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So. Do you Ping? Ping is Apple’s new music social media service integrated into iTunes. The new version of iTunes, version 10, has been controversial to say the least. It made a number of pointless and arguably counterproductive UI features like making most of the icons grey. Want to fix the appearance? Check out this [...]
Laser based listening device. Funny. I always read about these in spy thrillers but didn’t realize they were so easy to build.
Interesting debate over whether one should Null/Nil variables after releases/deallocating them. First by Jeff LaMarche and then by Daniel Jalkut. I’m not much of an Obj-C programmer (although I hope to be soon) so perhaps there are considerations in its object model beyond what one faces in C or C++. (i.e. a lot of what [...]
iCalBuddy. A command line program to extract events and tasks from iCal. Nice since iCal doesn’t exactly support a robust set of Applescript commands. (Why, oh why has Apple so neglected scripting?)
Malware that purportedly targeted Iran’s Bushehr nuclear facility. It’s the Stuxnet worm and is believed to be the first “cyber super weapon.”
Up at MacHints is a tip on how to restart the Flash plugin without quitting Safari. I don’t play flash much – I use ClicktoFlash. Since most of what I use it for are YouTube videos I rarely have crashes. But it’s annoying when they happen. Not quitting Safari would be quite nice. The shortest [...]
Collapsable bluetooth keyboard for iPhone/iPad. This would be fantastic for being on the road.
Cocoasudo, a program that lets you run individual applications as root. Mainly nice for using TextMate when editing a lot of system files. As always, be very careful using this sort of thing.
Trouble getting PyTables to work with Python 2.7 on OSX? Here’s instructions.
Adobe has a beta of their new 64 bit Flash. Supposedly rewritten in Cocoa. I, for one, am glad the Apple/Adobe cold war has ended.
Slow Safari 5? Try disabling DNS prefetching.
I’ve been thinking about the disappointing release of the new Apple TV a bit. I think the reason Apple didn’t put in the rumored Apple TV app store was because of fundamental interface/UI interaction issues. Apple has announced AirPlay for iOS 4.2. However Airplay looks to stream not just audio but also video from an [...]
Debugging in Python. An IDE that handles stepping through code is pretty helpful too. I have Komodo for those cases.keep looking »