Have you ever tried to reconnect your bluetooth mouse on a mac without using a mouse?

The Magic Mouse is great. At least most of the time. When it's working. It is, however, an ironically lousy piece of expensive crap when it comes to its battery compartment. You need to stuff some paper into it to keep the batteries in a certain position. If you change batteries and do it wrong, … Continue reading Have you ever tried to reconnect your bluetooth mouse on a mac without using a mouse?

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Screen Captures in Mountain Lion and file formats – what the …?

I am in the middle of writing some documentation for our new web service that I'm going to talk a bit more about in the near future. For this I need to take screen captures and upload them onto a wordpress site. Working on my mac, all seemed fine for a while. OS X ships … Continue reading Screen Captures in Mountain Lion and file formats – what the …?

How the latest Glorp eats passwords ;-)

I am playing with VAST 8.6 and its latest Glorp port on VA Smalltalk. So far, I like what I see, even if Glorp still has glitches that I am currently working on with the Instantiations Support team. One thing that made me scratch my head was my unability to login to a database more … Continue reading How the latest Glorp eats passwords 😉

VA Smalltalk 8.6 on Windows 7×64: a first glimpse

Last week Instantiations announced the availability of VA Smalltalk 8.6. This new release brings a few novelties. First, the installation on Windows 7 (and most likely also Windows 8 and 8.1) works like a charm. There is no special procedure any more for machines with User Acces Control enabled - all files are put into … Continue reading VA Smalltalk 8.6 on Windows 7×64: a first glimpse

ESUG 2013: My Personal Reprise

I'm back from the 2013 European Smalltalk User's Conference in Annecy, France. I'm still tired and in the middle of recreation, but I must say it once again was well worth travelling there. First of all, I'd like to say a special thank you to the organizers of the event: We've had a great time … Continue reading ESUG 2013: My Personal Reprise

The Microsoft-Nokia deal may be a great opportunity for Finland’s startup scene

There's been so much said about how bad an idea the acquisition of Nokia's Mobile device business is and why it will most probably not work out well. I don't have much to add to all this, apart from how sad the news are. Microsoft is not gaining anything from the deal to increase the … Continue reading The Microsoft-Nokia deal may be a great opportunity for Finland’s startup scene

VA Smalltalk, Seaside, Ajax and … unicode!

Lately I found the reason for an annoying bug in my Seaside Application in VA Smalltalk. It is once again related to encoding/decoding of Ajax request parameters. Once again I've been bitten by the fact that VAST is not unicode-ready yet (well, we've been waiting for unicodesupport in VAST for more than 4 years now, … Continue reading VA Smalltalk, Seaside, Ajax and … unicode!