Titanium Appcelerator == yuck

After spending considerable time recently working on a fairly simple iOS app using Titanium Appcelerator I have come to the conclusion that I am never going to use it again if I can avoid it.  The app size isn’t too much of a problem, but the fact that even this simple app crashes on startup […]


I have been looking for this video for ages! http://blip.tv/tucs-tech-talks/an-illustrated-history-of-failure-2729174 I saw it some time ago and it was amazing.  The content is great, but more importantly it show how to give a presentation using powerpoint that actually works!

DeltaSync decompression progress

After quite some time I finally have some code that seems to decompress the message data returned from Windows Live via the DeltaSync protocol. The code is AWFUL, but the results are looking pretty good. X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0wO0Q9MTtTQ0w9MA== X-Message-Status: n:0 X-SID-PRA: Daniel Parnell <me@danielparnell.com> X-Message-Info: JGTYoYF78jHVrAq/T4xfKLLpTvwPwE0t6g/vyq6tyzbqln5iNnXwcSMg41wQCSulCxd5N8UB57Lq6un/ug7i0YsGX30yo+pm Received: from randymail-a4.g.dreamhost.com ([]) by bay0-mc8-f11.bay0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.2668); Thu, […]

What I’ve been doing recently

Today I found out that an application I built for the iPhone has become available on the iTunes store.  It’s a simple little app to estimate electricity bills for a household.  Check it out on the iTunes store via the following link πŸ™‚ AGL Energy Efficiency I’ve also been working on the Windows Live Mail compression code some more and have gotten some good results.  Below in an example of what I’m getting X-Message-Delivery: Vj0xLjE7dXM9MDtsPTA7YT0wO0Q9MTtTQ0w9MA== X-Message-Status: n:0 X-SID-PRA: Daniel Parnell […]

I’ve been throttled

OH NO!  I’ve used up all of my download limit for the month and have been throttled down to 64kb/s.  It’s like being back on dialup again πŸ™ Admittedly it is all my own fault.  As you can see from the chart above there was a period of sustained download earlier this month when I was […]