2019-11-04: My son has passed driving knowledge test today and now I’ll need to teach him to drive 😱 I’ll …

2019-10-31: I’m on Treating duty this Halloween. Frames and stickers were added with Socialite.

2019-10-29: Why does a process named tccd take an almost 1GB of memory on macOS Catalina. Isn’t it the one …

2019-10-28: Today, by mistake, I prepared coffee ☕️with half of spoon of salt instead of sugar. Let me tell …

2019-10-26: I first read this as “and surviving many key changes”. That would be appropriate for Dream Theater’s …

2019-10-26: Dream Theater’s landmark album, Scenes from a Memory, came out 20 years ago today. Here’s my recent …

2019-10-25: It’s fiery sunset in Winnipeg tonight. 📷

2019-10-16: Following the heavy snowstorm last week in Winnipeg, two of our trees in the backyard broke. But …

2019-10-15: I created a playlist with my selection of recent Progressive Rock and Metal releases on Apple Music. …

2019-10-06: Mexico didn’t disappoint. I added the stickers in Socialite

2019-10-05: Jean @macgenie loves rock&roll at the Karaoke at Release Notes conference.

2019-10-02: First leg of my flight to the Release Notes conference.

2019-09-30: I’ve spent some time in the Rocky Mountains near Denver last week, including at the Red Rocks …

2019-09-19: Walking with the dog. Last days of summer.

2019-09-14: And a dream came true. Seeing King Crimson live. One of the bands that opened new musical …

2019-09-14: No photos during the show, the sign says. King Crimson is very strict about this. Even the washrooms …

2019-09-14: View on the way to the venue

2019-09-14: Followed some people in King Crimson T-shirts all the way from the Go train station in the opposite …

2019-09-14: Arriving in Toronto for King Crimson concert tonight. My first time ever traveling so far for a …

2019-09-11: 🎵 New music! It’s an original track with my soul mate from across the ocean in rock/metal …

2019-09-06: New 🎸 Video Alert: The Spirit Carries On by Dream Theater solo cover. I improvised over the chorus …

2019-09-06: Tonight I recorded a video covering the solo of Dream Theater’s “The Spirit Carries On” with some …

2019-08-31: Well, that’s s first for me: submitted a song single. Written by me and my friend Michael Starr, it …

2019-08-30: I’ve got enough new music added today to my music library to keep me busy for quite a while. …

2019-08-29: Releasing a song is not unlike releasing an app today. You upload the binary (music), add metadata, …

2019-08-28: I remember how hard it was to find a name for my software company. Now doing the same for a band / …

2019-08-20: Finally working on the video for the song “Dark Sun” which my friend and I finished a year ago and I …

2019-08-19: Today’s first time achievements: ☑️ changed strings on a bass guitar ☑️ cut my thumb changing …

2019-08-17: Tonight I watched the first Matrix movie with my son. He loved it. I loved it again. It’s been so …

2019-08-15: My first time coming to a football game. It’s loud in here. 🏈 Made with Socialite

2019-07-30: 10 years ago I left my well-paid job in a chip-design company to try making it as a full-time indie …

2019-07-26: Going to travel on a train 🚊 for 2.5 days. Haven’t done any overnight trains since I was 11.

2019-07-25: Used Socialite to reimagine this glittering girl apparel brand as an alternative cover for a …

2019-07-23: Found this Mac in Microsoft visitor center. Cool.

2019-07-23: Visited Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture today. For the guitarist in me it was a really fun place to …

2019-07-15: These trees seem to grow from a hanging root of another tree that grows on top that “Hole in the …

2019-07-14: We’re on a family vacation, currently on Vancouver Island. One of the things we visited today was an …

2019-07-12: Still working on that solo from Dream Theater’s “The Spirit carries on”. Here’s a new video. Each …

2019-07-11: Somebody got a hold of an old iBook and asked if they can download a version of our app Cashculator …

2019-07-09: An update to Logic Pro X is out and the release notes suggest that some of the annoying stuff …

2019-07-08: I restrung my Suhr 🎸 with 9.5 gauge strings instead of the 10s it came with. I want a softer guitar …

2019-07-08: With the cover band I’m in, I took on myself to record some songs that we cover. It’s a lot of work …

