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
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… Continue reading Opps! Errors in Google’s Chrome Extension Tutorials
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… Continue reading My Huffington Post Blog Posts
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
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… Continue reading The Little Computer that Taught Me
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… Continue reading How Engineers Will Win
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