WEEK 1 2013
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Saturday - Working away on this and that. Lunch at Don Cuco's
with friends. Watched some football, though the 49er's have a by-week
and won't play until next weekend, so I was only mildly interested.
Book #2 was The Shining Ones (Tamuli book 2), by David Eddings. Eh.
- Spent the day working on the app. I've got most of the bits and
pieces of knowledge I need accumulated now, so I'm just going to throw
everything in the pot and not worry about the cleanliness of the
internal MVC layout right now. "Write the first one to throw away!", as they say. Maybe I can get something on the iPad so that the real brains of the outfit can look at it next week.
The person at the local JC that was supposed to post an ad for us
finally returned S's call. It was an ad for app artists, and she said
that no-one replied, and that she will post it again. Hmmmm. You have
to wonder if she actually put it up at all, since it was about a day
before Christmas week started. Well, no great rush, we're still behind
where I wanted to be at this time.
I did take a nice long walk before lunch, about 3.5 miles. My weight
has gone way up, I need to be more regular in my exercising. I didn't
actually make any New Years Resolutions, and promises about one's
weight are among the most fruitless, but I don't mind walking so it
isn't a big deal.
Thursday 3 January 2013
- As someone who owns a car with a bad alarm, one that goes off randomly, I
probably shouldn't complain. But someone else's alarm went off five times in
a row last night, about 1am. The last time the culprit vehicle actually started up, then
someone drove it away, down the street, alarm still going. I guess there isn't an ignition cut-out switch on that system...
Did another pass through the specs for that little demolition project. Things look pretty good now.
I put the adapter into the MBP and it worked, fine. The focus was
initially still on the laptop, with the mouse and menu bar on the small
screen, but a bit of googling brought forth the information that to
transfer the focus to the big screen one needs just shut the clamshell.
Pretty easy. And
it seems to automatically have detected the monitor type, its
resolution and color profile, so that's all good.
Book #1 was Domes of Fire, by David Eddings. This is the sucessor trilogy to his Elenium
trilogy, and, to be honest, pretty mediocre. But there were a couple of
amusing pages on elected officials in a republic at the beginnings of
Wednesday 2 January
- Pretty quiet. Working a bit on the app. After several fruitless hours
trying to get sound to work properly on the Mac Mini I remembered the
various problems the audio had had on that box in the past, and ported
the code over to the MacBook Pro. On the MBP it worked immediately. I'm
not sure whether it's a hardware or OSX issue, but it's time to start
using the MBP anyway.
The MBP screen is only about the size of an iPad, far too small for
sustained use with my aging eyes. At lunch time I went with friends
down to get some Jambalaya in Palmdale, and stopped by Best Buy and
bought a $30 dongle that converts the Thunderbolt display adapter to
simple VGA, which is what my larger (22") external monitor uses.
I really would like an even bigger monitor (27" or 30"), but think I'll
wait and make it a reward for myself once we've actually submitted
something to the app store.
- HAPPY NEW YEARS DAY!
- See Last Week!
- See Last Week!