Mac Bits for Sale?

Matt Legend Gemmell: “I want to solicit some feedback on the idea of selling source code for the iPad/iPhone and/or Mac platforms. It’s something that’s commonplace (and popular) on other platforms like .NET and Java, but for whatever reason it’s never taken off on the Mac. I think that there’s potentially a reasonable market, particularly for iPhone/iPad, and I’d be interested in your thoughts.” – It’s odd there isn’t more of this in the Mac world. There’s definitely a whole lot of free, very well designed, Mac and iPhone source code floating around out there. Matt’s very own MGTwitterEngine or Gus Muller’s FMDB to name a couple.

I, for one, would welcome high-quality, supported, fully baked component bits for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. It’ll make my life easier and allow me to focus on creating apps by not having to create as many foundation pieces.

I hate Chase Credit

Today I decided to pay off my credit card balance, in full, including the interest they’d be charging since the last billing cycle. I called the automated system, spoke to someone to get the interest I’d be charged through tomorrow, and went back to the automated system to pay the full amount. There’s a problem with that. The automated system wouldn’t take the full payment, no, not today, you can only pay the amount you owe today. If you’d like to pay off the full amount including the interest you have to pay an extra $14.00 fee.

Talk about bending you over at every turn. An extra fee because you’re being a responsible citizen and paying the amount in full? I hope this post raises to the top of Google searches for Chase Credit Card.

Chase, screw you. I hope all your leadership rot in hell. Thanks for nothing, you bunch of freaking shysters.

I’ll be closing down my Chase Banking account as well, not that it matters to you, but it matters to me. I just wanted to do business together, I wanted to do the right thing and you won’t let me, so I’ll just take my business elsewhere.

Want to ping.fm?

It’s not 100% complete, and I have quite a few changes to make to make it “feel” like a real Objective-C pro wrote it, but it works today.

P8Engine* p8 = [[P8Engine alloc] initWithOptions:kP8APIKey 
                                    appKey:kP8AppKey 
                                    delegate:tDelegate];
if (p8)
{
    // Validate user
    [p8 userValidate];

    // Get user sevices.
    [p8 userServices];

    // Get system services.
    [p8 systemServices];

    // Post something.
    [p8 userPostStatus:@"Hello ping.fm."];

    [p8 release];
}

Get the P8 Objective-C engine for ping.fm here.

A fresh coat of pixels

Hundred10 Design Chronicles: “After two and a half years of existence, it’s finally time for us to eat our own dog food. We’ve always paid very little attention to our own website because, well frankly we were pretty damn busy building things for other people. Our previous site was a lean, PHP-sprinkled jobber that was meant to showcase a few projects and be easily updated (not that we did it enough) but not much else. But if we’re going to be out there attempting to instill an understanding of the important of dynamic content and site relevance, we better start walking the walk.” – The gang at Hundred10 is known for their beautifully simple designs, don’t take that for ugly, or poor. No, these guys know design and they show it each and every day. Pixel perfect, every time.

Very nice guys.

It’s clear I’m doing something wrong

Finger Gaming: “Based only on Refenes’ sales figures for a limited number of the game’s many price tiers, Zits & Giggles generated at least $4,431 at the $15, $50, and $299 price points alone. It currently holds an App Store customer rating of two and a half stars out of five, with only two written reviews, one of which reads in its entirety, “It’s hilarious.”” – Caution: There’s a bit of language in article, but it’s interesting to see what Refenes’ experiment produced. Folks buying a silly little game for over $300.00. Wow, I think I need to get into gaming.

Movie line of the week

Cut, cut, cut!Good morning movie liners!

Are you ready for a line? Let’s get started, good luck.

Second shelf is mine. That’s where I keep my rootbeers and my double-thick Oreo cookies. Nobody touches the second shelf but me.

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.

The workout play list

Inspired by my good friend David’s kickboxing playlist, I thought I’d share my workout play list with ya’ll. Here she be, in all her glory. Enjoy.

  • My Own Summer (Shove It) – Deftones
  • Kimdracula – Deftones
  • Minerva (Album Version) – Deftones
  • Guerrilla Radio – Rage Against the Machine
  • Testify – Rage Against the Machine
  • Killing In the Name – Rage Against the Machine
  • Bulls On Parade – Rage Against the Machine
  • Awake – Godsmack
  • Stupify – Disturbed
  • Bodies – Drowning Pool
  • Prayer – Disturbed
  • Sleep Now In the Fire – Rage Against the Machine
  • Wake Up – Rage Against the Machine
  • Hemorrhage (In My Hands) – Fuel
  • Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies

Gets me through my workouts.