Responsive Humility

Being responsive to another person is a sign of humility. That is because we feel our self is slightly less important than responding to another person. There are clearly varying thresholds of responsiveness; delaying a response to something non-urgent isn’t exactly hubris. Humility itself can also be caused in various ways. One can be humble […]

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Thoughts on Instacast

I’ve been using Instacast for some time now to manage and listen to my podcasts. While there UX could be refined a bit, it certainly outdid Apple’s Music and (later) Podcast Apps. Today I decided to do some cross device syncing with Instacast and quickly became disappointed. I’m running version 2.x of Instacast, and syncing […]

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XCode Storyboards and collaboration annoyance

XCode Storyboards and collaboration annoyance

At Maybe, we’ve been doing some collaborative work in XCode, and have discovered a very annoying experience with storyboards. Anytime any of us simply touches the storyboard file, it marks it as modified in git, which could cause conflicts that are already difficult to solve if they are necessary. Looking at the diffs, we noticed […]

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Mobile Persistence

Any non-trivial mobile app created these days needs to have some sort of server to back it up. If not to drive the logic of the app, a server is need to at least persist data outside of the device itself. Since connectivity & latency over mobile networks vary, this complicates our persistence strategy because […]

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Why I moved to Silicon Valley

For years I’ve been wrestling with an issue. Am I not reaching my potential as a hacker/entrepreneur by not moving to the promised land of silicon valley? I was able to mitigate that internal crisis by working for the biggest startup in LA, MySpace, from 2007 to 2009. I was able to hit snooze on […]

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Gnonstop Disrupt

I had the honor of presenting on stage with Omar Hamoui at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 in New York. It was really a blast getting gnonstop ready for a demo. It was even funner rehearsing with Omar before the show. Anyhow, here is the link to the demonstration, and the subsequent launch of Gnonstop Gnomes a […]

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Computer Vision and OpenCV

I’ve always been aware of the subject of Computer Vision, but I always signed it off as a completely theoretical subject, or at best something that engineers in the military or nasa work on. I certainly didn’t know enough about its real-world consumer application until about a year ago I was introduced to some computer […]

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My first days at Churn Labs

I haven’t had a chance to talk much about my new job at Churn Labs yet, mainly because I’m having too much fun building things in the lab. The past 2 months have been really awesome here at the lab. I’ve really found my home with the people I’m working with and the projects I’m […]

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Debugging CodeIgniter using NetBeans

CodeIgniter is a really simple to use PHP web application framework.  I just started using it last week for the first time. I dont usually blog about a subject I’m new to, but I wasn’t able to find one location to answer this question, I felt i should jot down these notes in case someone […]

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Mactracker…a cool tool

Last week I walked into a huge tech company that had 30" Dell monitors on every developer’s desk. The obvious reaction was temptation on my part. Anyhow, I started to wonder whether my Mac Pro & Macbook Pro would suppor the high resolution it offers. Turns out the monitor needs a graphics card that supports […]

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