Scannerfly at DemoCampVancouver 05

I hadn’t really anticipated demonstrating my little side project when I attended DemoCampVancouver last week, but I had a demo ready and Boris needed more people to participate in the 30-second pitches, so I volunteered. Of course, no good deed goes unpunished, and I was chosen to give a six-minute presentation of the technology. Roland Tanglao captured my web-based barcode scanner demo, which I’ve embedded here for your viewing pleasure.

Update: Bruce Sharpe over at Singular Productions has posted a much more polished version of the video of my demo, embedded below for your viewing pleasure:

Mac OS X 10.5.2 Permissions Problems

I just updated to 10.5.2 this morning and encountered a bit of confusion (“Why the heck do I have to keep entering my password to delete a file?”) I tracked down the problem, discovering that the update, for whatever reason, changed the permission on my Documents directory to be read-only.

For those of you who find yourself in the same position, you can correct this from the Terminal with a quick:

chmod +w Documents

That’ll make the Documents directory writable again, and get your life back to normal.