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Blog archives for February 2009


I wanted to take a moment to help promote an upcoming Mac developer conference. Scotty over at the excellent Mac Developer Network (a podcast network that I've participated in a couple times) is organizing a Mac developer conference in the UK in April that looks simply amazing.

The speaker list looks fantastic: Bill Dudney of Pragmatic Programmer iPhone book fame, Matt Gemmell (he of of the custom Cocoa controls), Mike Lee (World's Toughest Programmer), Fraser Speirs of iPhoto & Aperture plugin fame, and several more, plus workshops and what I'm sure will be excellent networking amongst Mac & iPhone developers.

Unfortunately, due to a lot of travel and moving in March, I won't be able to make the trip to the UK for the conference, but I'm hoping it becomes a regular thing as I would definitely like to in the future.

If you are looking to jump-start your Cocoa development skills, NSConference looks like it would be a great way to do so.

Best of luck NSConference!

Ma.gnolia downtime and Pukka's backups

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Late last week, the excellent social bookmarking service Ma.gnolia suffered a catastrophic system failure. Recovery efforts are still underway, but in the meantime, if you are a Pukka user, you can rest assured that your bookmark data is safe and sound. As of Pukka 1.7, Pukka automatically makes backups of all of your accounts in a format that can be reloaded into Ma.gnolia (or any other social bookmarking service with a similar API, for that matter).

To get to your backups, see Pukka's main menu for an item that opens the backup folder.

Getting to Pukka's backups

Pukka updates these backups every time it pulls a full copy of your bookmarks from the server, which can happen several times a day, depending upon use.

Our thoughts go out to Ma.gnolia as they work to recover their systems.