Category: Tech

  • Podcasts I’m currently listening to

    Jay Thrash (@jaythrash) is interviewed on the NSBrief podcast by Saul Mora (@casademora) during 360iDev

    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 […]

  • Google / Alphabet easter egg

    My coworker just found a neat easter egg on the new Google Company, Alphabet go to abc.xyz 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

    students of knowledge working on Apple hardware

    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 […]

  • refactor your heart (or, “how not to collapse on the road with cramping triceps while trying to learn the Swift Programming Language”)

    Focus beyond the target

    I came across this post by Janie Clayton-Hasz where she paints a frightening picture of her spending every waking hour, plus hours where she is supposed to be sleeping, engaged in an epic struggle to ingest the vast sea of knowledge that is the iOS development platform.  I didn’t get it; I asked her on twitter […]

  • a different approach

    Apple UX: Continuity

    so microsoft’s strategy has been, ‘one OS for ALL devices’ Apple’s strategy is, ‘one, seamless, continuous experience across ALL devices’. It might sound like a subtle difference at first glance, but it’s a universe of a difference.  Microsoft demands the user make the same OS work no matter what device you’re on, so we find […]

  • “Dear hiring manager…”

    headhunter

    It’s sad that I actually find the need to write letters like this:

  • what keeps me awake while driving

    podcasts

    Here’s what keeps me awake when I drive.

  • Hacking the ProForm Tour de France (part 1)

    ProForm Le Tour de France trainer

    I have the version 2 of ProForm’s Le Tour De France bike trainer.  Unlike a lot of other folks who have been posting about this bike since v1 I haven’t had any mechanical problems with the bike, to date, but then again we’ve only put around 200 miles on this trainer in the two years we’ve […]

  • using WPS with Apple AirPort Extreme

    Apple Airport Extreme

    I had no idea until tonight that Apple’s Airport Extreme has built-in support for WPS.  WPS is a service that lets you automatically setup a device such as a printer, or, in my case, a ProForm Le Tour de France exercise bike, automatically with your WiFi network.  On the device you are trying to setup, […]