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.

When is a WebOS “OK”?

So I’ve been wondering for a while now as product announcements get made and the online and press communities react: when is a WebOS a good thing? Specifically, for instance, when Apple first announced the iPhone, it provided developers with … Continue reading

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Suggestions to correct iTunes / iPhone music sync

Recently I had a coworker who upgraded his iPhone to 3.0 find that he could no longer sync that iPhone with his iTunes music library on a Windows computer. It would, however, sync just fine on a Mac OS X … Continue reading

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CAContextInvalidLayer and setFence:count

So there I was, up for nearly a day straight and have figured out the certificate issue that was preventing my program from running on my iPhone after upgrading to SDK 3.0 beta 5. On the device I was getting … Continue reading

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Quick fix for TableViewCellSubviews sample project

Symptom The Sample Code for TableViewSuite, example 4 TableViewCellSubviews has an incorrect project setting that prevents running the sample in release. Problem The problem is due to the TableViewCellSubviews project referencing the application as CustomTableViewCell instead of TableViewCellSubviews. Solution FIX: … Continue reading

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putpkt: write failed: Broken pipe

Hopefully this will provide some useful information for someone, because I did a lot of google searching and didn’t come up with an answer to this one that way. After upgrading my sdk from 2.2.1 to 3.0 beta 5 I … Continue reading

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A new site!

We have a new website after … what, 10 years? Taking me a lot of time to figure out how to put a site together in a “web app” vs plain old HTML and some php/mysql. Bizarre!

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