Category Archives: banter

On the 2016 Election

What can I say that hasn’t been said already? So I’ll just encourage anyone who’s opposed to the idea of a Donald Trump presidency to join the millions that have already signed this petition: www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19 It may have only a … Continue reading

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Blink and You’ve Missed It

Original Publication – August 27, 2015 This is interesting: Doesn’t seem like it’ll be too much longer now. I seriously doubt the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation plays games. Original notice here. Update – October 25, 2015 This is also interesting: … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Cory Bernardi

Re: Orwellian Influence in Public Discourse You should resign from politics immediately, you disgraceful, homophobic bigot. There, now that I’ve got your attention, let’s get one thing straight right from the start. When someone attacks you because of how you … Continue reading

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So where are they now?

I don’t keep in regular contact with iApps Pty Ltd or its current employees. For obvious reasons, I’m generally not on speaking terms with that organization. When I must speak with them, I try to keep things as terse, matter-of-fact, … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out My Closet – My Last Days at iApps

Introduction For anyone stumbling across this, I was employed as a senior-level Software Architect at iApps Pty Ltd from November 2010 to October 2013. By the time I left, I had climbed to ‘Chief Architect‘ status. And it’s time for … Continue reading

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Ultimaker 2 Tips an Tricks

3d printing is a delicate affair. It relies upon very precisely controlling at least a dozen different variables. When everything is in perfect balance, awesome things can happen: But allow even one parameter to drift too far out of line, … Continue reading

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Ultimaker 2 – First week and initial impressions

Long story short, I decided it was time to pick up a 3d printer. I’m not normally one to jump on the bandwagon or become an early adopter for the sake of being an early adopter, but I’ve heard enough … Continue reading

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Employee Equity and Startups – A Primer

Anyone who takes a job with a startup should be well educated with respect to matters related to employee equity, both to make sure they understand the risks they are taking on and to ensure that they do not wind … Continue reading

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[iOS] Jira Mobile Connect

Not long ago Atlassian released version 1.0 (now up to 1.0.7) of their Jira Mobile Connect plugin. This is a plugin for Jira (obviously) that aims to simplify testing, error-reporting, and feedback collection/management for iOS applications. Assuming that you are … Continue reading

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Natural Scrolling Isn’t

Mac users and other developers such as myself who have no choice but to use a Mac for certain projects will already know what I’m talking about. For everyone else, however, the newest version of OS X includes a most … Continue reading

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