Author Archives: joachim

Efficient Exception Debugging with Xcode 4

When dealing with Objective-C exceptions while developing Cocoa applications, you might not know where the error happened. Calling -[NSMutableDictionary setObject:forKey:] with an nil object will output an error message in the console¬†(*** -[NSCFDictionary setObject:forKey:]: attempt to insert nil value (key: … Continue reading

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Introducing PageKit

Over the years I have created a few JavaScript classes which I use in various web applications. Today, I released two of them on GitHub: PageMenu and PageList, part of PageKit. To see what is it about, head over to … Continue reading

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SiteCapture v1.2.1 Released

I just released SiteCapture v1.2.1 which has following changes: 64bit support on Intel Macs Feature to reveal the destination folder in the Finder Enhanced image quality for PDF thumbnails SiteCapture now requires Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard. Grab it at … Continue reading

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Introducing WebKitTool

WebKitTool is a simple command line tool using Apple’s WebKit framework¬†for converting web pages to PDF- or image files. When creating PDFs, you can either create one page containing the whole web page or multiple pages, landscape or portrait. Examples … Continue reading

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Introducing PDFKitTool

PDFKitTool is a simple command line interface to Apple’s PDF Kit framework. With it, you can manipulate PDF documents. It can combine several documents into one or burst multipage documents into multiple single-paged documents. Examples Combining multiple documents and storing … Continue reading

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Size Comparison: new 27″ iMac vs old 24″ iMac

It’s intresting to see that the new 27″ iMac is nearly as tall as the old 24″ model.

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RedLaser Barcode Scanner

It’s just astonishing that the RedLaser app can recognize barcodes using every iPhone, even the old models (original iPhone and iPhone 3G) which have no autofocus camera and produce blurry images like this one: I’m surprised the app was accepted … Continue reading

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SiteCapture 1.2 Released

I just released SiteCapture v1.2 and made it Freeware! New features include: Full-size captures now contain the full height of a page. When multiple URLs only differ in their query string, the file names of the images won’t collide anymore. … Continue reading

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Adobe AIR Pollutes the Keychain

Why does every Adobe AIR application need a separate Keychain? I don’t understand.

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Android Detail Bashing, Part 1

What happens when you connect the charger after the “Please connect charger” message appears? Nothing.

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