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How to get access to country specific music in Spotify

So, here’s the deal. I am Dutch (yes, with capital D!) and I live in Sweden. Even though I do not live in the Netherlands, I still wish to hear dutch music. Most of the music is online available, however there are a few artists that have not really reached 2014 yet…. or better yet, 2010+. For my case, Gers Pardoel is such an artist. I blame it on the artist, but I must confess that I have little knowledge on how the music industry works; it might just as well be the label, Top Notch. Contacting them about it… well lets face it… they don’t care; I have tried.

Posted in Development, Dutch, Hacking, Spotify, Tests, Tools, Websites Tagged with: , , , , ,

Getting ANT to work with YUI compressor on OS X


A while ago, a colleague introduced me to YUI Compressor. I was really amazed. I knew there were such kind of tools/applications out there, but never really bothered to find our which ones and how they work. So, I though, being a Mac user, that this should work on my mac as well… well… yes and no. Its not so easy getting it up and running, and I want to be able to run an ANT target in my PHP project to get this working.

So, I had some digging around to do, and ended up with my own little guide on how to get it working.

Posted in 10.8, Apache, Apple, Free stuff, Mac, MacPorts, Objective-c, OSX, PHP, Shell scripts, Tools, Tutorials, Web, Websites Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

MacPorts 2 & XCode 4.3

Well, to sum it up… this has been a “pain in the ass” for me. The last few days I have had some trouble running OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) preview… which is not that weird since it is a developers preview. The main problem was that MacPorts didn’t work since 10.8 uses Darwin 12 and Lion (with MacPorts 2 installation) uses Darwin 11.

So, I managed to screw things up so badly that I spend whole yesterday evening copying files manually to a USB drive using the “Install Disk” for Lion. Now I formatted my MacBook Air and Mac Mini and installed Lion once again.

Posted in 10.7, Apple, Development, Mac, OSX, Tools, Tutorials, XCode Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Tool: Fix bootstrap server error when launching from xCode to iOS Simulator

Since the release of XCode 4.2 I have noticed a certain error poping up after buidling reguarly. The error incidcates that the iOS Simulator already has a process running or is hung. The anoying part is that even if you quit XCode and iOS Simulator, the problem wont go away.

This is the error:

Couldn’t register com.myApp.debug with the bootstrap server. Error: unknown error code. This generally means that another instance of this process was already running or is hung in the debugger.Program received signal: “SIGABRT”.


Posted in Apple, Development, Free stuff, iOS, iPhone, Mac, Objective-c, OSX, Shell scripts, Tools, Tutorials, XCode Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,