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foo9 URL Shortener

Uncategorized Oct 03, 2007

I was out of town for a couple days last week and had a lot of time to kill at my hotel. Needing something to do I decided to write my own URL shortening service. This is hardly an original idea – TinyURL.com has been around for a long time. Newcomer url(x) is great, too. However, there are changes I’d…

iPhone Versus Dog

Uncategorized Sep 13, 2007

A lesson for all you iPhone owners out there: don’t leave your phone on a table that your dog can reach. I got out of the shower this morning to find my dog, Gracie, gnawing away on my phone in the middle of the living room. I was a little upset, but life goes on. How’d the iPhone fare against…

Lessons From a First Time Mac Developer

Uncategorized Sep 10, 2007

I’m a web developer by trade. I’ve been programming for the web for over tenyears – prior to that I was (god forgive me) a VisualBasic and then .NET developer. Ever since switching to Mac I’ve been interested in building software for OS X. Over the last few years I read up on Cocoa and wrote a few practice apps….

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