Category Archives: Programming

Wanted: universal element separator symbol; successful applicant must fix CSV too

Mathematical coordinate notation is a mess, but it could be be fixed now that Unicode is close enough to universal. While we’re at it, we can fix the CSV data format too. The root of the problem is the comma, … Continue reading

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Passion is exploitable

In The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer, Avdi Grimm is worried about a growing trend amongst software companies looking to hire programmers. He writes: “But when I look at job adverts demanding ‘passion’ I get a little involuntary shiver. I remember needing … Continue reading

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Retreat, rethink, regroup, relaunch

(or: The year when my app was #2 in the Productivity category on Mac App Store but I didn’t know what to do) I’m not American so I’m a bit fuzzy on the exact details of Thanksgiving protocol, but the … Continue reading

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Win-win with Cocotron and Xcode 4.4 — code for Mac, build for Windows (Part 2)

At long last, this is part 2 of my Cocotron tutorial. Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long! While I was dragging my feet with this tutorial, several milestones were reached in Cocoa-land. Xcode was upgraded to 4.4 … Continue reading

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Crunching megapixels in WebGL

I recently finished Radi 0.9. It has a major new feature (well, from my point of view at least!) which allows the user to design realtime image filters and publish them to the web. The big idea is that nothing … Continue reading

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Win-win with Cocotron and Xcode 4.3 — code for Mac, build for Windows (Part 1)

This is the first part of a tutorial in which I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite open-source projects, The Cocotron (imagine the ominous silence of a Soviet nuclear reactor as the backdrop for pronouncing this name). … Continue reading

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