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iBuddy project added to GitHub 31 December 2011

Posted by David Wilson in General.
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iBuddy – you’re favorite pal who’s fun to be with is welcomed to the Mac community!

iBuddy is a small USB figure in the form of an MSN messenger contact with butterfly wings. Its head can light up in 7 different colors, its heart can light up the wings can flap and its torso can twist, all the while drawing its power from the USB port.

The complete source code package is available on GitHub. It includes the GUI Application, Privileged helper, code less kext that works on 32 and 64 bit operating systems and a command line tool – all squeezed into one xoce project.


Work remains outstanding on the command line tool for help and/or man pages. If anyone would like to contribute in this space I’d be very keen to include updates.

– David


TrafficCamNZ Desktop News 30 December 2011

Posted by David Wilson in iPhone, Mac.
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I was contacted by ‘Chris’ a couple of days ago advising that TrafficCamNZ Desktop for Mac was crashing on startup for him. Suspecting a data corruption issue I got Chris to send me the data files for the application so that I could diagnose the fault and develop a fix. I found the fault in the application and fixed it, though it has not yet been submitted to Apple for approval and distribution. So the next release of TrafficCamNZ Desktop for Mac will have the following fixes incorporated into version 1.1.3 when released:

  • Fixes a crash on the camera edit screen when the user tries to save or cancel or delete and the image has not finished retrieving
  • Fixed an issue where the main window contents could dissapear when a cmd-w was sent
  • A menu is dynamically added when the Bulk Camera Functions screen is displayed. This menu is for loading the Tennessee XML camera file and is intended for use when maintaining the camera data file. The menu is removed when the window is closed.
  • Fixed an issue where duplicate camera entries could cause a crash while trying to display their images on the main screen

I cannot advise at this time when I will be able to make the submission to Apple of the new version.

I advised ‘Chris’ that he could start again with TarfficCamNZ by removing the following directory as a temporary work around:

/Users/<your user code>/Library/containers/nz.co.catch22.TrafficCamNZ

this is the same directory that I asked ‘Chris” to zip up and send to me for fault diagnosis.

– David