From the new and excellent Quartz.
Friday, 21 September 2012
I installed iOS 6 today on my iPad and iPhone. The "Maps" app is no longer "Google Maps"; it is now "Apple Maps". Fine by me, except all the street names here in Barcelona have the actual Catalan names replaced with Spanish equivalents.
For example, my street is no longer "Carrer de Bailén" but is "Calle de Bailén". The nearest cross street is not "Carrer de Córsega" but is "Calle de Córcega".
My office seems to have moved from "Passeig d'Amunt" to "Paseo Amunt".
This is somewhat inconvenient for me. For the native residents of Barcelona it is probably insulting.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
I'm working on a new mini-project, SeeingStars. This show real time poker odds for PokerStars. I'm writing it in Objective-C, as an opportunity to improve my rather basic Objective-C skills. I'm using AppCode, an Objective-C IDE from JetBrains which makes programming in Objective-C a more pleasant experience, compared to Apple's own, free Objective-C IDE Xcode.
And the ironic thing? AppCode is written in Java.