Don’t try to use your iPhone inside an Apple store

Abdul Tarbzouni, right before Apple employee asked us to stop taking photos of each other

I am inside the Apple Burlingame store with Maryam and Patrick (we were here to try out and buy some new cases). Abdul Tarbzouni just met me (he’s here to buy a case too). He has an iPhone. He is attending MIT studying computer science. He wanted to take a photo of me. And I wanted to take a photo of him. The problem is that an Apple employee came up to me and said it’s Apple policy that photography isn’t allowed in the store. I gave some lip back and she threatened to kick me out of the store. God, I love Apple sometimes. Spend lots of money. Buy lots of iPhones. Just don’t try to use them inside an Apple store.

The hot new development framework

I’m hearing more and more about Django. Pownce uses it. Zooomr uses it. I keep hearing more about it at developer events and seeing more and more developers using it. The developers who’ve told me about it say they like it a lot more than Ruby on Rails — they like it’s based on Python and that they report it lets them develop high-performance apps faster than other frameworks. When Leah Culver, lead developer of Pownce, told me about it while waiting in line for the iPhone, she had high praises for it. If you’re a developer, what do you think?