If you rip Blurays you probably use MakeMKV. Unfortunately due to changes in launchd it won’t work under Yosemite. The developer says a fix won’t be in before release. So keep a Mavericks machine around. My Bluray player in my AppleTV and I rip to iTunes. So this complicates my workflow a bit.
- 49I’d mentioned in passing in one of my Swift posts about using it as a scripting language. Someone on Twitter asked me if I’d convert from using Python to Swift for my scripts. It’s an excellent question that I really can’t answer fully at this stage. The language is still very beta. Most of the…
Euler — custom math operators using unicode operators. (HT: ManiacDev) I think some go a bit much. Why on earth use × instead of * for multiplication? Why not save × for cross product of vectors? But the logic and set notation is very elegant. I like the dot product operator but suspect it’d be hard to read since it looks so much like a period. I also like the ± operator which returns a tuple with the range just like you’d expect from science. Again this is the sort of thing you use for inspiration but wouldn’t want to use the whole thing.
Saving a year of family pictures from a dead hard drive. Nice clear write up of what to do.
The OSX open command revisited. Nice discussion.
Swift speed revisited. Surprised it’s improved that much, although I think some of the initial problem was a naive ARC optimizer that has been fixed. (i.e. retain release code where it didn’t need to be)
- 42I’d mentioned in passing in one of my Swift posts about using it as a scripting language. Someone on Twitter asked me if I’d convert from using Python to Swift for my scripts. It’s an excellent question that I really can’t answer fully at this stage. The language is still very beta. Most of the…
The Alchian-Allen effect and the app store. Great comment.
Facebook’s goal is to become AOL. It does more than AOL did but in many ways it does seem to be AOL 2.0.
Yosemite Finder sidebar separators. Nice. Edit: doesn’t work for me. I get the separators but the .app extension still appears.
Lots of beta 4 changes. Look at Airspeed Velocity and Erika Sadun’s lists. To me the major changes are finally getting an equivalent to #pragma mark with //MARK: and changing how C strings are handled. As ever the language is still changing a lot so if you don’t want to keep up with all the changes I’d probably wait a few months.