.NET Pains – #1

Me: Hey, I’d like to automatically invoke all my authentication / logging code for my API calls. .NET: Totally got just the thing for you. Use IDisptachMethodInspector, look for the right events and call your Auth code. Also, use Aspect Oriented Programming. Since AOP is a giant pain in the ass to configure though, use this […]

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Social Hardwar

I would play the shit out of this game. Anyone remember hardwar, the sci-fi flight simulator game of yesteryear? I used to love this game. I only consistently played 3 PC games as a kid: Simcity / Maxis, Road rash, Hardwar. The theme of the video game incase you didn’t read the wiki article: It’s […]

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A countdown timer for your life.

EDIT: Download link. We generally follow the arrow of time forwards, counting up seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, birthdays, anniversarys etc. One problem I see with this approach is that it creates the illusion of having potentially infinite time to do what you want to do in life. Sure, we sometimes count “down” – […]

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wsdl2objc: Pain points integrating with a WCF service.

First, figure out if the service you wrote is accepting SOAP 1.2 messages. SOAP 1.2 messages have name spaces that look like “http://www.w3.org/” while SOAP 1.1 messages look like “schemas.xmlsoap.org”. Spare yourself the trouble, make a quick test project and try sending a request. Here the code I was using: @interface TYViewController () @end @implementation […]

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