You finally build the project with your left nut, the distribution provisioning, and the juice of a shriveled goji berry (kind of redundant with the first item in the list), upload it to iTunes Connect and it rejects it with the dreaded "doesn't validate."
They say I can’t use the name Alice because they have something named Alice. What? Where? Please. You think I didn't check ahead of time? I’m sure they’re not saving the name Alice for some super secret pre-MacWorld product. 25 years ago Apple said they couldn’t use the name Alice because some database company already had it. Thus the Through the Looking Glass name. Maybe they’re thinking of that? Nah, that can’t be. There aren’t that many people at Apple who remember anything from 1984. They know there was some commercial with some woman in a tight tee-shirt throwing something at a screen but only because they saw the parody on The Simpsons.
Please get some better error messages. This is like having a Q&A with Socrates (or should I say a Q& with Socrates.
Oh Apple. I only say these things because I love you. You know that, right?
Some combination finally works and it takes, but then I realize I didn't incorporate all of the legal department's input. Well, I'll just withdraw it after my crack legal department checks in. Trust me, do not mess with my legal.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Added a Cheney sound of Darth Vader. I didn’t like that idea at first but everyone else does. I’m not a big Star Wars fan or sci-fi fan. MAD and ETC are huge Doctor Who fans. For ETC’s birthday in February, as a surprise we took her to a Doctor Who convention in LA. That was weird. Going to a convention about a tv show I’ve never watched. 10 is their favorite doctor. Apparently he regenerates soon into some other actor and they're already getting out the tissues.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
I've asked a bunch of people to test Alice but am only getting vague "great" comments. An old friend of MAD, Scott Warren, wrote a long detailed review. He's not only a great guy but cool (and also looks like a member of ZZ Top). Nice guys get a thank you post.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Hearing Obama say “Yes we can!” never gets old. Slamming the Bush people never gets old either. Not sure if people will recognize Alberto Gonzalez or Rumsfeld. In November, ETC had made a cool Obama sign and placed it high over our garage but some neighbor complained to the city of San Carlos that it was bigger than the regs and made us take it down. The young kid from the city seemed embarrassed to ask us to do it. We put regulation Obama signs along the driveway. Touche.
Monday, March 2, 2009
The husband (Nico Berry) of ETC’s writing mentor does great work and is a skateboarder. He has these cool hip hop figures so I’m going to pay him to do a set for Alice. Actually, this might have happened a few weeks back but my ghost blogger didn’t keep a diary and is having a hard time remembering dates.