Category Archives: Software Development

SuborbitalRocketAnalyzer

The Suborbital Rocket Analyzer is an IOS app written in Swift to perform parametric analysis of single stage suborbital rockets. This version is quite simple. I spent about two days actually creating the app. One of the biggest tasks in this … Continue reading

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I helped build that

I worked on this program back in 2007-2008. Had an enjoyable time in Kent as part of the Mission Systems Software team. It’s good to see the P-8 entering service.

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Working Again!

After six weeks of no income, I started work this week at TeleCommunication Systems (TCS). I’m assigned to the team working on next generation 911, also called NG911. Our existing system was designed when land line phones dominated before cell … Continue reading

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Bug in Core Data?

After a great deal of searching around and playing with alternatives, I’ve figured out that if I insert new records into the SoundChurch store one record at a time, everything works. If I allow Core Data to attempt to insert … Continue reading

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New website

If you’re here, you’ve noticed the revamping of this website, with the blog front and center. I will say more about the reasons soon. In the meantime, enjoy the new site.

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Open vs. Closed

Mobile Venture Beat has a piece where a group of VCs discuss open vs. closed, specifically related to mobile, where I’m currently employed. I’ve also seen a number of discussions on Eric Raymond‘s blog, Armed and Dangerous, about his feelings … Continue reading

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Executable Requirements == Acceptance Tests

I’ve been building a test framework for acceptance testing the Point Inside client API. I based the concept on Fit and Fitnesse, an open source framework for just this type of testing. Since this is for the iPhone, I used … Continue reading

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HikeSuperstitionMountain With Trailheads

At long last, after far too much effort, I’ve gotten HikeSuperstitionMountain iPhone app to display trailheads on the map. It also rotates. Part of this effort involved creating a sample application (SimpleSampleMap) for the route-me project. This application acted as … Continue reading

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HikeSuperstitionMountain Take #1

I’ve been working on an iPhone app that we’re calling something creative like HikeSuperstitionMountain. This application will provide users with pre-mapped trails that they can follow on their iPhones, using Core Location to provide location via the GPS chip. Currently … Continue reading

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Working on route-me

In an effort to contribute to an open source project and improve my understanding and status in the iPhone development community, I’ve started working on route-me, an open source project to provide mapping capabilities for other projects to use. I’m … Continue reading

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