NSString – components separated by case insensitive string

The latest version of MailRaider greatly improves its handling of base64 encoded or quoted printable strings – the previous version could get confused if, for example, it encountered ‘=?UTF-8?B?’ instead of ‘=?utf-8?b?’. The problem is that NSString only has componentsSeparatedByString – which isn’t much use if you don’t know what case to expect. Hmm. Continue reading “NSString – components separated by case insensitive string”

45RPM Software News

There’s lots of news for 45RPM Software this month.  New releases, and a Facebook business page set up for us by our Facebook communications director, Sue deNym (I know, I know!) Check out the Facebook page (link at the bottom of the page), and like and follow us for all the latest news on 45RPM Software’s newest and greatest releases.

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Ill Communication

“Be more dog”, O2 say.  What they mean, I suspect, is roll over and let us kick you for a while. As you might have guessed, I’m not entirely happy with O2 customer service – and so I’m moving back to a supplier that I’ve learned to trust.

It’s not one problem, it’s many – and I’m fed up. I’m kicking back. So, in no particular order… Continue reading “Ill Communication”

Not the end of the Swiss economy

Here we go again.  It’s time for another woefully inaccurate assessment of a new Apple product.  Bear in mind that I’m not very good at this – some of my past gems included:

  • PowerPC (Not as good as 68000)
  • iPod (Not as good as my MiniDisc player)
  • Mac Mini (Just a poor clone of the Cappuccino PC)
  • Mac Intel (It’ll be a disaster – the end of the Mac is nigh)
  • iPad (Just a scaled up iPod Touch)

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A rather special website…

The internet is full of oddities and wonders, from the educational to the appalling – and sometimes both educational and appalling at the same time.  Little wonder then that television is feeling the pinch – the internet has sites at least as entertaining, but with interactivity to ensure that the consumer (that’d be all of us) doesn’t become a dribbling moron in the process.  That’s the theory, anyway. Continue reading “A rather special website…”

Creative – Bas Vellekoop

What was your first Mac?
I came to the Mac quite recently. My first Mac was a MacBook Pro mid 2009. I had been making music with PCs for many years, sampling and experimenting with music, but I discovered that if I took my PC on stage and one of the USB cables fell out, perhaps because someone tripped over it, the program would crash and I’d have to reboot the entire machine. With the MacBook Pro, just the device that was unplugged stopped working – and if I plugged it back in again it would start working again without having to restart the program, let alone reboot the system.  That’s the only reason I bought the MacBook Pro – I’ve never been in favour of Macs or PCs.  It was a very practical stage reliability reason why I moved to the Macintosh. Continue reading “Creative – Bas Vellekoop”