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Monthly Archives: January 2008

Fact of life: Dating is Funny!

For a guy, dating does suck. I’m sure I’ll have lots of women, and few men, who will argue this point. But instead of arguing, let’s look at the funnier side courtship and check out this website:

Using const in C++… How confusing this could be!

What is a const? If you don’t know… then leave. Actually, don’t leave. I’m just kidding and you should know that by now. Anyway, a lot of developers know what a const is, but not too many coders use it enough and those that do use it, may not actually now it’s full potential. For […]

Backup software that might actually work

Are you sick of Retrospect? I’m sorry to hear that, but if you are adventurous and are looking for something to replace that backup software of yours, check out BRU at   I can’t guarantee that this will work for you, but this looks like a sexy POSIX application, whose roots in UNIX probably means it actually works. Check it […]

Password protection made a little easier

If you have the need,  then here’s a tip I got from a very smart Apple Engineer. Check out SuperGenPass at

What is a power of two image?

Ok, here was something that wasn’t immediately explained to me so Google saved the day and now I understand. A power of two image is an image where either side of the image is a whole number when you find the square root. So, 1, 2, 4, 16, etc. are ok because they can be […]

Fact of life: people don’t understand design

Hmm… Is that really true? You can spend a ton of time on UI development and really miss the boat on that one. Microsoft is a great example of this. Now before you go attacking me saying that I’m some sort of Apple hippie freak, let me explain myself. Microsoft, in all of their glorious […]

Using OpenMP and Xcode

During my pilgrimage to Apple in Cupertino California last year, I got to meet some really bright developers at a performance workshop. Of the people who were presenting, Intel was there touting OpenMP. Of course, Apple’s Xcode didn’t yet support OpenMP unless you followed some up-the-sleeve tricks:

Get er’ done!

Ah! I love technology! The 60’s was chock full of inventions that were meant to help free up our time and make life more enjoyable! Take the dishwasher or the perculator or even the claymore mine! All of these inventions were created to help us live our lives better!  However, let us not forget that […]

Ah, yes… but will it blend?

Ok… Apple somehow did it again. They came out with something that has outdone themselves, which seems impossible, but they’ve done. This of course is the MacBook Air. I don’t know how they do, but they did it. Maybe they have a secret lab filled with little Aliens they stole from New Mexico or maybe they […]