TL ; DR Do not use the Xcode automatically generated Prefix headers (.pch) file and the preprocessor for constants, configuration, environment settings, etc – The name gives away its purpose, it is not called Prefix headers and configuration settings. Best practice; if you have to share constants between classes then create something like a Constants class by subclassing… Read more »
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Found this post showing a strange condition of the iTunes license agreement! That must be a new iTunes feature next to the Genius playlist creator…
This surely has to be every geeks’ dream; in 2008, a guy called Dan Kaminsky, previously unknown to most in the IT world although was working as a IT security consultant for many large American companies, surely saved the Internet from a security threat that would arguably bring it down. Early in the year he… Read more »
Let me tell you a story; I recently bought a Power Mac G5 (2004/5 model) quite cheaply but due to space in my flat and a nagging girlfriend(!) had to pass it on again so it went onto ebay.co.uk. I had the usual idiots on here asking if they could pay the starting price, etc… Read more »
Came across this amazingly expensive WiFi in a Jury’s Inn hotel in Liverpool:
It’s old news but thought I would just note that a website I previously mentioned; TV-Links.co.uk has been shutdown and the owner arrested. See this Guardian article. Lets get this right, the website had links to media hosting sites such as google video where tv shows and films were uploaded, and that is it. How… Read more »
Found some great stuff to stream music on a home network. My plan was to have loads of music on a ‘server’ and loads of different clients be able to access it rather than just iTunes. The most promising was something called Firefly. This is an open-source application that runs as a media server and… Read more »
… I know who I want to win.
Found a great little utility to convert audio from one format to another: Switch. I needed to convert a load of wma’s and this did it no problem, the problem came later when some other files had DRM on them… annoying.
I have never really been bothered by all the new apple stuff, iphone, ipod touch etc. I appreciate they look good and all that but in my opinion they still do they same as before except now I think I would be more worried about damaging the device(I use mine at the gym and other… Read more »