2019-07-06: The latest version of Logic Pro X has been quite buggy for me lately. Yes I’ve been doing with it …

2019-07-05: I’m studying the solo for Dream Theater’s “The Spirit Carries on”. A beautiful combination of …

2019-07-02: A ladder + sleeping bad = a cheap vocal booth. It’s not very comfortable (or pretty) but it does …

2019-07-01: Happy Canada Day! If you’re in 🇨🇦 and use an iPhone, my company’s app, Socialite, has a nice pack of …

2019-06-27: My Mac app, Trickster got featured in the US Mac App Store today. What an unexpected surprise! …

2019-06-24: It’s 23°C outside and the storm somehow produced hail for a minute. Count me surprised.

2019-06-23: 🎵 Earlier this week I started working on a new song - this hasn’t happened for a while. I like …

2019-06-19: It looks like Siri is friends with James Brown. 👌🎵

2019-06-18: I’ve created a site for a list of self-identified musicians on micro.blog, who replied to my …

2019-06-17: I noticed at least three different speeds that these goslings can walk at. At each movement or …

2019-06-13: I got an Apple News notification that Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship. Congrats! I’m …

2019-06-13: This is on YouTube since 2010 but I’ve just found this out with a help from my bandmate: …

2019-06-10: It’s never too late to learn how to play the solo to Stairway to Heaven. Not even at 11pm. 🎸🎵

2019-06-10: I’ve just published my first post for @JustGoodMusic, about the band The Main Squeeze and …

2019-06-04: This cup goes to 11!

2019-06-03: My test projects folder has subfolders going back to the summer of 2009, when I was working on …

2019-06-03: So all the AppKit developers who were concerned that Marzipan would herald the beginning of the end …

2019-06-03: With the new Mac Pro and Logic Pro soon to be released, I’m starting a new rock band called The Mac …

2019-06-03: Sparky is not impressed with the announcements from #WWDC so far. No Memojis for dogs.

2019-06-03: WWDC day. It’s like Christmas for Apple Developers. But you may end up hating some of the …

2019-05-30: My coworking space just held a small “graduation” party for their first member, Tutorbright, …

2019-05-30: Working from the coworking space today.

2019-05-29: Time Zone repost: Poll: if you’re a musician 🎵 (play an instrument 🎸🎷🥁🎹, sing 🎤, write 🎼, produce or …

2019-05-28: Out little cherry and apple trees are in full bloom now. Bees are abound.

2019-05-28: Poll: if you’re a musician 🎵 (play an instrument 🎸🎷🥁🎹, sing 🎤, write 🎼, produce or anything …

2019-05-28: Arrived at my gym just to find the location closed. Went to another, farther, location of this …

2019-05-28: So this happened yesterday. I got to see Geddy Lee (of the band Rush) and get his new book about …

2019-05-22: 🎵 This latest Dirty Loops music video starts on a pop side but then they blow the mind, especially …

2019-05-19: Pelicans down a small waterfall, waiting for fish.

2019-05-14: I love learning about human languages, especially etymology – where words come from. So I found this …

2019-05-12: Today’s band rehearsal lasted for about 5 hours. One of the longer ones.

2019-05-10: David Gilmour has just released the whole Live at Pompeii concert from 2016 on YouTube: …

2019-05-09: Not my best singing (and it’s impossible to top Greg Lake) but I still like this cover I did for …

2019-05-09: The cover of the CD that accompanies that latest Prog magazine issue fits precisely with photo on …

2019-05-07: I tried a Music Man Luke III guitar in the store and I must say it has the most comfortable neck for …

2019-05-06: One of the latest finds of great music for me on YouTube are The Main Squeeze. Here’s their …

2019-05-06: Every guitarist should know how to play the solo from Bohemian Rhapsody, right? So here’s my report. …

2019-05-05: Yesterday we watched Back to the Future with the kids. I can’t remember when I last saw this …

2019-05-03: Here’s something I learned by posting a cover of the guitar solo for Pink Floyd’s Money …

2019-04-30: Home is where guitars are. After fantastic several days in Montréal for NSNorth conference and …

2019-04-29: The obligatory selfie from the Chalet lookout on Mont Royal. NSNorth was taking place somewhere down …

2019-04-29: Made it to the summit of Mont Royal and the cross below it. Does it make me an alpine hiker now?

