Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Copy from Subversion

I am adding some silly test projects to subversion. I found that for one project I would like to have a non-source controlled version. I couldn't figure out how to do that with the SCPlugin, so I figured out the following svn commands. Open a terminal, navigate to where the project is and do this:

svn copy MyProject TempProject
svn revert --recursive TempProject

Now open Finder, navigate to TempProject. Copy is to somewhere else. Should be good to go.


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008

Cool things I have found recently

Thanks to Polly for turning me on to Mvelopes. I spent last night setting it up. I really like the idea.

I just stumbled across Jiggy. Only spent a minute there, but don't want to loose the link. Wow, it looks a lot easier than Objective-C. :D

OK. Back to work. I'm sitting on the back porch, enjoying the very nice weather, working on an iPhone app and donating several pints of blood to the billions of mosquitoes that choose my backyard as their home.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

AppStore Intrigue

This doesn't bode well for any of us. Apparently Nullriver Inc created an iPhone app that allows for tethering to a PC (Not sure if by PC they mean specifically a Windows computer). They put the app up on AppStore, Apple approved it. And then, out of nowhere, Apple removed it! No explanation. They later put it back, but now it is gone again. And again, no explanation.



Well let that be a lesson to all of us. Don't go writing apps that might give Apple or AT&T a poopy diaper. You can inject your own level of sarcasm in that statement.

By the way! Nullriver must really have it going on. Their other iPhone app, Tuner completely kicks butt. Why isn't that exact functionality already included in the iPod app?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Put it on your list

For a long time Mary and I have laughed at the Mercury commercials where the tagline is, "You gotta put Mercury on your list!" They might as well say, "We know you are going to buy another car, but at least come by and pester our salesguy on the way to the Honda dealership." It's completely lame. That slogan in NO WAY inspires me to buy a Mercury.

"Mercury! Almost good enough to purchase!"

"Mercury! You are probably overestimating the number of people that will laugh at you!"

"Buy a Merc ... well, ... Come shop for a Mercury!"

I just saw this thing that has Microsoft branding all over it. I guess it is a Microsoft sponsored thing. Basically the message is:

"Windows Vista! Not as crappy as you thought!"

Before I go any further, know that I unabashadly like Vista. I think it looks cool, it is secure, I have had few problems with it. But come on, guys! What a horrible ad campaign! Maybe there is a permutation of the grandmotherly advice of, "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all." to become, "If you don't have something really compelling that will get me up off my butt to go buy your product, then either you don't have a good product or you have a really lousy salesman." What were the ideas that this ad company rejected? Insulting people who will not buy their product?

"Windows Vista! Ha Ha! You suck for not buying it."

Maybe it is time to concede that people have been convinced that Vista is not a desirable product. Maybe it is time to rush out Windows 7. But, man, if Windows 7 gets the same bad publicity and incompetent advertising ...