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I am currently using Huel. I am a very strong proponent of Huel. For a long time, I wished I could order it – as the FDA did not approve it’s sale in the United States – until very recently. …

Huel versus Ambronite (banana, berries, and apple ginger) Read More »

iOS allows each application to monitor up to 20 regions. That seems like a lot, especially when you figure that the regions are registered and can be triggered (entry and exit) even while your app is backgrounded or your phone …

Monitoring the closest 20 regions – how? Read More »

I have long envied those living in parts of the world where Huel could be delivered. For a very long time, Huel could not ship to the United States because of some FDA work that needed completed first, shipping location …

A Huel™ Customer! Read More »

Some very minor predictions of mine for WWDC17 There will be barrels of Odwalla juice again. I haven’t been to WWDC in a few years due to coming up empty on the lottery – but I have always liked when …

WWDC Minor Predictions Read More »

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If you’d like to detect a long press on a UIButton or just for a view that has no buttons – it’s pretty easy. There is one simple gotcha, however. You’ll trigger your selector twice. Once when detected (down on …

The tvOS long press Read More »

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It’s almost time for WWDC17, this year in San Jose, CA instead of San Francisco. I haven’t been in several years because my lottery skills are obviously lacking. I managed to score one this year and I’m pretty excited. What …

WWDC 17 Packing List Read More »

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I am currently working on something that will display time in different time zones. However, you need to compare the user’s current time versus those at the target time zones to be accurate. This is what I figured out. It’s …

Getting hour offsets for local time versus a target time zone in Swift Read More »

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If you’ve been involved in tvOS application development, or you’re new to the whole process, you might find this post interesting in regards to user interface. I have recently been involved in tvOS dabbling. I’ve been creating a custom application …

Creating a tvOS parallax UIButton Read More »

This post is silly simple, but in the past, I remember doing things like this using Ranges.  You have a 2-line UILabel and you want a bold font for the first line, and then regular for the second. In Swift, …

Richer text for UILabels Read More »

I’ve never been to Blackpool, and according to Ian Anderson, it’s not the nicest place to visit. That said, I was listening to “Ian Anderson Plays the Orchestral Jethro Tull (Live)” and when “Up the Pool” played into my sweet, …

A curiosity on Chapel Street in Blackpool, U.K. Read More »

I recently had a section of user interface where I had a UILabel that took up an iPhone’s full width. It contained text which would be dynamic over time, meaning that the text would update at times. I wanted to …

UILabel centered text – getting the text’s rect Read More »

A little bit about how I work. There are a few important things I do while working on any project. I document design and development decisions in my personal customized wiki. I work with source control and a server-based, centralized …

Keeping your developer castle organized Read More »

You’re beating your head against the wall. The table. Your monitor. Your console is laughing at you. Something isn’t undefined. It’s not an empty string. It’s just… something. You spend a warm hour looking at your code. Nothing seems wrong. …

Sometimes it’s not you, it’s them. Read More »

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I’ve been living in Swift iOS, watchOS, and tvOS land for quite some time. Today I wanted to make a prototype of something implementing some public API. GETs and POSTs of goodness. A rich user interface. Within the span of …

Sometimes Javascript is the ticket. Read More »

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Recently I had a project in a workspace to produce a framework of Objective-C and Swift code – supplied by someone else. I had a devil of a time getting it to build for me. And when I did, I tried …

keep it simple. Frameworks? Read More »

My Facebook feed was hit by a Barberry Coast ad for shave cream the other week. I haven’t heard of them, but the cream was called Havana. I love Tabac as a scent so I followed the link to see …

Barberry Coast Shave Co® Havana Shave Cream Review Read More »

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It’s been quite cold lately. If you like to lather in a bowl with a brush and you’d like warm lather, get yourself a scuttle. Amazing.  mossscuttle.com

Given our mornings at our house, I usually need to get moving without having to prepare and eat something at the table. This equates to consuming something behind the wheel of my vehicle. Now, truth be told, mornings are my …

Soylent is my required nerd food Read More »

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We have all been there, right? You design the UI, you’ve planned out the architecture and how your application will work. Days go by and you’ve got things nailed down tight. Interactions are smooth, data is flowing like warm nectar …

The horror of Xcode project errors. Read More »

Macbook Pro Retina, Apple Watch, RayBan sunglasses, Bose QuietControl 30, Muffin House winter seasonal coffee, Xcode, and SoundTouch tunes drifting from the Bose SoundTouch 300 sound bar in the living room nearby. My code is quite clean and in working …

By-Tor and the Snow Dog (snow day) Read More »

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