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Now with editing and rotation

Monday, August 1st, 2016

I went on and extended the autoresizing table cells to handle interface rotation and table editing as well. In both these cases, the width of the table cell content view changes, so the height of the text view needs to be recalculated. To achieve that, you need to wait to measure the new width of […]

This is why the internet is so slow

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Got an html file from someone who created it with MS Office. In a browser, it shows one line of text. In the source, it’s 759 lines of html. Jeez…

What social networks can become

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Really scary shit straight outta China. What actually stops our common social networks from becoming that same thing?


Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

One of the primary targets of Islamist terrorism is the vast majority of moderate Muslims. Sometimes physically, but always psychologically. And they want the rest of us to do their dirty work for them. A prime goal of these acts is to engineer a schism between Muslims and Western cultures. To create alienation, and to […]

The CSDP cert is dead

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

I had the IEEE CSDP certification since 2005, but let it lapse in 2014, since it was a significant cost to maintain. With IEEE/CS membership and recertification every three years, it cost me around $200 per year for the pleasure of having those four letters after my name. (I also maintained an ACM membership, costing […]

OSX SL tftp doesn’t work?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

…then this may be the reason… took me hours to figure out. Had to get it going for a netboot project, and the netboot just kept circling around the boot image download without getting much anywhere. First, check out Bombich’s troubleshooting, which put me on the right track without actually giving me the solution, but […]

Don’t trust iTunes gift cards

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

This is what happened to me. I gave a friend $300 to buy gift cards for iTunes, and he got me six $50 cards in the Woodlands Best Buy store in Texas. This was in november 2009. Me and a relative redeemed three of these cards during the following months, but I only got around […]

Even the machine agrees

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Picture this. I’m a little nervous, not much, but a little, since I’m to present my first running code on an iPad of my own entirely different idea of what a medical record should actually look like. I’m presenting this to a group of industry folks, doctors, and professors of different kinds, a power group. […]

They sell anything

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Pet shop. Dog food. Too expensive and, seriously, we left.

I can’t help it…

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

…but I have to show you this. I almost wet myself reading it. From: Central Inteligency Agency Subject: From Central Intelligence Agency Date: 8 February 2010 9:22:14 GMT+01:00 To: undisclosed recipients: ; Reply-To: Central Intelligence Agency City in Carter Lane, next to St.Paul’s. Att: Beneficiary, This is letter from the Central Intelligence Agency […]