April 1, 2014 Tech News

Google Announces Google++ Google++ users will have access to a social network with encapsulation, multiple inheritance, and polymorphism. Google++ users get the added benefit of UML diagrams and free advice from the Gang of Four (The computer scientists, not the punk band). Yahoo! Acqui-hires Apple To ensure it has the right talent for the 21st […]

Getting Xcode and GitHub to work together like besties

Updated for Xcode Version 7.3.1  Thanks to Jake for pointing out that his blog post needed a little freshening up! After watching the WWCD keynote I wanted to fool around in Cocoa and Objective-C again. It’s been a while and my Xcode skills were rusty. One task that always seems tricky is getting Xcode’s local git repository […]

HyperCard: What Made it Leet

I posted a blog entry on HyperCard yesterday on The Huffington Post: HyperCard: The Original Bridge Over the Digital Divide. From the comments and tweets that I got it was pretty clear that us older hackers have fond memories of HyperCard. But there’s the rub–Us older hacker. Kids today, i.e., people in their twenties, missed […]

The Little Computer that Taught Me

The TI 99/4a from Texas Instruments still looks pretty awesome after 32 years! The personal computer I really wanted to work with back then was the Apple II but as a university student of modest means the big Apple was too much for my bank account to handle. I considered the Commodore VIC-20 and Atari […]

Fraction: Does not recognize selector forward::

If you’re crazy like me you love reading really good primers on programming. Not just to learn about a particular language but to enjoy well written technical prose. (Yeah, I said I was crazy). Yesterday, I started reading Stephen Kochan’s classic Programming in Objective-C (original edition), which was published in 2003. What I like about […]