Second impressions with PhoneGap

Second impressions with PhoneGap

I’m now a registered iPhone App Developer! After the usual waiting, emailing, phoning, and faxing that I won’t bore you with because blogs all over the world are full of people ranting about Apple’s registration process, I now have my developer key. (Personally, I don’t see what people are complaining about…it wasn’t all that painful.) […]

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Managing sites with Git and intelligent post-update hooks

I’ve recently begun drinking the koolaid of Git, and damn it’s tasty! The things I can do with git that I couldn’t have done before (or would have been difficult to do) makes me excited about it. In fact, the one feature that I thought was a drawback — the no-one-true-server nature of it — […]

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First impressions with PhoneGap

A few months ago I had the opportunity to meet with the crew developing PhoneGap down at their headquarters (Nitobi, down in Gastown district of Vancouver). It’s only a few blocks away from where I work, but the horrible downpour of rain made me think twice about going (hey, it is Vancouver after all). Next […]

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Why, oh why did I ever leave California?

I love living in Canada, and I especially like living in Vancouver. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I have a lovely wife, a great job, a wonderful city…what more could I ask for? Oh right, that’s it…warm weather! I’m not meant for frozen water falling from the sky, or bundling up into so many […]

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

On the train ride to work today I was listening to “Daft Punk” on my iPhone while reading my blogs, my usual morning activity. And as my mind wandered, the song “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” came on; it’s one of my favourites, as I’m an avid electronic music fan. But since I was reading Ajaxian […]

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Mootools Fx.Index v1.0

At work I needed to perform an animation on a sprite-based image (e.g. one large image containing multiple stages within an animation, pre-rendered). Since there was no easy way within Mootools to iterate over an array of class names, I created one. I called it “Fx.Index”, but if you have a better name for it, […]

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GM Bailout PR fumble

Apparently buying a GM car 8 years ago entitles me to recieve a wonderful little email from GM about the proposed bailout. It seems they’re trying to stem the flood of people abandoning them in the wake of the US bailout. Dear Michael Nachbaur, You made the right choice when you put your confidence in […]

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How do you name your business?

Yesterday at the Elephant & Castle Pub I was talking with a friend who’s decided to finally take the leap and move into doing business as a free agent. He’s filing all the business applications, getting consulting jobs (he already has 2 long-term gigs lined up), and is going through the motions of becoming his […]

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Mootools 1.2 rocks

I’m developing an Ajax web application in Mootools. Two actually, if you consider the work I do with my day job. At work we’re using the older 1.11 version of Mootools, but in the interest of helping this great project, I’m doing my spare-time development using version 1.2. Mootools 1.2 makes it a lot more […]

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Getting started

I haven’t had anything resembling a blog in years, and while I have had quite a lot to say in the past, I felt as if no one would really care one way or the other. This impression has changed recently, since I’m once again working in an office environment, and my interactions with co-workers […]

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