QuickBooks 2007 and PowerPlant


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Not-so-funny | Posted on 30-03-2011

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Wow. I love using QuickBooks. Like I love nailing my funny bone!

QuickBooks is one of those slow programs that you have to use when it wants to work.

Cause when it’s not working, it’s crashing:
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x00000000189ffff0
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0xffff0eda __memcpy + 1850
1 com.intuit.QuickBooks2007 0x000719b1 0x1000 + 461233
Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
14 PowerPlant 0x00de9762 LWindow::ClickInContent(EventRecord const&) + 290
15 com.intuit.QuickBooks2007 0x00487389 0x1000 + 4744073
16 PowerPlant 0x00deb733 LWindowEventHandlers::ClickContentRgn(OpaqueEventHandlerCallRef*, OpaqueEventRef*) + 51
17 PowerPlant 0x00dcec60 LEventHandler::EventHandlerCallback(OpaqueEventHandlerCallRef*, OpaqueEventRef*, void*) + 32
18 com.apple.HIToolbox 0x9085eecf DispatchEventToHandlers(EventTargetRec*, OpaqueEventRef*, HandlerCallRec*) + 1567
More Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah

PowerPlant? PowerPlant? What?!

Why are they still using PowerPlant?

And why does this program crash so much?

Haven’t they heard of QC?

Apple’s newest product


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Funny | Posted on 25-03-2011

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Thanks to my co-worker for showing me this video:

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

Apple Mail won’t save my password


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Tip | Posted on 23-03-2011

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I’ve been plagued with Apple Mail asking me for my password, over and over and over again.

I switched over to Thunderbird when I thought there was no solution, but it seems that there might be a solution here.

Time to get Bulletstorm


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Gaming | Posted on 16-03-2011

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Japan’s earthquake


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Not-so-funny | Posted on 13-03-2011

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My heart goes out to those in Japan who have had to endure the 8.9 earthquake that struck last week.

Here is footage of a tsunami that followed the quake that hit Japan: Tsunami

2011-04-07 Update
It seems that the link to the original video is broken.

Here is news footage that includes some of the original video:

Voter turn out versus Antarctica


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Funny | Posted on 09-03-2011

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I was looking at voter turnout from the earliest election to today and looking at the data graphed in Excel reminded me of Antarctica.

Here is the graph:
Looks like the continent down south

And here is Antarctica:

Dead Island


Posted by Jaime | Posted in What's New | Posted on 09-03-2011


I hope the game is as good as the trailer… and if it is, I’m looking forward to it:

AMD leverages OpenCL in new plug-in for Maya


Posted by Jaime | Posted in What's New | Posted on 07-03-2011

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Damn! This seems like a perfect mix: AMD, which took over ATI, uses it’s graphics cards to leverage the OpenCL architecture to create a plug-in for Maya!

It actually makes perfect sense since OpenCL can produce some outstanding results when paired to a video card that has lots and lots of GPU’s, like the ones that AMD produces: AMD 6900

UIPickerView and UITableView on iOS


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Coding | Posted on 07-03-2011

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I gave up on trying to get a UIPickerView to work properly on a UITableView.

In a previous post, I had mentioned how I was having problems with this not working out for me.

I was having two problems with the UIPickerViews I created:

  1. The UIPickerView did not not respond to gestures
  2. The UIPickerView did not fill out to the full width of the screen

So instead of spending any more time on this, I took a look at other applications that have the same workflow for this and I decided to use a separate table view to replace the picker wheel.

And now, I keep on marching… coding along…

Just keep coding, just keep coding…

Bringing an old phone back to life


Posted by Jaime | Posted in Tip | Posted on 07-03-2011

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I have an old Motorola RAZR that I wanted to power up, but I gave away all of the chargers during my town’s last e-cycle pick up.

I wondered if I could charge up the phone via a USB cable, but all of articles I read pointed to this only working on a PC and having to install special drivers on Windows for this to work.

That’s not too bad, but the cell phone’s battery was completely dead.

So, I taped 3 AA batteries together in series and used copper cables to attach the positive and negative ends of the ad-hock power source to the cell phone’s dead battery. Thanks to this post for the tip: Solve USB charging issue with RAZR

The phone came back to life and I connected the phone to my PC to charge, and after a while, the battery had enough charge for me to do what I had to do.

To my surprise, once I connected the phone to my MacOS computer, I found that it would charge on that OS without the need for any special software.

Go figure!