Archive for October, 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-24

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Best thing about the Mac app store is it gives a real financial incentive to make a Mac app that follows the rules. # Jobs dissing 7" tablets doesn't make sense. He says 7" makes things too small to tap, but you can make UI elements any size you want. # Windows already has an […]

Brantford Mayoral Election 2010

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

While I tell everyone I live in Brantford, technically I don’t. I live just outside the city, in Brant County, so I don’t get to vote for a mayor in Brantford. But one comment by one particular candidate caught my attention recently. It was Mark Littell, and the comment was this one: Calling on city […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-17

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Google still has the ability to surprise me even given my high expectations of them. http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/09/google-automated-cars/ # Hot water heater died today. Called for service and it was fixed in 2 hours (on a holiday weekend). Good service, Reliance Home Comfort. # I'm on a horse. Cow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkd5dJIVjgM # When I get a new follower […]

Getters and Setters

Friday, October 8th, 2010

“Best practices” always tell us to use getters and setters instead of exposing properties directly on a class. This is true for just about every language where it makes sense, but I want to look at two particular cases, Java and ActionScript. How often have you seen classes that do this? 12345678910class Employee {   […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-03

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Killer #adobemax session: accessing data services from HTML5 / JavaScript, native Android, iOS, Java and .NET http://tinyurl.com/36fbffx # #netflixca might not have the movie you are looking for but they will have movies you want to watch. # @travelmop I'm really liking my cloud-based battery charger. I don't have any batteries here, but wherever they […]

Fragmentation on Mac OS X: Time for a Change

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Windows systems suffer from file system fragmentation and benefit from defragmentation. Windows 7 includes a defragmenter (as did previous versions of Windows) and automatically defragment the file system from time to time. The Mac takes a different approach. There are quite a few mechanisms built into the HFS+ file system to keep the system working […]