2018/10/18 [micropost]
The 2015 Nissan Leaf has been and continues to be the best value I've ever had in a car. After about 2.25 years, and the battery finally lost 1 of its 12 bars of capacity, just shy...
2018/09/14 [micropost]
It’s embarrassing how long it took me to get this multi-moon, but it feels good to be done. The difficulty of Super Mario Odyssey goes way up after you "beat" it becaus...
2018/08/24 Continuous Deployment of Jigsaw Blog to Digital Ocean Droplet Using Bitbucket Pipelines
Well, after my last post about updating my Jekyll blog, I got on a roll and went ahead and ported my blog over to Jigsaw. Like I mentioned in that post, I’ve enjoyed Jekyll, and ...
2018/08/24 [micropost]
Racism has no place in this world. Geye Hamby has resigned from Buford City Schools. link to story...
2018/08/23 [micropost]
If you log into App Store Connect and it thinks you are a brand new user (i.e. not showing your apps), then hang tight. I just got a phone call from Apple saying it's a known issue...
2018/08/14 New Blog Design
I've been tweaking my blog a lot lately, due to several factors. I've enjoyed using Jekyll for the past year (and Octopress, which is based on Jekyll, for years before that). Howev...
2018/08/07 [micropost]
Just set up Bitbucket Pipelines to automatically build my Jekyll blog whenever I push to master, then publish into my web root. I realize this is all just normal DevOps playground ...
2018/02/14 [micropost]
Goodbye, old friend. You’ve served me so well over the last 8-9 years. Your are so much more of a computer than your Touchbar replacement. ...
2017/12/08 [micropost]
Snowpocalypse 2017, anyone? ...
2017/12/05 [micropost]
After 6 days with the iPhone X, really quick thoughts: Size 👍🏻👍🏻 Screen 🎉 Heavy (in a good way) Needs better access to Control Center ...
2017/11/28 Oliver Jeffers Book Signing
It's no secret that I love children's books. I can't recall a time when I've been to an author book signing event, and tonight we had the unique opportunity to see Oliver Jeffers....
2017/11/09 [micropost]
Also, this morning we had a great visit @ChildrensAL. They are ready for Christmas, Sesame Street style! ...
2017/11/09 [micropost]
Always a good time at @CHAtl. #cocoaheads ...
2017/10/16 [micropost]
Hello Chicago. I love this city. Hotel Chicago might look a little shady on the outside, but it's super-nice inside! ...
2017/09/21 [micropost]
Now that iTunes doesn't have the App Store built-in, Apple needs to release a small, dedicated Mac App that lets users interact with (browse, purchase, etc) the App Store....
2017/09/11 [micropost]
Can't believe we still have power AND internet, but we're taking advantage of it! #HurricaneIrma ...
2017/08/11 [micropost]
Today Bootstrap 4 finally hit Beta status. I've been using the alpha every day at work and in my side business for 6+ months, and it's solid. https://blog.getbootstrap.com...
2017/07/25 [micropost]
One year ago today, this bundle of joy joined our family. Time flies! ...
2017/07/24 Panic Shouldn't Do Upgrade Pricing
Earlier today, Dan Counsell wrote: The main reason Panic went with no upgrade pricing is because the Mac App Store still has no way of doing paid upgrades. If the Mac App Store di...
2017/07/15 Owen's Super PID
Our son Owen has a blood disorder called thalassemia. One thing this means is that he must be on a chelator drug to help his body get rid of iron. He is on Desferal, which is admin...
2017/07/07 [micropost]
I’ve been playing around with automating the process of posting microposts (and eventually full blog posts) to my blog. This post is brought to you by my iPad, using Editorial an...
2017/07/05 [micropost]
Transfusion #13. Thank you CHOA Aflac Center! ...
2017/06/26 [micropost]
Always be marketing: ...
2017/06/23 [micropost]
I've been on this 🏝 since Sunday, and was successfully able to avoid the 🌊, until today....
2017/06/16 [micropost]
Testing microblog propagation to micro.blog and then to Twitter....
