Three (hopefully) interesting things

"Interesting" is, of course, relative. Like a lot of people, I've moved to a standing desk. After 3 weeks, it's going well. I had the usual sore legs and feet for the first week (softer shoes helped, but I can go back to my normal Camper shoes now), and the…

Zuckerberg and Gates

Two articles, next to each other, in my rss reader this morning. The first is about Facebook, via Marco Arment. Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine whether this would affect their…

Codemania! Ver todos los videos!

Looks like Ben has been busy, slaving away at his Finalcut desk: all the videos for Codemania are out, including mine! Some of the talks I enjoyed the most: Michelle "Nanogirl" Dickinson - Will Nanobots Take Over the World (tho that was definitely a good one to be there for…

Respondly - getting better at supporting my apps

I've had various apps in the AppStore for a while now - 3.5 years for mobileAgent, and over 4 for my first public app, London Bike App. Support has always been something I've prided myself in doing - if I have an issue with an app, I like to…

Codemania 2014 - Native, Cross platform, Mobile

Last week, I talked at Codemania about cross platform mobile apps, and specifically the Xamarin tools. The talk appeared to go well (it's always hard to tell from this side of the stage), and I hope people enjoyed it and want to check out the Xamarin tools. The slides are…

Meat

Meat is a much debated topic. For every meat-a-holic, there is at least one vegan, vegetarian or some other -atarian. Eating it - or not eating is - so so core to our human existence that everyone has an opinion. I never used to eat a huge amount of meat…

Expandable Date Element for MonoTouch.Dialog

A while back, I asked if anyone else had done this: Anyone already done an ios7-style date picker in @xamarinhq .ios? If not I guess I need to write one.— Nic Wise (@fastchicken) December 2, 2013 UPDATE: My apologies to Kraig Spear - he was the one who originally…

FeedBin

FeedBin, my RSS reader of choice, is 1 year old today Feedbin launched into a market with no future. Google owned RSS and they had let it languish. That all changed when Google announced they were shutting down Google Reader two days after Feedbin launched. Interestingly, he moved from AWS-backed…

Securing your Mac (and not from the NSA, for a change)

This, via The Loop: Here’s a summary of what you should do to prepare your Macs right now for the possibility of theft. It won’t eliminate theft but it will greatly reduce the damage from such events and make it more likely that your device will return to…

The changing Microsoft: Nokia X and the Xamarin Maneuver

So Microsoft - oops, Nokia - has released a new phone. And new Android phone, at that. It looks solid, as most Nokia hardware is, and having an almost-zero-effort porting story for existing Android apps might make it more of a hit than would otherwise be expected. To me, with…