2019-04-29: First lookout stop. Image edited with Socialite for iPhone.

2019-04-29: On my way up to the Mont Royal lookout in… Montreal.

2019-04-26: The lighting at the venue at NSNorth conference is top-notch.

2019-04-26: On my way to Montreal for NSNorth conference. If you’re also gonna be there, say hi.

2019-03-27: I can no longer figure out how to split screen on the iPad to make two apps run side by side. Where …

2019-03-27: Working from my coworking space today. Image prepared with our app Socialite

2019-03-24: Do you like Electronic Music? Or guitars 🎸? Whichever you like, check out my guitar cover of “Axel …

2019-03-24: My guitar cover of “Axel F” Do you like Electronic Music 🎵? Or guitars 🎸? Whichever you like, check out my guitar cover of “Axel …

2019-03-20: I must say the online store from which I’ve just bought something doesn’t instil 100% confidence …

2019-02-22: People seem to favor the golden snowflake photo from this morning the most. I actually like the one …

2019-02-22: Huge Snowflakes this morning From clear skies, these huge snowflakes fell in Winnipeg this morning. Magical.

2019-02-12: From “I get emails” series: apparently apps are now fashion. Or health. Or perhaps …

2019-02-06: 🎵 If you like The Beatles and guitar-based instrumental music, Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper …

2019-02-05: A bit of Popcorn on guitar Playing around with muted notes and delay for the popcorn tune. It loops great on Instagram. View …

2019-02-03: Today we had the first band rehearsal since the concert in October. Good to be back.

2019-01-20: These eyes

2019-01-18: Christmas frames My application for adding frames and borders to a picture, ImageFramer, has a collection of …

2019-01-17: Beatles Blackbird cover The last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a special cover of Beatles’ song …

2019-01-15: Little Wing Intro on guitar Just me playing Little Wing Intro on the Stratocaster

2019-01-15: Thanks to Jeff Johnson who quickly replied on Twitter with the link to download it. But the link …

2019-01-15: My 2010 Mac Book Pro is running macOS 10.12 (Sierra) beta. I want to upgrade to latest 10.13. Mac …

2019-01-15: Perhaps it’s a stupid and basic question in biology, but when you put a bean (as a seed) in the …

2019-01-12: Playing chess. It’s been a while, frankly.

2019-01-09: Last evening: teaching kids the intro to Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters. Oh, the memories of …

2019-01-06: This is an interesting social project: A non-tracking search engine which uses income to plant trees …

2019-01-01: Took care of my Fender Stratocaster last evening and this morning. Shielded the insides, polished …

2018-12-30: Yesterday I learned that there’s an atmospheric effect of ice crystals that create so called Light …

2018-12-28: For the first time in my life I did a bit of downhill skiing. Starting at age 40 is not the best but …

2018-12-23: The whole city of Winnipeg is shovelling snow from their driveways today.

2018-12-23: My cover of the guitar solo on Money I’m quite proud of how my playing of David Gilmour’s solos on Money sounds. Somehow I …

2018-12-12: It’s beautiful outside. Hoar frosts create a magical atmosphere.

2018-11-13: 🎵 “Lingus” by Snarky Puppy is just phenomenal. Especially Cory Henry’s solo and the …

2018-11-12: One of the best songs of the 80ies and one of these guitar solos I didn’t think I would be one …

2018-11-05: Name the song

2018-11-02: My #labradoodle eating #ice and fresh #snow

2018-10-31: This Halloween we split: daughter (10yo) and I went around the neighbourhood. My wife and son (14) …

2018-10-21: Last night was my first time on a concert stage in 20 years, with our new band, BlizzArt. It was a …

2018-10-19: It’s going to be an exciting day tomorrow. Concert day. I haven’t performed on stage with a band for …

2018-10-16: Fantastic performance today by the Queen Extravaganza. Fantastic singers and musicians. Lots of fun …

2018-10-14: Rehearsing today

2018-10-10: Replaced strings and straightened the neck on my Suhr today, lowering the action on G and D too, and …

2018-10-09: Bought a stand for my amp. Should sound better instead of the sound going into the feet. Maybe I’ll …

2018-10-06: ‪We watched “School of Rock” with the kids today. What a fun movie. I also think that kids got a …

2018-09-25: So I did get the new iPhone today, eventually.

