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I used to use iChatStatus, but was put off that... 973 Views / 13 Replies  
I used to use iChatStatus, but was put off that it constantly polled iTunes for track changes (which meant that it didn't update very often). Fontunatley, iTunes 4.7 supports Distributed...
Posted by Mac Boy, on May 2, 2005 at 05:20 PM, in Applications
Well, getting iChat to put the song in an Away... 973 Views / 13 Replies  
Well, getting iChat to put the song in an Away Message was not obvious to me, as it only offers to put it in a Status Message.

I should have mentioned in the first post that this is a Tiger...
Posted by Mac Boy, on May 2, 2005 at 05:05 PM, in Applications
iChat "Current iTunes Track" Trick 973 Views / 13 Replies  
I haven't seen this mentioned elsewhere, so here is a trick for those looking to place the current iTunes track in an Away Message (since only Mac users can see green dot Status Messages).

If you...
Posted by Mac Boy, on May 2, 2005 at 04:55 PM, in Applications
Notice that Phil Shiller mentioned the 3rd... 3,180 Views / 37 Replies  
Notice that Phil Shiller mentioned the 3rd generation iPods specifically... also notice that the "full-size" iPods received only a minor update at Macworld. By the time this HP branded iPod comes...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jan 8, 2004 at 10:59 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
No light or dark spots here. - Ross 4,463 Views / 61 Replies  
No light or dark spots here.

- Ross
Posted by Mac Boy, on Oct 19, 2003 at 09:29 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Belkin USB DVI KVM is NOT compatible! 869 Views / 9 Replies  
In hooking up a 17" Powerbook and a Dell Desktop both via DVI (using an Apple DVI to ADC Display Adapter) I've run into an interesting problem. The KVM in question is a Belkin OmniView SOHO 2-port...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jul 16, 2003 at 04:37 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sorry to hear about your bad luck. Thought I'd... 1,163 Views / 12 Replies  
Sorry to hear about your bad luck. Thought I'd chime in here with some positive news... just got my Powerbook yesterday. Perfect in every way. No bad pixels, nothing wrong.

It seems that whatever...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Feb 20, 2003 at 07:16 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I'd like to add a new term to the Mac community's... 1,852 Views / 58 Replies  
I'd like to add a new term to the Mac community's vocabulary:

OS 9 Zealot

NOUN:
1 a. One who is zealous, specifically referring to using outdated operating systems. b. A person afraid of...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jan 28, 2003 at 09:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Help Viewer Died :-( ...any ideas? 247 Views / 3 Replies  
Have you by any chance installed Virex? Sometimes it installs a folder called "Virex.help" that screws things up.

- Ross
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jan 27, 2003 at 06:35 PM, in Mac OS X
This happens occasionally, you may find that the... 520 Views / 4 Replies  
This happens occasionally, you may find that the jack is not plugged in all the way. Try pushing in the digital audio jack until it clicks.

- Ross
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jan 17, 2003 at 05:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Debugger Ignoring Breakpoints 270 Views / 1 Replies  
As it turns out, "Needs Java" was checked off under the Target Settings, so it was using the Java Debugger. I figured it would be something stupid like that.
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jan 2, 2003 at 08:51 AM, in Developer Center
The trick is not to use a name with a space in... 939 Views / 19 Replies  
The trick is not to use a name with a space in it. If you want to, just change the name of the prefix file to hello_world_prefix.h and set this name in the Target settings. It thinks you want two...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Dec 31, 2002 at 06:02 PM, in Developer Center
Debugger Ignoring Breakpoints 270 Views / 1 Replies  
Just installed the December Dev Tools and my debugger is completely ignoring my breakpoints. It also does not break when the application quits with a non-zero result. I can stop it by hitting Pause...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Dec 31, 2002 at 05:57 PM, in Developer Center
Re: Aaaarrrggghhh: Dec dev tools killed my fragile understanding of Cocoa! 441 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm guessing this is a problem line. A variable of type "id" is a reference to an object. Therefore you do not need the * symbol. Change this to "id nextItem" and it should work fine. This is in...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Dec 31, 2002 at 05:49 PM, in Developer Center
I looked into layering subviews while working on... 3,036 Views / 7 Replies  
I looked into layering subviews while working on a multimedia creation app (which has since been pretty much abandoned, but who knows) and found a note somewhere in the docs that said never to do...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Dec 21, 2002 at 12:03 PM, in Developer Center
Re: NSTextView 0% opaque = black ? 498 Views / 2 Replies  
Most likely it is black because the NSTextView class tells the Quartz engine that it is opaque, and that nothing can show through it. You indicate this to Quartz by return YES from the function...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Dec 16, 2002 at 12:40 AM, in Developer Center
Well thanks for everyone's help. I put together a... 436 Views / 5 Replies  
Well thanks for everyone's help. I put together a little reusable LogController class. Just connect it to a NSTextView and Bam! you have yourself a log of all Standard Output. You can also easily...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Nov 26, 2002 at 07:17 PM, in Developer Center
I have never used the dup2 function before. Is my... 436 Views / 5 Replies  
I have never used the dup2 function before. Is my assumption correct that the "1" is the description for standard output (and is this always the case?), and that by passing a new descriptor, 'fd', it...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Nov 24, 2002 at 09:43 PM, in Developer Center
Capturing Standard Output? 436 Views / 5 Replies  
Is there any way for a Cocoa application to capture the standard output of itself? Specifically, I'd like to redirect any calls made to NSLog or printf to appear in a log window instead of in the...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Nov 24, 2002 at 12:11 AM, in Developer Center
Actually we are using OpenGL to perform the... 497 Views / 3 Replies  
Actually we are using OpenGL to perform the calculations. Set the vertices to be particular colors (which is really a representation for other various attributes, like velocity), render the object,...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Nov 22, 2002 at 03:54 PM, in Developer Center
64-bit Color in OpenGL? 497 Views / 3 Replies  
I have been trying to find a way get OpenGL to create a graphics context with 64-bit color. Why so accurate? The data is not actually being displayed on screen, but being used to model real-life...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Nov 20, 2002 at 11:04 AM, in Developer Center
The Solution 496 Views / 13 Replies  
Ok, I've finally found the solution to this problem.

