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If for some reason there's a chance that multiple present/dismiss of UIViewControllers could occur at the same time (e.g. trigged by a server side event and user event) you can queue them with dispatch semaphores like this:
This prevents "Application tried to present modally an active controller" exceptions while eventually ending up in the desired state.
I was pleasantly surprised today to see iOS 5.1 usage soar in our apps' active user base, overtaking 5.0.1 already.
(See updates from March 22 below)
blue: iOS 5.0.1
orange: iOS 5.1
green: iOS 5.0.1
red: iOS 5.1
On the y-axis in the graphs is games played per minute, so it's not unique users, and probably also not representative, though it shows users rapidly pick up the new OS version.
[Update March 22]
Sauspiel App iOS version distribution
orange: iOS 5.0.1
green: iOS 5.1
Fuchstreff App iOS version distribution
blue: iOS 5.0.1
red: iOS 5.1
Regarding all that Readability vs. Instapaper buzz, 2 reasons why I won't switch to Readability:
Comprehensive list of tips for users who're switching from Textmate to VIM on OS X.
I know I'm late to the party, but I finally made the switch over to ZSH. With oh-my-zsh it was just a matter of minutes, including creating a customized theme.
They looked like Apple products. It looked like an Apple store. It had the classic Apple store winding staircase and weird upstairs sitting area. The employees were even wearing those blue t-shirts with the chunky Apple name tags around their necks.
Also, check out Samsung's certified Smart-Cover rip-offs.
No wonder Apple turns to litigation more and more.
Speakers include Geoffrey Grosenbach and Jarkko Laine. Great stuff — I'll be there.
GoDaddy performs tracking so their site will report to you that their $13.99 certs cost $49.99. I was able to verify this by switching browsers to one that didn’t have their cookie and looking at the same page.
Now that Rails 3.1 is on the horizon with it's brand new asset pipeline, based on sprockets, we chose it as our new solution to manage assets. The only drawback: Sprockets doesn't have built-in support for embedding assets like we did with Jammit.
Enter the embed-assets-rails gem.
Fortunately, it's straight-forward to extend the asset pipeline and add features to it. And this is what the gem is about. We've integrated Jammit's embed assets feature to work nicely with Rails 3.1!
Source is on Github, of course. Thoughts and contribution are welcome.
Airbnb, which helps people rent rooms in their homes, is raising venture capital that would value it at a billion dollars. Scoopon, a kind of Groupon for Australians, raised $80 million; Juice in the City, a Groupon for mothers, raised $6 million; and Scvngr, which started a Groupon for gamers, raised $15 million. These could, of course, turn out to be successful businesses. The worry, investors say, is the prices.
Color: 41 million Dollars
The Melt: 15 million Dollars
Anybody seeing a bubble here?
Nice overview and what implications it has for web apps and developers.
All they had to do was log in as a customer and change around a few numbers into the browser's URL bar, NYT reports.
Best Ramen issue so far.
Insights on how Skype works.
?debug_assets=1 to the request URL, or pass
:debug => true to the asset helper, e.g.
Great move from Facebook. Hope it works out for the Sofa guys, moving the whole team over to the other side of the pond seems to be some effort, and the cultural differences don't seem to be insignificant.
Superb photos from Upper Austria (by Andrey)