Category Archives: Unix

IE, X, and You

While trying to get IEs4Linux installed (Why not call it ie4linux instead?), I ran into some issues with the latest Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. The program ‘’ received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was ‘RenderBadPicture (invalid Picture parameter)’. (Details: serial 5546 error_code 158 request_code 148… Read More »

Saving app data with the iPhone SDK and Cocoa is easy with NSUserDefaults

A quick look at NSUserDefaults suggests saving app data with Cocoa and the iPhone SDK is easy. I haven’t gotten much of a chance to use it so there might be some gotchas. To store nonsensitive data using NSUserDefaults is as easy as a couple of lines of code: [objc] NSUserDefaults *defaults = [NSUserDefaults standardUserDefaults];… Read More »