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Jonathan Dalrymple
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Recreating Apple's current location dot with Google Maps
A few months ago I was tasked with recreating the stock current location dot from Apple Maps with the Google Maps iOS SDK. At the time, the SDK didn't support animated views on the map. This meant I had to do some hackry where I was placing UIViews on top o...
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Travel Report: Ethiopia
Sadly not as many air miles as I would have liked I spent about 12 days in Ethiopia over the Christmas and New year period of 2016. In a word it was fantastic. I learnt so much about a country that I knew so little about.   The total cost for my trip was £1...
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Operator overloading in Swift
After years of having to write [@"bar" isEqualToString:@"foo"] I’m delighted that in swift we can simplify things and just write “bar” == “foo” . However there is an important thing to note. Swift will match the overloaded operator to function that takes th...
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Taking back disk space from Xcode
I have 256 GB SSD in my Macbook Pro, I have no external disks, and no cloud storage other than a Dropbox's free tier. So I think it's fair to say that I'm not a data hoarder. I live my digital life, much like I live my real life, lean and light. In the last...
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My public key
I'm not quite sure why, but it's taken me a life time to setup encrypted email. Below is my Public key, email away. -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK---
mQINBFZFv3ABEADKpPf1TY/t9sGkQNOxJRBadeisl1MLNwc3OttpuG9DNuINu/fI
7WAXKyA045gWiUcIOmwSrjGL5r4Li71TT9znqcz...
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Making a numeric/pin pad with NSLayoutConstraints
NSLayoutConstraints are awesome. But like many cocoa technologies (strangely, all the ones that I like) the learning curve is fairly steep. The goals was simple, I wanted to make a Numeric pin pad that would center itself in it's container view, while ensur...
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Future by Design
As a child I loved popular science magazine. Mainly because I was busy designing the future of space propulsion. Hint, it used "controlled" nuclear explosions. However I've felt that since the 90's we (as a society) have lost our wondering quest for the nex...
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Filing Corporation Tax: CT600
I've been running my own UK Private limited company for a few years now. Because I'm cheap, I do my taxes myself. Usually from a location that would be considered glamorous by UK standards. As such calling the support line isn't really an option. In recent ...
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2014: Feliz Nuevo Ano
A Kite Surfer in Cabo de La Vela, Colombia While I doubt 2014 will mean that I suddenly start posting on a regular basis. For my millions of readers, Happy New Year.
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