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Immediate log messages of resque workers

The following description and code example was tested with the following gem spec: rails (3.2.11) resque (1.24.1) resque-scheduler (2.0.1) Since the default Resque.logger does not immediately flush all log messages to the log file, we want to use our own logger...

Kinect on MacOS X with Homebrew

This is with XCode 4.6.2 on Mac OS X 10.8 If you use our favorite package manager getting up and running with libfreenect  is almost straightforward :). 1) Be sure homebrew is installed see http://mxcl.github.io/homebrew/ 2) Go to cd /usr/local/Library/Formula 3) Get...

An apology to all Customers

Unfortunately it has come to our attention that with the latest Sandboxing restrictions in the Mac App Store, it is not possible to start and stop Launchd items with LaunchDControl. This is something that has been brought to our attention recently by a Customer and we...

Objective C HMAC-MD5

Sometimes it is necessary to implement some cryptographic functions for security reasons within your iOS apps. In one of our projects I was faced with the problem of implementing some kind of a two-step registration/confirmation process with a iOS app and a...

iOS fade-in and fade-out Animation

Today just a small code snippet to create a nice fade-in-fade-out (or call it pulsating) effect on a given UIImage . To accomplish this within a UIView  you have to do only a few steps: Create a UIImageView  containing your image. Create the animation with its...