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Daylight Savings March 30, 2008

Posted by April Ayres-Griffiths in microsoft, windows.
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Arriving at work today, I found that my work PC thought it was 7am, when in fact it was 8am.

Why? Because it erroneously thought that Daylight Savings Time had ended in Victoria, Australia. 

Apparently there is a fix for this issue: –

http://www.microsoft.com/australia/athome/daylightsaving/default.aspx

April.

iPhone Developer Program: “Computer Says No” March 17, 2008

Posted by April Ayres-Griffiths in mac os x, software development, technology.
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It seems that after touting the wondrous iPhone developer program, Apple may have jumped the gun, with rumors that their developer certificate issue system might not be ready.

There are reports that many developers (those who have paid the $99 USD fee), have received rejection notices, and very few people have received positive responses.

Being an Australian citizen, the developer program is not open to me, nor do I even have access to an iPhone, there as yet being no Australian carrier of the device. Sufficed to say, if it is any indication comparing prices between the US, and here, you can be sure it is going to cost a lot more money in Australia. The disparity between product costs (even factoring currency conversion) is a sticking point for some Australians.

The other, rather sad note, is that one cannot develop iPhone apps on a PowerPC based system. It is Intel only, with no intention to release the SDK to legacy users. It is a shame, as our 1.25 Ghz G4 Mac still does a wonderful job.

While I understand that Steve Jobs wants to embrace the newer architecture, one wonders if the next release of the OS will abandon PowerPC entirely. If the iPhone SDK release is any indication, it may be more than a possibility.

April.

WordPress and Safari: Bork bork bork? March 10, 2008

Posted by April Ayres-Griffiths in mac os x.
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Has anyone noticed that Safari really doesn’t play nicely with wordpress, when editing text in rich mode?

Or is it just me?

Edit: Apparently it is not just me… I found many references on the web to this issue. Oh well, I still think wordpress rocks though, and I found a dashboard widget that lets me write posts, so score one to browser incompatability I guess.

A new home… March 10, 2008

Posted by April Ayres-Griffiths in Uncategorized.
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I have journals all over the place, and it’s about time that I consolidated everything into the one place.

So, here it is.

Over the coming months I will be migrating my livejournal, and other blogs over to this one, as I like the way that WordPress works, and that I can create separate pages of interest to my main blogging.

This suits me fine as I have poetry and other artwork, and it would be fantastic to have it all in the one location.

So here we go…

Rest assured that I will continue my LiveJournal as well, and will cross post most WordPress items to it.