I like running. And my privacy.

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.

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Fancy Terminal.app with `git branch` name and `git status` icons

@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:

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Resources to pick up iOS development

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.

A couple of iOS books

I want to give you a headstart with these books, all available on Safari ( O’Reilly’s online reading platform ).

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The Code snippets feature in Flash CS5 is no good.

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.
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Running Ubuntu Lucid Netbook Edition on a Asus EEE PC 1201HA

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 ).
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