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New iOS 6 Phone dialpad looks just hideous and... 1,362 Views / 95 Replies  
New iOS 6 Phone dialpad looks just hideous and awful. If a designer offered this to me, chances are good I would cancel the contract then and there - it's a waste of time and a non-starter. How...
Posted by Gametes, on Oct 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Safari in Mountain Lion - Why did they do this to me? 284 Views / 0 Replies  
Let's see, not only is RSS gone - for no reason, but (OMG) the tab overflow menu is completely broken! Whereas in Lion it (correctly) showed all open tabs, now the menu only shows tabs which are...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 27, 2012 at 06:02 AM, in Applications
Yeah, I almost exclusively use init for... 502 Views / 9 Replies  
Yeah, I almost exclusively use init for programmatically created objects and awakeFromNib for IB ones. But the notification does come in handy when you need to be sure everything is up and you want...
Posted by Gametes, on Sep 4, 2006 at 07:42 PM, in Developer Center
I find it surprising that Apple doesn't (or do... 591 Views / 5 Replies  
I find it surprising that Apple doesn't (or do they?) devote the manpower to making GCC - at least for chips /languages run on Macs - the best compiler available. I mean, this is the same tool they...
Posted by Gametes, on Sep 4, 2006 at 01:11 PM, in Developer Center
You should read this: Currency Converter tutorial... 391 Views / 3 Replies  
You should read this: Currency Converter tutorial (http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/ObjCTutorial/chapter01/chapter_1_section_1.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20001101-TPXREF101) ...
Posted by Gametes, on Sep 4, 2006 at 12:53 PM, in Developer Center
If you are having your controller access those... 502 Views / 9 Replies  
If you are having your controller access those objects in its awakeFromNib: method, it's definitely important to understand that IB doesn't guarantee the order in which objects from your nib are...
Posted by Gametes, on Sep 4, 2006 at 12:41 PM, in Developer Center
Most active developer forum 525 Views / 2 Replies  
I'm not unloyal or anything - I think it's probably the opposite that has got me so quagmired. But are the MacNN forums the most active (just the developer one)? I visit CocoaDev and...
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 24, 2006 at 07:45 PM, in Developer Center
Yeah tell me about it. Isn't the whole cocoa... 2,031 Views / 25 Replies  
Yeah tell me about it. Isn't the whole cocoa philosophy to make automatic all the things programmers use over and over again, so we can stop reinventing the wheel and focus on "the things that make...
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 24, 2006 at 05:28 PM, in Developer Center
Nope, redeclaration of typedefs and enumerators... 431 Views / 1 Replies  
Nope, redeclaration of typedefs and enumerators is a definite compiler no-no.
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 24, 2006 at 11:53 AM, in Developer Center
category / subclass of a typedef enum 431 Views / 1 Replies  
So, I am trying to create a subclass of NSCell. Trouble is, I can't use [cell setType:myType] because, even if I have a const int myType = 3, there is an existing definition for NSCellType
...
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 24, 2006 at 11:50 AM, in Developer Center
Thanks guys, and this when just for the first... 440 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks guys, and this when just for the first time I started poking around in the Cocoa header files and I was asking myself "Why the heck does NSCell's @class say:

@class NSAttributedString,...
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 24, 2006 at 11:38 AM, in Developer Center
Header import paradox 440 Views / 3 Replies  
So I have a class which imports another class. The other class imports the first class. It's impossible to compile. How do you configure the compiler to accept that a class will exist, just a...
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 23, 2006 at 08:51 PM, in Developer Center
This works, although the docs state that it's... 924 Views / 4 Replies  
This works, although the docs state that it's obsolete.

CGPostKeyboardEvent( NULL, (CGKeyCode)6, true);
CGPostKeyboardEvent( NULL, (CGKeyCode)6, false);

It's ironic that the new technique...
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 15, 2006 at 04:04 PM, in Developer Center
Thanks. I have just inserted the apple sample... 924 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks. I have just inserted the apple sample code into my app like so:

CGEventRef event1, event2, event3, event4;
event1 = CGEventCreateKeyboardEvent (NULL, (CGKeyCode)56, true);
event2 =...
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 15, 2006 at 02:41 PM, in Developer Center
NSFocusLayerApp *OmniDazzle = [[FocusLayer alloc]... 3,743 Views / 72 Replies  
NSFocusLayerApp *OmniDazzle = [[FocusLayer alloc] initWithOptions:@"Funky graphics"];

