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I support Stepwise

It has come to my attention that Scott Anguish has made the decision to pull Stepwise offline. You can read all the details at Stepwise, but the basic gist of it is, someone took some of Scott’s articles, republished them without permission, and misrepresented Scott’s feelings about the direction of Mac OS X.

Although I’m not a lawyer and can’t offer any legal advice or support, I can do something. First, I can express my displeasure at someone who claims to be part of the Mac developer community treating Stepwise, or any other developer for that matter, in this manner. I can ask Rixstep to remove the copyrighted material. Finally, I can inform the audience of this blog about what’s going on.

Scott, via Stepwise, has been instrumental in my journey with Mac OS X programming. When I was first getting acquainted with Cocoa in the OS X Beta days, I often found myself over at Stepwise, checking out the tutorials. When I began writing tutorials on this blog, Scott would link to some of them. I often used Stepwise as a barometer as to how relevant my posts were.

I hope that Rixstep will relent, and remove the offending material. It would be best for the Mac developer community if Stepwise came back.

Married man

It feels very strange to have a ring on my finger, since I don’t normally wear any jewelry at all, including a watch. But I think it suits me well.

The ceremony went quite well (it went quicker than we thought it would, no flubs or people passing out), and Elaine was absolutely stunning.

A couple of the more humorous moments:

  • One of my groomsmen: “Leopard goes on sale on Friday… is the wedding rehearsal still on?”, “I could be experiencing 300 new features right now…”, etc
  • My best man’s tux pants being about 8 inches too short, leading to many Futurama references, especially Zap’s “Have the boy lay out my formal shorts.”

Well, those are a few of the more geeky ones.

Thanks to all who came and/or sent gifts, especially from Texas and Tennessee. If I can’t visit home, it’s nice when it comes to visit me.

And now, on to Tahiti. I’ll be thinking of you when I’m lying on a beach in the south Pacific. Honest.

And now a brief intermission

I’m calling a time out so I can go get married.

I was hoping to post another graphics article before the big day, but I’ve come to the conclusion that that’s simply not going to happen. I know what I want to write about next, and have quite a bit of code going in that direction, but it’s not quite ready yet. It’ll happen, just a lot later than I planned.

Finding time is further complicated by the fact that after the wedding, we have our honeymoon, then we visit my side of the family for about a week (since they’re on the other side of the country, and most can’t make it to the actual wedding). The end result is that I’m not going to be home for almost a month. Makes it hard to write up articles.

Anyway, I haven’t abandoned the blog, and more graphics articles are coming, it’ll just be a while.