Category Archives: Spinal Tap moment


It has been a while since I have made a post, so I figured I would take this opportunity to point out that, if you are ever putting together a UITableViewCell (such as in the cellForRowAtIndexPath delegate method), there is a big difference between this:

cell.backgroundColor = [UIColor redColor];

And this:

cell.contentView.backgroundColor = [UIColor redColor];

Or, if you are creating an NSSortDescriptor, there is a big difference between this:

sortDesc = [[NSSortDescriptor alloc] initWithKey:@"sortOrder" ascending:YES];

And this:

sortDesc = [[NSSortDescriptor alloc] initWithKey:@"sortOrder" ascending:YES

Happy Nigel Tufnel day and Last Binary Day Of This Century (11/11/11) to everyone!

I wonder if the volume on this TV goes to 11…

Way back in 1984, I came to the enlightening realization that the bulk of my life is spent in the spaces between Spinal Tap moments…

Check out part of this advertisement for a 32″ Emerson LCD HDTV that I received in my e-mail inbox from Tiger Direct:


I have heard that Dobly audio is awesome. Too bad they weren’t selling a 32′ diagonal television for $299.99, I might have bought it.