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August 27, 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.)

Saturday, August 27th, 2005


(yes, it's a total ripoff of Dashboard, but it works.)

In the beginning there was WikiPad. Then I realized that there was an app already out there with that name. Doh! So I renamed it VoodooPad.

Then there was TinySketch, but that name sucked so I renamed it FlySketch.

Then came along Gesture, and it turns out at one point there was an app named "Gestures" (which is listed on MacUpdate, but not VersionTracker) and Gesture also sounds alot like some other apps as well, so I renamed it "FlyGesture". Figures.

I'm never going to be able to create a code repository that actually has the same name of the app. It must be some sort of curse. And renaming apps is such a pain, but at least I'm doing it early on.

The Flying Meat website isn't updateded just yet, but you can download beta 3 of FlyGesture with the shiny new icon if you'd like. It'll pick up on your previous gestures and prefs if you did anything custom, so everything should be good there (in case you thought about that). I'll be listening for screams of pain caused by this release, and assuming there aren't any I'll update the website either later on this evening or tomorrow.

-- posted 4:36 pm

It's report a bug Friday Saturday.

I had a good bug earlier this week, and thought I'd save it till Friday, but then I forgot it. Then this morning I remembered it. So here it is, Bug ID# 4234843:

"The Cocoa text system unexpectedly changes fonts when images are pasted." Basically, if you are typing in TextEdit (or just about any other app that uses the cocoa text system) with a custom font set (ie, Arial bold), and then paste in an image, your font settings change to Helvetica 12.

I've got a workaround in place for VoodooPad 2.5, but it still effects pretty much all other cocoa apps.

-- posted 11:55 am