Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 27

Making objective-c blocks synchronous

Many IOS libraries require you to do things asynchronously. Some of the better libraries provide both asynchronous and synchronous models to work with, but some do not. IOS’ ALAssetLibrary is a good example of a library providing only asynchronous processing. The ALAssetLibrary allows you to fetch images, videos, and the like from a user’s camera …

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Sep 26

Correctness in the Real World

Music: Glitch Mob – Drink The Sea I failed calculus in college. I’m an applications guy, in that, if I can’t see the point, if I can’t see the payoff, I have a lot of trouble convincing myself effort is worthwhile. What happened was this: It was my first semester in college, and I took …

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