RAMBLINGS OF A GEEK.


MapKit Framework Anomaly

I have been getting random crashes with the MapKit on the iPhone resulting in my discovery of an anomaly in the MapKit framework. With no access to the source code and insufficient ...

Tweaking Vim on Mac

I'm never quite the Vim kinda guy. I attribute it on my college programming labs that marred any impressions of command-line editors. In fact, I probably wasn't even using Vim back in ...

Change iPhone Status Bar Style

This is probably one of the most frequently asked question for anyone starting to do iPhone app development. Most would be confused with the "Status bar" option within Interface Builder ...


Configure MySQL for UTF-8

Ever saved a record into a MySQL database and upon retrieval of the record, you realized that the non-latin characters(e.g. Asian characters) don't quite turn up as expected? Specifically, ...

Learning Ruby

As I delved more into the world of the Ruby Programming language, I am discovering tools and resources that would be of help to someone new to Ruby. I want to log my learnings as I go ...

Using Ruby Modules

In my recent pursue of learning Rails, I have gotten a lot more exposure to Ruby. The Ruby programming language is pretty in terms of its syntax and the semantics. It is object-oriented ...