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Chris Adamson
Worked at Subsequently & Furthermore, Inc.
Attended Stanford University
Lives in Grand Rapids, MI
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  • Subsequently & Furthermore, Inc.
    Director of Code and Media
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Grand Rapids, MI - Marietta, GA - East Lansing, MI - Stanford, CA - Orchard Lake, MI
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I write, edit, and code stuff. I also raise children and sometimes clean things.
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    Telecommunications, 1991 - 1990
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    English, 1985 - 1990
  • Stanford University
    Symbolic Systems, 1985 - 1990
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Downside of being an early adopter is having to figure out stuff for yourself.
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You'd think that discrediting half the human race would have negative consequences for those dumb enough to do it.
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Yep, I think the current trend is more positive in issues of gender than age. We are still as much stuck to rigid age stereotypes as our grand-grandparents were to gender.
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We've been messing around with unit testing in Xcode 6 for the upcoming book. This is where we are at the moment.
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Funny how much better a conference schedule gets when the best parts aren't under a totally unenforceable NDA.
In previous years, planning for Q3 speaking dates has been an enormous hassle, thanks to the Apple NDA: you can't talk about any of the stuff coming in the new version of iOS, so you have to deliberately pick older topics, with a possible eye to getting new stuff ready to go depending on when ...
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The perfect is the enemy of the good. But the difference between the two can be annoying.
So the initial thrill of Swift is over, and lots of us are digging in. So far, there haven't been any screaming denunciations that I've heard, but surely they're coming… if there aren't, then we're all too easy to please. The best thing I can say about Swift is that it's deeply pragmatic.
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Not having actually used it, from what I read Swing is a pretty awesome choice for its role of mainstream language for general application development. Seems to have a couple WTFs like array updating, but still surprisingly clean for a language that's constrained by compatibility with an existing corpus of runtime, libraries and frameworks.
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And here I thought making the case against new data-sharing APIs would require acknowledging that productivity apps are dead on the iOS platform anyways.
WWDC is next week, and hope springs eternal that the walls between apps will come down, or at least they'll be a little more permeable. Typifying this long-running wish is the rumor that iPads will offer a side-by-side mode, ala Windows 8.1, allowing more direct data sharing between two apps ...
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I know this sounds fanboi-ish and I don't mean for it to... This is like THE ONE THING Android got right out of the gate. It now has a jillion UX problems around it, but it works.
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Finally got my slides up for Core Image talk at CocoaConf Columbus.
Graphics on iOS and OS X isn't just about stroking shapes and paths in Core Graphics and trying to figure out OpenGL. The Core Image framework gives you access to about 100 built-in filters, providing everything from photographic effects and color manipulation to face-finding and QR Code generation. It can leverage the power of the GPU to provide performance fast enough to perform complex effects work on real-time video capture. But even if you'r...
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Can we retire the "Rich Corinthian Leather" joke already?
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Is indie iOS work really as hard to come by as Desktop Java was? Kinda, yeah.
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The girl. On the bass. OSEG. Watch her fingering, or just listen for the bass part.
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In which I wonder whether I'm putting out a beta of iOS SDK Development in the next few weeks or not.
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So freaking going to this. Loved the show. Hope it doesn't conflict with the Final Fantasy chamber music concert, though.
Wake Up, Girls! is a 7 member Japanese voice actress group chosen via open audition from a pool of over 2000 candidates. The group is comprised of Mayu Yoshioka, Yoshino Aoyama, Minami Tanaka, Nanami Yamashita, Miyu Takagi, Airi Eino, and Kaya Okuno. From the outset, the chosen members were to ...
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