Way to go guys, at least 3 years ahead of your time. The Kanye West (sik) of Cocoa programmers! :thumbsup:
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 15, 2006 at 02:19 PM, in Developer Center
apps known to have this behavior: keyboard... 924 Views / 4 Replies  
apps known to have this behavior:
keyboard viewer
charview
accordance bible quotes
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 15, 2006 at 02:00 PM, in Developer Center
Getting the system-wide frontmost app or key responder 924 Views / 4 Replies  
I have been trying to duplicate the functionality of the "Keyboard viewer" palette - I want to have an app which, when the user clicks its buttons, pastes information (or possibly converts selections...
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 15, 2006 at 01:44 PM, in Developer Center
well, when I first start it up all three lights... 339 Views / 4 Replies  
well, when I first start it up all three lights flash slowly solid red for quite some time actually. Eventually up comes the left red light, then the center green light. The scary part is for about...
Posted by Gametes, on Apr 22, 2006 at 11:40 AM, in Networking
Can't see Graphite BS network 339 Views / 4 Replies  
Don't laugh, but I just bought a graphite Base Station for my girlfriend's house. I have 2 expresses which I use with ethernet connections, but where she is there is only dialup, so I aimed low and...
Posted by Gametes, on Apr 21, 2006 at 10:36 PM, in Networking
Unorthodox Airtunes setups? 1,025 Views / 1 Replies  
So, anybody got anything unusual going on they can help me learn from? I'm trying to build from scratch a stereo system and it seems that my inexperience coupled with what seems to me to be pretty...
Posted by Gametes, on Feb 4, 2006 at 02:03 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Ok, so Im in the peace corps now, and internet... 2,773 Views / 21 Replies  
Ok, so Im in the peace corps now, and internet is scarce. Until I checked this email I didnt realize how many people I had been letting down. Any way, sorry all who wanted keys but Im remote, y...
Posted by Gametes, on Nov 11, 2003 at 05:08 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Will a hard drive put in storage keep its data for years? 353 Views / 1 Replies  
I'm leaving the country for 2 years, and I was planning on backing all my data up to an external hard drive and putting it in a box for the next 2 years. When I come back and plug it in, will it...
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 3, 2003 at 10:13 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The Merchants of Cool... 2,050 Views / 49 Replies  
The Merchants of Cool (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/)


Not to accuse you or anything, but this just made me think of it.
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 1, 2003 at 12:06 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Ya, my powerbook burns about a watt a minute. ... 492 Views / 4 Replies  
Ya, my powerbook burns about a watt a minute. And it certainly feels like it too ;)
Posted by Gametes, on Aug 1, 2003 at 01:51 AM, in Mac Notebooks
lol! I guess that wouldn't all be going on at... 672 Views / 22 Replies  
lol! I guess that wouldn't all be going on at once.

Still, I think that phones, walkie-talkies, and radios ought to be in one device.
And I think mp3 players, game boys, and cameras ought to be...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 31, 2003 at 12:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it looks pretty cool. Nice specs too:... 672 Views / 22 Replies  
I think it looks pretty cool. Nice specs too: smaller, lighter, better processor, more capabilities.
I think I saw in the store that it's about 300$, but given that it's a phone, a game boy, an mp3...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 31, 2003 at 02:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok I've been swimming in this stuff for a week,... 1,948 Views / 32 Replies  
Ok I've been swimming in this stuff for a week, and I think I've found something that will work.

Get a solar panel (http://www.icpglobal.com/html/isun.asp). It has a cigarette outlet.
For just...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 26, 2003 at 04:55 PM, in Mac Notebooks
AC adapter power requirements 441 Views / 3 Replies  
I can't find the technical information for the 12" PB's adapter. What are the minimum electrical specifications for an outlet to plug it into? I don't mean for a home, which is 120V, right? But...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 25, 2003 at 09:43 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ya, the hockey puck mouse was the best of all... 1,697 Views / 16 Replies  
ya, the hockey puck mouse was the best of all time. Maybe if neanderthals would quit laying their entire forearm on the mouse and use a little finesse...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 25, 2003 at 09:36 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
iMac beeping after inactivity 407 Views / 1 Replies  
My dad's sunflower iMac will have a low internal beep if you let it sit for awhile and then use it. I'm inclined to think it's the DVD burner or the hard drive waking up from "sleep".
Is this it? ...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 24, 2003 at 05:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Yes, I do. I am going to get an ewear, and I am... 549 Views / 9 Replies  
Yes, I do. I am going to get an ewear, and I am going to be far, far away from a computer for a long, long time. I am trying to find a way to repeatedly upload the video from my ewear to a hard...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 18, 2003 at 06:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Does that mean they cancelled the program? I... 549 Views / 9 Replies  
Does that mean they cancelled the program? I need a storage solution for a cell phone such as the T68i and an ewear.
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 17, 2003 at 12:00 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
What happened to the Bluetooth Hard Drive 549 Views / 9 Replies  
Toshiba was all set to release this product, and I really would like to get my hands on one.
But I can't find anything about this online.
here (http://www.computerweekly.com/Article116586.htm)...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 16, 2003 at 11:47 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Still, how about a screenshot of one frame of... 432 Views / 3 Replies  
Still, how about a screenshot of one frame of video? How much video can I record per MB? Can I use it on a mac only, with no PC as a home base?
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 15, 2003 at 11:42 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Tried that.. CD set to open another app. 360 Views / 3 Replies  
Seems to have no effect on iPhoto launch with a microdrive insertion.

