Month: March 2013

I posted a question to the apple developer list which received a wonderful answer. My question was basically how can I transform a string with a spelled-out number as the numeric equivalent. “Three” becomes “3”, “twelve” becomes “12”, etc. without …

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Those of us using iPhones and who are on iOS 6.x have seen Apple’s implementation of pull to refresh. Apple has made this control available to iOS developers – starting with iOS 6.0. We’ve all seen various implementations by other …

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NSLog is a good debugging tool some of the time. Coming from AS3 I am quite used to trace statements, and even fancy AIR solutions for runtime tracing and variable lookups and tweaking. I realize that NSLog isn’t the best …

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Sources: indiegogo TechCrunch Whirlscape Minuum This is basically a direct lift of some content I’ve found in regards to a new take on touchscreen (software) keyboard data entry. Go ahead and read the information behind that link and watch the …

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I almost picked this up at BestBuy just because, but I already have about 3 different versions of these albums already on CD as well as digitally. Is this coding music? I would say absolutely – especially Signals. I might …

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Linking up tutorial part 1 of 2 here. Another Ray Wenderlich thing, this time written by Brandon Trebitowski. If you’re tired of displaying things in a UITableView or would like the option to present the same list materials in various …

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I’ll admit that this previous Cocoaheads Boston meeting got me thinking about Auto Layout again. I tried it in the past on my own and found it too different from springs and struts that I simply converted my ViewController to …

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This week has been a rush of updates and installations for me. Most excellent. Xcode 4.6.1 OS X 10.8.3 Dropbox 2.0 Alfred 2.0 DeskShade MBP Retina update Safari 6.0.3 Feedly Extension for all my copies of Safari

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Tonight I took a drive down I-90W and into Boston down to MIT building E51 for a Cocoaheads Boston meeting. I was sweating the intricacies of getting around down there since I’m not exactly familiar with the area, but once …

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Yesterday, as many of you may be aware, Google informed the world they would be shutting down Google Reader. I don’t know about the bulk of you, but I use it extensively on the desktop – nearly living in it …

Feedly saves my day Read More »

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I gave up my regular iPad for an iPad mini when the mini first came out. And I love it. More than I thought I would.  Currently I have a smart cover on it – which works really well. But …

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Eight days officially until the first day of Spring. The snow here in New England has begun to give way to the things it’s been covering for a while now… our little garden gnome is now nearly free from it’s …

Spring is almost here Read More »

I was surfing around and came to the Penguin’s NHL site. They have a component like a paged scrollPane. Using my MBPr I did the two-fingered scroll thing on it… and let’s say it acted pretty strangely. I’ve recorded a …

Nice Javascript implementation bug Read More »

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October 5 National Xcode Developers Day. Spread the word. The date is pretty obvious.

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If you’re anywhere near Boston Thursday, March 14th at 7PM you may well consider stopping by M.I.T. Room 372, Building E51. Dinner afterwards at the Cambridge Brewing Company. To be honest I haven’t swung by a meeting yet only for fear …

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We’ve all been there at one point or another during our developer careers. You’ve spent a lot of time, energy, and dollars learning a technology. You’ve come to know it’s quirks, it’s pitfalls, it’s strong points, and it’s weak points. …

Is your developer toolbox heavy enough? Read More »

It’s time. It’s been time. It begins now. My recent domain transfer and renewal got me to decide to clean things up around here… this subdomain is so screwed up right now that I cannot upgrade my WordPress installation and …

Dispensing with the clutter Read More »

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