In 2011 I’ll be returning to The Thresher Shark Research & Conservation Project for a six month stint as Science Officer. Helping out on an important scientific and community project with some of the greatest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with. I spent the best three months of my life there in 2009. Diving every day, researching sharks and mantas, […]
UPDATE: Air Depth is no longer available. Check out Gas Manager on the App Store. UPDATE: Air Depth 1.3.1 is available. No more crashing on iOS3.x. Thanks for your patience. Version 1.3 of Air Depth contained a crash bug related to an iOS4 framework. I’ve already submitted 1.3.1 to fix the issue. 1.3 was approved in 12 hours, so I hope 1.3.1 is approved […]
I received a message from Apple today, in response to an earlier post. I’ve reproduced it bellow: Hello Your assumptions on UK VAT are correct; the iTunes Store sales prices in the United Kingdom are VAT (Value Added Tax) inclusive, as are any other goods sold in the UK. This is required by law, not by Apple policy. You can refer to the government […]
UPDATE: I’ve noticed that autotest seems to require complete restarts for similar reasons to the rails server. If you don’t restart it, it will report a slew of false errors. Do this: $ sudo gem install ZenTest autotest-rails autotest-fsevent autotest-growl redgreen Edit ~/.autotest (create it if it doesn’t exist) and add the following: require ‘autotest/fsevent’ require ‘autotest/growl’ require ‘redgreen/autotest’ If you want autotest to […]
Recently, I needed to write a quick proof of concept Windows app. Not wanting to install Windows on my Mac or work on the POS Windows box over there (points to shitty box), I went in search of a way to write Windows apps on OS X. I found Tar2RubyScript, RubyScript2Exe and wxRuby which let me use Ruby, any gems I needed and creates […]
UPDATE: A reply from Apple I had a rather long and messy discussion with Garret Murray on twitter today, after he expressed some concerns regarding apparent discrepancies in App Store developer payments. I think the confusion can be put down to two issues: Apple is less than transparent There is a minor misunderstanding with regard to sales taxes On Transparency The only official word […]
Things are busy here at the moment. Firstly, I have a new scuba diving app in progress for iPhone OS. With the back end work done and wrapped in a nice set of unit tests, I’m finishing off the interface, which requires a lot more thought than either Air Depth or Depth Gauge. Secondly, I’m working on a large rails app for a friend’s […]
UPDATE: Air Depth and Depth Gauge are no longer available. Check out Gas Manager on the App Store. I’ve submitted a new version of Depth Gauge to the App Store. Other than being recompiled for OS 2.x backward compatibility, this update brings an enhanced version of Air Depth EAD calculator. The Depth slider’s range is now tied to the MOD of the gas. Version […]
UPDATE: Air Depth and Depth Gauge are no longer available. Check out Gas Manager on the App Store. A little research by Arstechnica revealed that a significant portion of the iPhone community—around 45%—have not yet upgraded to iPhone OS 2.2.1. In light of that, the next release of both Air Depth and Depth Gauge will be compatible with all versions of iPhone OS 2.x.
Just a quick note, I’ve been using a great little app called Dropbox to sync documents etc between multiple computers. It’s seamless and works on all major platforms. If you sign up with this link we’ll both get extra free space.