Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule

There are two types of schedule, which I’ll call the manager’s schedule and the maker’s schedule. The manager’s schedule is for bosses. It’s embodied in the traditional appointment book, with each day cut into one hour intervals. You can block off several hours for a single task if you need to, but by default you change what you’re doing every hour.

Source: Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule

The Next Feature Fallacy: The fallacy that the next new feature will suddenly make people use your product at andrewchen

A few weeks ago, I read this tweet, and found myself nodding my head in vigorous agreement. The Next Feature Fallacy: the fallacy that the next feature you add will suddenly make people want to use the entire product. — Joshua Porter (@bokardo) May 14, 2015 For people who love to build product, when something’s […]

Source: The Next Feature Fallacy: The fallacy that the next new feature will suddenly make people use your product at andrewchen

JiriTrecak/Laurine

The great thing is that by removing magical strings from your code, compiler can actually tell you that you forgot to make changes (and where), if your localization file changes. It also introduces type checking for strings that contain runtime parameters (%@, %d etc.).

Source: JiriTrecak/Laurine

Swift JSON mapping libraries

Today I had to do a little research on the state of JSON mappers in Swift for a new project. I’ve been using a simple JSON library to help me deal with the JSON structure in a safe way, but for this project I had to use something a little more sophisticated like a mapper.

This post describes what I was looking for and the tradeoffs that I was willing to accept. You probably have other requirements so take this text as just one guy’s opinion.

Source: Swift JSON mapping libraries

Combine Image File and Audio File Into Video – avconv / ffmpeg

I wanted to figure out a way to quickly and easily combine an image file (jpg) and audio file (mp3) into a video file (mov) using the free media converter tool ffmpeg.  This would allow me to upload my podcast episodes and songs to YouTube.  After extensive googling and testing I found the combination that finally worked.  And since I’m such a nice dude, I’ll share it with you:

Youtube trick.

Source: Combine Image File and Audio File Into Video – avconv / ffmpeg