2018-09-21: I should receive the iPhone XS today which will be my first Portrait mode capable phone. Expect …

2018-09-20: My currently favorite music to play and improvise on: Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers by Jeff Beck …

2018-09-10: Since I've been loving you intro cover One of my favourite blues songs, certainly among the minor blues. The intro is epic and a good use …

2018-09-07: First day in Montreal began with a private tour. We started by driving through one of the most …

2018-09-06: The fun part of Parc Omega visit was feeding deer or caribou with carrots. Bring a lot. But there …

2018-09-05: The first hotel we stayed in was Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello. It has style, history and …

2018-09-05: Happy to get reviews for Trickster like that.

2018-09-05: On the bright side: kids are back to school!

2018-09-05: UPS, last pm: your package will be delivered tomorrow. This am: we incorrectly sorted your package. …

2018-09-04: Here we go. Pretty exciting. The cover band I’m in is going to have our first concert on October …

2018-09-03: The hardest part of getting back after a long vacation The hardest part of getting back after a long vacation is sifting for days through all the photos, …

2018-08-31: This week, I finished my cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “From the beginning”, …

2018-08-31: Last week I recorded a parody cover song, based on John Lennon’s “Imagine”, with …

2018-08-30: My new music video is up! This time I cover ELP’s classic, “From the beginning”, with an …

2018-08-28: Exporting music from my band before 2001. Lucky I kept some of the software and it still can run. …

2018-08-27: Randy Bachman (of Guess Who and BTO fame) in an interview: “If you know how many guitars you have in …

2018-08-26: Back home from an amazing performance by @marbinmusic. So much talent on stage. Lots of fun, too. …

2018-08-26: Back home from an amazing performance by @marbinmusic at @thehandsomedaughter. So much talent on …

2018-08-26: They say: “The best camera is the one you have with you”. So are guitars: the best is the one you …

2018-08-26: They say “the best camera is the one you have with you”. So are guitars: the best is the one you can …

2018-08-24: Imagine There is no Facebook (parody cover) Yesterday I recorded a parody cover song, based on John Lennon’s “Imagine”, with …

2018-08-22: I finished reading Seth Godin’s “The Dip” 📚 yesterday. Not that it’s a new …

2018-08-19: This Sunday went from “no plans” to being out and socializing with family and friends so …

2018-08-10: As I’m on my way back from a 12 day vacation, it seems that many people of my community are getting …

2018-08-08: Last night we watched the light show on the parliament building. Really well done, specifically made …

2018-08-07: So this sushi place in Ottawa has something called “Deep fried ice cream”. We’re ordering one.

2018-08-07: Always green tea with sushi

2018-08-04: Near the bridge in the picturesque Île d’Orléans there is a blackcurrant farm and they have a …

2018-07-25: Listening to an audiobook checked out from the city library. Pretty neat. 📖

2018-07-12: Got this 📚 from the library. Thanks, @pgor, for showing that such books exist

2018-07-09: Recording drums in a studio Last night I went to a studio to record a drummer for my and my friend’s upcoming song. It was …

2018-07-07: My son pulled his desktop mic today and it stopped working. I opened it, one wire got pulled from …

2018-07-07: A short atmospheric guitar piece a wrote It was also a great piece to try out on the new Blackstar Artist 15 amp I’ve got this week and …

2018-07-01: Today we played Ticket to Ride for the first time. We played a Great Lakes map. Kids took first and …

2018-07-01: Happy Canada Day! Framed with free Canada Day frames for ImageFramer.

2018-06-29: I was watching the video of the free & open-source iPad synth and saw this guitar. The black and …

2018-06-23: Bought and installed NAS: Synology DS218+. Now thinking of the best ways to use it for business and …

2018-06-19: Today I had the pleasure to work with a professional drummer, rehearsing the drum part for one of my …

2018-06-13: Attending my third #TEDxWinnipeg. A full day of interesting presentations awaits.

