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An Oral History of ‘GoldenEye 007’ on the N64
Slapping, Klobbs, speedrunning, cheating Oddjobs and more: Everything you ever wanted to know about the creation of the iconic, game-changing FPS
games  retro 
11 days ago
How to make a bootable macOS Mojave (10.14) installer drive
Here’s this year’s version of my annual how-to guide. The procedure has changed slightly this year due to a change in Apple’s createinstallmedia tool.
mac  tools 
11 days ago
How to Change Launchpad Icon Grid Layout in Mac OS X
This uses the command line and defaults strings to customize the Launchpad grid layout
mac  tools 
11 days ago
Another World The Digital Antiquarian
I wanted to create a truly immersive game in a very consistent, living universe with a movie feel. I never wanted to create an interactive movie itself.
games  retro 
12 days ago
A Fascinating Look Under the Hood of ‘Another World’ – TouchArcade
I was amazed to discover an elegant system based on a virtual machine interpreting bytecode in realtime and generating fullscreen vectorial cinematic in order to produce one of the best game of all time.
games  programming 
12 days ago
"Another World" source code review
I was amazed to discover an elegant system based on a virtual machine interpreting bytecode in realtime and generating fullscreen vectorial cinematic in order to produce one of the best game of all time.
games  programming 
12 days ago
Password Rules / UITextInputPasswordRules - NSHipster
With Safari in iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, it’ll be easier than ever to generate the strongest, most meaningless, most impossible-to-guess passwords imaginable — all thanks to a few new features.
objective-c  swift  ios 
15 days ago
Thank you, Robert Voit, creator of JASC Paint Shop Pro | Ian Lotinsky
I sent JASC a brief letter explaining how we were using PSP and asking for permission to continue using it. I figured, the worst that could happen is that you could say “no” and I would have to save up to buy the full version. The best that could happen is that you would say “yes” and we would be back in business.
articles  tools 
15 days ago
The Simpsons Creator Matt Groening Talks Disenchantment New Netflix Show
The creator of The Simpsons and Futurama extends his cartoon multiverse into the realm of hard-drinking princesses and neurotic elves with Disenchantment.
tv 
15 days ago
Crazy Rich Asians’ Michelle Yeoh Has Kicked Ass for Three Decades
“I have two moves,” says Michelle Yeoh. She puts her glass of wine down to demonstrate the stunts that have become her trademark over the last three decades she’s spent kicking ass.
articles  tv  movies 
15 days ago
R1/beta1 – Release Notes | Haiku Project
It’s been just about a month less than six years since Haiku’s last release in November 2012 — too long.
haiku 
16 days ago
A quick look at UIKit on macOS
We all saw it coming, and this week, it happened. Apple announced the iOSMac project (a codename — also better known by another codename, Marzipan), although not in the way we were hoping for
mac  ios  marzipan 
20 days ago
iPhone X: Ist die Seitentaste mit einem Doppelklick belegt, schaltet sich das Display verzögert aus.
Ist die Seitentaste am iPhone X doppelt belegt, beispielsweise durch Apple Pay […], schaltet sich der Bildschirm deutlich später ab.
iphone  ios 
21 days ago
Meet the People Helping Tim Cook Run Apple - Bloomberg
of vice presidents are crucial to the Apple of today and the company of tomorrow.
apple 
21 days ago
Migrating to Unified Logging, Swift Edition
Thinking of migrating your iOS or macOS app from a bunch of NSLog or print statements to the new(ish) Unified Logging system?
swift 
26 days ago
In Defense of Not-Invented-Here Syndrome – Joel on Software
The Not-Invented-Here Syndrome is considered a classic management pathology, in which a team refuses to use a technology that they didn’t create themselves.
programming 
26 days ago
An Oral History of Apple's Infinite Loop
Apple’s old HQ holds stories of pizza ovens, iPhone secrets, baseball bats, and what happened to Steve Jobs’ office.
apple  stevejobs 
29 days ago
The Future of Broken Sword and Revolution Software - An Interview with Charles Cecil
Broken Sword is point and click royalty. A franchise that has existed since the 90s and is still going strong.
brokensword  games 
4 weeks ago
BurntSushi/erd: Translates a plain text description of a relational database schema to a graphical entity-relationship diagram.
This utility takes a plain text description of entities, their attributes and the relationships between entities and produces a visual diagram modeling the description.
programming  tools 
4 weeks ago
Roland Leth: Increasing the tap area of a UIButton
I wanted to increase a UIButton’s tap area, without increasing the button’s frame.
ios  programming  swift 
4 weeks ago
macOS Mojave Patcher Tool for Unsupported Macs
macOS Mojave Patcher Tool for Unsupported Macs
mac  tools 
4 weeks ago
FrontPage 98: Elegant & Exquisite
No other Microsoft product has undergone such a dramatic and engaging change of tenure and temperature in such a short period of time.
history  microsoft 
4 weeks ago
libcurl gets a URL API | daniel.haxx.se
Applications that pass in URLs to libcurl would of course still very often need to parse URLs, create URLs or otherwise handle them, but libcurl has not been helping with that.
programming  c 
5 weeks ago
What The Hell Was The Microsoft Network?
