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American Media

“There is, especially in the American media, a deep belief that insincerity is better than no sincerity at all.” – Christopher Hitchens

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Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

Awesome. YouTube – Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two.

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Work

I often get asked what I do for work and this article is a good summary of how I feel. I’ve always had uneasy loyalties about the relevance of the term “work” to the activities I perform every day, and … Continue reading

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No Business Plan Survives First Contact With A Customer – The 5.2 billion dollar mistake. « Steve Blank

No Business Plan Survives First Contact With A Customer – The 5.2 billion dollar mistake. « Steve Blank. Re-reading this, good article.

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Dynamically adding UIActionSheet buttons

Today’s useful Objective C resource, dynamic buttons on a UIActionSheet.  Awesome. The UIActionSheet is a very useful class, and I use it frequently in my apps, but its initialisation method doesn’t allow you to add buttons from an array. Instead … Continue reading

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How to beat Apple

This article covers pretty much all of my complaints with Apple products. No “social”, no “cloud”, bloated iTunes, shitty iCal, etc. How to beat Apple In the near term, companies making iPhone and iPad competitors are never going to beat … Continue reading

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How to Format NSDate in Objective-C Tutorial iPhone / Cocoa – edrackham

Today’s helpful tidbit, formatting NSDate’s. How to format NSDate using NSDateFormatter iPhone Xcode TutorialSo, you’re making an iPhone or iPad app, and want to know how to format an NSDate in Cocoa? Formatting NSDate in Objective-C is actually not too … Continue reading

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Texas’ Wildfires – Alan Taylor – In Focus – The Atlantic

According to the Texas Forest Service, March 2011 was the state’s driest March on record, leaving it in extreme drought and fueling recent wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and burned more than one million acres over the past … Continue reading

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Man Unveils Interactive Toothpick Sculpture of San Francisco That Took 35 Years to Create

Artist Scott Weaver recently unveiled “Rolling Through the Bay,” a toothpick Rube Goldberg machine of the Bay Area. A product of 35 years of work and over 100,000 toothpicks, the piece can be explored via a number of ball runs … Continue reading

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alloc NSMutableArray and storing objects

Today’s interesting programming tidbit… If assigning an array to another NSMutable Array such as this: self.listData = [self userData]; You don’t need to alloc the listData array first, although i’m guessing it’s probably a good idea. However if you want … Continue reading

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