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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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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 »

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 dot com, it …

Pruning, shearing, and producing Read More »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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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 »

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 »

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’ve long loved my PRW 1300t-7v. It’s gorgeous but it lacks the version 3 sensor cluster. My 3100 has that but it’s a negative display and basically everything on it is black. The band is comfortable but it’s not metal. …

PRW Grail it’s here Read More »