The letters "MSN" have meant so many things to so many people, a term that's been overloaded with a thousand different meanings.
history  microsoft 
6 weeks ago
JTN002 - MinUnit - a minimal unit testing framework for C
Unit testing frameworks are quite popular in the object-oriented programming world.
c  programming  testing 
8 weeks ago
See Patrick Stewart Get Emotional Talking About His Return To Star Trek In Full Announcement Video
The big news in Star Trek this week has been the surprise announcement at Star Trek Las Vegas that Sir Patrick Stewart is returning to the role of Jean-Luc Picard for a new series on CBS All Access.
startrek  tv 
9 weeks ago
New Star Trek TV Series Starring Patrick Stewart As Jean-Luc Picard Announced
This introduction confirmed the previous rumors, Sir Patrick Stewart is returning to Star Trek, reprising his iconic role as Jean Luc-Picard. Stewart began his remarks by simply stating “I have returned, thank you.”
startrek  tv 
10 weeks ago
OpenMW
OpenMW is a free, open source and modern engine based which reimplements and extends the one that runs the 2002 open-world RPG Morrowind.
games 
11 weeks ago
Mac and iOS Wallpaper Archive
Евгений Богун has assembled an amazing collection of iOS and macOS wallpaper images, dating back to System 7 and iOS 3 (via Mike Rundle).
ios  mac  history 
11 weeks ago
The oldest, active Linux distro, Slackware, turns 25
Slackware boasts a unique history and a loyal user base.
slackware  linux  history 
11 weeks ago
Handles are the better pointers
…wherein I talk a bit about how I’m doing dynamic memory management in C and C++ these days which basically replaces raw- and smart-pointers with ‘index-handles’.
programming  c 
july 2018
ANOTHER WORLD - Site officiel
Currently, this site contains information on the creation of the game Another World, and is the homepage of the author. Here you will find information on his creations, past and future.
games  retro 
june 2018
ScummVM and Cyan, Inc. are working together!
Cyan and ScummVM are establishing a new partnership, with both teams working together as closely as possible in the future!
games  retro  myst 
june 2018
Apple's Software Chief Details How iOS Apps Will Run on Macs
At WWDC on Monday, Apple said some of its homegrown iOS apps, including Home, Stocks, News, and Voice Memos, would be available later this year on MacOS Mojave
mac  ios  marzipan 
june 2018
A bright future for GitHub | The GitHub Blog
I am very excited to announce that Microsoft is acquiring GitHub and expect the agreement to close by the end of the year.
microsoft  git 
june 2018
Capture iOS simulator video for App Preview - Swift blog
Creating an app preview video can be really easy using the simulator in just a few steps.
swift  xcode  ios  development 
may 2018
Windmill - Your companion for seamless iOS development.
Windmill monitors for code changes, making sure your project is in a heatlhy state every step of the way towards a release.
xcode  development  tools  ios 
may 2018
TwitchDefrags
Defragment all the things!
videos  retro 
may 2018
cool-retro-term
A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display...
development  tools  mac 
may 2018
GSL: Guideline Support Library
The Guideline Support Library (GSL) contains functions and types that are suggested for use by the C++ Core Guidelines maintained by the Standard C++ Foundation. This repo contains Microsoft's implementation of GSL.
c++  programming  microsoft 
april 2018
Twenty years, 1998 – 2018
Twenty years since the first ever curl release. Of course, it took time to make that first release too so the work is older. curl is the third name or incarnation of the project that I first got involved with already in late 1996…
programming 
march 2018
SoMI soundtrack in the style of CoMI for your ScummVM | The International House of Mojo
He has re-recorded The Secret of Monkey Island soundtrack in the style of Curse of Monkey Island.
music  games  monkeyisland 
march 2018
Quick Guide To Property Animators
There are at least three ways to animate views in iOS. In the early days we had the begin/commit style. The block based API has been around since iOS 4 and since iOS 10 we have property animators which saw some updates in iOS 11.
ios 
march 2018
Designing Windows 95’s User Interface
win95uidesignThree years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user interface for Windows 95.
history  windows 
march 2018
Snaptoken
These tutorials walk you through writing medium-size software projects from scratch
c  programming 
march 2018
First-Class Swift API for Objective-C Frameworks
Our main SDK is written in Objective-C, but we can’t yet switch our SDK to Swift, both because we still have many clients using Objective-C, and because Swift does not yet have a stable API.
objective-c  apple  swift 
march 2018
Star Trek: Discovery, in a parallel universe – Austin Wintory – Medium
This is a story of daring to dream of the near-impossible and celebrating that I even came close.