When an IBConnector object is loaded from the nib file, it looks for a method named "setOutlet" where "outlet" is one of your outlet names. It...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Aug 12, 2002 at 03:44 PM, in Developer Center
Guess who's next in line to loose their media... 395 Views / 39 Replies  
Guess who's next in line to loose their media badge...

tisk tisk tisk c-net.....
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jul 9, 2002 at 07:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
Save your $25 and instead put it towards one of... 302 Views / 5 Replies  
Save your $25 and instead put it towards one of the many nice Cocoa programming books out there today.

And don't tell me you can't afford to buy the Apple Developer Tools. :D

- Ross
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jul 2, 2002 at 09:52 PM, in Developer Center
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Posted by Mac Boy, on Jun 19, 2002 at 07:33 PM, in Developer Center
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Posted by Mac Boy, on Jun 19, 2002 at 02:24 PM, in Developer Center
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Posted by Mac Boy, on Jun 19, 2002 at 12:27 PM, in Developer Center
I am checking for this connection in the... 496 Views / 13 Replies  
I am checking for this connection in the awakeFromNib method, at which point the connections are "guaranteed" (from apple's Docs) to be connected. Well... they aren't. Any ideas?

- Ross
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jun 19, 2002 at 12:13 PM, in Developer Center
IB Connections going Nil 496 Views / 13 Replies  
Ok, here's the deal...

I'm adding an inspector to an app I'm building. Followed pretty closely the method used in Learning Cocoa, except that each of my pane's have their own Controller class,...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jun 18, 2002 at 10:22 PM, in Developer Center
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Posted by Mac Boy, on May 31, 2002 at 02:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
I know how to do this in Cocoa. I'm not quite... 318 Views / 1 Replies  
I know how to do this in Cocoa. I'm not quite sure how this relates to Java, although I know OS X does have some fancy features incorporating the two. Heres how you do it (quite easily) in Cocoa.
...
Posted by Mac Boy, on May 7, 2002 at 03:48 PM, in Developer Center
Thanks. Unfortunately, I cannot get xgrafix to... 570 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks. Unfortunately, I cannot get xgrafix to compile either. I run the configuration script, which attempts to generate a makefile I assume, but get the following output:

<BLOCKQUOTE><font...
Posted by Mac Boy, on May 1, 2002 at 10:08 PM, in Mac OS X
Compiling in XDarwin 570 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm trying to compile a generic X-Windows application (particle simulation of some sort called 'xes1'), but the compile fails because it can't find xgrafix.h. I'm using XDarwin and OroborOSX. Is...
Posted by Mac Boy, on May 1, 2002 at 02:10 PM, in Mac OS X
What's really funny is that his website is... 988 Views / 70 Replies  
What's really funny is that his website is running on Linux, which I believe is even more communist than OS X. So of course Apache is running his website on a demon.

