This is a post about Marco Arment’s decision to implement patronage pricing for his app, Overcast. It serves simply as a means for me to reach a conclusion about a group that I looked up to until now. The word I keep coming back to is “disingenuous”. I looked

5000 Years Later...

Warning: Spoilers This is a brief rant on Seveneves, Neal Stephenson’s latest novel. I was pretty enthusiastic about the book when I first got into it. To wit: People, people. Are you reading @nealstephenson’s new book, Seveneves? Holy shit get on it, I can’t put it down

I'm Looking for a Partner

Here’s the short version: I’m looking for someone to team up with, hopefully for the long term. Someone who can take what I build, and make sure the right people know about it. A “business person”, if you will. Here’s the long version: I’m a maker

Apple's Indifference to Developers

Developer Greg Gardner, whose app was rejected in September for violated unpublished guidelines, wrote a detailed account of the process. App development is seriously difficult work. The competitive landscape is brutishly crowded. The APIs that developers use to write apps are complex and ever-changing. The tools that we use to

Fancy Footwork with iOS 8

While working on my sooper-sekrit project today, I came across a surprising hurdle. I wanted to accomplish the following feats using Interface Builder inside Xcode 6 (running iOS 8): A fixed-size UITableView, one that doesn’t scroll, but rather alters its height in its superview as the contents change; The