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Glenn Howes
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The 2018 MacBooks Pros are Out, Time to Buy a 2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13"
I've been concerned about how little time I spend on my home software projects these days, and have been thinking that maybe a MacBook Pro would allow me to quietly get some work done in the early hours when I wake up but don't want to wake my wife up with ...
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Filing a Bug Against Core Graphics
So, I was verifying that my Chemistry Keyboard works with the iOS 12 beta, and I immediately noticed that the Globe button's icon looked like this: As I render all my artwork with my own SVGgh library, I had stumbled across a bug in Core Graphics. After muc...
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Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal
I'd like to take this quote apart and explain its meaning to me. The general idea is someone develops an idea, something novel and interesting, and creates something new. Someone else,  the great artist, comes along becomes familiar with the original idea, ...
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Why I'd Buy a Subaru Impreza over a Civic or a Mazda 3
As I've written before , I was fixated on buying a recent Mazda 3 hatchback. Such a beautiful car, available with my favored manual transmission, zoom zoom. However, Mazda has been promising for years to support CarPlay, and I have stopped believing them. S...
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CarPlay Drops? Try Shortening Your USB Cables
I have not been a happy CarPlay user for the last couple months. I'd started getting the occasional loss of connection with my previous 3rd party receiver, and it had just gotten worse when I switched in a new one. I'd connect my iPhone 5S, it would work fo...
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True North and the iOS Compass App
I recently got a 2 star review for my TV Towers USA  app. This would be a nice app if it pointed in the right direction!  Most of the time its sense of direction differs from the compass app. How can that be? ⭐⭐ Well, the short answer is that the iOS compas...
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Why an Ad Supported Model Isn't For Me
As always, I was grateful to get a 5 star review for Signal GH , my app to let HDHomerun users best point their antennas.  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very useful . - Does exactly as described. Very useful if you are aiming an outdoor antenna, especially on a roof or simila...
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On Typing Everything In - My Updated Web Site
I have a quirk of typing what most people wouldn't think type-able. My wife was once going to be the stateside representative of a Beijing University department, and needed a business card. And as I wanted it to be a perfect business card, I typed the entir...
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Had to Pull Signal GH 2.1.3 from the App Store
Some really odd behavioral differences between the phone and the simulator. Scanning is really slow on the phone. Will debug this and get it back ASAP.
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Apple Doesn't Make a Mac I Would Eagerly Buy
I've been using Macs pretty much exclusively since I walked into the computer lab at International Falls Senior High and saw one in 1984. I've never not owned one since I bought a Mac Plus at the University of North Dakota bookstore in 1989.  I'm happy with...
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