2018-06-08: I never knew that Paul McCartney’s first name is not Paul. Paul is his middle name. Just saw his and …

2018-06-07: Finished reading “The Broken Earth” trilogy. What a masterpiece of modern fantasy! Now returning to …

2018-06-04: When you’re recording a take that finally sounds pretty good When you’re recording a take that finally sounds pretty good and get surprised.

2018-06-01: My coworking space was out of beer today. But I forgive everything because of the awesome sign.

2018-05-31: If you’re into Progressive Rock, there’s a free web radio playing it 24/7, no ads: …

2018-05-30: Tried myself at a quick recording of a cover song today. Acoustic guitar, voice and solo on …

2018-05-30: While Cashculator was under review for less than an hour, Trickster was “In Review” for 5 …

2018-05-25: An update to Cashculator went through Mac App Store review from “Waiting for Review” to …

2018-05-17: Grade 8th in the co-working space The coworking space is filled with 8-graders doing coding and robotics today. Very cool initiative. …

2018-05-13: I built a chickenwire fence around our small garden today to keep bunnies and, mostly, Sparky away. …

2018-05-10: Big Big News from Big Big Train: A 2-CD live album of their London shows last summer. 🎵 …

2018-05-10: Working from a co-working space today. I like it here.

2018-05-08: From time to time I answer on Quora.com, usually about 🎵, Progressive Rock in particular. Today was …

2018-05-08: One thing I appreciate about the long winters in Winnipeg is that I don’t need to take care of …

2018-04-29: Cover of Horizons by Genesis Here’s me playing one of my favourite compositions for the guitar, “Horizons” by …

2018-04-25: My dog chewed my TWSBI Eco pen! Luckily he spared the other two, although did grab them off the …

2018-04-19: My opinion on difficulty of playing of some musical instruments: 🎸 - two hand synchronization. …

2018-04-15: As I’m walking around in Las Vegas I’m surprised at how many random people wear an Apple Watch. It’s …

2018-04-10: Asked Siri in the car to “play something by The Beatles” and it actually played the song …

2018-04-06: Glad to see Twitter helping Micro.blog grow. Sad to see Twitter’s direction with regards to 3rd …

2018-03-22: Participating in #JustPlay I decided to make the effort to participate in the #JustPlay challenge – a 30-day challenge started …

2018-03-13: Can I just be fit instead?

2018-03-10: Sometimes Apple Music can be useful.

2018-03-05: Nothing’s like 20cm of fresh snow on the driveway to jump start my day with exercise.

2018-03-04: This was an unexpected find: Deep Purple covering their most known song (Smoke on the Water) as a …

2018-03-01: Greg Howe Jammin’ on Sunny. So ridiculously good, it hurts. 🎵 www.youtube.com/watch

2018-02-26: 10 points to Gryffindor if you find a way to play videos using the keyboard in Apple’s Photos …

2018-02-24: Just read this quote in an answer on Quora: “Never mock someone for mispronouncing a word, it means …

2018-02-22: Duh! I was using version 2.6 of Trickster even though I released version 2.7 a couple of weeks ago. …

2018-02-20: Working from Starbucks for a couple of hours, watching the white outside, waiting for my son to have …

2018-02-17: Received my AppCamp4Girls T-shirt in the mail. Really dig its simple and cute design. Keep up the …

2018-02-17: Big Wreck concert Last night’s Big Wreck concert was an interesting one. They did not play many hit songs (not even …

2018-02-16: So, more and more new Mac apps are Electron apps, Apple plans to bring iOS apps to Mac in one way or …

2018-02-14: My cute work companion. Right after taking this photo he fell asleep 💤 and started snoring gently. 🐶

2018-02-13: Attending a high school open house. My kids are growing! 😨

2018-02-13: Working from the coworking space today. It’s nice to change the scenery from time to time.

2018-02-12: Last night I finished The Room: Last Sin. It was fantastic. CAD$7 for almost six hours of mysterious …

2018-02-09: Today’s evening program is Winnipeg Symphonic Orchestra. With my mom. I don’t remember …

2018-02-08: The Girl from Ipanema Yesterday I learned that “Girl from Ipanema” was inspired by an actual girl. She’s in her …

2018-02-03: Excuse me, what are ice crystals? Never saw these before.

2018-02-02: The new moneyraising campaign by Vim is truly innovative and unheard of in the text editor world. …

2018-01-30: Buying the new The Room game on the iPad. Resistance is futile.

