3 January 2006
It's been a long time since my last update. To be honest, it's been a long time since I last did any Cocoa development, although I did go to the 2005 Apple Expo in Paris. At the end of March 2005 I moved to Geneva to work for CERN, and as far as I know I'm the only Cocoa developer in the entire canton. However, I have met Marc Liyanage from Zurich, and I know there are a few Cocoa developers in nearby Lausanne.
I'm currently back in NZ for a holiday, which is why I have time to update this... and I'll be bringing back plenty of chocolate fish to remind myself what this site's official mascot tastes like.
11 February 2005
Sydney and the Tiger Tech Talks were great... I was staying with Chris who had a ridiculous number of computers and games consoles, and works at the University of Sydney where they have some pretty cool stuff (literally... the air conditioning was a relief.) So basically we just geeked out the whole time. The university had recently acquired a loaded Mac Mini, which Chris and I went to see, and along the way other Mac fanatics joined our procession. I felt like singing 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road' (backwards, in E-Major, of course! If you know what I'm referring to, contact me... I wonder what happened to the mauve gam room.)
I didn't learn much at the Tech Talks as it was mostly covered at WWDC, but it was fun to catch up with the 'local' Mac developers, and I am definitely considering writing some Automator actions for the Apronyms app. Anyway, there's more about that on my travellog.
A couple of other exciting things happened while I was in Sydney. Apple introduced new PowerBooks, so I'll be getting one (with my ADC hardware discount, which is due to expire in a couple of weeks) as soon as they arrive in NZ. On the same day I found out that I got a fellowship at CERN for two years starting in April. That means leaving my Windows job (hooray!) but not necessarily getting any more time for Cocoa... although I think I will like the CERN Micro Club.
24 January 2005
A few days ago I released a new version of Apronyms. I'm quite happy with some of the new features, and they were very easy to implement when I finally got time to do so.
For WWDC, some of my hair was key lime to go with my iBook. In preparation for the Tiger Tech Talk in Sydney, my sister dyed my hair appropriately for Mac OS X Tiger.
A big 'Happy 21st' to the Macintosh computer. Let's all relate embarrassing tales about it.