Author: Eric Dolecki

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I recently had the need to invite a few people to a private GitHub repository of mine. No big deal, log in, go to my repositories, select the repo I want, and then click… on… wait a minute. Where is …

GitHub… I lost my repo Settings tab? Read More »

Sometimes when coding, you need music to develop a rhythm that you can attach your mind to. The code flows easier, and you start thinking about connections that you need to wire up in your code to expose and procure …

Heilung – Ofnir for coding Read More »

Summer is about over, but your Pastis drinking doesn’t need to be. Here are some alternative Pastes-Related drinks to try before the leaves turn. La Soleil (The sunshine) – with a dash of Lemon syrup La Mazout (Fuel) – with, …

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I am an enthusiastic fan of a cocktail called Perroquet. Perroquet is a traditional French drink, which is very popular throughout France. Perroquet is a Pastis-based drink with peppermint syrup and water. I purchased a glacial mint French syrup instead …

Henri Bardouin Pastis Inbound Read More »

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I’ve seen something happen many times during my longish tenure as a software developer being amidst to some others who are new to it. They seem to have a complete lack of wanting to understand something before tearing into it. …

Learn slowly to develop quickly. Read More »

It’s been a while since Apple added Swift fading support to AVAudioPlayer. I can’t remember when exactly, but I think it might have been since iOS 10.0. I have not used it in quite some time and recently had the …

AVAudioPlayer setVolume with fading – properly Read More »

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I’m at a loss just like everyone else who has a sense of place in the world. History. Artworks. Architecture. Style. Burning to the ground. My heart goes out to the world right now as this painful destruction slowly takes …

Notre Dame Read More »

It used to be that the main screen in homes sat in a corner of a living or room in wooden appliance. The television. After time passed and technology grew at a larger scale, some homes would have perhaps two …

The dumbing down of screen content? Read More »

I have yet found a satisfactory way to apply a fixed background image to a page for mobile. For some performance reason, as I understand it, a fixed image for mobile is a dancing unicorn. Which has so far eluded …

Mobile Safari and page background images… Read More »

I’ve owned this domain since 2001-03-09. I’ve had all sorts of stuff hosted and served from it. A lot of that junk is still mildewing on this platter located somewhere out there. If I want the domain ericd┬ádot com, it …

Pruning, shearing, and producing Read More »

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My AirPods Series 2 arrived today. Engraved on the front of the case… “Five Ohhh…” I got them as part of my turning fifty years-old. I already have a pair of the series 1, but the upgrades seemed quite interesting. …

AirPods 2. Even better. Read More »

I am fascinated by great scents. I don’t know why, it’s probably not that common amongst developers, but I am always on the trek to find a signature scent. When we travelled to Nassau, I went into a boutique and …

Aqua di Parma Colonia Quercia Review Read More »

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There are times when you have Class objects that you need to communicate back to some part of your application. With delegation, it’s a 1-to-1 relationship. Generally where the object(s) are instantiated is where you’d like to gain insight upon …

Swift delegation Read More »

Before we departed for our Atlantis vacation, I spent far too much time watching YouTube reviews and reading packing lists. I wanted to know what to expect. The most prevalent thing I noticed people talked about was the price of …

My Atlantis Bahamas Review: The Reef Read More »

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I recently had a project request to allow a user to experience different rotary encoders and how they might react with digital LEDs. In short, getting encoders wired to a board to directly control the UI in an iOS application. …

Adafruit Feather 32u4 communicating to iOS Read More »

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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