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May 11, 2005
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

I was going to try and get VoodooPad 2.1 done before I move, but beta testers keep on finding crashing bugs, and 10.4 problems that I need to work around. It makes me feel better pushing it off a little bit though. This way I can get settled into my new home, relax, and spend some full days with VoodooPad to get it ready for the release.

Besides, my mind doesn't really have things together right now to do a release. Buying a home is one thing. But selling a home, buying a home, moving 2100 miles away, and becoming self employed all at the same time is enough to do me in. So I'll just wait till I have things a little bit more stable.

Here's a little Tiger gotcha I found- 10.4 has a nice little data loss bug in it (which Apple is aware of, and I'm sure is getting a fix ready for). Anyway, it goes like this (yes, that's right! I have a bug that can actually be reproduced!).

Launch TextEdit and open a blank document. In the lists pull down (up in the ruler), choose a bullet point option. Type some text. Hit enter. Type some more text. Hit enter. Repeat a couple more times so you get a nice looking list. Now save that document as rtf, and close it. Open it back up again. Notice that all the text you just typed in in gone.

Unfortunately this bug also affects VoodooPad (or any other Cocoa app that uses NSTextViews). I've put a workaround in VoodooPad's latest builds (at the bottom of the page), but I figure everyone should be aware of it and not to trust the text lists until Apple gets a fix out for it.

-- posted 7:07 pm