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code

Blog Migration in Progress (Again)

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This blog started off running as a custom CMS I built in Rails 2. I was really proud of it, but it was one of my first prod apps and ran really sl...

UAAppReviewManager Updated to 0.2.0

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UAAppReviewManager is a simple and lightweight, yet powerful App review prompting tool for iOS and Mac App Store apps. It's Appirater all gro...

Introducing UAObfuscatedString

1 minute read

What is UAObfuscatedString? UAObfuscatedString is a simple and lightweight category on NSString that allows you to prevent sensitive strings from appear...

UALogger 0.3 Released

1 minute read

UALogger is a logging tool for iOS and Mac apps. Think of it as NSLog on steroids. It allows you to add information like the file and line number ...

Introducing UAAppReviewManager

1 minute read

I just released up a helpful little open-source tool called UAAppReviewManager. UAAppReviewManager is a simple and lightweight App review promp...

Introducing UALogger

less than 1 minute read

I just finished up a helpful little open-source tool called UALogger. UALogger is a logging tool for iOS and Mac apps. Think of it as NSLog on ste...

Today is my 2^5 Birthday

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Like any good geek, I would be remiss if I did not point out that today is my 2^5 birthday. For all non-geeks out there, let me explain…

Migrating From Posterous to Octopress

3 minute read

Posterous recently posted a shutdown announcement stating that the service, now owned by Twitter, inc, would be closing up shop on April 30th, 2013. I hav...

If you run a Rails site, you need to update NOW.

less than 1 minute read

Extremely critical Ruby on Rails bug threatens more than 200,000 sites "It is quite bad," Murphy told Ars. "An attack can send a request to any Ruby on Rails...

Custom Coda Theme: “Coneybeare”

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I have been using this theme in Xcode and have become quite accustomed to the subtle, light on dark colors of it. It only has 5 colors (KISS) and is easy on ...

I Do Mass Quantities Of…

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I Do Mass Quantities Of… Coke Code. Yes, those are 1's and 0's on the scale :) A great gift from Aunt Robyn and Uncle Dan

GoodGuide App Easter Egg

less than 1 minute read

It has been long enough since I worked at GoodGuide that I think I can post this now :) While developing the GoodGuide iPhone app, my part...

Custom Xcode theme: “Coneybeare”

less than 1 minute read

I have been using this Xcode theme for awhile now and I think its rather nice. If you like it, just copy the line below into terminal ...

Why I no longer worry about minor memory leaks

2 minute read

I have quite a large app out on the app store called Ambiance and have been developing it off and on for about two and a half years now. In the beginning, I ...

What happened with the Ambiance 3.0 failure

4 minute read

The last two days were pretty bad for me.  I fucked up bad.  I mean really bad. really really bad.  As a developer you expect bugs, and even though you do yo...

New Code Blog

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After 1 year of non-updates, I am moving my (broken) code blog onto Posterous. Why, you ask? Well, like every Ruby on Rails fanboy, I created my own blogging...

Getting Home With a Dynamically Allocated IP

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I recently had my Comcrap Cable shut off for downloading too much. Apparently, my 'unlimited' service did not protect me at all because I use cable. Basic...

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tutorials

Caps Lock? No Thanks!

less than 1 minute read

Disable the pesky Caps Lock button on your Mac keyboard by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > (Keyboard Tab) > Modifier Keys and ...

Migrating From Posterous to Octopress

3 minute read

Posterous recently posted a shutdown announcement stating that the service, now owned by Twitter, inc, would be closing up shop on April 30th, 2013. I hav...

Getting Home With a Dynamically Allocated IP

1 minute read

I recently had my Comcrap Cable shut off for downloading too much. Apparently, my 'unlimited' service did not protect me at all because I use cable. Basic...

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apps

Hourly News Updates for iOS and Mac

1 minute read

Hourly News has just been updated for both the iOS and Mac versions. The updated versions — 1.6.3 on iOS and 1.2.3 on Mac — are available now on t...

