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Mark “Live Through a Hurricane” Off My Bucket List

Mark “Live Through a Hurricane” Off My Bucket List

Ten years ago, I was able to mark several items off of my “bucket list.”

One of those items was living through a Category 3 Hurricane.

My family and I were living in Celebration, FL at the time. My niece had just finished spending the Summer with us, and we had just returned from a blisteringly hot week in the Florida Keys, wringing the last bit of vacation out of our systems.

After we had…

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They’re More Like “Guidelines” Than Actual Rules

They’re More Like “Guidelines” Than Actual Rules

If you’ve ever worked in Higher Ed, you’re used to working within a complex maze of rules, procedures, and committees.

At Hendrix College, when we were contemplating how we might put together some “helps” for our people as they navigate the wilds of Social Media, the very last thing we wanted to do was to impose yet another layer of opaque policies atop an already dizzying array of existing…

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How Do I Create an Opening Animation Sequence for iOS Apps?

How Do I Create an Opening Animation Sequence for iOS Apps?

Ever wondered how some of your favorite iOS apps (like Twitter) create those cool opening animations when the application loads?

Well – wonder no more!

The place you work this magic is in your application’s AppDelegate file.

More specifically, the work is performed inside the didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method, just after you make your window key and visible:

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication…

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