Why is it that some designs become classics while others do not? Some classics were loved right from the beginning while others were little loved and mostly ignored until much later. Yesterday I was greeted by my old polish neighbour, “do you want this bike? 10 bucks.” In our transaction that briefly followed I quickly…Read More Why products become classics.
Is it possible to hook up an Apple TV to a computer monitor? Absolutely. One of the really cool things with the Apple TV is the ability to hook it up to a computer monitor. That is exactly what I did with my 24inch Samsung monitor. Important: Your computer monitor must be HDCP compliant for Apple…Read More How to hook up your Apple TV to a computer monitor
This is an old video already, but it is still one of my favorites. And just in the off chance you haven’t seen it already, here it is. This is my favorite bike video. I love the filming, music and raw style of MacAskill.Read More Danny MacAskill – Best bike video ever!
Today I had some apps remain on LaunchPad after deleting them from the applications folder. Apple has some work to do as there was no way of removing these apps from LaunchPad except through terminal. Here is how to use Mac Terminal to remove apps from LaunchPad. Replace APPNAME with the name of the app.…Read More How to remove apps from Mac OS X Lion LaunchPad
Having toyed with the idea of hooking up my Samsung monitor as a TV for a the last few months, yesterday I took the next step and purchased an Apple TV. Was it everything I had hoped it was? Not exactly. The name Apple TV had conjured up ideas and hopes of the first truly…Read More Apple TV. Is it everything I had hoped it was?
So today I thought, I wonder what the definitions for the URL and URI acronyms are. Just incase anyone else out there is curious too. URL: Uniform Resource Locator URI: Uniform Resource Identifier So what’s the difference between the two? All URLs are URIs, but not all URIs are URLs. It’s like trying to…Read More What do URL and URI stand for?
So recently I have been put in a situation where I am forced to think about copyrights (the law not the band). Despite my personal resistance to the field it’s probably a good thing to have a good grasp of. Here is an overview of some general principles worth knowing. Who owns the copyright? Generally…Read More Copyright 101
I thought it would be fun to post random videos and things I find interesting about machines on this blog every weekend. This one is pretty cool. I think lego and rubiks cubes are two of the best inventions ever and putting them together is even better. So here’s my first “weekend special”, it’s a…Read More Awesome lego machine solves Rubiks cube!
I remember when I first came across the mysterious double-colon (::), also known as the Scope Resolution Operator. I was experimenting with a php library I hadn’t written, but was asked to extend, and at the time I had no idea what classes were, how they worked, or how they helped. To try and figure…Read More The Scope Resolution Operator (::) explained
What is a Class A class is also known as an object. To better understand the concept of an object, think of it as you would a material object like a bear. Let’s pretend that we are going to have to make a bear using a class. To start you would give the animal a…Read More PHP Classes briefly explained