TheJoyOfHack

For people who like to make things

LinkedIn Can Read Your Emails

The stupidity of this is mind-boggling. Essentially, LinkedIn is asking you to insert a man-in-the-middle IMAP server that parses ALL your email and modifies the body so as to ‘enhance mobile email, giving professionals the information they need to be brilliant with people.’ The following tweet from Justin Miller first brought this to my attention:

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Leaving Glen Ellyn

Leaving Glen Ellyn

I like how the rays of the sun reflected off the train. I only had a second to take this picture as there was a crowd of commuters right behind me.

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The Case of the Leaking Space Suit

Imagine, for a minute, that you’re an astronaut. On the ISS. Conducting a space walk. There you are, outside your vehicle, and you realize your spacesuit is leaking. You could drown. In outer space.

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Pulling into the Station

Pulling into the Station

This photo was taken in ‘stealth’ mode: shooting from the hip, no audio, no display on the rear LCD. I had no idea what the composition would look like.

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Evolution of Objective C Database Code

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One of the features of Qur’an Memorizer, my first iOS app, is the ability to highlight a verse (ayah) when it’s tapped. To do this I access a database of verse x and y locations and retrieve the 4 coordinates I need to draw the resulting polygon.

The first version of the code released to the App Store looked a little bit like this:

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When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

This is an Oak tree that I planted in my front yard about five years ago. I’m glad it’s survived all the storms we’ve had since then. I hope to see it grow into a Mighty Oak.

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