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iPad 3’s demand “has been off the chart”

Yet another post about Apple’s iPad 3…!!. If you check Apple’s online store, you’ll probably notice that the delivery time for an iPad 3 is about 3 weeks. WOOOOOOW… that’s a looot of time man!!. Usually they ship between 2-3 business days.

I guess… after all… Retina Display is a key feature. At least… it’ll definitely help to get new customers on the line.

That has an indirect benefit to iOS developers. Yeah… that means… a lot of people downloading apps. Well, the whole ecosystem benefits from it. Ain’t that cool?

Apple Stocks!!!

This is just UNVELIEVABLE!!!. It was less than 8 months ago when Apple Stocks were about 380 dollars. Then, Steve Jobs passed away….

I wish i could go back in time and buy a couple of them. This is a strong indicator that… these guys are doing great. In fact, if they wanted to do so, they could basically buy all their competition.

Yes… they have enough cash to buy Microsoft and Google, without having issues at all.

So… thing is, what’s gonna happen now?. Will this go on forever… ? or until Samsung finally catches up and manages to sell a nice phone? I’m not saying that the Galaxy S2 isn’t a good phone. But you have to bee a geek to use it almost seamlessly. That’s Apple bigest strength. You can be a newborn… and you can just do anything you want.


WordPress Import Issues

I’ve migrated this blog to a brand new domain. Thing is… i’ve been having lots of glitches and bugs while trying to import the wordpress XML containing all of my posts.

How did i solve it?. Well, it’s probably not the best option, in terms of security. But i had to grant 777 permissions to the folder wp-contents/upload, and the same applies to the /tmp folder.

After that, everything worked like a charm. Besides that, i had lots of issues while trying to install the plugins i’d like to use!. Yeah… permissions again. The easy and quick workaround was to simply upload everything i need, already decompressed, to the folder wp-contents/plugins.

By doing so, i managed to get the plugins to show up in the Plugins tab, in the WP site manager. And… that’s it!

OSX Software: Code Editor

I know. Real, old school devs.. use nothing but VI… or it’s enhanced incarnation, VIM. But maybe you don’t have the time to deal with a big learning curve. I don’t wanna memmorize obscure shortcuts, just to be considered ‘old school’.

That’s why i’ve been searching for a good html / javascript / php IDE for OSX. So far… i’ve played with few tools. What i was looking for is an integrated environment that allows you to upload your files… right there. That practically eliminates TextWrangler from the list.

TextWrangler is a free editor… available right there, in the Mac AppStore. It’s a great tool, however, it lacks ftp support!.

TextMate… is yet another (paid) tool. The UI looks nice.. and it just helps you get things done. But i liked CODA so much more, because of their UI, mostly. It has a cool navigation function that allows you go forward and backwards… preview, right there, and even SVN capabilities.

The only downside that CODA has is just a monetary one… it costs about 100 dollars. But i think it’s worth every penny…

OSX Software: VLC

I most definitely love Quick Time. It’s easy to use, elegant, and it bears Apple’s logo. But it has several limitations. Yeah, you guessed. There are certain video formats that you cannot open with Quick Time.

So… what happens? . You switch to Windows? just to play your favorite show?. No way.

There are few alternatives you may or may not have heard of. VLC, is a great opensource application, that allows you to open, virtually, any file format. Furthermore, it’s available for Mac, Windows… and linux!. I really love VLC, because it has support for Apple’s Remote, and you can lower the volume, pause, or fast forward / rewind, whatever you’re viewing.

The second option is Perian. Perian adds functionality to QuickTime. It’s a plugin, sort of. It extends the number of formats that Quicktime can reproduce. And yes, it’s also a free package.

Both options are pretty cool. So… now.. it’s really your choice!.