Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of my employer. No seriously, ARC is coming! In case you haven’t already heard, iOS 5 is introducing a new memory management paradigm called ARC. This is … Continue reading
I’ve read and written a few blog posts recenty about applied x and theoretical x. People declaring themselves to be theoretical x, practical y, and denying a distinction. Maybe this can help clarify the discussion.
One of the consequences of graduating and getting an apartment is supplying your own food – Which I actually enjoy! But it also means I have entered the complex maze of “which brand of x do I buy today?” Having … Continue reading
Background With the advent of Mac OS X 1.7 Lion, Apple has made some wonderful upgrades to how FileVault works, and I for one am quite happy. However, it does complicate some things… For example, our linux friends have been … Continue reading
Some of you are probably aware that there’s an RFC for PHP to get property support. Man I want that… but I just discovered how to fake it AND keep autocomplete support in my favorite editor – Komodo Edit! This … Continue reading
In this day and age of texting and tweeting, lol, rotfl, and on and on, we’ve lost some touch with grammar and English. But it’s important – even valuable – and even if you don’t use it properly, you should … Continue reading
I’m a theoretical mathematician, which, for those who may not know, means that I love math because it’s math (as opposed to practical mathematicians who are interested in math for its applications). So, my complaint might surprise you, because I’m … Continue reading
Drew Crawford had an interesting article recently on different kinds of knowledge. He makes some interesting points, and while his article has a good deal of breadth, I feel like it lacks depth – specifically, that it wasn’t followed through … Continue reading