I write an almost weekly blog post for HuffPost and I’m terrible at proofreading my own work. I use the text-to-speech function on my Mac to read the text to me. I find I can hear grammar errors in my own work more readily than I can see them. Most word processors and text editors […]
Updated for Xcode Version 7.3.1 Thanks to Jake for pointing out that his blog post needed a little freshening up! After watching the WWCD keynote I wanted to fool around in Cocoa and Objective-C again. It’s been a while and my Xcode skills were rusty. One task that always seems tricky is getting Xcode’s local git repository […]
Screen cap of my appearance on HuffPost Live to announce we got over 250,000,000 comments. More info here at my blog post on the announcement at HuffPost.com
I was on a HuffPost Live segment and got a chance to discuss why learning to code is something everyone should do! Movement Grows To Cultivate Computer Programming And I have two HuffPost blog posts talking about coding and drawing and why you should learn to do both.
I don’t know why, but I got interested in writing a Chrome Extension. Yeah, I know, like 3 years too late. I figured it would just take an hour and I might learn something about well designed plug and play component architecture. I quickly found the Getting Started tutorial. The screen shots were a bit out of […]
Today I was interviewed by Nicole Lapin on Bloomberg West. All-in-all a very pleasant experience. The last question was a bit of curve ball: The topic was “Interactive Election: The Psychology of the Comment” and thus I didn’t expect a Spotify vs. Apple question. Luckily, I am always prepared!
I’ve been writing a weekly blog post for the Tech section of the Huffington Post. Here are links to what I have written so far: Gold Medal For Hacking? CyFi Should Win It – Hacking is competitive sport! Data Mining Can Help, Immediately – Let’s stop arguing about mass murder and actually prevent it with tools we […]
I posted a blog entry on HyperCard yesterday on The Huffington Post: HyperCard: The Original Bridge Over the Digital Divide. From the comments and tweets that I got it was pretty clear that us older hackers have fond memories of HyperCard. But there’s the rub–Us older hacker. Kids today, i.e., people in their twenties, missed […]
The TI 99/4a from Texas Instruments still looks pretty awesome after 32 years! The personal computer I really wanted to work with back then was the Apple II but as a university student of modest means the big Apple was too much for my bank account to handle. I considered the Commodore VIC-20 and Atari […]
Before reading this, you should read Why Engineers Never Win and Why Engineers Should Win. Ok, now we’re all caught up. I’m optimistic. Yes, I know the world is hurting. I see how the people trying to do good often make things worse. I can’t claim to be insightful when I observe how we celebrate […]