Archive for the 'software' Category

Word Path is available in the App Store

Monday, August 24th, 2009

My word game for the iPhone is finally done and available in the iTunes App Store, more details including the App Store link are available here:

Not chock full of whizzy graphical effects but I think the actual game play turned out well and the result is a casual but fun little game.

The Next Remember? Update

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

When I wrote the first version of Remember? back in 1988 a maximum year of 2018 seemed like a pretty safe bet. But, here we are 21 years (!) later and it’s actually in striking distance. And a couple die-hards schedule things far enough in advance that bumping into it is becoming an actual concern.

Help is on the way.

The next update to Remember?, version 4.5, extends the upper limit to 2134. It also features improved file updating code to minimize the possibility of damaged occasions and automatically retains backups copies of the last few changes you’ve made to each occasion file.

It will still not be Intel native, that will have to wait for a bone fide rewrite. However I have verified that Remember? does in fact work on Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” if you turn on the Rosetta PowerPC support when you install/upgrade to it.

I don’t have a definitive release date for version 4.5 yet because I have a few more minor tweaks I’d like to include, but I’m getting very close. All of the above features are implemented and reasonably well tested so if you have a pressing need just let me know and I’ll get you a pre-beta version to play with assuming you are comfortable running pre-release software.

Thanks for your patience. Keep watching this site for updates.

hotTunes 2.3 is available

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

A new version of hotTunes, version 2.3, is available on the hotTunes page. The Info window is now displayed properly on Mac OS X 10.4.11 and I’ve also simplified the process of saving and loading custom hot key sets.

Remember? Status

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Just a quick update on the state of the next version of “Remember?”. I’ve got several significant new features in the works:

  • Extending the cut-off year for events from 2018 to 2134
  • Safer occasion file updates
  • Automatic occasion file backups

The coding for these changes is essential completed but will require extensive testing before I’ll let it at anyone else’s data. Occasion files that contain events beyond 2018 won’t be compatible with previous versions of Remember? and can’t be opened by them.

These are fairly extensive changes so I’m not sure when this version will be ready for public consumption. I’ll post a pre-release test version for the more adventurous after more testing.

Remember? 4.3 is Now Available

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Took a bit longer than I expected but the Remember? page now contains version 4.3 of my venerable reminder package. Not as substantial as I was hoping for but it does include some bug fixes and a couple more preferences, because there’s no such thing as too many preferences (apparently.) Both this and the previous 4.2 versions have no known issues with Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard”.

As usual the update is free if you’ve paid for any previous version.

If I remember correctly, which is never a particularly good bet, version 1.0 of Remember? might have been released some time during 1988 which means it will probably officially hit 20 years old some time next year. I’ll have to check the archives to be sure.

Kind of amazing when I stop to think about it.