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September 3, 2019

Bug Bytes: Gus Mueller:

In his 23 years coding for the Mac, Gus Mueller, creator of the popular image editor Acorn, has had ample opportunity to make errors. Here, he talks about his most memorable one, which goes back to VoodooPad, an advanced journaling app Mueller released in 2003.

This was a fun little writeup about what was probably my worst bug ever. Or at least, the one that gave me a giant panic attack when it happened. I can still remember the dread when composing an email to the customer explaining that the data was gone. I felt awful. But then there was the surprise happy ending and I felt like I had dodged a bullet.

The link above will give a little preview to the story, but to read the whole thing, you'll need to follow the link to the Mac App Store.