Getting Xcode and GitHub to work together like besties

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… Continue reading Getting Xcode and GitHub to work together like besties

Everyone should learn to code

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.

Opps! Errors in Google’s Chrome Extension Tutorials

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… Continue reading Opps! Errors in Google’s Chrome Extension Tutorials

Bloomberg West TV Interview

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!

My Huffington Post Blog Posts

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… Continue reading My Huffington Post Blog Posts

HyperCard: What Made it Leet

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… Continue reading HyperCard: What Made it Leet

ARC Memory Management in iOS 5 and Cocos2d-iPhone 2.0

My rewrite of Dungeonators is crawling along at a glacial pace. Mostly because I can only work a couple of hours a week on the project. But the iOS 5 way to manage memory with ARC (automated reference counting) is making the process far less painful than it was the first time I wrote my… Continue reading ARC Memory Management in iOS 5 and Cocos2d-iPhone 2.0