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Why hasn’t Github acquired CodePen yet? Perhaps they’ve tried.

June 30th, 2016

On my last three projects I’ve avoided using jQuery in favor of JavaScript. Much nicer in the long run. Less to worry about.

June 30th, 2016

I watched Signs again last night. That movie frazzles my nerves. I was sweating.

June 30th, 2016

Building a single page web site using an Excel spreadsheet

June 30th, 2016

Need something like this? Consider hiring me for your next project. I was recently asked by a client if I could use an existing Excel spreadsheet and create a single-page web site from it. This way, their team would be able to use the work they’ve already done and the data they’ve already keyed in and wouldn’t need […]

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July is going to be one heckuva month for fans of Jupiter.

June 30th, 2016

The Evernote slide continues

June 29th, 2016

Evernote just announced a price increase. A rare thing to see. Back in November of last year I wrote about Simplenote having a “moment” due to the exodus from Evernote that was seemingly happening. I’d be willing to bet that is about to accelerate. Back then, I wrote: Anecdotal evidence suggests that the people that […]

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The iPhone turns 9

June 29th, 2016

Nine years ago today Eliza, John Gruber, Rob Sandie, Matt Regula and I were standing in line for the original iPhone. Here are a few photos: John, before having a computer in his pocket. It was quite a day. Looking back on it now, that day changed everything we do now.

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Loren Brichter on web apps

June 29th, 2016

K. Q. Dreger interviewed Loren Brichter about his recent sale of Letterpress (my favorite iOS game). The interview is full of little behind-the-scenes tidbits on Letterpress and how it was made and where it is going. However, when Dreger asks Brichter what he’s been up to and what he will be doing next, I thought […]

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GoPro open sources Camera Toolkit

June 28th, 2016

GoPro just updated their iOS app. In the release notes I noticed a link to their developer page wherein they’ve open sourced their Camera Toolkit for iOS and Android. Let’s hope a ton of bug fixes result so I can stop hacking mine.

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Microsoft open sources .NET Core

June 28th, 2016

Richard Lander on the .NET Blog: We are excited to announce the release of .NET Core 1.0, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0, available on Windows, OS X and Linux! .NET Core is a cross-platform, open source, and modular .NET platform for creating modern web apps, microservices, libraries and console applications. They said they would, and […]

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How many hats can you wear?

June 28th, 2016

Maria Langer, on her blog, on owning and operating her own small business: I am the owner of a small business, Flying M Air, LLC. I do just about everything for the company except maintain the aircraft: schedule flights, preflight the aircraft, fly, take payment from passengers, manage the drug testing program, work with the FAA, […]

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On rebranding

June 27th, 2016

Over on our company blog we published our recipe for rebranding a company. Here’s a snippet on how our outsider view is an advantage: Our suggestions and feedback come with no internal bias, no politics, no fear of losing our jobs, and certainly no fear of sounding stupid. We’re experts at dumb ideas. Out of […]

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Three Toe: A simple SMS autoresponder on top of the Twilio API

June 24th, 2016

If you find yourself needing something like this, why not hire me to make it for you? A friend of mine somewhat recently became a licensed realtor. One thing that surprised him was the lack of technology being used in his workplace. Though not a technologist himself, he enjoys an efficient workflow such as using a […]

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Front yard is two words. Backyard can be either one or two words. Thanks, linguists.

June 24th, 2016

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