The Sunday Message

This blog is several years old now. I have archives going back for nearly all of its history (losing about a year of posts on one of my several migrations). I have migrated from Wordpress, to Community Server, and recently back to Wordpress. Throughout this history I have gradually sharpened the focus (in the beginning, it was just random useless postings) on this blog in an attempt to provide real technical value to search engine indexes and the handful of regular readers.

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Refreshing My Feed List

It's been awhile since I have pruned my feed list, with over 200 subscriptions, it was time. I have recently been doing mostly Python work on a Mac. Being a former .NET/Windows only developer, I have a lot of feeds that I no longer am interested in.

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Learning Objective-C and Cocoa

I tore through the tutorial on Apple's Developer site last night and wrote built a fancy little currency calculator. My first impressions are that the experience of building the UI and the UI level functionality is by far the best I have worked with, including VS 2005 WinForms designers. So, I was thrilled as I explored this new universe until I got to the code.

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Why I Support Fred

Beyond all of the politicization of the "big issues" of our day, the concept of Federalism seems to have been lost by everyone, except Fred Thompson:

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Posting from my new iPhone

This is a test posting from new iPhone. But it isn't fair to refer to this device as merely a phone as it is so much more... Allin gorgeous hardware and software packaging that the likes of Motorola and Nokia could learn a thing or two from.

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Flushing DNS Cache on Mac

I've been wrestling with /etc/hosts changes all day (making changes and not having the names resolve to what I specified in the hosts file).

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Context Switching: Mac OS X and Vista

These are two beautiful operating systems, however, after having been 100% on the new Mac Book Pro now for some number of weeks, little things that I didn't realize would be such a heavy context switch.

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Python Magazine

In case you have not already heard, there is a new software development magazine due to arrive in October. It's focus will be entirely on Python, a language that has been a recent adoption of mine.

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I'm Not the Only One

Apparently I am not the only one who has switched from PC to Mac. Apple
Growth MacWorld reports:

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Sleeping in Python

A simple daemon is all I want. Fairly trivial when you think about it. Just an infinite loop that excepts a certain kill signal to shutdown gracefully, but that otherwise just loops continuously executing a certain tasks or series of tasks.

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