Author: Eric Dolecki

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 …

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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 …

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My go-to phone has been the iPhone 6 Plus. With the onset of iOS 11, I’ve had some issues. Wi-Fi misbehaving. Stuttering performance. Notification rendering issues. Battery consumption at an elevated rate. So I started looking at phones. I was …

Incoming: iPhone X Read More »

The White Spider: The Classic Account of the Ascent of the Eiger Amazon Link At 13,025 feet, the Swiss Eiger doesn’t approach the height of Everest or Denali, but the sheer rise and difficulty of its 5900-foot north face keep …

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I have long admired the grit and determination of Joe Simpson. From Wikipedia: Joe Simpson (born 1960) is an English mountaineer, author and motivational speaker. He is best known for his book Touching the Void and the 2003 film adaptation …

My brush with greatness Read More »

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When we moved, I already had a Bose Lifestyle 5.1 system including bass box. However, our new living room has a vaulted ceiling (not too much unlike the image above). We have even more angles, however. And a taller ceiling. …

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Background Jöttnar was born in Arctic Norway and is the creation of two former Royal Marine commandos and lifelong mountaineers, climbers and skiers. As commandos, Tommy and Steve specialised in mountain and extreme cold weather warfare, often training in the …

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I will be honored to meet members of the US Ski and Snowboard Teams as they are preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics. They will be stopping by for a Q&A and probably discuss training regimens and how stuff I …

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Last night I was able to check off a bucket list item… meeting and chatting with one Martin Lancelot Barre. And in quaint Natick, Massachusettes of all places (TCAN). I’ve never been to TCAN, but the location was lovely. Very …

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I cannot say how awesome Kühl products are. If you’re jeans all the time, step it up with any of Kühl’s offerings. Gusseted knees, cell pocket, amazing pockets, a beautiful patina, Italian snap button, gusseted crotch, perfect fit for those …

Kühl Rydr Born in the Mountains pants rule. Read More »

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I am ready to submit Analog III (the successor to Simple Analog 2) to the Apple App Store. However, I am being told that I need to review the updated Paid Applications Schedule. The address Apple has is an old …

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Probably my favorite album cover for a Jethro Tull album. Great iconography, illustration, and stained glass effect. Something I’ve been after for years. eBay has failed me in procuring. I am a member of a Facebook Jethro Tull group, and …

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Adrift on a glistening sea of sweet Ambronite, I think fondly to the cup of tea I have my hand wrapped around. Another expedited meal of absolute known caloric intake that does not disappoint. Rather makes relaxation a bit easier …

The Saga Continues Read More »

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My cousin Kelly Spanik) has a nice travel blog that she’s had for some time now. However, she is about to embark on a dream of hers. Reading her post about taking action instead of merely keeping a dream in …

Travel Aspirations Read More »

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As developers, it’s part of our job to code and design aspects of an ask. A prototype, a full application, a module for another developer, and more. While doing this, it’s easy to forget what transpired last week that caused …

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A quick review of the Banana flavor of Ambronite. It’s less sweet than Berries. In a very good way. Now that I have been updated with the correct amount of Ambronite to add, the texture is pretty much spot on. …

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I wandered around Reddit tonight looking for some insight on Ambronite pricing. This is my last post on the pricing – I swear. If you don’t subscribe and use other % off means to acquire Ambronite, and you’re buying the …

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The Ambronite 10-meal packages sent to me are based on 160 calories servings. Umm… that hardly qualifies as a snack. That’s $49 per bag. There is no way you’ll get 10 meals out of each bag. 3.125 scoops = about …

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Look. At. That. Here is $500 worth of Ambronite, berries on the top. This box is full of pouches. No scoops or anything else in the box though. I totally forgot the powder portion size without a scoop. The bag …

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