Wednesday, June 02, 2010

RealClearPolitics - Chicago v. Self Defense

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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Can test apps on the iPhone again

OK, well that was a little embarrassing. Turns out the whole problem with my apps not testing was that I didn't put in an asterisk in my bundle identifier. You see, if you don't put an asterisk in your bundle identifier, you get all kinds of of code sign errors that will make your life abslolutely miserable. Now, if I understood the the how-to videos on Apple's development portal correctly, at some point I'm actually going to have to make an actual bundle identifier if I want to get a program into the App Store. I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. For right now, I think I'm going to celebrate by going for a little run.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

iPhone certificate reinstallation: I'm on a mission from God

OK, it's just me, the MBP, my iPhone, a bunch of Google searches. Let's go. Quick rehash: My first year came and went in the developer program, so my certificates expired. For whatever reason the certificates just don't renew themselves when you re up with the developer program. So I've removed the expired certificates, and went into the development portal to get new ones. However, I'm getting the dreaded codesign error, and so now I'm stuck, as least as far as testing on the actual iPhone hardware, the simulator still works. I'm going to wipe out my new certificates and try it again, see if I missed something

Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

My main man Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll yesterday. Of course, the MSM and even Fox News is dismissing it, but it should be noted that he throttled everyone, including previous 3 time winner Mitt Romney 31-22. No one else polled above single digits. If RP can continue to build his organization, he may be able to win the Iowa caucuses in 2012. This would give him huge momentum going into New Hampshire, whose "Live Free or Die" residents voted for another septuagenarian, John McCain, twice. If he wins those first two contests he might be able to overcome a Mike Huckabee win in South Carolina for a showdown in what is likely to be the biggest Super Tuesday ever, with 20-25 states participating.

Ron Paul is a prolific money raiser, able to drop money-bombs that pull in millions in a 24 hour span. He can be appeal to the youth vote every bit as well as Barry Obama, who's youth movement will likely leave him in droves. If he can do an end run around Fox News and talk radio and get enough Tea Party folk going his way, he's got a real shot. He's got two years to get it done. Do work son!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

iPhone Certificate problems

Code Sign error: The identity 'iPhone Developer' doesn't match any valid certificate/private key pair in the default keychain So I'm on my second year in the development program of the iPhone and now these certificates are not working. Any ideas?

Saturday, January 02, 2010

iPhone app asking me for me iTunes password

I've seen some odd errors in Xcode before, but this one takes the cake: When I test my app on the iPhone, it's asking me for iTunes password. Why would it do this? The only thing I can think of is that I had a download that failed while using iTunes on the iPhone, but what does that have to do with my app? Things that make you go hmmm....

Happy New Year!

Happy new year, well new decade for that matter. OK now that we got that out of the way it's time to start that resolving stuff. I resolve to do one thing this year: Get an app in the app store. Easier said then done, but now that I got MBP and my couch back, I am in prime coding shape. Time to do work!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Assigning apps to a specific space in OS X

This has to be the coolest feature in OS X besides Spaces itself. As an X Coder, I hated the fact that every time I launched Interface Builder it would launch over Xcode. I would then have to drag it over to a separate space. Pain in the rump. Now by following the instructions in this awesome tutorial, I now have all my favorite apps launch into specific Spaces. It's the ultimate in organization!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

CO2 is good for the plants

This is a great article on how CO2, (carbon dioxide for the chemistry illiterate folk) is actually good for plants, and that all the CO2 that's gone out has actually increased plant life all across the Earth. Now you'd think the treehuggers would welcome this bit of news, but since their goal is actually socialism, not helping the environment, I heavily doubt you'll be hearing much about this during Copenhagen.

Great letter to global warming idiots

Found this link in a forum. It hits the Global Warming Gestapo with some inconvenient truths, and is well worth a read. I have to say, I am glad that the blogging community has finally grown to the point where NY Times/CBS/ABC/NBC/CNN denials no longer means stories don't get out anymore. Thanks goes out to the Matt Drudges, the Andrew Breitbart's, the anonymous hackers that go out there and expose the truth. The MSM is in their twilight. May the dawn of the new media result in a glorious sunrise.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

AT&T needs to step up

OK, I'm totally fired up from FSJ's post about AT&T yesterday. Time for some unsolicited advice to AT&T:

You will not have an exclusive on the iPhone forever. Sure, you're the only GSM 3G network in America now (sorry T-mobile, yours does not rate at such), but there's this 4G thing around the horizon, and Verizon is going to beat you to it by a country mile. In summer of 2011, Apple will probably release a 4G iPhone model, and that will be the end of AT&T exclusivity. So you've got a year and a half to get in gear. So how should you spend that time?

1. Build. Some. Damn. Towers. Yeah I know it's easier said then done, what with NIMBY folk not wanting to look at a tower and what not. But you know what? I don't buy it. Because every little podunk town has a fire station, park, village center, etc. that you can put a tower up on. Every single one. Do you really think they're going to turn down money so you can put up a tower, especially in these recessionary times? Hell no. Get to work!

2. Get 4G going now. It's game over if Apple releases the 4G iPhone while you're still putzing around with 3G build out. You have to move right now, aggressively, because infrastructure doesn't build itself over night.

3. Quit with the damn Luke Wilson commercials already. Look, Luke Wilson doesn't make your fundamental problems go away. Building towers does. Spend your money there. If you have to show commercials, why don't you show some proletarian putting up a tower somewhere in the vast tracts of the country where you have no 3G service?

4. For the love of God quit threatening to punish your customers. What are you, the music industry? You did see how that turned out, didn't you? Do you really think subcharging iPhone users is really going to get you more customers? Look AT&T, your rep is shot as it is. You don't need anymore bad press right now, mmmm'k?

5. iPhone tethering. Sometime next decade? Just sayin'.

Greatest FSJ post ever

Those of us condemned to AT&T because of the iPhone have to read this post by Fake Steve Jobs. I have to admit, FSJ had gone a bit wayward lately, what with the endless Tiger bashing. But this article makes up for it. I couldn't have said it any better myself, especially the part about "What the f*** happened to this country?". Priceless.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Quit guilting me, Nick

In today's column of the NY Times (yes, I read the NY Times when RealClearPolitics links to them, if only to find out what the enemy is thinking), Nicholas D. Kristof tries to guilt us into passing ObamaCare so some guy named John doesn't die. Now, don't get me wrong, John has a horrible medical condition that prevents him from working, insurance won't cover the surgery because he has a pre-existing condition, and I'm sure it's all George W. Bush's fault. But, Nick, buddy, instead of putting your pity story in the New York Times in a shameless attempt to change Joe Lieberman's vote on health care, why don't you put your money where your mouth is? Hmmmm? Get a quote from the doctors that say they can save him with surgery, and start raising some money. Dedicate every column you have to appealing to your dwindling NY Times readership and let's see how compassionate they really are. I mean, come on, your paper is mostly read by bleeding heart, latte liberals that have coin to spare. Have them quit going to Starbucks for a week and pony up some dough! Come on my Nick, man up! Quit peddling your guilt trips and take some action for a change!!!!