GV Places Discontinued

I hate to have to do this, but I have just pulled GV Places from the App Store, and I will not be selling or maintaining it any longer.

Some users have been experiencing problems with credentials and the various calls to the Google Voice back end. I have never had those problems, and thus have had a very hard time diagnosing the issue. I had planned to release a new version that included the ability to mail verbose logs to me, in the hopes that I could spot something that was going on. But then I got an email from Apple saying that it’s time to pay them again for the privilege of developing for the iPhone. And I just can’t do that.

I’ve spent hundreds of hours working on this app, and $200 in fees to Apple. I haven’t recovered more than 1/3 of that expense, so it just doesn’t make any sense for me to continue.

For those of you who bought it, thank you. I’m sorry I have to drop it, but I do.

My 2006 Mac Pro Is Having Issues…

I’ve loved this computer since I bought it in November 2006. It’s a massive workhorse, still. 2 dual-core 2.66GHz Xeon chips. 12 GB of RAM. 4 TB of hard disk. Still a fast machine. But it’s having problems. I think it’s just the video card, but I’m not sure. I ran memtest on it for about 20 hours straight, and it didn’t identify any problems. I am hopeful that replacing the video card will fix it, but that will still not be a cheap fix. Here’s what the video looks like right now

So, I Resurrected My Blog

After just over a week of it being dead, I brought it back, but hosted at WordPress.com. This is what I should have done in the first place, instead of moving to Tumblr. So, almost everything is back, but some of the images and other artifacts are gone. (Stupid, stupid….) And most of the code samples will show up unformatted and uncolored until I either Gistthem, or wrap them in the WordPress short code.

Now I just need to write something interesting.