I've completed a new guide explaining how to compile the Textual IRC client from the source code available on GitHub. Although this is an extremely simple process, I hit a few snags in my own attempts. So, I wanted to document the process in case it comes in handy for somebody else down the line. As mentioned in the guide, I strongly recommend purchasing Textual, as it's a great IRC client. However, this guide can be used to build the client for trial purposes before making the purchase. This guide can be found here:
So, in the small amount of free time I have these days, I've started teaching myself Objective-C. The idea is to start working on some iOS application development. I have many ideas for some jailbreak extensions and a couple ideas for possible iTunes Appstore apps. Although I have a small amount of programming experience, Objective-C is an entirely new beast. So, I'm quite a way out from being able to release any of my projects.
That said, I plan to start documenting some of the struggles I've encountered along the way on this website. Most of these guides will be for my own reference only, but I figured I would make them public in case they end up helping anybody else along the way. The guides I do publish will only be items that I couldn't find an already existing document covering everything I needed. Smaller pseudo-guide's will also be published which link to other documentation if appropriate.
So, I have just completed the first of these guides. After digging through countless tutorials on the subject, I was finally able to get my own application running on my jailbroken iPhone without having a paid Apple developer account (necessary to officially provision a device for testing). This guide can be found here:
After providing me with many years of mostly-free hosting, the owner of my old host has decided to down-size a bit and shut down his servers. I am forever grateful that he provided me with full access to his FreeBSD box for so long. It was great fun while it lasted! It provided me with a place to run several experiments, taught me a bit about FreeBSD, and allowed me to share some of my work and photos with friends and family.
Now that the hosting is no longer available, I made a decision that I no longer want to worry about maintaining services such as a photo album, forum, or my custom CMS. As anybody who ever visited my old site knows, I hadn't kept up with it recently anyway. So, for now, I'm going to start fresh with already existing hosting services. I'll be trying out a simple Google Sites approach to begin with. Depending on how other plans of mine end up working out, I may look at other options in the future.