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Archive for December, 2013

Only on iOS 7 or higher: 12 Days of Gifts on the App Store on iTunes #Apple #Fail

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/12/26

Where last year it would still work on iOS 5 and 6, this year Apple has upped the requirements to iOS 7 leaving many users in the dark: iOS 7 only works on very recent iOS devices.

Too bad:

Incompatible with my 4th Gen IPOD Touch

by Valorian Nova

I spent quite awhile trying to figure out why this won\’t install on my Ipod and when I finally look it up it\’s because my IPOD is capped at IOS 6.1.5 and this needs IOS 7. Really puts a damper on this app for me.

via 12 Days of Gifts on the App Store on iTunes.

Posted in iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Read-Eval-Print-Loop with a twist: repl.it

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/12/26

Just found out about the repl.it site that allows you to do a Read-Eval-Print-Loop with 15 different languages running from within your browser.

Really: from within your browser. Your browser becomes a console “IDE” by first translating the language to JavaScript then executing it on the browser.

They have all their code in a Git repository, with at the root implementations of those languages.

There are only a few pages on the site to complement the “IDE”:

According to their @replit twitter feed they have been around since about September 2011, but there are still regular updates.

–jeroen

Posted in Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Need to check out “Smartvideo for Youtube”.

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/12/26

In the comments of https://plus.google.com/114082637963876028667/posts/6rbYsMCDQtX

I recommend “Smartvideo for Youtube”. It’s a free app for your browser which forces Youtube to load the whole video as soon as you click on it. No more waiting. :)

–jeroen

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.NET/C#: System.Environment.GetLogicalDrives Method is identical to System.IO.Directory.GetLogicalDrives

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/12/26

My mental association with getting LogicalDrives was always the System.IO namespace, so I’ve always used Directory.GetLogicalDrives Method (System.IO) .

Recently I bumped into Environment.GetLogicalDrives Method (System), and discovered it has been available for the same time: since .NET 1.x.

I was not so much amazed that these methods return exactly the same data, but that they have identical code. Not just a single call to some common code: their code is the same, line by line. In .NET 4, they have the code below. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in .NET, .NET 1.x, .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0, .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5, C#, C# 1.0, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

WordPress.com’s present: “Press Now” button inserts a backslash (\) before every quote! @wordpressdotcom

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/12/25

WordPress.com had a nice end-of-year present too: inserting a backslash (\) before every single (‘) or double (“) quote on various sites:

It\’s not your fault. Code rots. We don\’t hold entropy against you, but we expect you to give a damn. This story is about code that brings new meaning to the word \’legacy\’. The accidental discovery of this body of code provoked a moral crisis. I wanted to pretend I hadn\’t seen it, yet I couldn\’t justify tiptoeing quietly away. This talk examines the dilemmas we face when balancing our choices today with their cost tomorrow. It\’s not your fault. Even so, it is your responsibility.

Clearly they haven’t watched this video:

Since WordPress.com don’t seem to bother reacting on their payed customer support forum within reasonable amounts for a long while, I’ll be publicly posting about their issues from now on.

Merry X-mas!

–jeroen

via: ▶ Baruco 2013: Here Be Dragons, by Katrina Owen – YouTube.

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