Hourly News is the TUAW Mac App of the Week

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Hourly News for Mac just got a great writeup from my friends over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) / AOL. I use Hourly News to keep on top of ...

London Bikes — A One-Tap Cycle Hire App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, London Bikes. London Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you locate...

Chicago Bikes — A One-Tap Divvy Bike App

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I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, Chicago Bikes. Chicago Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you loca...

Stupid Apple Rejection of the Day

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2.16 We found that your app uses a background mode but does not include the following battery use disclaimer in your Application Description: ...

NYC Bikes — A One-Tap Citi Bike App

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I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, NYC Bikes. NYC Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you locate the c...

Migrating from Sharify to LimeLM

4 minute read

The Adobe Air version of Ambiance Desktop has been around for a few years now and has been quite popular as a try-then-buy app. When we first launched i...

GoodGuide App Easter Egg

less than 1 minute read

It has been long enough since I worked at GoodGuide that I think I can post this now :) While developing the GoodGuide iPhone app, my part...

Keep You and Your Family Safe: All Recalls

less than 1 minute read

Urban Apps is pleased to announce the release of All Recalls, a new app to help keep you and your family safe. [[posterous-content:WbO2FCKa0In4LxqbIxyz]]...

What happened with the Ambiance 3.0 failure

4 minute read

The last two days were pretty bad for me.  I fucked up bad.  I mean really bad. really really bad.  As a developer you expect bugs, and even though you do yo...

Ambiance and Ambiance Lite 2.2 Just Released…

less than 1 minute read

Ambiance and Ambiance Lite 2.2 have just been accepted by Apple. The 2.2 update is a pretty big update to Ambiance with some new and highly-requested feature...

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announcements

Hourly News Updates for iOS and Mac

1 minute read

Hourly News has just been updated for both the iOS and Mac versions. The updated versions — 1.6.3 on iOS and 1.2.3 on Mac — are available now on t...

Hourly News is the TUAW Mac App of the Week

less than 1 minute read

Hourly News for Mac just got a great writeup from my friends over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) / AOL. I use Hourly News to keep on top of ...

London Bikes — A One-Tap Cycle Hire App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, London Bikes. London Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you locate...

UAAppReviewManager Updated to 0.2.0

3 minute read

UAAppReviewManager is a simple and lightweight, yet powerful App review prompting tool for iOS and Mac App Store apps. It's Appirater all gro...

Chicago Bikes — A One-Tap Divvy Bike App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, Chicago Bikes. Chicago Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you loca...

Introducing UAObfuscatedString

1 minute read

What is UAObfuscatedString? UAObfuscatedString is a simple and lightweight category on NSString that allows you to prevent sensitive strings from appear...

UALogger 0.3 Released

1 minute read

UALogger is a logging tool for iOS and Mac apps. Think of it as NSLog on steroids. It allows you to add information like the file and line number ...

NYC Bikes — A One-Tap Citi Bike App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, NYC Bikes. NYC Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you locate the c...

Introducing UAAppReviewManager

1 minute read

I just released up a helpful little open-source tool called UAAppReviewManager. UAAppReviewManager is a simple and lightweight App review promp...

Introducing UALogger

less than 1 minute read

I just finished up a helpful little open-source tool called UALogger. UALogger is a logging tool for iOS and Mac apps. Think of it as NSLog on ste...

Custom Coda Theme: “Coneybeare”

less than 1 minute read

I have been using this theme in Xcode and have become quite accustomed to the subtle, light on dark colors of it. It only has 5 colors (KISS) and is easy on ...

Keep You and Your Family Safe: All Recalls

less than 1 minute read

Urban Apps is pleased to announce the release of All Recalls, a new app to help keep you and your family safe. [[posterous-content:WbO2FCKa0In4LxqbIxyz]]...

Ambiance and Ambiance Lite 2.2 Just Released…

less than 1 minute read

Ambiance and Ambiance Lite 2.2 have just been accepted by Apple. The 2.2 update is a pretty big update to Ambiance with some new and highly-requested feature...

