Notes on NSUserPreferences

You can set and get NSUserPreferences from any view controller and the app delegate to they are a great way to pass data around the various parts of your iOS App. Note: NSUserPreferences don’t cross the iOS/watchOS boundry. iOS and watchOS apps each have their own set of NSUserPreferences. In the example below you have… Continue reading Notes on NSUserPreferences

Faceless Phone

About twelve years ago I attended a management leadership training offsite and received a heavy glass souvenir. When I got home after the event I put that thingamabob, which officially is called a “tombstone”, up on a shelf above my desk. Little did I know that after more than a decade of inert inactivity that souvenir would launch… Continue reading Faceless Phone

The Quiet Car

I ride a commuter train to and from work everyday and occasionally I accidentally, regrettably, end up sitting in the quiet car. If you’re not a commuter you might be unacquainted with the idea of a quiet car. It is what it says it is: a train car where you are supposed to be quiet. No… Continue reading The Quiet Car

C Plus Minus

While consuming Handmade Hero and coding furiously to keep up with Casy Muratori I discovered the joy of programming in a language that I deeply understand. This is not one of those new trendy programming languages that tries to be type-safe without explicit types or functional without being confusing. And yet all the new hot/cool… Continue reading C Plus Minus

Binge Watching Handmade Hero

For the last several weeks I’ve been obsessed with one TV show. It’s changed my viewing habits, my buying habits, and my computing habits. Technically it’s not even a “TV show” (if your definition of that term doesn’t include content created by non-professionals that is only available for free over the Internet). But for me,… Continue reading Binge Watching Handmade Hero

Endangered Random Numbers

Like infinity, randomness is as easy to misunderstand as it is useful. As an added bonus infinity and randomness are interconnected. I don’t think you can have one without the other. I’m not a mathematician but I like to think about numbers. Take a look at this series of integers: 31415926535 It might look pretty random if your… Continue reading Endangered Random Numbers

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