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How to Uninstall the Median Mac App

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:10:17 +0000

Median is a data analysis tool available from https://median.tech – its a Mac app and I’m interested in website analytics so of course I installed it 🙂 It has one annoying feature which is not advertised on the website: it installs a login item which is very tricky to get rid of. In other words, … Continue reading How to Uninstall the Median Mac App



My CoinBase Experience

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 03:07:35 +0000

With the recent Bitcoin excitement in the marketplace, I thought it was finally a good time to sink some cash into the cryptocurrency and see what fortunes, if any, were to be had. Full disclosure: I’m not a trader so what follows is a layman’s account of an investment experience. Choosing Coinbase After reading a … Continue reading My CoinBase Experience



Synchronous NSURLSession in Obj-C

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:23:06 +0000

Based on Erica Sadun’s version in Swift http://ericasadun.com/2015/11/12/more-bad-things-synchronous-nsurlsessions/)



WTFs/min

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:27:41 +0000

I had this post from 2009 on another blog and had to put it here, it perfectly summarises how to determine code quality.



Trying Out Blogo, the Mac WordPress App

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:50:44 +0000

This review is written from the point of view of someone who is an experienced blogger, who just bought the app, and started clicking around trying to discover all the features. First WTF Moment Blogo’s launch experience was good. The first thing I tried was the app’s main navigation buttons – on the third one … Continue reading Trying Out Blogo, the Mac WordPress App



Please enter your mobile number so we’re know you’re not a robot

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 10:55:22 +0000

First, in the on-boarding process, it insists on a sign up. Of course wanting to send me notifications which I refuse. Then this: Please enter your mobile number so we’re know you’re not a robot Deleted immediately. Muppets. Does @dripapp honestly think anyone is stupid enough to believe a phone number is required to prove … Continue reading Please enter your mobile number so we’re know you’re not a robot



One of Bob Marley’s Best Recordings

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:08:34 +0000

Anyone who’s acquainted with the reggae star’s oeuvre is aware just how much of his material is available online. There are literally hundreds of albums, many of them re-releases and slight variations of the mainstream hits. Even after years of searching through Bob’s music it is still possible to be surprised by the discovery of … Continue reading One of Bob Marley’s Best Recordings



Virgin Media Email Contact

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:43:10 +0000

This is quite a discovery, anyone who is a Virginmedia customer will be amazed.  Hopefully Google will do its thing and this solution will bubble to the top … NB: all info is accurate and correct at the time of posting tl;dr Email the CEO If you want to penetrate Virginmedia’s anti-customer service shield, send your emails to tom.mockridge@virginmedia.co.uk … Continue reading Virgin Media Email Contact



How To Use the Goodreads App (iPhone)

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:20:35 +0000

I’ve had the Goodreads app for several years now and while the website is excellent, I’ve always found the app underwhelming.  The main problem is the designers have clearly tried to shoehorn the web paradigm into a mobile app.  In fact I think it is an HTML website with some resizing so the screen don’t … Continue reading How To Use the Goodreads App (iPhone)



Getting Rotation to Work in Procreate

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:18:46 +0000

Here’s an email I sent to the developers on the subject: Hi Matt   I can’t really complain as your app is amazing, it’s something of miracle that you and your team managed to pack so much functionality and quality into one app.  As an iOS developer and amateur artist I salute you, great job! … Continue reading Getting Rotation to Work in Procreate