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releases

Hourly News Updates for iOS and Mac

1 minute read

Hourly News has just been updated for both the iOS and Mac versions. The updated versions — 1.6.3 on iOS and 1.2.3 on Mac — are available now on t...

London Bikes — A One-Tap Cycle Hire App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, London Bikes. London Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you locate...

UAAppReviewManager Updated to 0.2.0

3 minute read

UAAppReviewManager is a simple and lightweight, yet powerful App review prompting tool for iOS and Mac App Store apps. It's Appirater all gro...

Chicago Bikes — A One-Tap Divvy Bike App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, Chicago Bikes. Chicago Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you loca...

Introducing UAObfuscatedString

1 minute read

What is UAObfuscatedString? UAObfuscatedString is a simple and lightweight category on NSString that allows you to prevent sensitive strings from appear...

UALogger 0.3 Released

1 minute read

UALogger is a logging tool for iOS and Mac apps. Think of it as NSLog on steroids. It allows you to add information like the file and line number ...

NYC Bikes — A One-Tap Citi Bike App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, NYC Bikes. NYC Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you locate the c...

Introducing UAAppReviewManager

1 minute read

I just released up a helpful little open-source tool called UAAppReviewManager. UAAppReviewManager is a simple and lightweight App review promp...

Introducing UALogger

less than 1 minute read

I just finished up a helpful little open-source tool called UALogger. UALogger is a logging tool for iOS and Mac apps. Think of it as NSLog on ste...

Custom Coda Theme: “Coneybeare”

less than 1 minute read

I have been using this theme in Xcode and have become quite accustomed to the subtle, light on dark colors of it. It only has 5 colors (KISS) and is easy on ...

Keep You and Your Family Safe: All Recalls

less than 1 minute read

Urban Apps is pleased to announce the release of All Recalls, a new app to help keep you and your family safe. [[posterous-content:WbO2FCKa0In4LxqbIxyz]]...

Ambiance and Ambiance Lite 2.2 Just Released…

less than 1 minute read

Ambiance and Ambiance Lite 2.2 have just been accepted by Apple. The 2.2 update is a pretty big update to Ambiance with some new and highly-requested feature...

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urban apps

Hourly News Updates for iOS and Mac

1 minute read

Hourly News has just been updated for both the iOS and Mac versions. The updated versions — 1.6.3 on iOS and 1.2.3 on Mac — are available now on t...

Hourly News is the TUAW Mac App of the Week

less than 1 minute read

Hourly News for Mac just got a great writeup from my friends over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) / AOL. I use Hourly News to keep on top of ...

London Bikes — A One-Tap Cycle Hire App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, London Bikes. London Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you locate...

Chicago Bikes — A One-Tap Divvy Bike App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, Chicago Bikes. Chicago Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you loca...

NYC Bikes — A One-Tap Citi Bike App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, NYC Bikes. NYC Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you locate the c...

Keep You and Your Family Safe: All Recalls

less than 1 minute read

Urban Apps is pleased to announce the release of All Recalls, a new app to help keep you and your family safe. [[posterous-content:WbO2FCKa0In4LxqbIxyz]]...

Ambiance and Ambiance Lite 2.2 Just Released…

less than 1 minute read

Ambiance and Ambiance Lite 2.2 have just been accepted by Apple. The 2.2 update is a pretty big update to Ambiance with some new and highly-requested feature...

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open-source

UAAppReviewManager Updated to 0.2.0

3 minute read

UAAppReviewManager is a simple and lightweight, yet powerful App review prompting tool for iOS and Mac App Store apps. It's Appirater all gro...

Introducing UAObfuscatedString

1 minute read

What is UAObfuscatedString? UAObfuscatedString is a simple and lightweight category on NSString that allows you to prevent sensitive strings from appear...

UALogger 0.3 Released

1 minute read

UALogger is a logging tool for iOS and Mac apps. Think of it as NSLog on steroids. It allows you to add information like the file and line number ...

