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   –Images from Popular Mechanics, Business Innovation Factory, the Majora Carter Group, United Nations Radio and The Engineer Guy “Best Of” lists for 2010 are usually disappointing. They are filled with people you already know, rehash stories you’ve already read. I wanted to compile a list of eleven people you may NOT have heard of, but […]


Through the course of my progress through the iPhone Developer’s Cookbook, one thing is becoming increasingly clear to me: I did not understand fundamentals of Objective-C. I really thought that my foundations in java, C#, and even C (thank you, Operating Systems with Jason Nieh) was enough.  I breezed through lists of the differences, read […]


I’m on page 58 of the second edition of Erica Sadun’s “iPhone Developer’s Cookbook,” and here are the most important lessons I’ve learned so far: Zombies! What’s inside that XIB? The Clear Log Button Zombies! Did you know that, by default, your XCode project is NOT enabled to catch Zombies?  And by zombies, I mean […]


I recently picked up the Second Edition of Erica Sadun’s “The iPhone Developer’s Cookbook,” that focuses on the iPhone 3.0 SDK. Now, admittedly, a third edition is now required given that the iPad comes along with SDK 3.2. However, I still feel that completing all 163 recipes outlined in Sadun’s book will bring me from […]


I’ve always enjoyed a good diet Pepsi but I usually find myself ordering Diet Coke out of habit. I received an email the other day from the American Family Association that has made me into a complete + total Pepsi Evangelist. The American Family Association is one of those wingnut conservative groups that spends a […]


There are three main resources I’ve been using to teach myself Objective-C, Cocoa Touch and iPhone programming: The iPhone Developer’s Cookbook by Erica Sadun The lecture videos from Stanford’s class on iPhone development The podcasts available on OS 3.0 from ADC (Apple Developer Connection; only available to registered iPhone developers) The cookbook is excellent as […]


I am FLOORED by the Bloomberg platform, and thrilled to finally have a terminal to call my own.  There are two particularly impressive areas: (1) the customer service Bloomberg provides to users of its terminal, and (2) the platform itself, in areas like my portable, “Bloomberg Anywhere” card that reads my finger print and logs […]


When I was an undergraduate, one of the most popular classes was one taught by Professor Kenneth Jackson: The History of the City of New York. Some came because they heard good things about it; other because they were fascinated by the Burns documentary in which Professor Jackson appears. My personal fascination was a bit […]



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