Yearly Archives: 2013

Working on a real iOS app.

As a personal endeavor I’m trying to make an iOS app. Making a native app for iOS has been on my to-do list for at least 2-3 years but I could never figure out the Objective C language and I

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Understanding the design of the Angular JS framework

  I’ve been trying to figure out Angular JS for a little while but I don’t have a deep understanding of software engineering patterns or practices. My theory is that I haven’t been able to figure out the framework because

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Playing with apnagent for Node Apple Push Notification

https://blog.engineyard.com/2013/developing-ios-push-notifications-nodejs http://apnagent.qualiancy.com/

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Interactive Fiction as Tutorial?

I don’t play interactive fiction but I was thinking about writing a tutorial-like website that could benefit from the http://twinery.org/ – Nice HTML based IF builder. http://inform7.com/ – Create Z-code IF games https://code.google.com/p/parchment/ – Publish z-code IF games to the

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HP Photosmart C4480 incompatible print cartridge

Long-story short: Buy a new printer if you have this error. My mother-in-law has an older color printer that she got with her iMac in 2009. HP Photosmart C4480 says “incompatible print cartridge” on its screen and will not do

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Development notes: HTML5-based mobile app

A few months ago the company I work for released, a search experienced tailored for tablet use. After the tablet version’s successful release I had the good fortune to be asked to create the mobile phone experience. As a web developer

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Toolkits to bootstrap a basic mobile prototype

I’m embarking a building out a new iOS HTML5 prototype. Libraries: PhoneGap 2.7.0 Ratchet HTML/CSS bootstrap for mobile app prototypes. Made by the guys that created Twitter Bootstrap. (Man, they are good at this CSS stuff.) Junior HTML mobile app

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Chrome Remote desktop saved me a ton of time

Remote Desktop for Chrome is magic. I’m glad that it’s here now. I used to do RealVNC and then try  to figure out my mom’s IP address over the phone but that was agony from 2,000 miles away. All I need

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Google Universal Analytics happy and sad

Google recently release Universal Analytics. It requires some code changes but I think the new developer interface is going to be quite a bit more usable. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/ Happy New API – The best change I see (in the first 10

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undefined is not a function when Dynamically loading Google Maps API v3

Long story short: Don’t be fancy when you dynamically inject your Google API script call into the DOM. Inject it to the BODY of your document using plain javascript. I was struggling mightily with getting the Google Maps API to

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