I feel that every few years I write a post like this. It's filled with statements like "Life got busy", or "I had a problem with my server and didn't notice", or some other reason that seems insignificant in the grand scheme of things. This time around though I have a very good reason for … Continue reading Rebooting my blog, again
My life is pretty darned busy right now. Transitioning to a new job, travel for work, helping @dccp with her travel arrangements for her academic conferences, my own iOS projects, and my blog. Since the time I have available to work on my own coding experiments is limited to evenings and weekends. I've been recently … Continue reading Blogging every day ≤ Coding every day
I'm a fairly decent web designer. I'm not great by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm not really visually creative. I tend to express my creativity in the apps I build, as well as in my writing. So given the fact that I'm really proficient in CSS and HTML, I can make simple web applications look … Continue reading Most blog templates suck
I've been considering starting a new project recently, and have been torn: Should I create my project using Three20, or should I use UIKit directly? I know Three20 is supposed to help by making applications easier to develop, but what does it really buy me as a developer? In my experience, most of my time … Continue reading New application: Should I use Three20 or raw UIKit?
Because of my friend Chris Simmons, I'm going to try my hand at NaBloPoMo, the National Blog Posting Month. As if people didn't write enough drivel on the Internet when they have something substantial to say, people are encouraged to blog even more with nothing at all to motivate them. Okay...I'll bite. I've been meaning … Continue reading I’m trying to blog every day this month
At the suggestion of my friend Scott McWhirter, I decided to go to Ideas On Tap and keep an eye on the pulse of the Vancouver technology community. And after spending an evening drinking beer and talking with various people from companies around Vancouver, I began to feel like the only married guy in the … Continue reading Ideas On Tap, or “Speed Dating for Entrepreneurs”
I really don't like making tweaks to my blog itself, since I'd much rather be writing my blog posts themselves, or the software I talk about in my blog. So any time I spend working on just the blog software's configuration feels like wasted time. But frankly, while I liked the simplicity of Blogger for … Continue reading I’ve moved away from Blogger
I haven't had anything resembling a blog in years, and while I have had quite a lot to say in the past, I felt as if no one would really care one way or the other. This impression has changed recently, since I'm once again working in an office environment, and my interactions with co-workers … Continue reading Getting started