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WWDC 2007

Friday, June 8th, 2007

I’m flying out to San Francisco for WWDC 2007 (and some extra travelling) in a few hours. This will mean that I’ll be slower to answer emails over the next couple of weeks, but hopefully not that anyone will notice. Like the world would end, anyway! 😉

This is the first WWDC I’ve attended since 2003, when Apple showed us Panther, launched the original iSights (we all got a free one) and the PowerMac G5s, which would get faster and faster and, er, yes. So, this time it will be Leopard and who knows what else. Probably lots of talk about some phone, too.

Since about half the cost of the trip is actually getting to the US, I’ll be spending another week or so there travelling around, visiting friends and generally making a nuisance of myself. I’m really looking forward to it.

So, if you’re going, see you there and if not, I’m sure there’ll be plenty WWDC stuff on the internets to keep you occupied.

Update on Updates

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

One thing that got lost from my long post the other day was a quick update on updates. Mostly because the post-MacZOT workload took up so much time and then I had a couple of trips planned this month, I’m a little behind.

I don’t normally announce dates publicly on this blog or elsewhere, but I often give an indication in support emails that I expect to release something within the next month, the month after, etc. Well, a quick glance at my news page will show that not much has been happening lately (apart from a small KIT update today) but I have lots of development work coming together, I’m just a couple of months behind.

I expect if I even so much as hint at any sort of timescale for updates to both my apps here, something new and unexpected will happen and I’ll be made to look a liar again. So, that’s all for now! 🙂

CocoaRadio Interview

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Cocoa RadioBlake Burris interviewed me for CocoaRadio and this is now available on the CocoaRadio site. CocoaRadio is a podcast that features interviews with Mac OS X developers from around the world.

During the interview I talk about how I got into Mac development, what I did before Reinvented Software, tell a little of the story behind my apps and all sorts of other things besides.

So, if you want to all hear that plus me laughing nervously, check it out at If you need me, I’ll be hiding behind the sofa.

BT – Exceeds Expectations

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I write the title of this post in jest. I originally thought BT could have moved my broadband to the new house within 5 working days of me requesting it. They called today and told me it would be 5 working days after that phone call, i.e. next Wednesday, the 28th. The connection is still working in the flat, so if it holds up I’ll be moving out next Tuesday. If it dies in the meantime, I’ll move out then and improvise. How can it take so long, I ask you?!

Like a Virgin

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

I’ve got a trip planned to California later this year and booked the flights last week. I’ve made quite a few trips to the US in the past and usually fly with British Airways (for [not so] frequent flyer miles and all that) but with the recent wildcat strikes at Heathrow where BA’s baggage handlers walked out to support the 600 employees sacked at the former BA catering arm, Gate Gourmet, I’ve felt less than sure, particularly as the issues still seem to be rumbling on.

I’ve actually been in the US during one of these wildcat strikes a previous year – they usually happen at the peak of every summer season – wondering if I would be able to get home. While I had the luxury of staying with people I knew back then, I still had a job to go back to and the car in a long-stay car park. It’s not about the money (got insurance for that sort of thing) but the hassle of sorting it all out. I also don’t think I’ve really forgiven BA for retiring Concorde – why is the world slowing down?

So this time, I’m flying with Virgin Atlantic for the very first time. I’ve heard good things about them, so we’ll see how they compare to their arch-rival. Virgin were also £5 cheaper (wow!).