Idle Hamster

September 10th, 2016

Hiatus


To put it generously, I haven’t updated this site in sometime.  I took what I thought was going to be a brief hiatus to focus on my busy life, but once you start focusing on problems that you ignored for a while you quickly discover there’s more to them than first thought.  I’m in a better spot now and you should start seeing more content.  Plus I have a few big ideas rattling around in my head.

April 19th, 2014

The Truth About iBeacons


I recently read an article on NPR about a new capability that Apple’s iBeacons gained within the latest iOS release. To summarize, an app that supports iBeacon technology no longer needs to be running to get data from those beacons. While the NPR article is fairly balance, even though it has a sensationalist headline, the comments just show a total lack of understanding of the technology. I hope this response clears up any misconceptions.

January 12th, 2014

Titanium Compiling Issue on a Mac


I had some trouble getting Titanium Studio running on my Mac this past week. But it turns out that a lot of that was because I had Xcode 5 and Xcode 5 DP2 installed on my computer. I didn't even realized that DP2 was still on the machine or that the command line interface was using it as the default even though a newer version was available. Luckily you can use the sudo xcode-select --switch /path/to/xcode to change it.