Using Custom iOS / OSX Frameworks

I’ve had many occasions where I’ve wanted to include internal frameworks in an iOS or OSX application. Years ago (and still to this day on small projects – don’t judge :), I’d simply add the framework code into a separate folder in the application and compile it directly into the application itself. Of course, I … [Read more…]

Book Review – Extreme Ownership

Computers are great workers. They do exactly what they are told. If you ask a computer to simply add 2 + 2, it does it. If you ask a computer to render complex graphics, it does it. Computers do not complain, they do not second guess, and they always perform to the best of their … [Read more…]

Book Review : The Checklist Manifesto

The checklist manifesto attributes routine success and predictability to following checklists. Whether it’s remembering all your items before leaving the house, preparing for a medical exam, or cooking a meal, checklists organize, prevent us from missing details, give people confidence, and can spark conversation. Today, we know more than ever but we still fail. The … [Read more…]

Book Review : Crucial Conversations

So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. – Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:12) Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one’s financial success is due one’s technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human … [Read more…]

Wheelmen Reading Notes

My raw notes from the book Wheelmen. Nearly all men can withstand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln Introduction When Lance Armstrong admitted to doping after years of aggressively lying, he didn’t reveal the details of who helped him dope, where he got drugs, how severe … [Read more…]

Book Review : Wheelmen – Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever

A friend of mine recently finished Wheelmen and gave me his copy to read. Wheelmen is an extremely well researched and detailed account of US Cycling and Lance Armstrong’s persona, career, and doping practices. While Armstrong is on the cover and the focal point of the doping “scandal”, it’s really more a story of American cycling than … [Read more…]

Evan Doll : iOS Tools at Flipboard

Evan Doll of Flipboard fame explained the tools they use in Flipboard development in a 2014 NSConference talk. What I like about Evan and his talk is his honesty and straight forward approach. There is no hipster framework name dropping, cat pictures, or other side shows – just an honest look into the tools and … [Read more…]

Spotify : Mac and web app comparision

For Christmas, I was gifted a year subscription to Spotify. Up to this point, I’ve purchased all my music. I’ve used Spotify in the past using a free account to try it out, but never committed. I didn’t really get into the service much – I found my playlists got stale quick and didn’t invest … [Read more…]



Merry Christmas! Our son, Cole (8), master of the photo bomb, is this year’s star on our Christmas card. #gettingalumpofcole made us laugh – it’s the perfect hashtag to accompany the card and the young man himself. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, prosperous 2015!