Removing Settings.bundle from an iOS application

XCode4 is an extremely well designed development environment for iOS.  But once in a while you hit upon a few quirks.  If you’re developing an application and are experimenting with a Settings.bundle, then later decide to remove it, you may be pleasantly surprised to continue to find it in the iOS Simulator and on your […]

Problem with OS X Discovering Linux Printers

Apparently recent version of Linux (including Fedora 13 and Ubuntu 10.10) running CUPS 1.4.x have a problem discovering Linux printers.  This appears to be a problem with the CUPS implementation on Linux.  As a temporary workaround, you can run the following command on your OSX system: cupsctl BrowseRemoteProtocols=cups Your printers should then immediately appear. Sources: […]

The Linux Usability Problem: How to improve the Desktop

Introduction In this article, I’ll discuss some of the issues surrounding usability of open-source software and propose what I hope is an elegant solution.  I’ll use GNOME as an example because that’s what I’m familiar with the most, and is my personal preferred Linux desktop..  However, keep in mind that my comments are not specific […]

Is He Psychic?

There are 3 students lined up one behind the other, facing the front of the room.  The teacher has 3 black hats and 2 white hats.  The teacher puts 1 hat on each student randomly, and tells them whoever can say for sure what their hat color is gets an A for the semester.