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Typecast 2.0.13 Released

Typecast is still in alpha—for obvious reasons. I just fixed a problem with credentials where the hashes of some passwords weren’t formatted correctly.

I’ve also added more features and cleaned up a lot. The change history is on Typecast’s page.

Typecast 2.0 Alpha Released

Typecast is a new application designed to surface the television programs that you want to watch. Conventional TV listings applications display a huge grid of programs and forces you to scroll through it, searching for something you might be interested in. Typecast allows you to create custom searches that find what you want and only . . .

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Typecast and Carrier Pigeon On Hold

I’ve put the Typecast project on hold, and I’ve removed Carrier Pigeon from general distribution. They weren’t up to my standards, and I have another project that I think is more important (or at least, more interesting) at the moment. I continue to use Typecast myself, so I’ll return to it someday.

Typecast 1.0.14.79 Released

I’ve published an update that includes support for e-mail reminders.

I’m putting development of Typecast on hiatus for now. It’s a frustrating application that nobody seems to be interested in, so I think I’ll focus on something that’s even more interesting to me for a while. I’m sure I’ll get back to Typecast because DigiGuide . . .

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Typecast 1.0.14.77 Released

Highlight programs that are currently airing or in the past.

Typecast 1.0.14.75 Released

Added a “demo” swatch of the border color, background color, and image to the left of each search in the list to remind you of the highlights you selected for each one.

Added a check box to each search which will quickly show or hide the results of that search.

Typecast 1.0.14.73

Important: You must delete your Searches.sdf file. (The path is in the Settings window.) The schema has changed so that in future releases, Typecast can save your data instead of requiring a delete (like this time).

Released a new build of Typecast with improved performance of searches with thousands of matches.

Typecast, from now on, . . .

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Typecast 1.0.14.72 Released

Fixed these:

If the border color isn’t specified, it now matches the background color. Fixed obscure bug where the text-bold setting could be cleared if a program matched more than one search. Fixed even more obscure bug where one program might have its background color set to transparent. The search window now sorts by the . . .

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Typecast: Better performance

When Typecast needs to refresh all searches, it does as much as it can in the background. This means it starts up faster and is more responsive while it’s populating the list of results. There’s still work to do, but this is a start. Next, I’m going to work on adding features, probably e-mail first.

Fixed Crash When Copying Search

I just published a fix for a crash that occurred when copying a search that didn’t match any programs.

Sorry there hasn’t been an update in a while—lots of family stuff going on this summer. I’m also working on a significant performance update: performing the searches in the background. After this is implemented, a large . . .

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