Office 2010 preview →
stevenf: It is hard to make a simple interface for an application that does a lot of stuff — I can attest to that. I don’t envy Microsoft’s task here. I know they’ve got smart people in there somewhere, and I don’t think this is the best they are capable of. Well said, Mr. Frank.
Access all Exposé modes on newer keyboards | Input... →
To use Exposé’s Application Windows mode, hold down the Control key, then press F3. Similarly, activate Show Desktop by holding down Command and then pressing F3. Finally, if you want to open the Exposé & Spaces System Preferences panel, hold down Option then press F3. Thanks, Rob!
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-4-26) →
AIR apps are like modern day Java applets… sure, they run on every platform. But...– An interview with Tweetie creator Loren Brichter | Macworld (via chartier)
Mavericks Slap Around Spurs -- Within The Rules -... →
The Mavericks improved to 16-1 at home since the All-Star break, and to 7-1 in games following 20-point losses. What an ambivalent paragraph! So, the Mavericks are really good at home. Great. But they have been beaten by 20 points at least eight times. (It’s not clear from the story if this means 20-point losses since the All-Star break.) Bang-up writing, AP.
Apple dumps 'Baby Shaker' app after complaints →
While you can debate some of Apple’s previous choices, allowing this one looks hard to defend. I doubt Apple will be looking to ease up on its restrictions on apps anytime soon. With the bad publicity from “Baby Shaker,” Apple will have more incentive to be even more conservative - not less - going forward. This is absolutely right. Eventually, Apple is going to have to...
Magic and the Brain: Teller Reveals the... →
To kill some time in a diner, Teller was practicing his version of Cups and Balls…Teller hadn’t brought any props, so he used wadded-up napkins and clear water glasses. Penn & Teller demonstrate their version of Cups and Balls. Somehow, this made the trick even better. Although it was now possible to follow the crumpled napkins as Teller variously palmed them, squished them, and moved...
Geosmin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
Geosmin, which literally translates to “earth smell”, is an organic compound with a distinct earthy flavour and aroma, and is responsible for the earthy taste of beets and a contributor to the strong scent that occurs in the air when rain falls after a dry spell of weather (petrichor). The human nose is extremely sensitive to geosmin and is able to detect it at concentrations as low as...
Finding all URLs in a string →
If you’ve ever wanted to find all the URLs in any NSAttributedString or NSString, then this post is for you! It’s quite simple, actually, just a few lines of code. So let’s take a look: NSString...
Windows 7 Starter Edition Only Runs 3 Applications... →
They might as well name it “Windows 7: We Hold You in Contempt and Dare You, Fucking Dare You, to Try Something Else Edition”. (Via Slashdot.) ★
Hey, Tumblr... Jesus Here...
luckyshirt: The end. Well, not the end like in the Revelations sense of the word; that’s not for a while. Please, people, learn it. The last book of the New Testament is Revelation. Singular. It is “The Revelation of Jesus Christ…to John,” which is also the first line of the text. TMYK
rohdesign: Revisiting CSS gallery sites today and it seems 99.9% of entries are for webdev agency sites, while only 0.1% are actual sites for clients. I think one of the main reasons for this is that clients have a tendency to do something simple, safe, and guaranteed. They don’t want to pay for an experiment or for someone to learn or figure out something on their dime.
Kindle owners find out about DRM's ever-present... →
dandrews: These are edge cases, but they do give you pause. If you are going to buy a $360 dollar gadget to read ‘your’ books on but you are nearly completely subject to the Amazon overlords. Let’s not forget, though, that while the Kindle Store is unarguably convenient, there are several companies selling electronic versions of their books without DRM at all. For instance,...
Fuck the Teabag parties →
Fuck the Teabag parties: So if you think for one minute, that I’m going to whine and bitch and complain because I’m not only expected to pay TAXES but pay MORE because I’m doing well, you’re fucking stupid. No one likes taxes, and we could do a better job with them…but a long time ago, someone else’s taxes put food in my belly. Less long ago, someone’s...
Introducing InspectorKit — Degutis.org →
Introducing InspectorKit — Degutis.org: InspectorKit is both a framework and an Interface Builder plugin. You can check out the source on github. This is basically a major update to the Inspector panel, as it packages all the code into a convenient framework for developers to include in their projects, and allows them to test the inspector at design time.
