I’m an avid console gamer. That means I’m always wondering when the latest and greatest game will be dropped. It was time for an iPhone application.
If you’ve ever tried to do networking with Foundation you know that wrestling with NSURLConnection and NSURLRequest can be painful. Thankfully, we’ve seen a few third party tools step up to alleviate some of this pain. I want to introduce you to a couple of those tools and show you what I’ve been working on as well.
I recently had a couple of projects that consisted of a few static HTML files and a couple images. I could have used a blog or lightweight CMS, but those were overkill. I could use
scp, but remembering the
scp command every time I made a small change proved to be a hassle. I could have used Capistrano, but that too, felt overboard for my simple needs. Lucky for me, in addition to Capistrano, Jamis Buck wrote Net::SCP which was the perfect tool for the job.
Could you imagine, for a moment, what the political scene would be like without the social media giants Memeorandum, Reddit, Twitter, Digg, and Youtube? What about the old media websites that started as an experiment, required a registration and charged for access to content? Yes, it’s hard to imagine, but it was only four short years ago that none of these social websites existed and the old media websites were merely second class citizens to their broadcast counterparts. Meanwhile, while we’ve been caught up in the infinite streams of information, there has been a small, but highly motivated community of hackers opening up government in a whole new way, providing APIs ripe for mashups and experimentation.
Lets face it: Your coworkers can be a real pain in the ass sometimes. What better way to remind them of this than automated Rick rolls? They’re likely to never know what hit them.
Why are there so many lightbox implementations? Why are there numerous “versions” of widgets? Do you know which fork is the latest and greatest? Probably not, and for good reason. The current system sucks.
2,300+ miles, 3 1/2 days and 10 states later, we’ve completed our move from Memphis, TN to Portland, OR.
The time has come once again to clear the air of fallacious statements by the myriad of people comparing Prototype to JQuery. I’m all for comparison; I believe it’s healthy to have choices in life. The problem usually isn’t Prototype or JQuery, it’s the article comparing them.
Nearly all the methods of Adobe’s SQLConnection class are asynchronous. While this is nice when your running expensive operations (your interface won’t hang up), it can be quiet tough to deal with considering we come from a land where database operations have always been synchronous.
At the heart of binding, it’s merely a means to control execution scope—Function x executions in the scope of object y. It can be tough to grasp at first, but with the right amount of ninja references, anything can be explained so someone can understand it.
I’ve had enough. Run as far away from Registerfly as you can. Thats exactly what I’ll be doing over the weekend. I’m moving this domain to a different registrar because Registerfly, whom I’ve been a loyal customer for some years now, is sinking faster than a new Milli Vanilli record and causing 10 kinds of hell in the process for it’s customers. That includes me.