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Saturday, April 12, 2008
- Group podcasts by an arbitrary categorization that I choose
- Order the podcasts in each category by the release date
- Not include podcasts that have been played
Here’s an example of what I’ve done.
- I created a folder in iTunes for each Podcast categorization, e.g. one of the is named Ruby Podcasts
- In the folder I added a Smart Playlist for each podcast related to Ruby and Rails development from my Podcast subscriptions and named the folder Ruby Podcasts. As an example, I chose File > New Smart Playlist and entered:
- Genre is Podcast
- Album is Rails Envy Podcast
- Play Count is 0
- Playlist is Learning Rails
- Playlist is Rails Envy
- Playlist is Railscasts
- Playlist is Ruby on Rails Podcast
Have an alternative way of organizing your podcasts? I’d like to hear about it.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Watching the iPhone software roadmap that was announced yesterday, I'm excited by a couple of points.
1. Exchange integration will be baked into the next version of the iPhone software. Apple is doing this right by taking advantage of what Microsoft offers directly with Exchange and not forcing you (ala RIM) to buy server products to sit in between Exchange and your devices.
This not only means your email, calendar events, and to-do items, can be pushed to your iPhone from Exchange, but you also get all of the security administration features that Exchange provides, like the ability to remotely secure devices, require pin numbers, and wipe them.
2. Native SDK. There seems to have been a bit of hype around the web lately that Apple was about announce an iPhone SDK that let you build Widgets, but not "real" applications. Nope, they're releasing a real SDK that allows for the building of custom applications. They reveal that the iPhone (and iPod Touch) are the same architecture stack as OS X with the notable exception that they've built a new presentation layer tailored to non-mouse/keyboard driven devices called Cocoa Touch. Didn't quite get if it is really "net new" or if it is an enhancement/rebuilding of what exists in Cocoa.
Not even half way through the video yet, so I might post more when I get a chance to see the rest.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Like many of my friends and colleagues I've intended to start a blog for a long time now. Also, like many people I know, I've simply procrastinated about doing it. Why? I'm not entirely sure, but I'm guessing it has somewhat to do with asking myself just what I should say in the Big First Post. Likely I should describe the intent of the blog, a little about who I am, and just who I think I am that feel compelled to share any self perceived wisdom or stand on a soapbox and spout off on occasion.
So, without having any really great witticisms as a rationale for this blog's existence, I've decided to simply just eschew all of the intro type content that should likely be here. Instead, I'll simply leave it at this. Hello world, and welcome to my little corner of the net.
printf( "Welcome" );
Console.WriteLine( "Welcome" );
System.out.println( "Welcome" );
(format t "Welcome")
Transcript show: 'Welcome'
There, now that the Big First Post is over with, perhaps I can begin to simply spout at will.