2018-01-28: Black Ice Yesterday morning, I slipped on thin ice, also called “Black Ice” here, outside the house and fell …

2018-01-24: Trickster Mac App Store woes Five days after submitting Trickster, it got rejected for two supposedly macOS Human Interface …

2018-01-22: I wonder who was the person who thought “Let’s make videos of how we (or others) react to …

2018-01-22: So, my song covers with software-development inspired lyrics, App Oddity and Cocoa Police appeared …

2018-01-21: App Store review process is still a mystery. Both Cashculator versions (Paid and Freemium) went …

2018-01-13: There’s a rule, don’t play “Stairway to Heaven” in the guitar store. That …

2018-01-12: I just realized that the last 3 fictional 📚 that I read were all written by software developers …

2018-01-12: Finished reading Artemis last week. Really liked it. I dig Weir’s conversational and humorous …

2018-01-09: Current fiction 📚 I’m reading is “Artemis” by Andy Weir. In the last several years I rarely …

2018-01-09: I’m working from my co-working space today. It’s the busiest I’ve ever seen it. …

2018-01-08: Yesterday was finally a good warm day (-2ºC) and it was a weekend, so we took kids out to the river …

2018-01-08: Yesterday I replaced a faulty Lutron dimmer with a new one because its control LEDs were suddenly …

2018-01-04: For a new musical piece I wrote, a bass player asked chords. I looked again for software to prepare …

2018-01-04: Got myself a Seinheiser E609 mic to record guitar amp. Today recorded (again) the heavy part for an …

2017-12-23: How to make sugar look healthy.

2017-12-20: Today’s news (rumour) of Apple planning to bring iOS apps to the Mac and combining Mac …

2017-12-14: Wow. VoodooPad was purchased once again and moved to Toronto. Let’s hope Primate Labs will keep it …

2017-11-26: Mac App Store is so horrible for customer support. A customer complains that she bought the app …

2017-11-26: Why does every apparel chain force us to pay for the “privilege” to advertise their brand on our …

2017-11-15: Sparky is looking outside, waiting for kids to return home from school (pretty on time).

2017-10-30: Today I learned you can restore deleted files from iCloud Drive Thanks to sixcolors.com for writing a guide about restoring files from iCloud Drive because I wrote …

2017-10-29: Just watched the Emoji movie with the family. It was Meh.

2017-10-25: The people who can unlock your iPhone X with their face will be henceforth known as your “X …

2017-10-23: My co-working space, @launch1460, has this nice touch on the floor as you enter it.

2017-10-23: Yesterday I flipped through and listened to vinyl records at a friend’s house, for the first time in …

2017-10-22: Every time I do something that concerns service businesses, I get bombarded with surveys. Traveled? …

2017-10-19: How app ideas are born Yesterday I returned from the third Release Notes conference. Like in the previous two years, I had …

2017-10-17: Apparently, I’m the only participant, except one of the speakers, who remembers MacYenta. “LinkedIn …

2017-10-17: Chicago

2017-10-16: Really impressed with how quickly @manton released a working version of micro.blog app for the Mac. …

2017-10-16: ☑️ The Bean

2017-09-25: Sparky, with an antler Framed with ImageFramer

2017-09-18: YinYang

2017-07-16: “The most fundamental principle of the organized mind, the one most critical to keeping us …

2017-07-14: Two years ago I published “TL;DR Programming” article. I still like it. Thoughts?

2017-07-03: Testing posting from the micro.blog application.

2017-06-28: I now have exactly 1000 followers on Twitter. Thank god for arbitrary, meaningless achievements we …

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2017-05-26: Hi Stephen (@stefp). Misplaced Childhood should indeed be interesting to hear with a new remix. But …

2017-05-23: Today we released ImageFramer 4.0 into the wild This is a 1-minute video of ImageFramer to pique your interest. If you need to add frames to your …

2017-05-14: My app Trickster was posted to Product Hunt today. If you’re a member of PH and like Trickster …

2017-05-10: My first printed magazine experience As I opened my mailbox today, among the countless spam flyers there was an issue of the first …

2017-05-01: Going to Release Notes Conference This year I’m planning on going to Release Notes Conference again. After two fantastic years …

