Friday, August 29, 2008

My New Bicycle, The Cannondale CAAD 9

I am excited to announce, I am now officially a NYC bike rider. Today I walked over to Sid's Bike Shop on 19 street and got fitted for my newly dope road bicycle. Currently, it has all its stocked components - I don't need to go over board, this is my first time owning a bicycle. Can't wait to do some really long rides. I'll be putting a few things into use, for one: my Garmin Forerunner can now come out of the closet and will be used more often than once a week from running days. I will also be religiously checking out and getting acquainted with NYC Bike Maps.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ted Pushinsky San Fran Street Photographer

It's been awhile since I've seen a photographers work that blows my mind away. Ted Pushinksky has such a raw eye, I feel like I'm within the pictures he's taken.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Hungry Elephant Site and Blog Launched

We at Hungry Elephant, launched our blog and website. Pay it a visit, there will be some interesting coming from the shop.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Beautiful Photos by nj dodge's

This guy has some stunning photos of New York City. The reflections at night are memorizing.

Monday, August 4, 2008

OOP 101 - Models & Data Transfer Objects

Great article on creating Models and DTO's ( Data Transfer Objects ), also known as Value Objects. nwebb, explains how to separate your interface from your logic, by creating a bindable Model that is constantly updating the view. He also goes through an explaination of why it is good practice to follow this type of methodology. Good read, and it explains object oriented programming on a very basic level.

Consider Models to be your API. It is your global reference for all your logic. Your DTO's are just references to objects. Noticelby useful when your doing some type data transfering with the database. Your view is mainly the UI elements (eg. TextField).

Friday, August 1, 2008

Installing Apache 2, PHP 5 and MySQl 5 on Mac OSX

I've been using MAMP for a few years now. Lately, I've been interested in working with environments on a much lower level than I'm accustomed to. I reached out to my boy, he gave me some great resources for installing Apache, Php and MySQL on my Mac OSX. Here, I will share with you what I've been gathering. Be aware, you must be familiar with the command line.

Install MacPorts:

MacPorts is definitely the way to go. It pretty much made installing painless. I grabbed the description from their site.

"The MacPorts Project is an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system."

Install Xcode from

In order for MacPorts to work, you must install Apple's development software Xcode.

This is the link my friend Jonathan gave me. It is a nice concised tutorial on getting this enivornment setup properly.