Author: Fuad Kamal

  • Podcasts I’m currently listening to

    Podcasts I’m currently listening to

    I previously posted a couple of times what podcasts I was listening to.  Back then, I was driving up and down the East coast every weekend between Maryland and Atlanta, so I had a lot of time to listen.  Now, my commute time is much less, thankfully.  That also means I spend less time listening…

  • Apple TV – Material Design

    Apple TV – Material Design

    I got my AppleTV a couple days ago, but had zero time to do anything with it.  Last night I finally just unboxed it b/c I couldn’t wait anymore, but I still haven’t even plugged it in. My HD TV set only has three HDMI ports, so I dug around in our TV cabinet last…

  • Swift 2 Unit Testing & UI Testing Resources

    Swift 2 Unit Testing & UI Testing Resources

    Starting to write unit tests in Swift 2 / Xcode 7 so thought I would keep a list of resources and share.  Plan to keep this post updated as I find more.  Feel free to ping additional resources in the comments!   Talk by Jorge Oritz  Real World Mocking in Swift (April 2016) brief overview…

  • Eid ul Adha

    Eid ul Adha

    There are three life experiences I’ve had, that I strongly feel every adult should experience.  They are things that have opened my eyes to reality in a way that only experience can do; knowing something by being taught it or hearing about it is never the same as experiencing it for yourself.

  • my best shot

    my best shot

    The day I got my DSLR, many years ago, I took a bunch of test shots having no clue what I was doing.  One of those shots I have always considered my best photo, ever, even though it was totally random and lucky.  As of yesterday, that shot has been replaced as my favorite shot…

  • Google / Alphabet easter egg

    Google / Alphabet easter egg

    My coworker just found a neat easter egg on the new Google Company, Alphabet go to and search for the word “drone” Sergey and I are seriously in the business of starting new things. Alphabet will also include our X lab, which incubates new efforts like Wing, our drone delivery effort. at the end…

  • Google Analytics & Swift

    Google Analytics & Swift

    I’m working on an iOS app written entirely in Swift that uses the Google Analytics library.  At Google I/O 2015 they announced full support for Swift and even CocoaPods (which doesn’t actually work if any of your other libraries use_frameworks! – but they are working on that and it’s not a trivial fix).  The initial intro…

  • iOS rapid #photog workflow

    iOS rapid #photog workflow

    I don’t always lug my DSLR around with me, but I almost always have my old iPhone 4S on hand.  I’ve often commented at how amazed I am by the image quality from such an antiquated mobile device.  Recently a friend was asking how I got my images to come out so great from the iPhone,…

  • Behind Flash Platform

    Behind Flash Platform

    Peter Elst has hit the nail on the head with this article.

  • Ramadan Witr Duah from the Haram

    Ramadan Witr Duah from the Haram

    Glory to the One who is Lord of all lords; Glory to the One who facilitates all means; Glory to the One whose throne is in the heavens, and in the earth is His authority ; glory to the One whom no creature of this life can see, and Whom no sense can perceive; and Whom description seekers cannot perceive;…