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Glenn Howes
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All good things must end. My take on what taxing Amazon Vine items means.
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The 5 Rating Minimum and Releasing to the App Store
Here is a screen capture of my app TV Towers USA  as it looked in the iOS App Store on May 2, 2015: May 2, 2015 (or so) And here is what it looks like today (May 30, 2015): May 30, 2015 Notice that the current version has no stars. Why, because on May 3rd I...
Notice that the current version has no stars. Why, because on May 3rd I released a much overdue update which included bug fixes and updates to the database. Which means the new version has no reviews, which means that potential customers can't tell at a glance that it's a decent product ...
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Reusing An Old Mac Mini
At every Mac hardware launch event, Phil Shiller will go through the great features of the latest/greatest and towards the end will bring up the Environmental Checklist as at the 2012 WWDC  when the MacBook Pro with Retina Display was introduced. “...and of...
At every Mac hardware launch event, Phil Shiller will go through the great features of the latest/greatest and towards the end will bring up the Environmental Checklist as at the 2012 WWDC when the MacBook Pro with Retina Display was introduced. “...and of course the glass and high grade ...
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Why I Bought a 2012 Mac Mini over the new 2014 Mac Mini
Apple announced a new Mac Mini last week. I had been waiting for the news as my current situation leads me to program at my desk 95% of the time, making a desktop viable, and yet I don't feel I can justify a Mac Pro or the new Retina iMac. And as for a non-...
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Well, I guess you can hack your way around the driver limitations, which I'm not opposed to, but it is not a plug-n-play sort of thing.
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On .Net Rocks Talking about the Swift Language
Last week, I recorded an episode of . Net Rocks  about what it's like learning Apple's new Swift language. I think it went well enough, although I wish I could go 10 seconds without saying "you know", and I did go into the weeds giving my impressions of wha...
Last week, I recorded an episode of .Net Rocks about what it's like learning Apple's new Swift language. I think it went well enough, although I wish I could go 10 seconds without saying "you know", and I did go into the weeds giving my impressions of what motivates Apple.
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Some Old TV Show is Always the Most Recent on My Apple TV
In January, I purchased a copy of the 'Culture Shock' episode of 90 Day Fiancé.  And ever since it's been shown as the most recent episode whenever I select the TV Shows section on my Apple TV. Finally got sick of seeing it enough that I investigated, and i...
In January, I purchased a copy of the 'Culture Shock' episode of 90 Day Fiancé. And ever since it's been shown as the most recent episode whenever I select the TV Shows section on my Apple TV. Finally got sick of seeing it enough that I investigated, and it turns out that somebody mistyped ...
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Apple Needs to Thin Out The PNGs
Had a pleasant time at WWDC. As is my habit, I spent most of my time in the labs going over every issue I had that had vexed me. One of the highlights were some soon to be released improvements to my SVGgh rendering library  to allow live updating in Interf...
Had a pleasant time at WWDC. As is my habit, I spent most of my time in the labs going over every issue I had that had vexed me. One of the highlights were some soon to be released improvements to my SVGgh rendering library to allow live updating in Interface Builder via support for the ...
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SVG Paths Tutorial
About a year and a half ago, I left myself a Reminder on my iPhone to make an educational video about creating path elements in SVG documents. I finally fired up ScreenFlow and did so. 27 minutes about me talking about the path  element. It's more interesti...
About a year and a half ago, I left myself a Reminder on my iPhone to make an educational video about creating path elements in SVG documents. I finally fired up ScreenFlow and did so. 27 minutes about me talking about the path element. It's more interesting than it sounds—how could it not be?
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How to Insert Superscripts and Subscripts in Pages
I'm trying to find customers for my Chemistry Keyboard  extension for iOS 8, so I've been doing things like searching for questions people have asked on the web, the answer of which would be "Buy Chemistry Keyboard", and the title of this post would be one ...
I'm trying to find customers for my Chemistry Keyboard extension for iOS 8, so I've been doing things like searching for questions people have asked on the web, the answer of which would be "Buy Chemistry Keyboard", and the title of this post would be one of the more common questions with that ...
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Chemistry Keyboard - an iOS Keyboard Extension for Chemists
To learn a computer language, you have to write something in that language, just reading the book doesn't help much. So when Swift was introduced at WWDC, I had to assign myself a project to learn the language. As Apple also announced keyboard extensions, a...
To learn a computer language, you have to write something in that language, just reading the book doesn't help much. So when Swift was introduced at WWDC, I had to assign myself a project to learn the language. As Apple also announced keyboard extensions, and I've long been kicking around the ...
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Why I Bought a 2012 Mac Mini over the new 2014 Mac Mini
Apple announced a new Mac Mini last week. I had been waiting for the news as my current situation leads me to program at my desk 95% of the time, making a desktop viable, and yet I don't feel I can justify a Mac Pro or the new Retina iMac. And as for a non-...
Apple announced a new Mac Mini last week. I had been waiting for the news as my current situation leads me to program at my desk 95% of the time, making a desktop viable, and yet I don't feel I can justify a Mac Pro or the new Retina iMac. And as for a non-Retina iMac, I already have a beautiful ...
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My Thunderbolt Display Started Flickering and Going Blank...
I had a strange experience over the week involving my local, Nashua, NH, Apple Store. It all started when my Apple Thunderbolt Display started flashing black rectangles and then going blank. As it did this with both my MacBook Pro and the family MacBook Air...
I had a strange experience over the week involving my local, Nashua, NH, Apple Store. It all started when my Apple Thunderbolt Display started flashing black rectangles and then going blank. As it did this with both my MacBook Pro and the family MacBook Air, I figured it was something wrong with ...
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This is my neighborhood Lowes. I go their nearly every week for this or that thing for my house, and have probably bought something from every aisle. The people there are friendly and usually helpful; if I don't know the name of a tool I need, they are likely to know it. It's as well stocked as any other Lowes and probably share's the standard layout. I've had a few doors and windows installed via them, and the contractors they sent out did a decent job each time, although my back door never did get perfectly aligned. While I do usually buy my lumber there, when I needed a large amount of PVC boards for a fence, I didn't like the brand they stocked in house, so I used the downtown lumber yard. Still this is my go-to home improvement store. Just today, I'm off to get paint, hole filler and some drawer pulls for a kitchen project I'm working on this week.
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