XcodersPhoenix Dec '07 Redux

Thanks again to everyone who showed up for the meeting, it was loads of fun! Here's the presentation I promised to post: Objc2.0 Presentation.key.zip For Brent: Check out http://www.iecc.com/gclist/GC-algorithms.html. It defines write-barriers and read-barriers in the context of Garbage Collection.…

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Changes.app - Twas the week before beta...

Keep your eyes on http://changesapp.com/ for more news. I'll be posting details on how to get your piece of the beta action soon.…

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Brawndo - The Quicklook MUTILATOR

I was surfing the web looking for dumb stuff and ran across the Brawndo site. Noticing that a new logo was available, I quickly downloaded it and observed that the Dock proceeded to crash, restart, crash, restart, and so on. Thinking it was just another temporary "Leopard has gone batshit…

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In Memoriam: A Brother Lost

Captain Joshua Steele lost his life on Father's Day, June 17th, 2007. He was my fraternity brother at the Gamma Lambda Chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity in Rolla and a dear friend. I remember him as a gentle soul, devoted to his faith, his family, his country, and…

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Success! (Damn Nagle's Algorithm)

I'm on the "downward slope" of my research project and am beginning the final testing/writing phase of my MS thesis in Computer Science. I've been fighting the effects of Nagle's algorithm for months now without knowing it, wondering why these tiny messages I was attempting to send via TCP…

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Desktop vs. Web Apps - The War is Over

We were all told that there could only be one winner in the Battle Royale pitting web apps against desktop apps. That argument was flawed, perhaps fatally flawed, and Brent Simmons nails the reason why in his blog post "The end of 'desktop vs. web apps'". Of course, this builds…

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