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Obj-C String Concat

Chris is looking for a better way to concatenate strings in Objective-C than the fairly cumbersome stringByAppendingString:. PHP uses the . (dot) operator. Of course, there's also [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@", someObj];. We've used that a few times in some of our apps.

Software Gnomes

We've never gotten an email like this: Hello, today I discoverd your crappy software on my machine. I just wanted you to know that you have a f----d up piece of s--t for a product. I plan to forward your company information to the proper authorities since you think it is OK to install it […]

Spam Burning in Hell

A comment left on the RSS Roundtable discussion says this (edited slightly for appearance only): "MailDrop - Advanced Personal Mass Email - Send personal email to thousands! Manage your holiday cards, clients, or friends in mailings. HTML or plain text. Attachments." I hope Erik J. Barzeski burns in hell. The only thing worse than a […]

We're working with a designer (more details [credit] on who and whatnot after we're done) on icons for MailDrop 2.0, and we're having a bit of trouble finding "import" and "export" icons that we like. The body of the arrow is easily hidden by the front recipient on export, and that bothers me. I posit […]

RSS Roundtable

Everyone's favorite drunk has published a roundtable discussion with myself and a few other syndicated content aggregator developers (or feed aggregators, or whatever - I'm still not comfortable just saying "RSS"). You can read it here. What do you think of what was said? Leave a comment here as well as at the roundtable if […]

Dan Lynn submitted a PulpFiction theme today, saying: I liberally borrowed the look of this theme from a really spiffy website that you may have ran across. 😉 … I've tested this theme out on the feeds from all my subscriptions and resolved all issues. The title links to the story and the site name […]

PulpFiction 1.1.1

Well, PulpFiction 1.1 had a pretty nasty bug in it. It'd crash on startup if an article did not have a title. We were releasing an auto-released object. Silly us. The fix - version 1.1.1 - is available now at Sorry 'bout that, folks. We goofed. P.S. Please note that by downloading directly, you […]

PulpFiction 1.1

PulpFiction 1.1 is now available. This version includes a number of updates, including something mentioned previously here on NSLog();, the subscription view. It's tucked nicely into the folder view, giving us the best of both worlds. The complete change log is hidden "behind the fold." Click to read more. PulpFiction 1.1 is a free upgrade. […]

MailDrop 2.0 will be shipping in early November. As this is FSS's first "2.0," we're going to do it right: anyone who purchases MailDrop 1.3.3 between now and the release of MailDrop 2.0 will receive MailDrop 2.0 at no additional cost. In other words, a free upgrade. MailDrop 1.3.3 costs $59. MailDrop 2.0 will cost […]

Scott Stevenson gave his presentation at the BANG meeting last night. Scott discussed PulpFiction, demonstrated Rock Star, and even had a few moments left at the end to show off FTPeel's Magic Mirror. You can view a PDF of Scott's brief presentation here or download the .keynote (zipped) here.

PulpFiction now works with Yay. Scott Stevenson will be introducing PulpFiction 1.1 at tonights BANG meeting. The meeting is at 7:00 tonight in the De Anza 3 Auditorium. Yep, that's on the Apple Campus. New features include Growl support, this thing, and a few other things. Nearly everything we've done in PulpFiction 1.1 has […]


Like ecto, the next version of PulpFiction will feature Growl support. Growl is… …a global notification system for Mac OS X. Any application can send a notification to Growl, which will display an attractive message on your screen. Growl can be configured to activate as filter action. In the example shown at right, I've told […]

What’s This?

Something for PulpFiction 1.0.3… Next week sometime.

Mac Icon Designer Needed

I believe that our icon designer has gone missing, and so we (FSS) are in need of an icon designer. If you know of one, are one, etc. and would like some work, by all means leave a comment or get in touch with me directly. We're currently seeking icons for MailDrop 2.0 and FTPeel […]

Cmd-D in PulpFiction

Even as a developer, we sometimes forget some of the cool features in our own applications. Today I had to remind myself that cmd-D toggles the linked content and the feed content. Ah, what a great feature! 🙂 Three cheers for cmd-D, even if I'm the only one that uses it (I suspect I'm not). […]