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Retiring Moodsmitten

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It was long overdue, but Moodsmitten has been pulled from the App Store. I have a few good reasons, so bear with me. For a while, I planned on pushing out a huge update that had a today widget, Apple Watch support, and new code to account for Swift 3, the new notifications API, and the third-party libraries I was rocking. It was mostly done, but maintaining the app was becoming a chore that I… [read more →]

Back and Better than Ever! (RIP Devblog. Long Live the Devblog)

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Hey folks, it's been a long time since I've posted here, I've begun to feel the blogging itch again. The Devblog split really messed up my flow, so when I started at my new job, the format became discouraging. I considered nuking all my posts and starting fresh on a Wordpress install, but in the end, my blogging engine Kirby served me well, and some of my posts provide value (at least to me). I… [read more →]

Illinois, a Failed State, and the Gubernatorial Race

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It's everyone's fault: Democrat Mike Madigan, a permanent scourge in Illinois politics, union leadership with delusional demands that fail to acknowledge the state's dire situation, and Republican governor Bruce Rauner and his faux-folksy roll-up-sleaves nonchalance and insolent duck-tape commercials. They are callous ideologues in bed with special interests. They completely fail to represent… [read more →]

Where have I been? Being a Nerd!

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Hi! Sorry I've been on quite a long hiatus from blogging, but I have a great reason. I got a job doing exactly what I love, building iOS apps that matter. There was a lot of financial duress, broken hearts, sacrifices, and days out of the sun, but I've finally made it! Of course, there's plenty to learn. Coding in Swift is like comfort food. for the most part, but git sometimes scares the shit… [read more →]