Archive for September, 2006

Have a break

Monday, September 18th, 2006

If you are not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. (Sir Ken Robinson)

Sir Ken Robinson talked about the educational system at TED 2006. I’m impressed by the style, funniness and content of the presentation. Therefore I already watched it 10 times.

So if you need a break after debugging and coding for hours check out his presentation.

And do the things you like and which you are good in…

Bad communication

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

A lot of things can happen when you miss to communicate important things. No alarm clock

The most obvious effect in software development is that you may introduce BUGS.

That happened lately with the new version of Quicktime 7.1.3. Apple, for whatever reason, turned off support for playing Flash content with Quicktime.

The problem is, they forgot to tell developers about that fact and it seems that they even missed to communicate that fact internally.


Therefore if you miss that animated alarm clock in your iCal reminders just go to the Quicktime Preferences in System Preferences and Enable Flash.

Things are pretty complicated and connected nowadays….

(The bug reporter is offline for maintainance - I’ll give it another try later)

Objective-C 2.0, Java and Annotations

Friday, September 1st, 2006


Bye bye Java!

The Cocoa playground is closed for Java developers. New frameworks like Core Data are not available through the Java bridge. Java simply is to static, old-fashioned in comparison to (the even older) Objective-C language. But if you do not like C/Smalltalk syntax you can use dynamic script languages like Python with Pyobjc or Ruby with RubyCocoa. And of course AppleScript can be used to do programs, too.