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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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How to get up and running with Apparat

@joa recently posted a simple example to illustrate the power of his powerfull optimization framework called Apparat.

Apparat is a framework to optimize ABC, SWC and SWF files.

From the description of the Google Code page we get a hint of what Apparat actually does: “Apparat is a framework to optimize ABC, SWC and SWF files.”. In layman’s terms: “Apparat will speed up your Actionscript projects by optimizing certain method calls.”. The Actionscript Library for example provides some ( much ) faster ways of doing math and bitwise operations. Read on to understand more about how to get up and running with Apparat.
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