Sep 29, 2014

Why do I say "yes" to too many things?

Why do I say "yes" to too many things?

I've seen this chart, which seems to explain why. But unfortunately I've lost the original reference - I'd be happy to be pointed at it. In essence, there's an expectation that your workload

Sep 23, 2014

Apple Watch and Swift

Apple Watch and Swift

It seems to me pretty likely that 3rd party programming for the Apple Watch is only likely to be supported in Swift. Why? It's a chance for Apple to start changing the way

Aug 27, 2014


While writing ParaDocs I spend a lot of time working on the icons... particularly the app icon the the document icon. This involves editing images in multiple sizes and making sure they end

Jul 25, 2014


I like to try to put some sort of help system in my apps - either using the default Mac help menu, or rolling my own for iOS apps. Producing the content for

Jun 7, 2014

Download WWDC 2014 Videos

I found this bash script for downloading all the WWDC 2014 videos in HD. curl \ | grep -iIoh 'http.*._hd_.*dl=1">HD' \ | sed -e

May 26, 2014


Here's a little something I've been working on. GlobalView is a geographical twitter client for iOS (both iPad and iPhone) - rather than ordering tweets by the time they were tweeted, they are

Apr 18, 2014

Chocolate Tempering with a Nomiku

I used my new Nomiku to temper some dark chocolate for an easter egg. Melted at 47°C, held for 10 minutes. Changed the water, set to 27°C, held for 10 minutes.

Mar 19, 2014

Screening Woes

Screening is difficult. Even NHS hospitals get it wrong Sixty-seven year old Vincent O'Dea took up a 'MOT Health Check' at his GPs, which showed a slightly raised PSA. As a result of

Jan 20, 2014

I was taught that...

“I was taught that...” Is a common phrase in medicine, and some other disciplines, which seems to suggest that the following statement is handed down with the wisdom of the years - a