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Hi. I'm Rick. I write, advise, and invest.

Venture Partner, Quotidian Ventures / CEO, Secret Clubhouse.

Formerly Co-Founder Barbarian Group & Consultant Tumblr

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My time with C# and Azure showed me the sharp edges in Objective-C that I wasn’t fully aware of before. It’s not that Objective-C is a bad language (it’s pretty great), but it’s also built on a foundation that makes things that should be simple not so simple.

Even the developer tools were lacking. The iOS publishing and beta experience has been laughably bad for years, especially compared to what Google offers Android developers.

And then in two hours, Apple shut me up. They pretty much offered a solution for every single thing I have bitched about over the past five years. Extensions, CloudKit, a new iTunes Connect. And Swift, an entirely new programming language that will likely power the future of iOS and OS X development for years to come.

I came into this years WWDC fairly mellow to what would or wouldn’t be announced. There wasn’t any anticipation or excitement the night before. Just a standard amount of curiousity. After the Keynote, I can’t remember being that excited since the announcement of the original iPhone. They blew the roof of Moscone.

The Next Five Years — Justin Williams (via bryan)

(via bryan)

In addition to the resources that Apple has provided, Thinkful, an on-line learning platform, launched a landing page for “The world’s first Swift course” on Monday night. Darrell Silver, Co-Founder and CEO of Thinkful, collaborates with a roster of mentors to assist students through the development education process. “We have a subset of mentors that are really interested in curriculum development overall and as soon as [Swift] was announced, they were asking if they could do it and two hours later it was launched,” Silver said. The team is waiting until July to host the class so that they have time to iterate on the course, which Silver said has already received a strong response.

Did iOS Development Just Get a lot Simpler?

Thinkful’s gonna be offering Swift classes for those of you who are into it.

Quality summer jam. 

(Source: Spotify)

It’s estimated that up to 800,000 eggs cross the border every year and while there have yet to be any reported fatalities, it’s only a matter of time before a child chokes on a tiny house with googly eyes or a pen shaped like a ski.

Canadian Kinder Surprise smuggling ring broken up by US officials | This is That with Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring | CBC Radio

No one in Canada dies from them, but import them into America and SOMEONE WILL DIE.

nevver:

Red = Cannot, Most people can be trusted 1972-2012

This is so sad. 

nevver:

Red = Cannot, Most people can be trusted 1972-2012

This is so sad. 

(Source: twitter.com)

sanguina:

i ruin art

Phil Collins in Miami Country Day School (by Diana Piñeros)

Phil Collins returns to the stage after four years to play at his sons’ school.

That kid is a great drummer. 

While working on my graphic novel, I had another amazing story fall in my lap. When my grandfather died, we found proof he had a secret son. My secret uncle, it turns out, is a serial con artist and possible polygamist, leaving a trail of broken families across the US. Now it’s time to unravel his deceptions and to plan the next step.

Delicate Lies by Kane Lynch — Beacon

Woah. This is crazy and awesome.

(via How Timehop growth hacked its way to the top of the app store | PandoDaily)

The little app that could. Love these guys, and love talking to Jonathan. He’s so stupidly smart, and kind, and funny.

(via How Timehop growth hacked its way to the top of the app store | PandoDaily)

The little app that could. Love these guys, and love talking to Jonathan. He’s so stupidly smart, and kind, and funny.

Getting up is a whole thing. First I have to decide: do I really want to be alive any more? Let’s start with that.

—Louie C.K. (via lauraolin)

(Source: maxistentialist, via lauraolin)

I miss KPT Bryce.

I miss KPT Bryce.

This is the second time that January Jones has been cast in 1962 opposite an actor with a pork based name. The first was in Mad Men (2007) opposite Jon Hamm and then this alongside Kevin Bacon

X-Men: First Class (2011) - Trivia - IMDb

XB-70 Mid-Air Collision, June 1966.

XB-70 Mid-Air Collision, June 1966.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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