A friend of mine asked me to join a local urban trail run. My first reaction was: “Yes! Sounds fun!”. But that feeling of excitement was replaced by a feeling of doubt.
When I clicked the “register” button I was taken to another website. Owned by the same company, but a totally different look and feel, no message warning users what was going to happen. No, they would lure you in, make you click “register” and take you to a different URL.
Continue reading I like running. And my privacy.
@RyanStewart recently tweeted about using git on the command line. Ryan refers to a post by Railsdog, which offers a nice solution to see on which branch you are working in a given folder ( which contains a git repo ).
I took this approach one step further and added some nice colored icons that represent the status of the current git repo:
Continue reading Fancy Terminal.app with `git branch` name and `git status` icons
My previous post on installing Ruby 1.9.2 in combination with Xcode 4.3 generated some interest. Since that writeup I did a fresh install of a Lion machine. So here is a follow up post. I think this is the better way to go.
Continue reading Installing Ruby using RVM, Homebrew and Xcode 4.3.
Well, had a hard time today installing some gems.
I installed Xcode 4.3 yesterday ( with it’s command line tools ) and tried to build a little test app.
I wanted to load a little data into the test app so I decided to create a Sinatra app. An iOS app without some server interaction? Boring!
Continue reading RVM + Ruby 1.9.2 + Xcode 4.3
A lot of people are trying to learn iOS development.
The learning curve is quite steep if you don’t have a Objective-C or C background. Mix that in with a learning a new IDE ( XCode ) and you have a recipe for failure.
I want to give you a headstart with these books, all available on Safari ( O’Reilly’s online reading platform ).
Continue reading Resources to pick up iOS development
A simple explorer, but might be useful for some readers.
- Away3D is a 3D engine for Flash
- AS3Mod is a cross-engine modifier library for Flash
- This explorer shows you how the output of your settings will look like and some might benefit from taking a look at the source code.
Away3D AS3Mod Explorer
I’ve been playing with the new Flash CS5 trial and went to the “what’s new” page on the Adobe site. So far so good. I watched the first video about the improved Text Engine. Very nice. Columns ftw! But upon the second feature I started to scratch myself behind my ears. What the %*$# went wrong with the new “Code Snippets” feature? Adobe has placed it on number 2 on their list. But they shouldn’t have. Here’s why.
Continue reading The Code snippets feature in Flash CS5 is no good.
Well, just something I’ve been playing around with during the last couple of days: Screator. I guess an application says more than a thousand words, so just go ahead and try it. Ideas, nags or your creations in the comments please!
Continue reading Screator: create your own wallpaper from Flash
When using Rails, you’re using migrations a lot. Migrations are awesome. But today I ran into a problem. I had to convert a column to be of type :boolean ( it was of type :text ). I was suprised when things went wrong.
Continue reading Change a column type when using Postgresql in Rails migrations
Today I installed Ubuntu on my Asus EEE PC 1201HA netbook. Because I’ve got really good experiences with installing Ubuntu on the computers of my family and friends, I was determined to install Ubuntu Netbook Edition on this one too before passing it on to it’s next owner. ( I just bought it for a temp. side project ).
Continue reading Running Ubuntu Lucid Netbook Edition on a Asus EEE PC 1201HA