Author Archives: Diziet

Backing up Steam with CWRsync

This may or may not be of use to other people, and seeing as I’ve not written a blog post for ages, I thought I’d post it here. Before demolishing my PC last year and building a new one once … Continue reading

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Progress with adding iCloud to Chef’s Book.

There are some interesting challenges with incorporating iCloud support, especially into an existing application. One, which I’ve been working through, is that you can no longer copy in a pre-existing store for the purposes of loading data. Such a move … Continue reading

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Fun with bash and old photo libraries.

It recently dawned on me I had huge swathes of my photo collection entirely gone. Something like 3 years that were nowhere to be found on flickr or my main PC or Mac. I’m not sure how this gap appeared … Continue reading

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Has it been nearly a month?

It’s odd, I can’t believe it’s been that long since the last post. There hasn’t really been anything to write about, no trials with code, no revelations, just fairly steady progress. In other news I’ve finished one playthrough of The … Continue reading

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Jagged Alliance 2 – the static universal binary.

Using a lot of cues from elsewhere I’ve put together a DMG containing JA2 statically linked to the necessary SDL library. It contains the data for the 800×600 mod my Mythrell and still requires the game data files. More information … Continue reading

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The MD5 checksum bug identified.

Happily it’s easy to fix and exactly what I thought it was. When retrieving values from an NSManaged object like so: NSString *foo = recipe.value; or NSString *foo = [recipe valueForKey:@”value”]; If the value is not present you get a … Continue reading

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Implementing iTunes syncing and a lesson to always run unit tests.

So the latest version of my main app is in the app store and…. it has a minor minor bug. ┬áIn a rush to eliminate a highly unlikely, in fact to pre-empt, a bug I updated some code to check … Continue reading

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Roger Hargreaves 76th Birthday – Google Logos

Google have celebrated Roger Hargreaves 76th birthday with a whole stack of Mr. Men logos. As far as I can discern from the javascript there are 16 of them, after the cut.

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Recipe for Tunnock Cakes (Marshmallow Teacakes)

I cooked this yesterday, just a little to late to make it into the current build of the app. Either way no photos here just the basic ingredients and steps, after entering everything into the app the easiest way to … Continue reading

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Viewing the MySQL dump import progress

A really useful linux shell hint from someone elses blog… stumbled across browsing recommended in google reader: Viewing the MySQL dump import progress. Small linux utility called ‘bar’ which provides a progress bar for any program that can use a … Continue reading

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