Author Archives: pauli

Wanted: universal element separator symbol; successful applicant must fix CSV too

Mathematical coordinate notation is a mess, but it could be be fixed now that Unicode is close enough to universal. While we’re at it, we can fix the CSV data format too. The root of the problem is the comma, … Continue reading

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Passion is exploitable

In The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer, Avdi Grimm is worried about a growing trend amongst software companies looking to hire programmers. He writes: “But when I look at job adverts demanding ‘passion’ I get a little involuntary shiver. I remember needing … Continue reading

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Retreat, rethink, regroup, relaunch

(or: The year when my app was #2 in the Productivity category on Mac App Store but I didn’t know what to do) I’m not American so I’m a bit fuzzy on the exact details of Thanksgiving protocol, but the … Continue reading

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Conduit reaches version 3.0 and is now free

Here’s something that’s a big change for my business. Conduit is a realtime video app and graphics platform on which I’ve been working for a long time… It’s now been updated to version 3.0, but more importantly, the software is now … Continue reading

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The Union of Councils

After some technical posts here’s finally one that is back on my blog’s stated topic, ‘naming things’. When I was a kid, we lived practically next door to some nice people. They were called the Council Folks. These people, it … Continue reading

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Win-win with Cocotron and Xcode 4.4 — code for Mac, build for Windows (Part 2)

At long last, this is part 2 of my Cocotron tutorial. Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long! While I was dragging my feet with this tutorial, several milestones were reached in Cocoa-land. Xcode was upgraded to 4.4 … Continue reading

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Crunching megapixels in WebGL

I recently finished Radi 0.9. It has a major new feature (well, from my point of view at least!) which allows the user to design realtime image filters and publish them to the web. The big idea is that nothing … Continue reading

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Radi 0.8.1 and EPS import musings

I finally managed to complete another update to Radi, my HTML5 content creation app. This new version 0.8.1 is all about fixing bugs and lots of workflow annoyances. Even though the version number increase is tiny, I feel that the … Continue reading

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Win-win with Cocotron and Xcode 4.3 — code for Mac, build for Windows (Part 1)

This is the first part of a tutorial in which I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite open-source projects, The Cocotron (imagine the ominous silence of a Soviet nuclear reactor as the backdrop for pronouncing this name). … Continue reading

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Good life at Happy Meal Central

It’s been about a decade since the last time I had a meal at McDonald’s. I heard that they’re trying to change their image, and indeed it turns out that they’re nothing as stuck to their singular success recipe as … Continue reading

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