Working on an iPhone application . . .

I purchased an iPhone in September (a birthday present for myself).   A couple months later I got a MacBook Pro just so I could write applications for my iPhone. 

Now I’m not a newbie programmer.  I’ve been programming for a long time.  But Objective-C is one of the strangest languages that I’ve run across.  I can code C, and C++, so this wasn’t a big step, but Objective-C is just plain archaic in many ways.  However, given that Objective-C is the preferred language for both the Mac and the iPhone, I’m learning its intricacies and ideosyncracies whether I like it or not.

So I’ve got the iPhone application infrastructure complete, and I’m just working on the content now.  I’ll be keeping you updated as I fight my way towards a spot in the iPhone application store.

Posted under iPhone

This post was written by Daniel Ferry on February 13, 2010

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Hacked badly, but still alive.

Checked out this blog yesterday and found that someone(s) had hacked some  javascript  into the main page.  After a few seconds it redirected my browser to one of several sales pages.  This did not make me happy.

I was able to isolate the offending script, but I couldn’t find it in the web pages (or posts?).  When it started trying to take over my laptop, that was the last straw.  I deleted the entire blog and all the posts.  Yeah, I probably could have been more surgical, but I was angry, and my copy of WordPress was sorely out of date, so I said “Screw it” and wiped the slate clean.

Now I’ve got the latest version of WordPress, plus a couple neat plugins that act as firewalls and intrusion detectors.

Posted under Wordpress

This post was written by Daniel Ferry on February 13, 2010

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