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Boston will win!

Rarely do I take current events personally.  Rarely am I concerned for my own welfare when I hear about things that happen thousands of miles away.  Boston is different.   Though I wasn’t anywhere near there, I could have been. … Continue reading

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TheSocialGeeks: Ep. 45… Creepy!

During SXSWi we came together to do a live video recording of TheSocialGeeks. This happens once a year. We had an interesting discussion on ambient location services.

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Explosions in Austin

I raced home from the taco trailer on the east side, in hopes of beating my friend Michael Cummings to that night’s bar of choice for cocktails. I ran inside, dropped off my bike, and rushed back out the door on … Continue reading

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Recently, in conjunction with, we launched the official app for Ballet Austin.  The native app, which includes a completely custom interface, details information about the 2011/2012 season. Integrated into the app are feeds from Ballet Austin’s twitter feed, blog, … Continue reading

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TheSocialGeeks: Ep. 44… Pimpin’ Pinner

Appeared on another episode of The Social Geeks with Michael Cummings, Jeff Smith, and Chris Miller. On this episode, we talk about Path‘s troubles, Pinterest‘s explosion, and few other hot social topics.

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Racism circa 2012

We were on our way to dinner.  A few blocks from my apartment.  It was chilly out.  My date, a beautiful, tall, white woman, was in lockstep beside me, grasping at my right bicep with both hands.  There were a … Continue reading

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My favourite uncle Steve: RIP 1955-2011

Losing Steve Jobs to me is like losing my favourite uncle. You know what uncle that you get an encouraging call from every once in a while? The one that will listen to what’s going on in your life and … Continue reading

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Developer’s Review: Tweetbot

Custom Interfaces What makes this app better than most is the developers at tapbots have basically reengineered many of the standard UI elements that ships with the SDK. They have made small adjustments to the design, created new interactions, and … Continue reading

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Going Android…

I’m going Android. Well, not really. But I will be making the shift to doing some Android development along with the iOS development I do. Here are some reasons why I’m making this shift. Market Share Well, I just can’t … Continue reading

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The Fate of the Blackberry

Let me start off by saying that I’m somewhat biased on this topic since I’m an iOS developer. I also would like to note that it’s very unusual for me to make predictions. But I will in this case. Strategic … Continue reading

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