Good morning everyone. I’ve had my Huel this morning after about an hour in the refrigerator. I’m not quite sure that three scoops and about 600ml is enough for me. It’s quite thin. Less water might be the ticket. I …

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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 »

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 »

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 »

There were a few things I found invaluable while attending.  My Snooz white noise generator to replace a fan for sweet slumber at Hyatt Place. It kept me from needing to pack an actual and unwieldy proper fan.  Anker 20000 …

WWDC 17 tips Read More »

So I am traveling from Chicago to San Jose on United Airlines, and I was struck by the lack of small display on the back of any seats. Surely something would drop from near the light controls? No. Touted on …

Travel to WWDC17 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 …

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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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A post about tvOS UIFocus enlightenment and a helper Class that I use to help debug my user interface work. Above you’ll notice four buttons (a screenshot from my actual Apple TV). You’ll also notice a total of eight purple …

tvOS UIFocusGuide demystified 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 »

If you’re ever using asynchronous network operations (say GET or POST) and want to return data when calling a method, you’ll quickly understand that it’s not so easy. But you’ll see below how you can do this fairly easily. Let’s …

Returning data from an async network operation in Swift Read More »

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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 …

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