A fie on useless attempts to stop hacking… At least that’s my current assumption on why Microsoft did this. I’m a Cocoa guy, but I actually like .NET and hack a bit of it now and then. It’s a pretty good framework, though you can see some of the seams where Microsoft didn’t quite think it through when they were designing it and had to tack on later (the whole System.Text.Encoding namespace that’s made up of methods that should exist on String; but then C# doesn’t have ObjC-style categories so they probably also being more careful about throwing 10k methods on a single class the way Cocoa does, but I’m running off on a tangent here).
The point today is the headache that is the HttpWebRequest.Date property. What HttpWebRequest.Date property you might ask? That’s right; there isn’t one. Read more…
It’s been a busy few weeks for PandoraBoy… well, for PandoraBoy’s mailbox. I’ve been incredibly busy getting my day-to-day work out for months now and have barely looked at PandoraBoy since about February. The backlog of Issues has grown to a troubling level, and it’s probably another few weeks before I’ll be able to get back into PB development. But in the meantime I’ve been amazed at how much mail I’ve been getting on the subject. Mostly small bugs people are running into, but then, this just in:
PandoraBoy in French. Yes, Pierre Rudloff, out of the blue, sends me a fully translated lproj. I really appreciate it. I’ll make sure to get it integrated into the next release. I probably won’t get started on PB development until after WWDC because of other projects, but after WWDC it’s top of my list. Especially all the annoying little bugs that have been creeping in (I suspect because of some backend Pandora changes).