2017/06/12 [micropost]
I also used the previous micro post as an excuse to get microposts working on my site. Next up I probably should make two feeds, one for long posts, one for micro posts....
2017/06/12 [micropost]
Through the magic of Facetime, I just watched my daughter pretty much learn how to ride a bike from across a state line. Thanks Apple....
2017/06/08 Side Project - Kids Books
Having two kids, ages 6 and 2, I've made regular visits to the library in the past couple of years. I like to track certain things in my life. Not to a crazy extent, but I guess I ...
2017/05/29 Blog Moved to Jekyll
I've spent some free time over this holiday weekend moving my blog over to Jekyll. I've wanted to move my blog some something else for a while, since Octopress is practically out o...
2016/05/15 GTRI Day at Six Flags
Yesterday my employer had its Family Picnic Day at Six Flags. This is a great way for all the families to get together and have fun without having to spend much money ourselves. We...
2016/03/05 Focused Work
There has been some discussion lately on some podcasts lately about how we can be the most productive in our work. I've recently made some intentional changes in these areas, and h...
2015/10/20 Easy Grade for Mac Released
Easy Grade on iOS has been doing great for the past couple of years, and now I'm happy to announce that I've just released the Mac version of Easy Grade. Why the Mac, you say? Ther...
2015/06/08 Sometimes Freemium Works
Looking at the variety of ways to make money in the App Store is always a fascinating discussing to me. In Freemium is hard, Marco reflects on Shuveb Hussain's experiment with taki...
2015/05/11 Problems With the Scribd iPhone App as an Audiobook Player
I have a moderate commute (moderate for Atlanta standards), so I listen to a lot of podcasts and audiobooks. I found out recently that Scribd offers a fairly large selection of a...
2015/05/05 Making Free/Busy Work in a Hybrid Exchange Environment
Over the last month or so at my day job, we ran into an unnecessarily tricky scenario trying to get free/busy working between our on-premises Exchange environment and a federated h...
2015/04/06 Minimizing Twitter
Life has changed a lot for me recently, this being the best example of that. I've thought a lot about what is actually important to me, and how I spend my time. Even though I would...
2014/12/24 Books I Read in 2014
I didn't make a blog post about the books I read in 2013, probably because I only read 8 books (see my Goodreads profile.) 2013 was also a hectic year - I should have blogged about...
2014/10/03 Hearts Scoreboard - The best Hearts score keeping app for your iPhone/iPad
In June, I went to a condo with some guys for a weekend as a sort of preliminary bachelor party getaway. These particular friends love the game of Hearts. In college, when I was ...
2014/09/18 OS X Caching Server Does Not Support the iOS 8 Update
With the release of iOS 8, yesterday was an eventful day in the iOS universe. I thought it'd be an interesting experiement at work to set up a Caching Server (part of OS X Server),...
2014/07/11 Programmatically Reading and Converting Database Sizes With Exchange 2013 Powershell
For quite a while I've had automated PowerShell scripts that monitor our Exchange database sizes. I set this up so we could see weekly/monthly/annual growth patterns for different ...
2014/06/07 How I Track Which WWDC Videos I've Watched
It's that time of year again, when Apple developers around the world get back home from WWDC (or are still at home and well-rested, like me) and start trying to soak up all they ca...
2014/06/01 Tools of the Trade - 2014 Edition
I've been running a side business for a little over a year now. The term "running" might be a stretch, because I released an app in June of 2012 and have just been issui...
2014/01/26 Updates for Easy Grade
Last week I shipped an update to Easy Grade Free, my EZ Grader app in the iOS App Store. The actual changes in the app are minor (a new “iOS 7” icon and a slight color change,...
2013/05/01 Countly, Raspberry Pi, and Servos, Oh My!
TL;DR - I got a Raspberry Pi to do cool things when people use my iOS app. Watch the video below. I can't even remember where I heard about Countly, but I signed up for my beta ...
2013/01/25 Andrew
I received a phone call 2 years ago in the middle of the night from our youth pastor. You know you're about to hear some bad news when your phone rings that late (or early, if you...
