Archive for the ‘JouleData’ Category

CHM Viewer 1.1.4 Released!

Monday, January 26th, 2004

Fixed problems opening some files with improperly defined indices, now loads Microsoft MSDN magazine archives, and will now work on Jaguar systems as long as the Safari browser is installed. Available here.

Linux article published!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

Linux Journal finally published an article I wrote for them… available here.

CHM Viewer 1.1.3 Released!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

Been getting great feedback from users! Thanks! Keep the comments coming! This release fixes a few things, adds keyboard shortcuts to change text size and show/hide the drawer. Also displays a different icon in the content and index views if a link is determined to be broken. Enjoy!

CHM Viewer 1.1.2 Released!

Friday, January 16th, 2004

Released an updated version of my CHM Viewer utility for the Mac. Fixed up a few bugs, improved some things. Been getting great feedback, and I’m glad people find it useful. If enough people register, I’ll probably add support for search and some other things.

CHM Viewer 1.0 Released!

Sunday, January 11th, 2004

Well, I finally got this thing released. Yeah! It’s a pretty nice viewer utility for Microsoft Compiled Help (.chm) files. No search or index capability yet, but it let’s you browse and jump around using the table of contents. I’ll continue to add more features as time goes on. You can download a free trial version here.

Let me know what you think… enjoy!

Coming soon!

Friday, January 2nd, 2004

Well, just putting the final touches on my first commercial Macintosh program.  It’s really challenging to roll out a product all by yourself… you have to write the code, test the code, manage system configurations, manage source code control, write the documentation, edit the graphics, setup the webpages, create the utilites to generate the licenses, manage the licenses, process the payments, handle any technical support issues, and last but not least, handle all marketing aspects of the product.  Whew! Somebody, beer me!

Anyway, as a recent “switcher” from Windoze, I’ve been wanting a utility like this for quite some time on the Mac.  And, I wanted it to work as well as the other great software typically found on the Mac platform. As this is my first Cocoa application, I’ve spent an incredible amount of time testing things.  I’m finally happy with the results, enough to call it version 1.0!

Hint: I’m so tired of breaking my back carrying these heavy things only to find that I don’t have the one with me that I need. Any guesses? Tune back in on Monday to find out the answer…

Speaking Engagement…

Monday, August 18th, 2003

A friend of mine is teaching a class at the UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley and has invited me to give an overview of .NET and some of the cool things it can do.  I think I’ll demonstrate web services by writing a small WinForms client that displays DVD movie covers using Amazon’s web services.  Should be a hoot!