//To Track Thy Youtube Upon Google Analytics
//Regardless the number of Players upon thy stage
//Revised and Revisioned to Version 2.1
//Within the March of Two Thousand and Thirteen
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It turns out that renaming XCode projects is easy! This StackOverflow thread showed me the trick. All you need to do is double-click slowly on the Project Name in the project hierarchy tree. This allows you to change the name. You then get a dialog showing the refactoring of everything related to the new project name.
Apache is still bundled with Mountain Lion, but you can no longer start it using the “Sharing” icon under the “System Preferences” app.
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I’ve just spent some time solving an issue in my iOS app. I have a custom UITableViewCell with some UILabels. When I delete a row on the UITable, the standard confirm delete animation happens. With the standard UITableViewCells, this triggers an animation where the cell labels move to the right, to make room for the delete icon on the left. With my custom UITableView, the UILabels weren’t moving to the right and were being squashed by the delete control.
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I’ve just had a frustrating 15 minutes trying to get a custom “Info” directory working with Emacs on my Mac. I like to have my own texinfo files in a
~/my/doc/info directory. Unfortunately, I was having a hard job getting Emacs to incorporate the directory whenever I hit
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Last weekend I competed in the qualification round of Google Code Jam. I went into it cold (i.e. not having read any of the previous problem sets), and found it a little harder than I expected. The first 2 questions were easy. The last 2 were easy in principle, but I found my implementation didn’t scale well to the large data sets, given the limits involved. I still got well over the required score to get me into the next round.
My take-aways from the process are as follows:
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I’ve just been reading this Forbes article called “The Rise of Developeronomics”. The author argues that because increasingly software is the core value proposition that differentiates companies from each other, that software developers are more and more becoming the wealth creators in society. The author recommends investing in software developers as a way of leveraging your own capital. This article builds on an earlier article by David Kirpatick called “Now Every Company is a Software Company”.
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I was browsing a list of tools and services for a lean startup a couple of days ago, when I noticed that many of tools implement a Kanban methodology. I had never heard of Kanban, so I took a quite trip over to Wikipedia.
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I’ve just read two blog posts on creating written content programatically. The first was the article How I automated my writing career by Robbie Allen. This article gives a brief description of how the author’s company generates web-site content automatically using the quantitative analysis of data.
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I read the post “Don’t Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice” on the weekend. It is mostly aimed at permanent employees at companies, although I thought there were some useful takeaways for contractors as well.
Below is my summary of the points that resonated with me:
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