Global Shortcuts framework - open sourced! —... →
Global Shortcuts framework - open sourced! — Degutis.org: If you’ve ever wanted to make an application which allows users to set global shortcuts for some action, you’ve probably wandered into ShortcutRecorder’s corner of the web. This is a great control for setting shortcut keys, but it doesn’t actually let you set them in a way that calls your object’s method when it’s pressed outside of...
luckyshirt: In my last post, I referred to something as a “little jem”. You know, like a little precious stone? Not a SINGLE ONE OF YOU swung at that beach ball. Truly, truly, TRULY— you know where this is going… No, it wasn’t intentional. Yes, there is something going on with me. Yes, it DOES seem to involve childhood television, as evidenced by this and my last two posts on Twitter: One ...
The Sexy Curls jQuery Plugin by Elliott Kember →
The Sexy Curls jQuery Plugin is an open-source jQuery plugin by Elliott Kember which lets you share in the beauty of the page fold.
Real browsers: What does border-radius look like? IE: What? Real browsers:...– http://www.elliottkember.com/ie.html
MYCrypto library now alpha-testing →
I’ve got a new open-source Mac/iPhone library out … but it’s early days and it’s not really ready for use yet. I’m hoping some smart folks [that’s you] will want to help implement missing bits, or…
Glyphish — Icons and resources for iPhone... →
Glyphish — Icons and resources for iPhone developers
Birdhouse — A notepad for Twitter →
Birdhouse — A notepad for Twitter Ever think of something for your Twitter that you don’t want to post right away? Birdhouse is the perfect place to put it. Birdhouse won’t replace your favorite iPhone Twitter client, it’ll add to it. Put Birdhouse right next to your Twitter client and use them together. I don’t think I’d ever use something like this, but...
This is my Birdhouse This is my... →
(Speaking of tools, I’ve already seen douchebags bitching that four measly bucks is way, way too much to pay for a brilliantly crafted app, the product of months of careful, thoughtful work, that runs on the three-hundred-dollar cell phone you’re paying eighty bucks a month to keep using. Their cockpunches are in the mail.) Well said.
Showing a "Loading..." message over the... →
The “Text” (SMS) application on the iPhone uses a custom, semi-transparent view to show its “Sending…” message over the keyboard. I’ll show you a simple class that can display semi-transparent…
Lazing by the NSAutoreleasePool →
This post is NOT orginal MDN content but aggregated from Martin Pilkington’s Blog - M Diced Please click the article link to visit the original website/post In a reference counted environment…
Xcode Objective-C Macros Cheatsheet For iPhone... →
This post is NOT orginal MDN content but aggregated from Mobile Orchard Please click the article link to visit the original website/post Xcode provides short keyboard abbreviations, or…
Simple flower and decorative curl shape in... →
In my previous post I showed you how you can create seamless pattern brushes in Illustrator . Today I talk about two very simple shapes I’ve used in the pattern examples: a simple flower shape and…
Stupid Cert Tricks →
So, like a lot of people, I have a need to get certs into people’s keychains in a hurry, without having to do it the hard way, for things like SSL’d ichats. Yes, we use self-signed certs internally,…
Handling Big XML Files on iPhone →
Jim Dovey (aka @ alanQuatermain) has come up with what looks like a tremendous solution for handling very large XML files on the iPhone. Jim tested with a large (22 megabyte) XML file. Parsing…
flickery - the flickr.com desktop client for Mac... →
With flickery, a flickr.com desktop client for Mac OS X Leopard, you can easily upload your photos to flickr, manage your sets and favorites, view your contacts’ photos, search for photos in flickr’s database, comment, view the most “interesting” pictures and much more. All in one tiny, yet powerful application. Looks like a nice application, sort of the Mac equivalent of Darkslide (née...
rev=canonical: url shortening that doesn't hurt... →
RevCanonical is url shortening with a twist. Instead of creating its own super short versions of links, it checks to see if the link owner has published a shortened version of the given page using HTML link element. If not, we just return the original URL. And you should bug the link owner about providing a better alternative.
We all make choices about how we live our lives. You can take a paint-by-numbers...– Jim Collins: How to Thrive in 2009 (via jackcheng)
This post is NOT orginal MDN content but aggregated from Michael Fey’s Blog - Cocoa Nut Please click the article link to visit the original website/post Reading through Beginning iPhone…
If you get to call opposing abortion being “pro-life” then I get to call...– Twitter / Henry Birdseye (via chartier)
Git pre-commit hooks and the Clang Static Analyzer →
For the solo developer, it’s easy to kid yourself into believing that you’ll run those tests “when appropriate”. It never really happens, does it? I’ve always liked the Clang Static Analyzer as a…
So maybe instead of getting your company on twitter, paying marketers to mention...– mathowie (via 43folders)