February 12th, 2008


"So you're going to write an IPhone app..."

There are some very tight limits on memory usage. You’re given approximately 64 MB of space to work with (about half of what’s available.) If you go beyond that, Springboard shuts you down unceremoniously. That combined with the fact that there isn’t any swap space where unused objects can go to rest, makes for some design decisions that you haven’t had to consider in the desktop environment.


Also, a new program called ZIPhone can jailbreak any version of the IPhone, right out of the box.

And Flash for the IPhone is coming...

That's OK, I wasn't using my civil liberties anyway.

"We’ve just sanctioned the single largest invasion of privacy in American history."


A bill just passed the senate, guaranteeing retroactive immunity from prosecution for telecom companies who unconstitutionally performed mass wiretappings without warrants on behalf of the Bush administration. Several Democrats (including Feinswine) were complicit in voting for the bill. Obama voted against. Hillary wasn't even around for the vote; evidently this wasn't important enough to interrupt her busy schedule of choking down lobbiest coc- er, I mean, campaigning.