Why Your App Name is Dumb — The Brooks Review – Have you noticed how absolutely stupid some iOS app names are? I really mean this — just calling your app “InstaX” doesn’t mean it is as good or as cool as the original. 1 When I am browsing the App Store you have two chances to catch my attention: With your icon. With your app name.
On a personal note, I realize that Removr failed on both of those.
OS X Lion Walkthrough: Versions and Auto Save – Two new features that have found their way in the first Lion developer preview but might seem too complicated or “hidden” as only Apple applications support them right now are Versions and Auto Save. With auto-saving capabilities for documents and a proper versioning system in place, Apple is aiming at simplifying the workflows of many users that have to deal with dozens of documents on a daily basis but often forget to save changes and are inevitably forced to start over. To put it simply, Lion will let you work on your documents without having to worry about saving anything. If you do want to save a specific version of a document, however, you can do so in order to access it later from a Time Machine-esque interface that will let you revert to a previous version of a document at any time. Let’s see how it works.
[devel] OpenGL ES 2.0 support « cocos2d for iPhone – The idea is to use this thread to discuss how to implement OpenGL ES 2.0 support without the need to write a shader for each CCNode.
The idea is that if the CCNode contains a shader, then it should use it, otherwise it should continue rendering itself using the GL ES 1.0 code.
Does the world *really* need yet another Twitter client, RSS reader, ToDo list or backup application? « Successful Software – My heart sinks every time I hear a would-be-entrepreneur announcing they have written yet another Twitter client, RSS reader, ToDo list or backup application. Haven’t we got enough of those already? There are more than 1,900 Twitter apps already (possibly a lot more). Somebody probably released another one while I was writing this post. We have passed the Twitter app event horizon, where it is probably quicker to write your own custom app than it is to try and work out if any of the existing apps fulfils your requirements.
Download the free OmniFocus plugin – Mailplane – OmniFocus is a great "Getting Things Done" tool. With the Mailplane "Clippings" Plugin you now create tasks based on Gmail conversations or searches. The plugin creates tasks that contain a link to the conversation or Gmail search.
Allerta – Allerta is an open source typeface designed for use in signage. Allerta was designed to be easily and quickly read from a distance. Each letter exploits the most unique aspects of that individual letter so that each character can be easily distinguished from any other.
Dear Me: Get to work | 43 Folders – GTD is all about rapid, intuitive selection of what you need to be working on now. Whip out your context list appropriate for the time-place-opportunity-space you are in now. Scan through it, then do.
For the longest time I was having a problem with this. I'd scan through my context lists and I'd see things like:
Pack box up
Ask Bob about meeting
Review new design book
Send Cherry income information
Scanning down a list of actions in a context list should be like running your hand across a silk sheet. Scanning through these tasks felt less like silk and more like sand paper. Pack what into the box? What did I need to know about the meeting? Review the book for what, specifically?
Franco and his band Tout Puissant OK Jazz were the foremost practitioners (and transformers) of rumba Congolaise, arguably the most popular music in Africa, but Franco is still largely unknown in the US and non-francophone Europe, even among aficionados of "world music." He barely toured the US, never sang in English and rarely adapted his music to international tastes, in part a reflection of his agreement with the government policy of Authenticitie.
Perhaps Pandora Must Be Our Sacrificial Lamb – Pandora made a bold political statement today, sayingthey’d likely shut down rather than continue to pay exorbitant fees to play music to listeners of its massively popular service.
Historic American Sheet Music – The Historic American Sheet Music archive at the Duke University Library has over 3000 pieces published in the United States available online.
All your VM’s belong to us – As of tomorrow morning, VM's running on all hosts with ESX 3.5U2 in enterprise configurations will not power on. Boom. Apparently, there is some bug in the vmware license management code. VMware is scrambling to figure out what happened