Archive for February, 2010

Interesting iPhone news found on iClarified, iHackintosh and Redmond Pie

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Having come across iClarified, iHackintosh and Redmond Pie while researching jailbreaking my iPhone 3GS I’ve now had a catch-up (only just added their RSS feeds to my Google Reader account) to see what’s new…

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From iclarified.com

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Comments Welcome!

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

I started this blog as an exercise in recording my own thoughts, research and creative activity – as well as learning more about the WordPress publishing platform.

Early on it was pretty much a solely personal exercise… but as I’ve tweaked the site layout, added Search Engine Optimisation, generated a few trackbacks from busier blogs etc. I’ve been noticing a steady increase in visitors.

My posts generally don’t have ‘Allow Comments’ enabled – so I thought I’d open a sticky ‘Comments Welcome!’ post that did. So if… :

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iPhone 3GS jailbreak progress

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

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I set out to jailbreak my iPhone with a list of possible gains…

I can’t say it’s been a wholly pain-free experience… I managed to ‘brick’ my iPhone several times and was forced to ‘restore’ loosing some data I hadn’t backed up – but hey – what did I expect? A few weeks on, I’ve regained a bit of device stability,  gotten used to the new functionality and interaction and I’m happy I did it. Here’s how I’ve gotten on…

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Processing – Viewport Cameras – PeasyCam & OCD conflicts?

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

I’d been having some issues mixing the PeasyCam and Obsessive Camera Display (OCD) libraries in the same Processing sketch – which I’ve now sort of resolved and learned a thing or two in the process…

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I found that switching between a PeasyCam and non-configured OCD viewport camera feed made PeasyCam behave idiosyncratically – loss of mouse control, some offsetting of Z-axis distance (only on the first switch back from an OCD feed – it’s consistent from then on), clipping of the scene – as if the farClip setting in OCD has likwise adjusted it in PeasyCam – though clipping isn’t actually assignable within PeasyCam itself.

Turns out PeasyCam is now at v0.8.1 – I was running an older version – and the documentation now includes a number of methods I hadn’t noticed before.

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