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Remember Fyre Festival? Yeah, well it’s officially bankrupt now.


Fyre Festival has finally burnt out, and from the looks of things, no amount of stoking the “fyre” will ever revive it.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday — just over four months after the supposedly luxurious, entertainment-packed, Instagram-worthy event was abruptly cancelled — that a judge placed the company that promoted Fyre Fest into bankruptcy.

Back in July, just days after festival co-founder Billy McFarland was arrested for fraud, three lenders filed a lawsuit seeking to regain the $530,000 they had invested in the event.

“If the money was burned up in the Bahamas we’re not going to be able to recover it but at least we’ll know where it went,” Robert Knuts, the lawyer representing the lenders, said according to The Wall Street Journal.  

Knuts also said the three people he represents only make up a small part of over 20 individuals who loaned over $4 million to the festival.

Back in April, after early attendees became certain the festival wasn’t going to live up to promised expectations, they began sharing photographs, video, and personal accounts of the sorry-looking food, landscape, and lack of entertainment at the festival. 

The event was cancelled with little to no warning. Despite organizers releasing an apology statement for the cancellation, lawsuits against the festival soon rolled in.

People who got burned in the process of trying to live out their Insta-dreams sued the festival organizers for everything from false marketing campaigns to loss of money and possessions.

Fyre Festival will now reportedly be controlled by a trustee, and on Wednesday, Judge Glenn ordered the company to file all documents that reveal money owed to other parties.

Good luck with that list, and be sure to check it twice.

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ios – UIDocumentPickerViewController – possible to remember last location?


When using UIDocumentPickerViewController for importing data into my app, I would like to remember the last service/location that was chosen by the user, and start the navigation with that service.

E.g. if a user imports something from Dropbox, and then later on wants to import something again, I would like the document picker to start with Dropbox as the initial location.

Unfortunately, the default behaviour is that the picker always starts with iCloud Drive, so each time a user wants to import something from Dropbox, they have to tap on Locations, and pick Dropbox from there – two unnecessary taps.

I’ve tried to keep a string reference to a previously shown picker, but presenting that picker again doesn’t seem to work – it just shows a blank view.

cheers!



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Link-saving site Delicious is dead. But let’s remember the good times.


Delicious is gone.
Delicious is gone.

Image: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Delicious must have saved so many links in its nearly 14 years on this planet. 

The bookmarking web service was slowly fading away the past few years, but on Thursday, it officially entered the great beyond. Social bookmarking competitor Pinboard announced it acquired Delicious. By June 15, the old site will be in read-only mode, so users won’t be able to save new bookmarks.

RIP Delicious.

RIP Delicious.

But before we completely forget about the social bookmarking pioneer that arrived in 2003 as del.icio.us, let’s remember the good times it brought us all.

Delicious was ahead of its time and led to so many favorites that survive to this day. Social bookmarking became a thing because of Delicious, which led the charge with tagging to organize online content. Its latest acquirer Pinboard didn’t even come around until 2009. 

Sites like StumbleUpon, Diigo and now Pinboard came about based on the Delicious concept and tagging system.

Delicious tried switching things up, even toward the end, to encourage more users to use the tool, but as one of my Mashable colleagues noted, “Nothing really stuck.” 

And then the competition and newer technology trounced them. When the cloud made bookmarks saved on one browser easily accessible in another, users didn’t need a separate service.

Pocket, first known as Read It Later when it came out in 2007, really swooped in and took most of Delicious’ potential by focusing on mobile bookmarking instead of desktop. Pinterest also stole Delicious’ thunder by taking saved links and turning them into beautiful pins with boards and a pretty interface.

I think fondly of Delicious even though when I search for memories of Delicious in my inbox I’m reminded of the bumpy past few years. When the site was in transition, links didn’t get saved or applets I’d set up on Zapier and IFTT were riddled with errors. The bookmarklet got super buggy and eventually I deleted it.

Its sale to Pinboard is the fifth sale in the past decade and almost a half. First it was sold to Yahoo in 2005, then to the YouTube founders in 2011. In 2014 Science Inc. bought it and then it was managed by Delicious Media in 2016. It’s final resting place was Pinboard, whose developer Maciej Cegłowski said in the announcement he bought Delicious “so it wouldn’t disappear from the web.”

But in its heyday, it was a web surfer’s best tool. Power users and link savers everywhere should think fondly of this simple, yet web-shattering tool.

Don’t despair entirely. All your bookmarks can be migrated to the new owners over at Pinboard and bookmarking can continue on at the new service for $11 a year. 

RIP, Delicious.

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