Year: 2018

I have been quite busy with any number of interesting things.  I recently found and purchased a most excellent medieval hat at King Richard’s Faire in Carver, Massachusettes. I wore it while there, and since I love it so much, …

It has been quite some time since I’ve last posted. Read More »

Your mileage may vary with this post, but in my case, I was chasing my tail for some time while finally coming to a solution. At work, I generally author all kinds of prototypes. Sometimes I use Xcode and author …

Verifying assets with the iTunes Store… solved Read More »

I purchased the iPhone X when it first came out and I’ve been loving it. I had a screen protector applied at the store as well as a silicone case. I’ve since dropped the phone many times – even on …

A funny trip to the Apple Store Read More »

What do these three things have in common? They are awesome. And they go together seamlessly. I have recently taken up a quick project where I need to communicate with a collection of addressable LED bulbs in a custom lighting …

Sublime Text 3, Ito En, and Carbon Based Lifeforms Read More »

In my wristwatch rotation is a newly acquired 1949 Doxa (Swiss Made of course) with a sub seconds complication. Think about that. The watch is a mechanical wind that is 69 years old. It keeps incredible time for such an …

1949 Doxa in rotation Read More »

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Have you ever been working on a project, and then one day your syntax highlighting is gone? Your autocomplete is generating almost nothing useful? This trick saved me from bouts of madness.

I’ve been developing an application that produces a JSON string for use online. Pretty simple, but I want to make sure the JSON is valid (since a user can edit the JSON by hand if they want to before using …

Swift: checking if a String is valid JSON Read More »

This Christmas I was gifted a nice pair of Apple Airpods. They were extremely easy to set up and use because of that Apple W1 chip they house. iOS is tailored for their integration, and they do not disappoint in …

Apple AirPods vs Bose QuietControl 30 Read More »