2017-04-28: Trickster got a positive review today Happy to see one of my Mac application, Trickster, receiving a positive and thorough review today at …

2017-04-27: Have too much educational videos, articles and books to read lately. Hard to balance time between …

2017-04-27: Testing Micro.blog crossposting from MarsEdit I just use a “microblog” category to feed micro.blog with my posts from here. …

2017-04-26: Really excited about micro.blog. Just got my username (@jacob) registered early, the perk of …

2017-01-11: Winnipeg winter weather guide ☀️ — Freaking cold. Stay inside 🌥 — Warmer, but still freezing cold 🌨 — Warmest

2017-01-10: While my code gently weeps It’s an observation and not a solid fact, but it surely looks like a significant part of software …

2016-06-08: Licensing changes and pricing Today Bohemian Coding, an indie Mac development company, who develop the fantastic design …

2016-04-08: Can you play something? [gallery columns=“1” link=“none” size=“full” …

2015-12-22: A spammer needs QA [gallery columns=“1” link=“none” size=“full” …

2015-10-21: Bug in OS X with Last Open Date in Spotlight and Quarantine flags I’ve just filed a bug with Apple that affects one of Trickster’s core features and also affects all …

2015-07-14: TL;DR Programming TL;DR, an abbreviation for “Too long; didn’t read”, is Internet slang used in reply to a lengthy …

2015-05-12: Benefits of providing customer support [gallery] Doing customer support can bring more benefits than just another happy customer. An …

2015-05-11: Tension vs Relaxation Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. Chinese proverb

2015-05-11: Song: App Oddity I made another musical video. This time I remade David Bowie’s excellent “Space Oddity” with lyrics …

2015-04-21: On Efficacy of Business Books These days I’m reading what appears to be a fantastic book by Daniel Kahneman, called “Thinking, …

2015-04-17: Introducing Big Red Button for Apple Watch Are you the president of a nuclear weapon wielding superpower? Congratulations! There’s an app for …

2015-04-07: My most successful client project Successfully completed a client project in record time and budget by convincing the client that …

2015-03-17: Song: Cocoa Police [embed]www.youtube.com/watch I covered Radiohead’s Karma Police with modified lyrics about some of …

2013-06-09: App Camp for Girls and an interview at AppStories I’ve been following the App Camp for Girls project since it started not a long time ago. App …

2013-05-09: Toggle hosts file for less distractions (in Haskell) I decided to edit the /etc/hosts file to block access to some domains that I compulsory visit when …

2013-05-07: Introducing ReactiveCoreData Lately I’ve became seriously interested in the fantastic projects that several bright guys at …

2012-11-06: Orange is the new Blue Ever since Microsoft Windows days the blue color was the dominant hue used in user interfaces. Blue …

2012-10-04: Software Architecture cheat sheet For the past several weeks I’ve been focusing my efforts on learning how to approach software …

2012-10-02: I think I have a million-dollar idea Late night two days ago, before retiring to bed, I went to the bathroom, as usual. Suddenly, right …

2012-07-18: Using multi-resolution TIFF files with WebKit on Mac for Retina support I’m working on Retina support for our Mac application Trickster. Most of the things are pretty …

2012-07-05: Using dictation software to study foreign languages There are many ways to study a foreign language. Books, private teachers, reading, listening, …

2012-01-23: Think it later I love the concept of “read it later” services. Whenever I hit something that is too long to read at …

2011-12-13: Thinking Time Being an indie software developer, developing products and running the business, takes lots of time. …

2011-10-19: Decision aid app idea As it often happens, I get a new idea for an application, get excited about it and start to …

2011-09-27: Standing desk experience and thoughts A rising trend There’s been a lot of positive press lately about the benefits of working with …

2011-09-20: How Apple badly messed up with in-app purchases on Lion and didn't tell anyone Background Since OS X 10.7 (Lion) Apple allows in-app purchase (IAP) of features or content in Mac …

2011-08-10: From Paid to Freemium on Mac App Store, how? The what Starting with Lion’s release Apple allows Mac apps on the Mac App Store to utilize …

2011-08-01: Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. Anonymous (oft …

2011-07-11: Usability is not just a matter of whether the users can find and press the button, it’s …