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Ramblings From A Crotchety Old Man

Where I Blog These Days

I’ve recently, and “recently” as in the last couple of years, cut back on the number of blog sites I have. I’m down to three sites now, and that seems manageable. The sites are:

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Snow River At Stowe

This looks like it was a lot of fun. Wish I had known about it when it happened last year.

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Views Created In Code

Last year I posted an article that talks about why I stopped using Interface Builder in favor of writing code to create views. There are some who disagree with me, and to them I say, “To each his own.” And there are some who agree with me, but choose not to publicize it. No matter. Every programmer has tricks that make them more productive, and creating views in code just happens to be one trick that works well for me.

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No WWDC Or SF Trip

Apple announced the dates for this year’s WWDC, and once again a lottery is being used to decide who gets to buy a ticket. I have no interesting is attending WWDC other than to attend the labs since I do have questions I would love to ask an Apple engineer. But it’s not worth spending $1599 on a ticket just for that.

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I Should Feel Guilty But I Don't

I played hooky from work afternoon. I should feel guilty but I don’t.

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Argh! Thanks A Lot Apple

I woke up at 2:45 am this morning to buy a new Apple Watch. I ordered the 42mm space gray with black sport band Apple Watch Sport, but I’m still annoyed. I got a delivery date of May 13 to May 27, and that annoys me because I was ready to order at 3 am.

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Apple Watch Will Make iPhone 6 Plus Size Less Annoying

One of the things that annoys me most about the size of my iPhone 6 Plus is pulling it out of my pocket while at a bar or restaurant just to see why my phone buzzed. The majority of the time my phone buzzes because of an incoming text message. I have notifications turned off for almost all other apps, and I rarely. if ever, get phone calls these days, which is why I know the buzz is most likely a text message. And if I’m at the bar without my wife, then the person trying to reach me is most likely my wife.

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Best April Fools' Joke Ever

I met a guy tonight at the bar. He was the victim of the best April Fools’ Joke ever.

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2600 Miles In 4 Minutes

Here’s a very cool video of a guy who did a time-lapse of his Pacific Crest Trail thru hike. Enjoy.

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Affordable Cloud Storage With Amazon Cloud Drive

Yesterday Amazon announced new pricing plans for their cloud storage offering named Cloud Drive. You can store unlimited number of photos for $11.99 per year, or you can store unlimited number of files for $59.99. The later is a no-brainer for me as I have been looking for an affordable cloud storage solution like this.

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