Brian Toth

July 20, 2014, 7:30pm

Google Maps Plugin Updated

I’ve updated the Google Maps Plugin installer to detect OS X 10.9 and later and provide instructions for manually copying the shared framework to the proper location. The rest of the plugin files will still be automatically installed.

Sorry for not figuring that out a year ago… I know I’ve received quite a lot of email regarding the lack of support for Google Maps in 10.9.  I’d still like to make a proper update to the plugin for the latest OS at some point.

July 20, 2014, 5:38pm

Google Maps Plugin and OX 10.9 Mavericks

Not sure why I’m just now discovering this, but the Google Maps Plugin will work under OS X 10.9, if you move the shared framework to the root Library/Frameworks folder.

So, move /Users/<you>/Library/Frameworks/GoogleMapsShared.framework to /Library/Frameworks/GoogleMapsShared.framework and then it will work. At least until I put together a more professional solution.

June 11, 2014, 12:05pm

The Funny Pages - Part 1: Motivation

For a long, long time now, reading the comics in the newspaper has been a part of my morning routine. Not that long ago, my paper, The Cleveland Plain Dealer started cutting back on their comics. Then they stopped delivering the paper part of the week.  The Plain Dealer does offer an “e-edition” online or on the iPad, which is a glorified PDF copy of the daily paper. It’s not fun to use and unreliable.

I realized that all I wanted were the comics, all of the other news I care about comes from RSS feeds and TV, so I didn’t need the paper.

I found Cleveland.com had some of the comics, not all that were featured in the actual paper, and weren’t great quality either. They were a scaled-down, embedded version of what is offered by King Features and Comics Kingdom. The ComicsKingdom.com website has the same content, but in much better quality.

The rest of the comics that I cared about were on GoComics.com, published by Universal Uclick. Except Dilbert, which is somehow only available on Dilbert.com.

I already subscribed to Bill Amends’ FoxTrot.com RSS feed, so I thought maybe I could subscribe to other comics via RSS. Long story short… no.  I found both services offered iPad apps… but I didn’t like the experience of using them at all. What I really wanted was all my comics, in one place that I could read through quickly during breakfast.

So I developed The Funny Pages

January 27, 2014, 9:18pm

AutoMile 1.4 Now in the App Store

AutoMile 1.4 has been approved for the App Store and is available now.

January 23, 2014, 10:47pm

AutoMile 1.4

AutoMile 1.4 is now available from my website.  I’ve also submitted the App Store version to Apple for review. Ideally I’d like to wait until it’s approved for the App Store and release them simultaneously, but since it fixes a crashing bug it seemed best to just get it out as soon as possible.

Please let me know if you encounter any issues with this release. Feedback is always welcome. Thanks!

January 19, 2014, 6:18pm

Upcoming AutoMile Fixes

I wanted to take a moment out of my debugging to let all AutoMile customers know that there will be an update coming out soon.  I’ve been getting an increasing number of crash reports in the last few weeks now that more people are using AutoMile, I have not been ignoring them.  December was a very busy month and I just didn’t have the time I needed to properly investigate the issues.  But, between the new crash reports and some helpful emails I think I was finally able to find the cause of the problems.

Thank you for your patience while I’ve been working on this. I hope to get the update out as soon as possible.

If you have any comments or feedback, feel free to contact me.

October 29, 2013, 9:24pm

AutoMile 1.3.1

AutoMile 1.3.1 is now available for download. The App Store version has been approved and should be available soon.

October 23, 2013, 8:05am

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

AutoMile and PostCheck are both 10.9 compatible. My Google Maps Plugin is not. If you find that PostCheck (or other Contacts plugins) are not loading correctly, please make sure that you remove the Google Maps Plugin if you had it installed. There’s a simple removal tool available on the Google Maps Plugin website.

October 6, 2013, 11:55am

PostCheck Installer Updated for Mac OS X 10.9

Now that the GM of OS X 10.9 is available for developers, I’ve once again updated the PostCheck installer. The only thing that’s been updated is the installer, the plugin hasn’t changed since the update in July. No need to re-download unless you’re also using OS X 10.9 and need to reinstall PostCheck.

October 6, 2013, 11:33am

Google Maps Plugin and Mac OS X 10.9

The current version of the Google Maps Plugin for Address Book (Contacts.app) will no longer be supported. It is not compatible with GM version of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks due to inconsistent sandboxing with the new Contacts app. (The Address Book Plug-Ins folder is not sandboxed, but the Frameworks folder is. Not sure how Apple managed to do that.)

I’ve put together a removal tool for anyone that would like a quick way to uninstall the plugins from their Mac.

Thanks for the support over the last eight years!

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