Year: 2013

Open Source AS3 Scrum Tool? I am not sure how active the non-gaming Flash development community is. I am not sure if anyone will see this blog post as I’ve become a whimper on the thorax of an ant in …

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In my mind this album is simply killing it. This also appears to be the single Spotify embed that’s worked for me – and I am happy about that.

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Background I previously owned the first generation of the Nike+ Fuelband. I previously had the Jawbone Up, and while I liked it, the cap started to become loose and it hurt my wrist throughout the day. Anyway, the pawl on …

My second dance with Nike Support Read More »

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So now that iOS 7 is finally out – it took me a little while to get used to the aesthetics and I only have nits with default button hit-area designation (there is none) & the appearance of UIPickers (really?!) …

iBeacons development… speed Read More »

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I got an email from my cousin Ben that I was famous and to check out a Yahoo! Sports article. I didn’t know what he was talking about so I followed the link he sent to me. Sure enough, scrolling …

I was first to tweet about Sidney Crosby Read More »

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This is an image that in no way matches my style of painting but I find it extremely intriguing. Muted colors. Dramatic. Thin paint. This style reminds me a great deal of some of David Graeme Baker’s work (in technique, …

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Last night some idiot nearly took me out on my motorcycle. Here is how it played out. I was riding on a two-lane road at night, around 11PM. A red light 200 feet ahead A road to my right before …

Last night I nearly ate it… Read More »

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Lucky enough to attend WWDC13 this year, when iRadio was announced and released to developers, one of the cooler parts of the at conference iRadio offering was a station called “Music Heard at WWDC”. Apple culled together a lot of …

Every morning an Apple commercial Read More »

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HTC thinks it has a shot of creating their own OS to better compete in the Chinese mobile market. Android is the most widely used OS in China, and HTC makes a lot of money by using it, they would …

HTC to create their own smartphone OS? Read More »

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I was recently granted my first patent. I know there are many out there who have multitudes of patents under their belts, but this is my first. I am very happy and proud. I can only disclose the main patent …

My first patent. Read More »

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Knowing someone who manages engineers working on Apple TV is a pleasant bonus in the back of my mind. Sundays with Apple TV devices scattered around our home hooked up to our Wi-Fi and widescreen television panels produces such a …

Apple TV Sunday… all smiles Read More »

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Xcode 4 Cookbook at PACKT Publishing Steven F. Daniel has a book out called Xcode 4 Cookbook. It’s available in paperback and e-formats. Overview Learn how to go about developing some simple, yet powerful applications with ease using recipes and example …

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A thank you to Scott Janousek for posting to G+, this is a very cool find on his part. “Visualization and “audibilization” of 15 Sorting Algorithms in 6 Minutes. Sorts random shuffles of integers, with both speed and the number of …

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This Friday has epic written all over it. BT’s A Song Across Wires (#ASAW) drops. BT mentioned the tracklisting on his Facebook account in this post. He replies to a lot of people there in regards to tracks, etc. An …

This Friday. BT #ASAW. Read More »

Siri isn’t nearly as good as Samantha. Yet. Interesting and creepy premise for a movie – but I could see it happening someday to someone if the technology gets good enough. And does the Skynet thing.

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Back in 2009 I started to code up an AS3 partition (range) slider, that is, a slider with multiple thumbs. Three in fact. It’s not dynamic by any means. There is a Document Class but it’s tied directly to assets …

2009 AS3: Partition Slider Source Read More »

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I’ll preface this with the fact that I listen to music all. day. long. Every working day. iTunes, iRadio, and Spotify. Right now I am listening to Intervals’ In Time EP. On my Bose AE (around ear) w (wireless) BT …

Coding in comfort: Bose AE2w BT headphones Read More »

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Stumped. I’ve tried plugins, I’ve tried URI, HTTP, etc. No matter what I do, when I embed via Spotify code or WordPress itself, I cannot get a track, a playlist, nadda to work here. I get the player and the …

I think WordPress hates me (Spotify) Read More »

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Tonight my wife bought a Samsung LCD for me to hang above the treadmill. She also bought a wall mount (they only had a fancy swiveling thing at the ready), an AppleTV and an HDMI cable. So when I came …

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Somewhere up there my Babcia and Dziadzia are probably smiling just a tiny bit more, especially my Dziadzia. He was the diehard Pirates fan. A steel-worker hitchhiking in his youth to Forbes Field and then trips to Three Rivers Stadium. …

Pirates grab top record in majors after doubleheader sweep of St. Louis Read More »

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