I couldn’t resist. Now, the new Apple Silicon macs are out and I had to buy a new Mac mini to test my applications on the new architecture (and the new macOS 11.0). Recently I released my refurbished project, the call center simulator CCsim (https://apps.apple.com/de/app/ccsim/id1519438028?mt=12). It is heavily relying on multithreading and I was eager to see what it is doing on M1-equipped macs. Weiterlesen
Do you also feel that this is the big disadvantage of modern picture projection compared to the old-fashioned slides: portrait format is really handicaped because you have two big black bars on the left and right hand sides. Video projectors have an aspect ratio of 4:3 or even 16:9 compared to the squared display size of old slide projectors. Weiterlesen
Recently I have migrated an old project of mine from Objective-C to Swift. It was not that difficult and it worked out fine, and I was eager to see how the performance of the migrated system would turn out. How big was my disappointment when I saw that the Swift version of my system was at least a factor of 10 slower than the Objective-C version with unchanged functionality. That can’t be true, I thought and debugged at little bit.
Recently I installed NextCloud as a common storage for our choir on some hosted server. Everything worked fine beside the usual little problems during installation procedures. Also my fellow choir members were quite happy with new system but a few of them were complaining that they could not login to the NextCloud. The error message they got was something like „Access through untrusted domain“. Well, I could not imagine what happened here. The SSL certificate was correctly installed and valid. And why did it happen only to a few of them and not all? Weiterlesen
Some time ago I’ve ported the old and ancient strategy game „Empire“ from macOS to iOS. On macOS I decided to make the game document based. Since the game may last many hours (or even more), it is necessary to store the state of the game in some kind of document to continue it in a later session. On start-up of the game it tries to re-open the last used document. That’s quite easy with the
recentDocumentURLs array of the
But for iOS such a facility is missing. There is no such thing as a „UIDocumentController“ and the
UIDocumentBrowserViewController tells you nothing about recently opened or created documents. I wanted to make the iOS version of Empire document based as well to enable anytime switches between the iOS and macOS version of the game. That’s especially interesting, if the game document is stored on some external server (like iCloud).