Thanks,
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 13, 2003 at 04:07 PM, in Mac OS X
iPhoto auto launch when Microdrive attached 360 Views / 3 Replies  
My one gig microdrive from my camera launches iPhoto automatically when I attach it. I can not find the preferences to change so there is no app automatically started.

Thanks in advance,
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 13, 2003 at 02:08 PM, in Mac OS X
I have NEVER laughed so hard in all my life. I... 6,558 Views / 87 Replies  
I have NEVER laughed so hard in all my life.
I will pay anyone who can get down to past "Migraine" without so much as giggling 5$

http://perversiontracker.com/archives/week_2003_03_23.html
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 12, 2003 at 02:30 PM, in Developer Center
And the entire Cocoa framework, right? 531 Views / 7 Replies  
And the entire Cocoa framework, right?
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 11, 2003 at 04:19 PM, in Developer Center
This seems a curious omission, but... it appears... 757 Views / 4 Replies  
This seems a curious omission, but... it appears Apple does not have an NSEnterKey or NSReturnKey constant for the NSEvent class.

In fact, calling [theEvent characters] does not return anything...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 10, 2003 at 06:30 PM, in Developer Center
That said, and harboring no feelings that... 531 Views / 7 Replies  
That said, and harboring no feelings that developers should all use ObjC, ObjC will always be the language of the OS for OS X.
So to be truly like an extension of Cocoa ObjC is it. Not that that...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 10, 2003 at 02:02 PM, in Developer Center
I think you can just create a movieView and never... 685 Views / 9 Replies  
I think you can just create a movieView and never insert it into a view hierarchy. It can still be called, though. i haven't tried this.
If you must insert it, just have it set on hidden (10.3)
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 9, 2003 at 07:44 PM, in Developer Center
Can't print through samba after 10.2.6 351 Views / 3 Replies  
I have an Epson conected to a Windows XP machine. A few months ago, I installed the gimp drivers and set up the printer, and it worked perfectly. I've been printing there ever since.
Recently it...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 9, 2003 at 03:04 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Whoa. If that's all true, there's only two ways... 861 Views / 8 Replies  
Whoa.
If that's all true, there's only two ways to go:
[list=1]
Kill yourself.
Overthrow the establishment.
[/list=1]

Pick one.
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 8, 2003 at 08:14 PM, in Developer Center
I don't understand. You want to play music,... 685 Views / 9 Replies  
I don't understand. You want to play music, right? Then why are you making a movieView?

The simplest way to play music is with NSSound.
Read about
- (id)initWithContentsOfFile: (NSString...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 8, 2003 at 05:32 PM, in Developer Center
NSAttributedString *description =... 675 Views / 6 Replies  
NSAttributedString *description = [[NSAttributedString alloc] initWithRTFD:rtfContents documentAttributes:NULL];

No?
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 5, 2003 at 12:54 PM, in Developer Center
What kind of object is description? Also, are... 675 Views / 6 Replies  
What kind of object is description?
Also, are these lines both in the same method? If not you may have some retainment issues.
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 5, 2003 at 01:37 AM, in Developer Center
Can we stop nitpicking. I think you all know... 6,558 Views / 87 Replies  
Can we stop nitpicking. I think you all know what I mean.
I want to address what programming environment will make new developers learn faster, or allow them to be productive sooner, or let them...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 3, 2003 at 07:22 PM, in Developer Center
Richard: I exaggerate. I haven't made one claim... 6,558 Views / 87 Replies  
Richard: I exaggerate. I haven't made one claim about C that doesn't come from personal experience. I know all about variables, pointers, data structures, flow controls, and that kinda general...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 3, 2003 at 07:07 PM, in Developer Center
In fact, That's it. I've had enough. I've... 6,558 Views / 87 Replies  
In fact, That's it. I've had enough. I've snapped. I hate C. I can't take it anymore.
I'm going to make a SDCWrapper Framework. It will include things like:

varNameFromString:asType:
...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 3, 2003 at 11:44 AM, in Developer Center
Yes, it is not accurate, per se, for me to say "C... 6,558 Views / 87 Replies  
Yes, it is not accurate, per se, for me to say "C vs Cocoa", as one is a langauge and the other a set of APIs written in a superset of that language.
What I am referring to is 2 things: the dominant...
Posted by Gametes, on Jul 3, 2003 at 11:36 AM, in Developer Center
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