My LTE Chowder
Streaming data eats through data plan. News at 11. The WSJ ran a story on how users are surprised that an LTE iPad can eat through their data plan quickly. Dalrymple poked fun at it, and Gruber chimed in, and the Mac community had a good laugh. I laughed too. But, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I think the Mac community is dead wrong here. I know that Gruber and...
I’ve tried the suggestion to treat warnings as errors, but I’ve never liked it. I have two reasons: I like to use the #warning do something important here pragma when I’m doing the initial scaffolding for a bunch of new classes. It’s my in-code to do list, better than the old-and-busted FIXME comment because it shows up in every build. If you can check-in code with...
The value of a tweet
I was walking around in downtown Austin today not far from SXSW. As I walked up 5th I noticed a bunch of people eating ice cream sandwiches. And oh how I love ice cream smashed between two cookies. I’m serious, resistance is futile. So I finally make it up to 5th and Colorado. There’s a little trailer parked in a side lot and a big line of people are there buying ice cream. ...
O Captain! my Captain!
Usually the day before an Apple keynote I’d be excitedly reading the rumor sites and trading tweets with other Apple geeks about what might be coming, the inevitable line to buy it, and placing my bet on whether there will be one more thing this time. But today, I can’t help but feel a bit sad that Steve won’t be here to deliver the news. How ironic, now that Apple is finally...