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Glenn Howes
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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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The Awesome Responsiveness of Swift.org
I encounter a bug in Swift 3 I had this cool idea to enhance CGPath, create an extension which would add a convenience init method that would take an SVG formatted path string. How neat would it be to be able to write   let frogPath = CGPath(svgPath: " M 17...
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Where are all the new Carplay Receivers?
Back in late February, I was a bit miffed to hear that the JBL Legend CP100 CarPlay receiver was going to be released while I was visiting relatives in China, so I'd have to order one when I got back. But by the time I got back, it had been delayed, until l...
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Note to self, UINavigationController's setToolbarHidden does something different than setNavigationBarHidden
I spent a very long time thinking that I could somehow not put a UINavigationController in a container view (despite having done so before) because I was autocompleting to setToolbarHidden instead of setNavigationBarHidden. A very, very long time. guard let...
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Mazda Had Best Start Supporting CarPlay
Recently, I've had two passions in my life as a consumer. I've been dreaming of finally moving on from my 2003 Honda Civic, and buying the hatchback version of the Mazda 3 . And I've been eagerly awaiting delivery of a JBL Legend CP100  CarPlay aftermarket ...
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My 2003 Civic Fuel Door Stopped Opening
So, one day, out of the blue, I could not open the little hatch to get gas into my 2003 Civic. Going online, I found this is a fairly common problem wherein part of the cable just rusts out so that the trunk will open (a pull) but the fuel door will not (a ...
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