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(like a blog, but with less effort)

Disconnected ramblings about software development, iOS, FreeBSD, anti-social networking, kittens, drosophilidae, small business, Android, web services, finches, Windows, electrical engineering, XML, rental cars, rye, or ... FIVE dollars??!... something something beer.

FreeBSD Kitten

FreeBSD kitten

I walked away for a few minutes and apparently the kitten decided to monitor top; then fell asleep.

28 sleeping processes. 1 running process: moused.

Cross-platform user interface development for iOS, Android, and Windows Store

I am currently developing a C# / .NET user interface platform that will finally allow you to write the UI once in C# and create:

  • iOS applications using Xamarin.iOS
  • Android applications using Xamarin for Android
  • Windows Store (WinRT) applications

I will consider adding Windows Phone and Silverlight, which should be easy ports.

The platform will include an attractive and flexible calendar control.

The project will represent about 500 hours of development. The components will be released under commercial license. The target price is $200-300. I hope to release many building blocks of the platform under an open-source permissive license.

The calendar component is currently in alpha release.

If you would like more information, or would like updates as they become available, please contact me.

Test .NET snippets in the browser

Let the spam begin! Thanks Adobe.

It didn't take long, but I'm now regularly receiving spam to several uniquely Adobe email addresses. Password recovery must have been a pain in the ass, because I apparently I signed up with about 7 accounts.

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Macromedia accounts compromised as part of Adobe leak

Dreamweaver and Fireworks used to be Macromedia products, before Macromedia was purchased by Adobe. As I discovered after receiving email this week to macromedia at yvanrodrigues.com, that user database was merged into Adobe's.

List of websites that enforce weak password policies

Please contact me to add a website to the list.

  • Paypal.com 8-20 characters
  • 407etr.com 6-12 characters
  • adobe.com 6-12 characters (fixed, after 150M accounts were hacked)
  • nokia.com 6-18 characters

 

Your password is too long

There is a world-wide shortage of bytes. Think of the children. Shorten your password now!

Unity: ArgumentException: The Assembly UnityEditor is referenced by TouchScript.Editor. But the dll is not allowed to be included or could not be found.

You may get this error in Unity when building. Often it is due to a missing DLL, or linking directly to the Unity runtime.

In my case it turned out to be simple. I have the same DLL (TouchScript.Editor.dll)  in two places in my project.

Grouper app reviewed on ILoveFreeSoftware.com

My Grouper app was recently reviewed on ILoveFreeSoftware.com.

Windows 8 actually allows you to create a group of tiles similar apps, for example a group of all social apps, group of chatting apps, group of movies and music apps etc. You don’t need to download anything extra for grouping apps together. However Windows 8 doesn’t provide any mechanism to name these groups of apps. So, you need to install this simple light weight utility app Grouper from the Productivity Category in Windows Store. You can use the Windows 8 Search Charm to locate the app in Windows Store or click on the download link given at the end of this article. Then follow the steps of this Windows 8 tutorial.

Read the full article.

Intermec printer "RFID error"

I have an Intermec PM4i that I've been working on this morning. When I tried to print using the Windows IPL driver, I got the error RFID error, even though the unit doesn't have RFID installed.

The problem is actually due to trying to communicate IPL while the printer is in Fingerprint mode. If IPL mode isn't available, update the firmware to one that supports IPL.

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