Author Archives: Lane Roathe

About Lane Roathe

I make my living designing, producing, and programming computer software. I have done work on numerous platforms, including MacOS, Win95/NT, Apple //, Super Nintendo, Sega, and others; writing mainly games but also operating systems, applications, utilities, etc. I have started and run several companies, currently operating Ideas From the Deep.

Restoring playback of Sound Effects in Lion (ex: iChat doesn’t play alert messages)

I recently switch my full time OS from SL to Lion and one of the bugs I have noticed is that anytime I let Lion put my Mac Pro to sleep I loose playback of all sound effects. For instance … Continue reading

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How to manage iOS Provisioning Profiles

How to manage iOS Provisioning Profiles While the process of managing iOS Provisioning profiles continues to be refined by Apple, it still is not a totally obvious process, especially when it comes to some of the finer details like updating … Continue reading

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iPhone 4 Reception; better than any before or worthy of a lawsuit?

So, unless you have been living in a cave for the past few weeks, I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of reporting going on about the new iPhone 4 and it’s reception issues, maybe you’ve even read a few of … Continue reading

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FedEx ruins my iPhone 4 day :(

So I was lucky enough to get in (after a lot of trying mind you!) and order my iPhone 4 via Apple’s website before the Jun 24th delivery date got pushed back. Hurray!   Everything was looking fine, and yesterday … Continue reading

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When it rains it pours!

So I’d been looking for my next opportunity for a while, being quite picky about the opportunities I pursued. I found several very interesting opportunities, and one in NY (which has numerous posts on iphone/cocoa dev lists) that seemed really … Continue reading

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OOP != classes, but may == DOD

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming paradigm that uses “objects” – data structures consisting of datafields and methods together with their interactions. I was reading an interesting article today about a design methodology that I’ve been practicing since 1982, “Data … Continue reading

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The Bank is available on iTunes!

Our latest title is available on iTunes. It took one week to get it approved, and that included the entire time iTunesConnect was closed down! Anyway, here’s the info on the game: Story: The economic recession of 2008 was not … Continue reading

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Christmas Wish List

For any of you still looking for something to get me for Christmas, here are a few ideas: Acura NSX Kepler Motion Lotus Evora Tesla Roadster Mazda RX-7 3rd Gen

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How to background load and cache UIImageViews images

It’s often the case that the apps I am working on are required to download quite a couple, or even a few dozen, images and display them in a UIImageView. In looking online I found a few different methods of … Continue reading

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It sure does snow in Kansas!

This week I am visiting my Grandmother in Kansas. Monday night I arrived at the farm just as the first snow was falling, and by Tuesday morning I couldn’t have left if I wanted to. Here are some pictures of … Continue reading

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