I sent him an e-mail to let...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Apr 21, 2002 at 02:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Overlapping Subviews 294 Views / 1 Replies  
I read somewhere (I think it was in the Apple Documentation for NSView) that overlapping subviews of an NSView is not recommended, but no reason was given. An app I'm working on does this...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Apr 15, 2002 at 01:11 AM, in Developer Center
Are you sure you downloaded the newest version?... 335 Views / 9 Replies  
Are you sure you downloaded the newest version? What you describe would happen if you used an old version of Project Builder. The ADC website has new and old versions for download, so you might have...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Feb 23, 2002 at 11:58 AM, in Developer Center
Heh. Thanks for the mention, but it should... 478 Views / 25 Replies  
Heh. Thanks for the mention, but it should probably be pointed out that I haven't yet reworked the code to work in 10.1. Yah, I know it's time to get with the program but between school, work, and...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Feb 6, 2002 at 07:03 AM, in Mac OS X
Ran across this today in NSGraphics.h: ... 1,358 Views / 3 Replies  
Ran across this today in NSGraphics.h:

APPKIT_EXTERN void NSEraseRect(NSRect aRect);

Have you tried this function?

- Ross
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jan 21, 2002 at 03:23 PM, in Developer Center
davechen is correct. To clarify, the header file... 333 Views / 8 Replies  
davechen is correct. To clarify, the header file exists inside the GLUT framework rather than a "GL" directory (as it is on a Solaris machine). You will see this a lot when porting applications.
...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Jan 9, 2002 at 06:08 PM, in Developer Center
Sorry that was the wrong fix. Just got the code,... 358 Views / 7 Replies  
Sorry that was the wrong fix. Just got the code, and this is what you want to do:

Add the following code at the end of drawRect of the view subclass:

[[self window] setHasShadow:NO];
[[self...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Dec 31, 2001 at 11:15 PM, in Developer Center
Haven't taken a look at the symptoms but it... 358 Views / 7 Replies  
Haven't taken a look at the symptoms but it sounds like you haven't told Quartz the window is translucent. Try adding this line of code sometime after you open the window:

[window setOpaque:NO];
...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Dec 31, 2001 at 11:07 PM, in Developer Center
New Cocoa Book 282 Views / 3 Replies  
Just wanted to let everyone know that a new book on Cocoa was just released: Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass, published by Addison-Wesley. Just got it in the mail... haven't had a...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Dec 10, 2001 at 09:57 PM, in Developer Center
I believe Craftsman sells tools for this. They... 409 Views / 2 Replies  
I believe Craftsman sells tools for this. They look like any other screwdriver, but have sharp teeth at the end that dig into the screw to provide enough torque to remove it. As for finding a...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Nov 22, 2001 at 12:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
Wait wait wait... you have been misinformed. Andy... 431 Views / 6 Replies  
Wait wait wait... you have been misinformed. Andy O'Meara (sp?), inventor of G-Force writes it on a Mac using CodeWarrior, which compiles for both Mac and Windows from the same project. I know...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Oct 23, 2001 at 11:44 AM, in Mac Desktops
Name: Apple(tm) Cosmic Death Ray Function:... 540 Views / 27 Replies  
Name: Apple(tm) Cosmic Death Ray
Function: Taking over the world.
Dimensions: 12' L x 6' W x 8' T
Capacity: 1.21 Jiggawatts
Cost: Priceless.
I/O: TCP/IP over Satellite, Firewire for local...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Oct 22, 2001 at 11:03 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yes. I have successfully attached the Cube... 290 Views / 3 Replies  
Yes. I have successfully attached the Cube speakers to my Pismo, although they don't play at full volume because the Cube has special USB ports which allow more power to be pulled than a standard USB...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Oct 18, 2001 at 10:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sure I will. :-p Actually I was going to do... 417 Views / 21 Replies  
Sure I will. :-p

Actually I was going to do that anyway!

- Ross
Posted by Mac Boy, on Oct 8, 2001 at 06:28 PM, in Mac OS X
Just to clarify... there is no way to connect two... 327 Views / 12 Replies  
Just to clarify... there is no way to connect two Apple flat panel displays to the same Mac directly. As far as I know, doing so would require a whole bunch of expensive converters to go from VGA to...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Aug 27, 2001 at 11:36 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Just to clarify... there is no way to connect two... 327 Views / 12 Replies  
Just to clarify... there is no way to connect two Apple flat panel displays to the same Mac directly. As far as I know, doing so would require a whole bunch of expensive converters to go from VGA to...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Aug 27, 2001 at 11:32 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
There is also the excellent shareware screensaver... 286 Views / 2 Replies  
There is also the excellent shareware screensaver Setting Sun (www.webthing.net). Also, how about a shameless plug for the screensaver I wrote for this program, The Terrain Project, a OpenGL-based...
Posted by Mac Boy, on Aug 26, 2001 at 10:57 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
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