Writing a FUSE file system in Python is easy. Wow. I didn’t realize it was that easy. I could see writing virtualized access to certain systems. (Say the iBooks list of epubs?) If only I had the time…
A developer and power user tool list for this year from the developer of Elements. My list is quite different but lists like this are always great.
Mavericks optimized Yep, Leap, Deep and Fresh are available if you haven’t yet updated. I’ve already converted all my openmeta tags into Apple tags. While the Finder has pretty good tag support these are really useful apps for dealing with tags.
Gabe on doing graphical callouts in OmniGraffle.
Differences with code signing in Mavericks. A bit of a problem if you use 3rd party frameworks.
Fix Gmail problems in Mavericks mail. Oddly I had already set mine up like this. I think the solution to using Gmail with IMAP is simply to avoid labels. Do that and you normally have few problems.
The new iWork file formats. (HT: Michael Tsai) Not as useful for others. Easy scanning XML is gone. Given multiuser editing though I’m not surprised. That’s a hard thing to do with anything remotely like the old format. There’s a lot about iWork 13 I dislike but the new editing features are worth praising. (We’ll […]
iOS7 Programming Cookbook from O’Reilly. If you subscript to Safari you can easily read this.
User experience appraisal for iOS7. Overall I love iOS7 but I wish Apple would do more usability studies on things. I think the iOS6 → 7 change through out too much that worked well.
Fuzzy autocomplete for Xcode 5. I wonder how hard it would be to modify this to add better Baysian autocomplete to Xcode. That’s long been my complaint with it. If you want to write a plugin for Xcode 5 there’s a template for it.
LinkedIn hacks iOS Mail to display pictures of people emailing you and be able to get quick info on them. This is a security nightmare — especially considering LinkedIn’s use of private contacts in the past. However it definitely is an amazingly cool tech in order to significantly improve iOS7 Mail for contacts. Were it […]
Tutorial for making Space Invaders with Sprite Kit. Really nice tutorial.
For Python, ggplot. Much easier plotting than many of the alternatives. Read the blog post for a nice overview. If you’ve been frustrated with matplotlib being way too time consuming prepared to get ecstatic.
Dr. Drang ranting on location based reminders. What’s so frustrating is that users have sent corrections to Apple for most of the bad data in the US. Inexplicably there have been no major changes to Maps since last October when Apple said they were so embarrassed. I’ve sent in a missing road by my house a […]keep looking »