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Ramblings From A Crotchety Old Man

Retiring My CSV Editor

Today I did something that I’ve been saying I will do for a long time. I retired my CSV editor, Killink.

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I Wish There Was Something Better Than Meetup.Com

I’ve been a Meetup.com subscriber for years, but I hate using them. Their website isn’t very user-friendly, and I often times find their messages to be misleading and or confusing. For example during the transition of the NSHappyHour meetup, which had over 250 members, I tried to disable the account. Turns out that is not an option, or at least it wasn’t at the time. I learned that the account had been deleted when I went to re-enable the account a few days later. The only option was to start a new account. This meant we lost the 250+ members that has joined over the years, and we had no way of reaching out to those members to ask them to join the new meetup.

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Two Years Ago Today

We moved to Stowe two years ago today. It seems like we’ve been here a lot longer, but in a good way.

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Maintain Your iOS App With Peak App Care

Last month I briefly mentioned my plan to productize some of the services I offer through White Peak Software. The main idea is to take a consulting service that I already offer to my clients and turn it into a product that my clients and others will hopefully subscribe to thus creating a monthly recurring revenue stream for my company. My goal was to spend no more than 40 hours over the span of a few weeks setting up this new product. And now, after spending 38.75 hours over the last few weeks, I’m ready to share more details.

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Dispatch Async to Main Queue Doesn't Work With Modal Window on Mac OS X

I’ve been working on a Mac app lately, and while some things are similar to iOS, something are definitely different. One thing that is different are modal windows and run loops.

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Boston Area Mac And iOS Dev Community Is Awesome

This past Wednesday I had a chance to attend NSHappyHour. It’s was my first time attending since moving to Vermont two years ago. I had a great time catching up with everyone, and I was reminded just how awesome the Mac and iOS developer community is in the Boston area.

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Blogging The Little Things

I read a post from Shubham Jain, by way of Gus Mueller, about blogging the little things. In the post, Shubham says:

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Redirect Jekyll Site To HTTPS On OpenShift

I’m preparing to roll out a new Jekyll website, but unlike with my other Jekyll sites, I want each web page served up on https, not http. This means telling the server to redirect http request to https.

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I've Been Doing It Wrong

A few years back I was making the majority of my income from the products I sold. My apps, my book, they were all doing well. But that changed in 2013. Things came crashing down, and I found myself wondering how I was going to pay the bills.

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Fear

Lately I’ve been struggling to release new things out to the public, things such as blog posts, open source code, a new website and service I want to offer, even updates to some of my apps. What’s worse is that a number of these things are done and are just sitting on my computer. For instance, I’ve been using an updated version of Cross Post for nearly two months that isn’t available in the App Store.

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