Archive for May, 2007

Quartz Composer Remote Control

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Steve Mokris has developed a Quartz Composer patch to use the Apple Remote Control. Very cool.

Today one has to hack Quartz Composer to find out how to develop patches. But let’s hope that the development of QC patches becomes much easier with an official API in the near future (autumn).

More exciting Quartz Composer news in a couple of days…

NSCell Image and Text Sample

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Image Text Cell Sample

Some time ago I wrote about the restrictions of bindings and the fact that custom cells often need more than one data element - see Data for a custom cell in a NSTableView. There were some very good comments on the article and also the request for a sample code.

So I took some code from Sofa Control and put together a sample project for download. The project has a class called ImageTextCell that is a subclass of NSCell and draws two text lines and an icon.

It works like this:


Too big for the Campus?

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Apple Campus

I attended the WWDC conference the last years. Some things that did not change over the years were the quality of food and the fact that each year more and more enthusiasts came to San Francisco to get news from Apple.

On thursday of the conference week they put the attendees in buses to drive them to the Cupertino Apple campus. 10% of the attendees spent 3 hours to get into the company store to get a cool t-shirt while the rest enjoyed the food and drinks.

On this year’s WWDC it looks like things are changing. On the WWDC Events page you can read the following:

WWDC Bash in San Francisco Thursday, June 14, 2007
You’ve been hard at work all week, and now it’s time to unwind
and have some fun in downtown San Francisco.

Sounds like that the campus in cupertino is too small, or organization to complex for the large number of attendees.

What else could change at this year’s WWDC? The quality of food?

Update: Some thoughts about the change by Scott Stevenson.