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Remember? 4.5 Now Available

December 24th, 2010

It certainly took long enough but Remember? version 4.5 is now available for download! The most significant change is that the last supported year has been extended from 2018 to 2134 but it also adds the ability to save backup copies of occasion files when you add, delete or otherwise edit occasions as well as a few other minor bug fixes and cosmetic changes.

What is not included is a native Intel™ version of the application. That isn’t supported by the (ancient) development system I use to maintain the current incarnation of Remember?.

A few things you should know about this version:

  • It uses the same occasion file format as version 4.3 EXCEPT when events are scheduled for years beyond 2018. When those events are present previous versions of the application should refuse to open the occasion file but the best bet is to not tempt fate by running a mixed environment of old and new versions.
  • The new occasion backup mechanism saves copies of occasion files when you change them but the backup copies reside in the same folder as the original occasion file so it is not a substitute for a proper external backup plan such as Time Machine.

As usual there is no upgrade charge if you’ve already paid and there are no registration codes or other limitations on the application as it is still distributed as true Shareware.

I hope you enjoy the update!

Dave

Here comes the Flood

March 13th, 2010

Oddly enough, this:

Flood Waters

was not the low point of my day.

PCC 77 Brochure

October 7th, 2009

Not many people probably remember that a large personal computer show/expo was held in Atlantic City way back in the late 70s. The show was the brainchild of John Dilks, a great guy who also co-owned and operated one of the earliest independent computers stores in the South Jersey shore area (The Computer Ark). If I remember correctly the PCC shows ran for two or three years total before the expense of running them in A.C. made them impractical.

I still remember writing BASIC demos for John to run on his S-100 computer at a local air show to drum up interest in PCC.

Working through some old boxes I bumped into the brochure for what I believe was the first PCC in 1977:

Word Path is available in the App Store

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

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.