2012/12/31 Books I Read in 2012
Last year, 2011, my goal was to read on average a book a month. In 2012, I didn't really set a goal, other than to just continue reading. It's been fun and educational. Here's the ...
2012/08/24 Easy Grade - An EZ Grader for your iPhone
There I was, one evening, helping my wife grade papers. I only do the multiple choice questions and the strict short-answer ones. I needed to calculate grades to put on the top of...
2012/07/25 We Built a Shed
Over the July 4th week, and then some, Nikole and I both had our parents down to help us build a 16x12 shed in our backyard. The goal was to add some much-needed storage to this ho...
2012/06/27 One Mand Band at Boston Common
I gave this guy a dollar. Probably should've given him $5. (video shot on June 19th, 2011) Note: Sorry for the Vertical Video Syndrome...
2012/06/25 Advice on Learning
Joe Conway (Big Nerd Ranch): I ask mentors how to solve problems, but only after I’ve tried every solution I can think of. Exhausting my knowledge before asking a question serve...
2012/06/15 Calendar App Design
Over the past year or so, I've slowly been developing a calendar app for work that pulls data from an Exchange calendar and displays a custom view of that calendar. We have mounted...
2012/06/10 WWDC 2012 Wishlist/Predictions
I've come a long way this past year in developing my skills as an iOS developer. I've released one app to the App Store that I did as a contract job, and I've got another one read...
2012/02/15 [NSDateFormatter _regenerateFormatter] Leak
I have been writing an app at work for some time now that shows an Exchange Calendar's events for specified conference rooms. I use a handful of NSDateFormatters to pull this off. ...
2012/01/28 You Can Learn Anything (Video Link)
Learning is one of the mantras of my life, and I've talked about it on this blog before here and here. You can learn anything if you really want to. Today I came across this short ...
2012/01/25 On My iPad
Fraser Spiers, the god of iPad in Education, wrote a great post about the amazing apps out there on iOS and how he's using his Mac less and less. I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm...
2012/01/11 Caption Please: iPad Camera
When we were in New York City back in November, we went up to the 86th floor observatory of the Empire State Building. We were 320 meters high. And we saw this guy. I had to get a ...
2012/01/01 Books I Read in 2011
One of my 2011 goals was to read at least one book every month. Audiobooks (denoted with a *) qualified as "reading", and since I was commuting a long way in my car for m...
2011/12/31 Will With Trains
Over the Christmas holiday, I had the chance to take some photos of my adorable nephew really enjoying himself playing with his Thomas the Train set. Later that day, I set up my HO...
2011/12/24 Achievement Unlocked: Read the Bible Through in 2011
Last year I wrote about some goals that I had for 2011. While I didn't achieve all of them, I did finished reading the Bible through this morning. I am proud of this, but I don't ...
2011/11/02 How to Change Lync Server File Store Location
I recently had to move our Lync Server 2010 File Store to another server, and I ran into problems. We had it on the SQL server that was running our Lync databases. That wasn't part...
2011/09/11 Skydiving at Skydive the Farm
Skydiving was on both my bucket list and my wife's bucket list, so we put together a skydiving trip for her birthday this year. About a year ago at CocoaCamp, I heard a guy over lu...
2011/07/26 Public Transportion in Greater Atlanta
Ever since I came to Atlanta, I was always convinced that public transportation here is pretty terrible. This is evident to anyone to takes a quick look at the map of MARTA. Just c...
2011/06/13 Henry Ford on Learning
I came across this quote while reading my devotional from June 9th (yeah, I'm slightly behind). "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keep...
2011/04/28 On Learning...
Over the past few months I did a little bit of iPhone programming at work, and being such a novice in the area of Cocoa programming, I looked around for a more focused selection of...
2011/03/21 Digital Retina Exam
I recently got my eyes checked so that I could get new specs. This practice was pretty cool for a couple of reasons. They are open late on some weekdays to accommodate more peopl...
