Saturday, December 22, 2007

And to think people think i waste my time

I've been hitting the Dev Trail pretty hard over the last week or so. My fringe Cocoa/Objective-C skills are getting better each day. To give you an idea of what my Programming space looks like here's a screenshot.
The Work zone
To summerize, i'm in the middle of linking the mysql-cocoa framework into my project. Now i have hit a slight snag on that front. The snag being that it looks like i can't sell the app.

Why? Because the use of the GPL'd open source framework means that i have to release the source code. Now for a long time, i have considered releasing an application that one has to pay for, but is also open source. However with this kinda of app, my target market, most likely already has xcode installed, and would find it trivial to download the source and hit 'build'.

I'm gonna email the FSF, and find out what they have to say. But i think i might try and release this as an open source application. I love open source as much as the next guy, so maybe this is the way it should go down.

In other news i've finally popped for a Western digital 250GB notebook hard drive. After some stupidity (and a trip to Eastleigh) on my part it's churning away inside my Macbook. The old drive is now a Time machine Drive, speaking of time machine ...

Interface design at it's wildest

It's a nutty excuse for an interface, but it really is fantastic. Pre-Time Machine, i used a backup script i 'wrote' in automator, however it wasn't as flash as this. However it did zip my documents folder from almost 2GB to 700MB which always impressed me, or at least one side of me.

Well it's almost the end of another year and this blog has seen quite a few annual transitions now, 4 to be correct. In keeping with RSS tradition i'll have the usual wrap up posts, plus a 4/5 redesign. Hopefully this time done properly with more ajax than you can shake a stick at, and a cleaner ui, after all i'm a professional now ........

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