music 
february 2018
Watch Frank Sinatra Record “It Was a Very Good Year” in the Studio in 1965
I’ll be honest, for a long time when I thought of Frank Sinatra, I thought of Marilyn Monroe, ratpack films, and the Olive Garden.
music 
february 2018
Fall Of Voodoo
In a few short years, the graphics card company 3Dfx Interactive provided a polygon-laden shock to the PC world—then fell apart, fast. What happened?
games  history 
february 2018
Sex, Pong, And Pioneers: What Atari Was Really Like, According To Women Who Were There
Back in 1973, Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” was blaring from the PA in a California warehouse as two dozen women in flared jeans assembled Pong circuit boards.
games  history 
february 2018
Scoop: Apple delays iOS features to focus on reliability, performance
Apple has shaken up its iOS software plans for 2018, delaying some features to next year in an effort to put more focus on addressing performance and quality issues, Axios has learned.
apple  from instapaper
january 2018
Deep Space Nine 25 years later: An oral history of the show that changed Star Trek Deep Space Nine 25 years later: An oral history of the show that changed Star Trek
In January 1993, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiered and changed the way people thought about the iconic science fiction franchise.
startrek 
january 2018
iOS Ref
iOS Ref was created in January 2018 by me to serve as a one-stop quick reference spot for iOS developers.
ios  development 
january 2018
WWDC 2017 Lightbox – Josh Tidsbury – Medium
I wanted to create something of a keepsake for each of the other members of our team as a personal gift to each of them.
apple  design 
january 2018
The Making of Apple’s Emoji: How designing these tiny icons changed my life
When design leads to friendship, and that friendship leads back to design, magic happens.
icons  design  apple  from instapaper
january 2018
Kylo Ren Learns What His Employees Think of Him in a Saturday Night Live Parody of Undercover Boss
Adam Driver reprised his role as Kylo Ren, a CEO who disguises himself as a bespectacled blonde radar technician named Matt
fun  videos 
december 2017
cxong/tinydir
Lightweight, portable and easy to integrate C directory and file reader
programming 
december 2017
C11 Lock-free Stack « null program
A lock-free data structure doesn’t require the use of mutex locks.
c11  programming 
december 2017
OpenTomb
A Cross-Platform reimplementation of classic Tomb Raider 1—5 engines.
tombraider  games 
december 2017
ASCIIwwdc
Searchable full-text transcripts of WWDC sessions
apple  development 
december 2017
The best laptop ever made – Marco.org
Apple has made many great laptops, but the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (2012–2015) is the epitome of usefulness, elegance, practicality, and power
apple  mac 
november 2017
A Better MVC, Part 1: The Problems
The main reason that people decry MVC is that they tend to run afoul of two major problems when using it.
programming  from instapaper
november 2017
‘The Orville’ Renewed For A Second Season – TrekMovie.com
Today Fox announced that Seth MacFarlane’s space adventure series The Orville has been renewed for a second season.
tv  scifi 
november 2017
iPhone X review: The best damn product Apple has ever made
iPhone X (pronounced "Ten"), launching now, is something else entirely — the beginning of what comes next.
apple  iphone 
november 2017
This is how Apple built the iPhone X
The iPhone X is the smartphone Apple always wanted to make.
apple  iphone 
november 2017
‘Star Trek VI’ Composer Cliff Eidelman Releases EP Of Music Originally Made For ‘Discovery’ – TrekMovie.com
According to composer Cliff Eidelman, he was asked to develop some ideas for the show last year by co-creator Bryan Fuller.
music  startrek 
october 2017
Inter UI font family
Inter UI is a font for highly legible text on computer screens.
fonts 
october 2017
iOS version code names
iOS doesn't have public code names the way OS X does, but it does have internal code names and they're all shades of awesome cool.
ios  apple 
october 2017
Book of the Runtime (BOTR) for the .NET Runtime
This contains a collection of articles about the non-trivial internals of the .NET Runtime.
programming  development 
october 2017
100 Photos Inside North Korea – Part 1
I visited North Korea in late 2014 and over 16 days ventured to all corners of this mysterious nation on one of the longest itineraries ever executed for foreigners.
images 
october 2017
Fuchsia is Not Linux
This “book” is a collection of topics describing the Fuchsia operating system. Sections will be populated over time.
technology  linux 
october 2017
Why many developers still prefer Objective-C to Swift
For several years after the iOS SDK was announced, developers were flocking to Objective-C…
objective-c  swift  programming 
october 2017
For Inventor of Eudora, Great Fame, No Fortune
At 34, Dorner has to his credit not only Eudora, but also PH, an E-mail and telephone directory program used by hundreds of universities and corporations all over the world.
articles  history  email 
october 2017
UI Design for iPhone X: Top Elements and the Notch
In the same spirit as the first post (UI Design for iPhone X: Bottom Elements), this post will deal with designing for the iPhone X.
design  iphone 
october 2017
Wt, C++ Web Toolkit — Emweb
Wt is a web GUI library in modern C++.
c++ 
september 2017
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