2010/12/31 Goals for 2011
I decided I should make a list of pseudo-resolutions for myself for 2011. Life has changed a lot recently (for the better, by far), and I need to focus on doing fewer things better...
2010/10/02 I Just Saved Blue Like Jazz
Ok, I didn't save Blue Like Jazz, but I helped out a little bit. In short, a friend of mine, Zach Prichard (actually, he's one of my brother's former roommates), and a friend of h...
2010/09/26 iPad Car Mode
I have been enjoying the beta of iOS 4.2 on my iPad for a while. Ever since the audio jack on my 2nd generation iPod Touch went bad, I have been using my Droid Incredible to listen...
2010/09/24 So Long, Clear WiMax...
I shipped my Clear WiMax devices back to Clear today. It was fun while it lasted. See my previous post about my experiences with them. Overall I say that Clear is great, except you...
2010/09/15 iPad iOS 4.2 Beta - First Impressions
I've been playing around with the new iPad beta of iOS 4.2 a little bit today, and thought I'd share my first impressions really quick on some of the new features (and bugs). • F...
2010/08/24 Russian Javascript Injections - pocketbloke.ru, chickcase.ru, and shirtdifficulty.ru
It's not every day that you get an email from Google, saying they blocked your domain: We recently discovered that some of your pages can cause users to be infected with malicious...
2010/04/20 Ignite Atlanta 2 quick wrap-up - 4/19/10
Ignite Atlanta 2 was held at the Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom last night, and it turned out to be mildly entertaining. If you're not familiar with Ignite, it is basically an ev...
2010/03/23 2010: Products I can't live without
This list was inspired by Kevin Rose's post about products he couldn't live without. So here are my products that I cannot live without in the year 2010, in no particular order (ok...
2010/02/28 Dad in Haiti
Haiti President's Palace To start off, I'll admit that I stole this idea from my sister's blog, but it was such a good idea that I wanted to repeat it here. Also I have updated t...
2010/02/08 Scratch off Lottery Ticket Fun
The 7 losing tickets Over Christmas I played a game I almost never play: the lottery. I thought it would be fun to get a scratch off ticket from each state on our way from Georgia...
2009/12/16 Adding a Mailbox Server Role to Exchange 2010: "Database is mandatory on UserMailbox"
I came across an interesting error while adding a Mailbox Server to my Exchange Server 2010 environment the other day. The error was pretty clear-cut, and the solution was also pre...
2009/11/01 Halloween 2009 - Cylon Jackolantern
Historically I am not much into participating in Halloween festivities, mainly because I can never come up with a great idea for a costume. Maybe next year that will change. This y...
2009/09/03 Brizzly - a fresh new way to use Twitter
It seems like Twitter is all the talk around the tech news bubble these days. You can't listen to an episode of Buzz Out Loud or This Week in Tech (my two favorite technology podca...
2009/07/06 Review: CLEAR WiMax in Atlanta
A lot of people complain about their Comcast service in Atlanta, but I can say I have been 99% satisfied with my Comcast cable internet service for the past three years. They give ...
2009/06/21 Ravensburger 3000 piece puzzle
I generally keep a pretty busy schedule, but lately I've had more free time, and I moved into an apartment almost a year ago, so I have more space to work. So I decided to take the...
2009/06/02 Microsoft's Office Communications Server Is Broken
At my day job, I primarily deal with Microsoft products, and of those, my main project is implementing Office Communications Server. I had rolled out a stripped down version of OCS...
2009/02/12 Microsoft Exchange 2007 Setup Error
I don't plan on putting many posts about Microsoft products up here (who am I kidding, I have enough trouble posting anything), but I ran across this problem at work the other day ...
2008/11/30 Lights in the Sky
If you know me at all, you would probably assume I am not a Nine Inch Nails fan. If you had asked me a year ago if I liked NIN, I would've told you I was not a fan. A few things ha...
2008/09/28 Atlanta Gas Shortage of 2008
Well, folks, I've been wanting to start blogging for a while now. The main reason I chose to hold off is because I didn't think I had much to write about, but lately I have more fr...