Anniversaries, patches, games and the invisible failwhale

Happy Anniversary to me! In the past week, I’ve had 2 major anniversaries in my life: 20 years of marriage 1 year since purchasing my first MacBook Pro I love my Mac, I love my wife more. (and the small voice in my head says, “right answer”) Speaking of the MBP, OS X 10.5.8 was released this week. It’s the last expected major release before Snow Leopard comes out in September.

What a difference a week makes

Last week, I took a few days off and went to Creation Northwest to hang out with a few friends. Stepping away from the desk and getting out into the . . . gasp . . . sun, has made a *huge* difference in my focus and creativity. I was able to come up with a few different options to a problem that I had been eluding me for a few weeks.

Terracotta FX, App Store woes, Creation West and Chia Obama

I’ve spent a lot of time this week working on implementing striping with Terracotta FX for a client. All said and done, it’s been a pretty straightforward process, but like a lot of other “bleeding edge” software, sometimes the documentation is lacking. I was trying a configuration option that I remembered talking to some of the Terracotta guys about, but in reality, that config option really didn’t exist, which threw me off for a while.

The Moron Test back to #1 and more iPhone development news

This week, The Moron Test from the great guys at DistinctDev jumped back to the #1 paid app in the App Store. I’ve known the guys at DistinctDev for quite a while and the #1 couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of guys. The app that initially knocked off TMT was Sims 3. However, Sims 3 didn’t stay at #1 for very long. Don’t quote me on this, but as best as I know, I think this is the first paid app to be dethroned and then come back to #1.

Spring Security, ObjC joys…More fun than one programmer should have

This has been an interesting week. Here’s a quick recap: Val and Charis have been gone all week, so I’ve had a lot of heads down coding time Started in earnest on a new super secret project that has me pulling my hair out Really darn close to finishing up and submitting an iPhone app for a client Reviewing PushToTest and WebDriver for front end testing Finished up some really nifty caching with Ehcache and Terracotta With Val and Charis gone, it’s just been me and the dog.

Time for some shameless self promotion

Last week, I was interviewed by Kirsten Valle of the Charlotte Observer for an article about iPhone developers in the Charlotte area. I was one of three companies interviewed for the article. The other two are my good friends Andy and Suki at Turing Studios, the publishers of the rocking PortfolioLive and the guys at Zarboo Software, the publishers of SpeakEasy Voice Recorder. Here’s a link to the article: These guys make your smart phone smarter