

I’ve got a brand-new app I’ve been trying to finish for a week and a half now, but I keep finding new features to add and new bugs to squish. Then I have another update I want to push out for Overlord! – a minor bug squish and another new feature or two.

Then I have a Very Big update for Wicca Plus to get cracking on. More features, more goodies. I don’t want to spoil it, but if I manage to succeed at what I’m planning, it will be very nifty.

Busy Busy.

Overlord! Version 1.1 Released

Posted 2014.03.12 20.20 in iPhone

Overlord Update

Overlord! version 1.1 is now available on the App Store.

This version includes a couple new features that people have been asking for.

  • The #1 feature was to change the colour scheme. Turns out, Emergency Yellow just isn’t anybody’s favorite, so now there’s a variety of ‘flavours’ such as Cupcake, Grape, Tangerine, et cetera.
  • The second big freature is full calendar management – rather than just toggling what calendars to display or suppress you can now add, remove, or edit (name and colour) the calendars on your device.
  • Finally, alarm options for all-day events have been greatly improved and expanded.

Some other improvements include better handling of shared / cloud calendars, various bug fixes, and minor corrections.

For more information, please have a look at the Overlord! Calendar Replacement app page.

Overlord! is available in the App Store.