Sat, Jul 12, 2014, 1:56am A Big Year for Programming
So 2014 has turned into an unexpectedly big year for programming for me. As an Apple developer, it's obviously been affected by Swift's arrival, but I was already in the middle of a lot of new projects, making for a crowded learning schedule. I've sort of grouped them into different areas: scientific, functional, parallel and Mac/iOS-related.

And I'm dabbling with going back to blogging. If you find this interesting and are reading, thanks! I'll try to keep things interesting. [Read more…]
(6 comments, in Programming)
Sun, Nov 27, 2011, 7:19pm Journal Article Reading / Tracking
There are times when (a) I'd rather use a Terminal shell to search for something, or it's already where I am, and (b) when I'm in the mood to write a little set of scripts to do something neat. And so it came that I wrote a set of little scripts to keep track of my completely out-of-control PDF collection from various journals. This isn't a blog article about how you should use this tool, since your reading neuroses probably differ, but just a quick "hey, I think this is neat" and something that may inspire someone on to other cool command-line tools (or whatnot). [Read more…]
Tue, Nov 2, 2010, 3:34pm Off-Limits Class Names in Cocoa
I just wanted document somewhere on the internet unprefixed object names in the Objective-C runtime that could potentially trip you up. I'm just talking about capitalized words, not C keywords, and I'm not talking about anything already given a namespace prefix like the NS* types.

There are un-prefixed, capitalized type names lurking in the runtime. [Read more…]
(in Programming » Cocoa)
Sun, Mar 7, 2010, 5:16pm F-Script Switching Options
There are many ways to think through the flow of a program, and times when certain constructs like switch statements are a nice option, even in a language with no syntactical support for it, per se. Philippe Mougin was discussing just such options in F-Script back in the Oughts. I had a need for switching in F-Script, and came up with a few versions that I found useful. [Read more…]
(2 comments, in Programming » F-Script)
Mon, Mar 1, 2010, 7:17pm 360iDev Coming Soon!
And I'll even be speaking at it, together with the mighty Joe Pezzillo of Metafy and Push IO fame (and all-around good guy). We're giving a talk on the subject of open source on the iPhone. If there are specific points that you would like us to address, feel free to leave a note and I'll take it all into consideration. If you're there, please be sure to say hi. Please consider going if you've never been! It's more intimate than the larger WWDC. The Mac/iPhone dev community is great, and this should be a very fun conference.

360iDev — "the Premier iPhone developer conference" (April 11-14)
(in Programming » iOS)
Tue, Feb 9, 2010, 3:27pm Xcode Shortcuts
Here's a tiny adjustment to Xcode that made me happy. Using the app-specific keyboard shortcuts (System Preferences » Keyboard » Keyboard Shortcuts » Application Shortcuts) to make your workflow a touch quicker / more convenient. If you have a smaller keyboard, the key combos get more cramped and hard to remember, but I was just noticing how unused these higher function keys generally are. I'm sure you can suggest even better helpers. Of course, season to taste. [Read more…]
(1 comment, in Programming » Cocoa)
Tue, Nov 17, 2009, 5:27pm Quick Text Substitution Hack via F-Script
This is just a quick hack example using F-Scirpt to add a feature to WriteRoom that isn't currently implemented. It's just one Cocoa API call away from doing what I want. This is not a permanent fix to my problem, but I thought it was neat enough to show others how F-Script can at least let you do little things quickly like this for those unfamiliar. [Read more…]
(4 comments, in Programming » F-Script)
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