App: My Story

Comic I made when I was in master course

My first app was a bingo game. Prior to that, I had only learned Java in college. Before learning Java, I always thought that software was the result of magic. When I entered master course in Japan, I was coding sloppily in C for research. Mostly playing with GNU Scientific Library. I didn’t have a Mac nor iPhone. I even teased my friend who used OSX on his laptop back in college.

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Script to Download Wwdc 2014 Videos

Script to download wwdc 14 videos

Although I’ll be most likely sleeping, I’m planning to catch up with WWDC 14 videos and watch some on the plane this weekend. I can easily download the videos via WWDC app. However they’ll eat up my iPhone’s free space. And I also want to speed up the videos a little bit. But downloading the videos one by one from the download page is too barbaric.

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Install Any Fonts and Use It in Any Apps in iOS 7

I just found out about this and turns out it’s pretty easy to do.

  1. Create a XML file and copy the following

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Run iOS App in Different Languages Quickly in iOS Simulator

If you make an app which support multiple languages, you need to check how your app looks like in different languages. The manual way of doing it is to open Settings app → General → International → Language.

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Your Verse

You don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute, we read and write poetry because we are members of the human race and the human race is filled with passion, medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits necessary to sustain life but poetry beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. The quote from Whitman:

Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring, Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish, - What good amid these, O me, O life?

Answer. That you are here—that life exists and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on, and that you can contribute a verse, what will your verse be?

That’s So Two Years Ago

Sherlock quote

Best. TV. Show. Ever.

How to Enter Unicode Characters in Mac

So I found out about icomoon and was wondering how to use the icon fonts on Mac. Turns out it’s not so difficult.

Skipt this steps if you already have icon fonts.

  1. Go to icomoon app, select some fonts. (Tip: You can drag and select multiple fonts quickly.)
  2. Generate the font then download.
  3. Install the downloaded icomoon.ttf font by double clicking it.
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[iOS] Open Source Projects Used in Facebook iOS


One of my hobby is to star or clone open source iOS components/libraries in Github. There are just many good open source projects there that can speed up app development. And I’m pretty sure many apps in the app store are using these open source libraries. Unfortunately, most apps don’t act like good open source citizens by not showing the attributions.

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[OSX] Fun With Terminal

Customize OSX Terminal

Some fun things you can do to pimp your OSX Terminal: (I’m using Mountain Lion fyi)

Customize Terminal Prompt with Emoji

Add this line to ~/.bash_profile (Note: You should see the yellow emoji with shade below)

export PS1='\[\e[0;37m\]⌘ \[\e[1;36m\]\W\[\e[1;33m\] <put_emoji_here>  \[\e[0m\]'

Replace <put_emoji_here> with any emoji you want. Alt+Command+T to open emoji window. Above line not only adds emoji, but also remove name and hostname, and only show current directory name (not full path). Read here for more information.

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[PHOTOS] Weekly Kansai #20

So Ninja Blocks came last week. Still thinking of what to do with it though. And also when to play with it. 😜 Weekend was busy with Facebook Hacker Cup. Did you participate? How did you do? I couldn’t finish the third problem. The program I wrote worked, but took quite some time to complete a test case. (>д<)

Got good news today. I passed the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 2! \(T∇T)/ Barely passed it though. Maybe I’ll take level 2 again this year and will aim for a better score. Did you take one? How was the result?

Woke up early today! 😜 #scribeit #sun #sunrise #nature #kobe #kansai #japan #morning

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