Introducing UAAppReviewManager

1 minute read

I just released up a helpful little open-source tool called UAAppReviewManager. UAAppReviewManager is a simple and lightweight App review promp...

Introducing UALogger

less than 1 minute read

I just finished up a helpful little open-source tool called UALogger. UALogger is a logging tool for iOS and Mac apps. Think of it as NSLog on ste...

Custom Coda Theme: “Coneybeare”

less than 1 minute read

I have been using this theme in Xcode and have become quite accustomed to the subtle, light on dark colors of it. It only has 5 colors (KISS) and is easy on ...

Custom Xcode theme: “Coneybeare”

less than 1 minute read

I have been using this Xcode theme for awhile now and I think its rather nice. If you like it, just copy the line below into terminal ...

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giantuser

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opinion

Office Space: Open or Closed?

3 minute read

There is an article floating around Hacker News today that makes the argument that open office space sucks. While I see the author's point, it really ...

Starbucks’ Stance on Obamacare

less than 1 minute read

Prasad Naik, Flickr Surprisingly, Starbucks is doing the right thing when approaching the Affordable Care Act's mandatory health coverage for comp...

Don’t just build things

less than 1 minute read

Peteris Erins over at Medium.com posts: Build it because it is cool or build it to sell — somewhere between these two approaches lies the sweet spot...

Why My Dog is on Prozac

2 minute read

About 6 months ago Di and I rescued a 7 year old puppy mill mom named Foxy. She had spent her entire life mistreated, neglected and abu...

My Response on Health Care Attack

26 minute read

I recently received an email from a friend that caught me off guard. It was a lengthy letter defending the authors belief: "I believe that health care in Ame...

Barack Obama

2 minute read

True to my word, I am looking into Barack Obama as a potential candidate for my vote. Tom, Di and I went to see him speak on Wednesday in San Franci...

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challenges

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new york city

What It’s Like Running in the NYC Marathon

18 minute read

Today I ran my first marathon. The TCS NYC Marathon snakes its way through all 5 boroughs of the most diverse City in the world. So what’s it li...

NYC Bikes — A One-Tap Citi Bike App

less than 1 minute read

I am proud to announce the release of my newest iOS App today, NYC Bikes. NYC Bikes is a simple and easy-to-use App that helps you locate the c...

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reviews

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design

Custom Xcode theme: “Coneybeare”

less than 1 minute read

I have been using this Xcode theme for awhile now and I think its rather nice. If you like it, just copy the line below into terminal ...

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running

Marathon #26: Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona

3 minute read

I'm happy to share that I just completed my 26th marathon, the 2023 Rock 'N' Roll Arizona race out in Tempe/Scottsdale! Despite being only two w...

How and Why I Started Running

5 minute read

I was recently given a chance to tell the story of how, and why, I started running marathons, and thought it would make a great (and long-overdue) u...

What It’s Like Running in the NYC Marathon

18 minute read

Today I ran my first marathon. The TCS NYC Marathon snakes its way through all 5 boroughs of the most diverse City in the world. So what’s it li...

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personal

My Alcohol-Free April 2014

2 minute read

snapsi42 @ flickr Last year, my spouse and I moved to Manhattan from some suburbs on Long Island. One of the best parts about moving t...

I am a Big Brother

3 minute read

Those of you who have known me a long time know that I had a Big Brother named Scott when I was younger. Yes, had as in past-tense, but not because any ...

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apple

Caps Lock? No Thanks!

less than 1 minute read

Disable the pesky Caps Lock button on your Mac keyboard by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > (Keyboard Tab) > Modifier Keys and ...

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family

I am a Big Brother

3 minute read

Those of you who have known me a long time know that I had a Big Brother named Scott when I was younger. Yes, had as in past-tense, but not because any ...

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goals

My Alcohol-Free April 2014

2 minute read

snapsi42 @ flickr Last year, my spouse and I moved to Manhattan from some suburbs on Long Island. One of the best parts about moving t...

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photography

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