Two ways to take iPhone screenshots

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

I stumbled upon one of Jeff LaMarche’s blog entries while searching for something else. This tells you how you can take a screenshot from an untethered iPhone.  Just hold down the power button and then press and release the HOME button.  Now the screenshot is saved in your Photo album.

The other way is for Developers using XCode.  You tether the iPhone and open the Organizer window in XCode.  Click on your iPhone under the DEVICES list at the left of the window.  Click on the “Screenshot” tab, then click the “Capture” button.  These screenshots are store: ~username/Library/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Screenshots.

Learning iPhone development…continued

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Learned about creating multiview applications today.  Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche are great teachers (Check out their book “Beginning iPhone Development“).  I really like their teaching and writing style. It is ‘to the point’ and more in the philosophy of giving you incremental building blocks.  It’s something that I’m use to and prefer.  At ITP, that’s how we teach students.  There’s a lot of technology involved and most do not have a technology background, so we need to arm them each week with a new tool, if you will, in their technology Swiss Army Knife, so that they can build cool things.  :)   We don’t get bogged down too much in the technical details or theory.

Upgrading WordPress using SVN

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

I just recently discovered I manually installed this blog a long time ago, instead of using my hosting service’s “one click install” feature to install WordPress.  They also make it really easy to upgrade.  But I also found out that at some point I had converted my install to use SVN instead.  So, now all I have to do to upgrade my WordPress software is to:

  1. Go into the root directory of your blog
  2. type ‘svn sw http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.7 .‘  (make sure you refer to one of the right version tags here)
  3. Go to your browser and run http://yourblog.com/wp-admin/upgrade.php

That’s it!  Really simple right?!

Read this to find out more information about SVN and WordPress.