Developers Don’t Just Build 

12 June 2014

I love this description of developers that Horace Dediu wrote, in reply to comments about WWDC 2014:

Developers don’t just build. Using an analogy of building or construction, they are architects and designers as well as contractors and craftsmen and artists as well as builders. And not of just of houses but of cities and communities. They see and think through tools and techniques for building and innovations in building materials. Innovations which allow them to imagine first and, later, to build new cities in ways that were never before possible.

Thinking Like A Bézier Path 

28 May 2014

David Rönnqvist has created the best tutorial I've ever seen. Worth viewing just to play with the curve drawing.

Balance Your NSNotification Observers 

02 May 2014

One aspect of using NSNotifications I hadn't encountered before, is that you can add the same observer for a particular notification multiple times, which will result in that observer having it's method called multiple times.

I tend to balance out my own calls, which might explain why I've not seen it before, but in examining other code I came across this and I didn't actually know about this behaviour.

A Conference Call in Real Life 

16 April 2014

I think anyone who has spent any significant time in a conference call will find this very funny.


13 April 2014

The good news is, if you're carrying a burden without knowing it, your life could be better than you realize. Imagine walking around for years with five pound ankle weights, then suddenly having them removed.

Let's Photograph All Life 

13 April 2014

"Here's a great idea, let's photograph all life on this planet."

Stepping Into The Future 

10 April 2014

Just to follow on from my last post about the future of programming, here is an article about some possible steps into that future.

The Future of Programming 

10 April 2014

I've always felt like I don't know what I'm doing when it comes to software engineering. Watching this is the first time I've felt like maybe that has actually been a good thing.

Heartbleed Bug 

10 April 2014

Oh dear.

Virtualised Radio 

07 April 2014

Skip past the intro of this video, and see apparently how 4k video will be broadcast over wireless.