I have never appreciated skating until tonight’s long program performance by Sarah Hughes. In fact, I’ve never felt compelled to link to Sports Illustrated until tonight’s long program performance by Sarah Hughes. What a spectacular performance. I’ve not seen a better artistic statement about the joy of life.
It’s been quiet on the programming front. I’m getting smarter in Cocoa and AppleScript. Here’s a feature that’ll be coming in 1.0.3 – a News Item Department drop down list that syncs with your Manila blog.
Here’s where I am:
- The RPC call works
- I can basically parse the XML that gets passed back (though all the department names are lowercased and I’m not sure what’s up with the vertical bars around one department)
- I can populate the dropdown
- The above three steps are triggered temporarily from a button. I need to add UI to get the departments in the first place, cache them in the prefs file so I don’t have to hit the website every time, and add more UI to refresh the categories if they get out of sync.
So it’ll take a while longer for me to finish up. But I thought this would be the hard part and it’s done already. Now I have to figure out how to use some of these Cocoa functions to write a list into a plist file as an array. Dig we must…
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