Daqing Chu At WordPress

December 23, 2010

Great Year 2010 and Embracing the New Year 2011

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 8:19 pm
Tags:

Year 2010 is coming to the end. I have a great year 2010. I have been working in one company as an IT consultant for the whole year. Even though the job requirement are not very challenge, I have been always set up new heights for me and continue to learn and explore new stuff in this year. This is very productive year for me. Not only I gained so much in a wide range of areas, but I also pick some of my old skills and knowledge back, such as OPC and COM in Windows. I feel very applaud of myself when I see my accomplishments.

[Read more…]

December 20, 2010

NULL Issues in ABContact Open Source Project

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 5:31 am
Tags:

I found a nice open source project for Mac/iOS Address Book data source. The project contains several key wrapper classes: ABContact, ABGroup, and ABContactsHeler. Mac OS/iOS has extensive APIs for accessing and editing AB records, but they are all C libraries. The project provides nice Objective-C wrapper classes for those libraries.

[Read more…]

December 18, 2010

iTunes and AirPort Updates

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 5:25 am
Tags:

I found two updates from Apple this evening. One is for iTunes and another is for AirPort Utility.

[Read more…]

December 17, 2010

XCode Splash Screen

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 4:29 am
Tags:

Just finished watch a short podcast show by CTN (Cocoa Touch Netcast). It is about 2 minutes show on how to enable settings for XCode Splash screen. For example, this is my XCode splash screen:

[Read more…]

Mac Apps: Glims Plug in for Safari and TimeMachineEditor

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 4:27 am
Tags:

I found two great and long waiting Mac applications. One is a plugin for Safari to load previous tabs on start: Glims. Safari, unlike Chrome or FireFox, does not restore the previous tabs on start. I have tried to figure out a way to do that for long time. Now Glims does what I want.

[Read more…]

December 15, 2010

PowerShell Tip: Dynamic Data Type

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 6:01 am
Tags:

I have used Powershell for quite a while. I really enjoy its power and great features. I did not spent time to learn PS thoroughly. I just learn it by examples and by demand. The main reason is that PS covers so wide areas. I don’t have time to learn it in a long time span.

[Read more…]

December 14, 2010

Mac App for MacBook Battery: coconutBattery

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 5:33 am
Tags:

Battery usage hours and battery life are critical specs for laptop computers. Based on the information from Apple, my new MacBook Air 13″ is supposed to have 7 hour usage. I am going to test out how good the battery is. One way to test it is to use it and keep eye on its battery hours. Another way is to use application to monitor and record battery hours.

[Read more…]

December 12, 2010

MacBook Air Setup

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 7:46 pm
Tags: ,

I got a MacBook Air 13″ base model last Black Friday. The price was abut $100 off the regular price, or $50 less than the education price. 11″ did have special. That’s why I did not hesitate to pick up this modal. Another reason is that I will take this laptop with me during my Christmas vacation back to Beijing.

[Read more…]

December 4, 2010

XCode 3.2.5 and iOS SDK 4.2

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 7:55 pm
Tags:

Xcode 3.2.5 and iOS SDK 4.2 was available on November 22, 2010. I downloaded the whole package (52GB) couple weeks ago. It took me about 2hours to get the package(not sure why my Internet or browser was so slow).

[Read more…]

Free App: Easy Find

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 7:23 pm
Tags:

I found a great tool for finding files, EasyFinder by DEVONTechnologies. This is a supplementary tool for Mac Finder. I could not find figure out a way to find a file by matching file patterns. EasyFinder provides a nice UI with a lots of features in addition to what I need.

[Read more…]

Blog at WordPress.com.