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12
Apr

Today I stumbled across a really snazzy website. Once you go to it, scroll down slowly and watch what happens to their main image after a second. I love this kind of innovation!

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04
Jul

If, like me, you're only an occassional VIM user then you probably know that VIM comes with an outrageous amount of flexibility and is also loaded with shortcuts. You know these things about VIM, but have no clue on how to use the shortcuts and have no intention to figure them all out. Today I needed to yank (copy) 4 lines and had no idea how to. That's where this handy list of VIM shortcuts comes in handy. I'll be using that for some time now! FYI I merely googled for "VIM Shortcuts" and viola.

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16
Jun

When being introduced to any language, one of the trickest parts for me is getting xml in an e4-like fashion. The closest thing I have found is this code that captures XML as a NSDictionary. I use it all the time at work and have even made my own spin-off of it that cleans white space off the strings as needed (you can find out more in the link).

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18
Apr

This morning I found myself with a little IOS problem when I wanted to truncate a UILabel's text to a dynamic width. Forunately I found an article online about how to do just that - see "Truncate a String and Append an Ellipsis, Respecting the Font Size" by John Muchow

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29
Mar

I just stumbiled upon a great article about levereging ARC in your objective C applications. I'm doing ARC in a Cocoa Touch (iPad) app right now and it's helped make a couple extra things clear.

For example, I now know that ARC is a target relative switch that can be enabled/disabled. This is helpful for a project with additional compilation targets in it. Recently I added CorePlot to a project and I wish I had known about this ARC switch. Instead I had merged everything to non-ARC for that project, but now that I'm keen to the ARC switch, that won't about happen again.

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