31st October 2017

Just chilling with my friend Bones at work!

29th October 2017

Just over a week ago, I really wanted to set a plain colour background to my iPad. I had a quick look on the App Store, but nothing just did the feature I wanted. So I ended up starting my own mini project.

It took a few hours to make, and I had to make it support iPhone, iPad, and all the sizes they both come in. In the end it was probably as simple as the implementation could be, but that’s what I wanted myself.

The app can be broken down into 5 elements – three sliders for the hue, saturation, and brightness, followed by a save/share button so you can save the image or do whatever you want with it. Then there’s the background of the app, which shows the currently selected colour. So you literally get to see a live preview of the wallpaper.

Shortly after making this app, I thought back to my post on clearing out my current selection of apps on the App Store. But like I said in that post, some apps don’t require much maintenance, and I this app will fit in to that category. So although I do plan on keeping it up to date, you can see yourself how simple that will be.

Of course, I couldn’t charge for an app this simple. So it is available for free on the App Store!

28th October 2017

Jannis Hermanns took on a rather interesting challenge recently, and it was all about working from an iPad Pro.

But unlike most people that make the switch, he’s not a writer, manager, or a designer. Jannis is a backend engineer, that uses some terminal in some hardcore ways!

In the summer of 2017, I wanted to know what it would be like to use an iPad Pro as my main computer. I found out that it can actually work, thanks to an iOS app called Blink, an SSH replacement called Mosh, iOS 11 and running stuff on a server.

His perspective/experience I find, is different than most other macOS to iOS switching articles, as there was a lot more technical issues that had to be solved.

But nonetheless, he managed it in the end.

Sadly for myself though, this switch isn’t something that I could do myself any time soon, as I develop 99% of the time using Xcode. Sure, I could probably run that on a Mac, and use a iPad to operate it. But what’s the point in that.

Read the full post.

27th October 2017

I just spent my evening making a workflow that requests the top however many movies from IMDB, parses the title, ranking, year, url, and short description, and adds them to Todoist as separate items.

It was a bit of a pain, especially as there’s a 2 second wait between each Todoist task. But otherwise it kept hitting request limits.

To make the workflow work properly, you’ll need to get an API token, but there is a link in the workflow for this. Oh, and of course you’ll need Todoist. Unless you just want to change that, but still use the extracted information.

Workflow: workflow.is/workflows…

Video of Todoist results: cl.ly/nN9o

27th October 2017

The sunset in London, and also a few handy reflections. 🌅

27th October 2017

No new iPhone order for myself today.

Not really an issue though, because I didn’t even want one.

26th October 2017


25th October 2017

With all this fog, I think it must be shorts weather!

24th October 2017

Arsenal losing 1-0 to Norwich after 85 minutes, Eddie Nketiah comes on for his competitive debut, and scores his first two goals! 🔴⚽️⚽️

22nd October 2017

Superb football today from Arsenal!

Arsene waited until his birthday to unleash the deadly trio of Lacazette, Sanchez, and Özil. They each got a goal, and so did Monreal, and Ramsey!

There was also the bonus of Wilshere being back, and it took just 14 minutes to get an assist.