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TODAY, a Mobile Phone developer.

- Started on IBM 1620's

- Co-authored one of the first Disk Operating Systems for the IBM 1401/1410, which was sold to IBM and delivered to all 14xx systems in India for 20 years

- Ran a data center for East African Airways in Nairobi Kenya of 2 back-to-back IBM s/370's

- Computerized the coffee industry in Kenya from grower to international auction, on Wang VS's

- Wrote multi-tasking product "PrintStream" for MSDOS and Windows 3.0 (real mode)

- Founded WorldPassage, one of the early ISP's in Mill Valley CA in 1994

- Did network security consulting

- got white hair and became unemployable

- Have been learning Objective-C and Cocoa Touch, loving programming again

- Have published my iPhone app in the Apple App Store

----Thanks to everybody who has given me a hand in this latest journey. I love it but what a change of mindset into the object oriented world from the procedural programming world I have grown up in. :)


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comment Apple App Store continues to show Xcode 4.1 “Installed” even though I have uninstalled it.
The Answer check kept going green when I clicked it and restoring to grey when I was no longer over it. But I kept going at it and finally it stuck. Thank you for the help. I am not familiar with stackexchange, only overflow so I didn't actually make a choice as to where to post. I best get move educated here. Thx again. Xcode installed.
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comment Apple App Store continues to show Xcode 4.1 “Installed” even though I have uninstalled it.
Excuse me, I have a 65 reputation on stackoverflow. I did not ask to have this question moved over here, so why am I unable to Vote Up and give this a check for Answered because I have Rep of 1 here ? That's pretty bogus !
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comment Apple App Store continues to show Xcode 4.1 “Installed” even though I have uninstalled it.
Janiv, I struggled with this because I went back to my applications folder and checked that there was no installer. I knew I had moved it to a saved folder. So I deleted the installer from there too and nothing changed. App Store continued to say Xcode was installed. Then on a whim I decided to Eject my SuperDuper External drives where I have bootable backups. Viola ! It worked. So apparently, it was finding a copy of the installer on my external drive and that was producing the false-positive. You were right on it, it was just a more crooked road than expected. Hope this may help someone.
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