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madsen
    @danielpunkass I don’t fully understand them. You can’t self-update without write permission for the app’s path. I think the problem is that the current implementation could be hacked to write arbitrary files in any location. No worse than no sandboxing…
    madsen
      @danielpunkass a modern, maintained, secure version of Sparkle would be so nice to have for a whole lot of Mac developers, so I’m glad good people are still working on it.
      madsen
        @danielpunkass Cool. I’m quite interested to follow your progress. I’m using my own fork combining work done by @samdeane and pornel. It's working fine, but the XPC implementation has the lingering security issues that Andy has pointed out.
        madsen
          @danielpunkass are you aiming to support sandboxed apps too?
          isaiah
            last week: notification blocks are bad. this week: KVO is bad. my take: these guys need to do a bit more coding and a bit less blogging.
            madsen
              @neonacho what about it makes you say that? I haven’t used it on iOS yet, but using it in iTunes has been OK for me so far.
              sdw
                Give, loan, sell your Google Glass nerd-kit to any other person without Google’s authorization, and Google can deactivate it remotely. But, Apple is evil. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/04/google-glass-resales/?cid=co7243744
                madsen
                  @sdw Unless you want to order something from B&H during the Jewish sabbath.
                  madsen
                    "Once I emerged from a coding bender with a fine, downy moss on my legs and trunk, a colony of moths in my hair. Are you honestly ready to bring such a symphony of efficiency to a halt?" http://bit.ly/107qe67
                    waynedahlberg
                      Maybe all the noise about #skeuomorphism is just the lingering excitement from learning a fancy new word 18 months ago. #notRightOrWrong
                      madsen
                        @sethjenks mine’s a little dusty too. I’m trying to post here more, but I’m not doing a great job so far.
                        madsen
                          I should put off working on problems like this more often! Wait 6 months, and someone else will have solved it and put their solution on github ;-).
                          madsen
                            My biggest wish for OS X 10.9 right now is an equivalent to UIManagedDocument. Getting a Core Data-using NS(Persistent)Document subclass to play well with autosave is way too hard.
                            madsen
                              @wdc thanks for the recommendation, looks great. Have you worked with him?
                              madsen
                                Anyone have a personal recommendation for a really good Mac app icon designer? I need an icon for a new app I'm working on.
                                madsen
                                  I really enjoyed this article in @themagazine . I knew about electroluminescents, but it made me want to play with electrets. His Bright Materials (by @ in @TheMagazine) http://the-magazine.org/9/his-bright-materials
                                  madsen
                                    @zholmquist They changed it to free after 8PM a while back.
                                    madsen
                                      @zholmquist For some reason I had it in my head that Feb 1 was Saturday. Unfortunately, I can’t make it tonight :(. I hope it’s a lot of fun!