Conventional Cocoa wisdom holds that each window in an application should be in its own nib/xib file. The benefits are shorter launch times, better memory usage, and better Xcode project organization. Conventional wisdom is always right … right? We cynics know better. True wisdom is knowing when conventional wisdom is wrong.

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Back when I was a young, pimply geek, I trashed Apple like it was going out of style. Little did I know it would. Crapple. Crapintosh. MacIntrash. I’ve used them all. It wasn’t until 2000 (after falling in love with Linux) that I discovered a modern Unix with a unified UI. A Mac I liked. A Mac that ran Unix.

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Even after using it for months, I’m still noticing things on Snow Leopard that make me wonder if 10A432 really should have been the GM release. I think a little bit more polishing should’ve been done before release. My list of (mostly nontrivial) bugs are still “open”.

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