Archive for January, 2009

Darn Cats

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

We’ve got three cats. Sure, they outnumber us, but we outweigh them so we’re the boss, right? But then they do stuff like this guy’s cat:

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Monday, January 5th, 2009

Sometimes it seems like it takes forever for me to get anything done on my next iPhone project. There are just so many distractions: responding to emails, browsing the web, playing with cats, catching up on TV shows, etc. I also have a real job, which, yeah … really kills the amount of time I can devote to iPhone stuff during the week. What I really need is more time.

I looked into polyphasic sleep patterns but upon deeper consideration, it’d be too difficult to incorporate into my normal work schedule. Besides, I’m not giving up my precious sleep! I’d rather die than lose my precious sleep (which is really just a loooooong sleep when you think about it) so maybe I should look into getting rid of distractions.

I made some progress in that direction when I removed digg from my RSS reader. Just imagine how much I could get done if I focused every fiber of my being into iPhone apps! I could finish my project in just days! Why stop there? I could write screenplays, draw comics, write novels, take over the — oh hey, is that an episode of Samantha Who on my TiVo?

Happy New Year!

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

As far as holidays go, Japanese people make a much bigger deal out of New Years than Christmas. New Years is the main family gathering event and like Thanksgiving in America, food plays an important part. There are traditional black beans that you eat for luck, crunchy fish eggs that you eat for health, and a bunch of other stuff that I’m not totally sure on. But it’s all good.

Another Japanese New Years belief is that whatever you do on that day is an indication of what the next year will bring. So, for example, if you’re a kid and the family is driving down to see relatives on New Years Day, it’s extra important that you don’t fight with your little brother in the car. Either that, or it’s just something my mom made up to keep us quiet that one day.

In any case, I did a bit of iPhone programming and figured out a minor issue I was having trouble with (getting my UITableView to properly shrink and grow when the keyboard appears and disappears using posted notifications) so I take that as a good sign for the coming year.