Geek takes a 4 day Architecture Class

Geek took a 4 day architecture class a couple of weeks ago that was pretty fun. They first drew plans and then built a model. Geek did a museum structure (I believe, he’s with grandparents this week so can’t ask to confirm). Here are some pictures of the plans:

Second Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

First Floor plan
First Floor plan

And then some pictures of the really cool model he made of it:

Model showing the dome in the central area of the second floor
Model showing the dome in the central area of the second floor

Front View
Front View

Side View
Side View

Work-around for multiple iPhone Dev account and code signing and Xcode Organizer problems

Xcode gives errors when you have multiple iPhone developer accounts and the name on the keys for the certificate are the same. This post outlines the two areas (Xcode Organizer and code signing) where there are problems and provides work-arounds.

Update 2/2010: This is no longer a problem because apple now issues certificates with a hex hash after the name.  So if you regenerate all your certificates and profiles they can then all live in your login keychain just fine (you’ll have to delete the old ones).

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Ok, maybe everyone else already knows this, but since it boggled apple dev support (the bug I wrote 6635822 and the duplicate someone else opened, 6229180 both seem to still be open) I thought I’d write about the work-around I figured out today:

First, the problems:

There are two related problems, with two related work-arounds.

Both problems arise when you have two iPhone developer accounts and the name on the keys for the certificates are the same (likely since you are required to use a person’s name and your real name when signing up with Apple, AND your name on the certificate request has to be the same as what you signed up with).

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More Daily Drawing (Dad)

Some pictures from Dad’s daily drawings:

First, Dad of Dad suggested that the left side wall corner didn’t “read” right in my old house picture.  Basically, he called me on not finishing the drawing properly (I had spent enough time on it and wanted to move on and so I stopped when I knew it wasn’t really “done” – busted!).  So here’s what it looks like after I “fixed” that problem (though I still didn’t spend as much more time on it as I ideally would):

Fixed House (better shading on left side & other small changes).  (Click to see full-sized)
Fixed House (better shading on left side & other small changes). (Click to see full-sized)

Here are a couple more sketches:

Sketch of a Small Mouse (click to make larger)
Sketch of a Small Mouse (click to make larger)

sleeping Kittens (click to see full-sized)
sleeping Kittens (click to see full-sized)

First Attempt at a Ship - challenging! (click to see full-sized)
First Attempt at a Ship - challenging! (click to see full-sized)

Geek & Dad in the wood shop

Geek & Dad have also spent a couple of afternoons in the wood shop.  Geek is working on a marble game and dad created this gift for geek’s grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary:

Small wooden sculpture to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary. (click for larger image)
Small wooden sculpture to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary. (click for larger image)

Made from a piece of a branch trimmed from the big oak tree at our house it represents two links in a chain that have been linked for 50 years.  Oak was a nicely symbolic wood to use, but was quite challenging to carve/work.

Dial-a-Dice customer in 8th country!

Dial-a-Dice sales have been tapering off, as we expect given what we’ve seen from other iPhone app developers. Once you aren’t in the “what’s new” group, sales head down unless you get into the what’s hot or get added to Apple’s advertising.

That said, we got our first sale yesterday from Canada which brings us up to 8 countries total – wow!