Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Learn Cocoa

If you want to learn about development on the Mac, check out this tutorial at Cocoa Dev Central: Learn Cocoa

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks interesting.

Operation Photo Rescue

If you want to put your Photoshop skills to use for Good rather than Evil, check out oprworkshop.org.

It's a volunteer, online community that restores photos for people who had them damaged by the flooding in Hurricane Katrina. I think this is a great idea.

The Worst Male Driver Ever

Redneck surfing on YouTube:

Monday, January 22, 2007

The Worst Woman Driver Ever

From YouTube:

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

What if Google Made a Yahoo-like Start Page?

It's a good thing they don't. ;)

Gimp vs. Photoshop

This article claims that Gimp is just as good as Photoshop for the average home user who just wants to touch up personal photos. It's written by a guy who works in a commercial prepress shop, so I guess that means he knows what he's talking about.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Weird PHP Stuff

$a = "first arg";
$b = "second arg";
$c = "3";
$d = "4";
$e = "x";

take2($a, $b, $c, $d, $e);

function take2($one, $two) {
echo "\$one is '$one'";
echo "\$two is '$two'";

Even though the number of arguments in the call to take2 is wrong, PHP executes this without a peep. No problem. And the output is:
$one is 'first arg'
$two is 'second arg'
If you try to execute with too few arguments, like this:


the code still executes, but you get a warning like this:
Warning:  Missing argument 2 for take2()

and the output is:

$one is 'first arg'
$two is ''

Weird stuff. I did not know any of this!

Tested with Apache/1.3.26 (Unix) PHP/4.2.1
But I'm seeing this effect in PHP5 as well.

Mac flaw puts Safari surfers at risk

If you use Safari on the Mac, you might want to check this out. Basically, the article says you should turn off "open safe files after downloading" in the Safari preferences because it leaves the Mac open to exploit.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Check out new Airport Express

Wireless Print server
Wireless Router
Stream music to stereo

Apple - AirPort Express - Technical Specifications

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Very cool external drives

LaCie - Brick Desktop Hard Drive - Hi-Speed USB 2.0