Author Archives: Bill Maya

Where’s George Modified Design

  Here’s the original design for Where’s George I’ve decided to modify the design to allow the app to handle more than one pet. The background color indicate a pet’s location (in the mockups below, green indicates outside while blue indicates … Continue reading

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OnBelay Game Pieces

Some 3D printed pieces for a rock climbing game prototype I’m working on.

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Viand Sync Diary #4 – More Notes

Some quick notes  that I jotted down about syncing a single database between two app instances. Each app’s database will have a unique ID Generated at app startup if it doesn’t already exist Where stored? App Functions Create Account – … Continue reading

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Viand Sync Diary #3 – Notes

Some “visual” notes on Viand syncing.

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Viand Sync Diary #2 – Refreshing

Syncing data between the device and the cloud will happen at two times: Automatically when the application starts Automatically when the application comes to the foreground Manually when the user makes the refresh gesture on either list While I continue … Continue reading

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Viand Sync Diary #1 – Overview

My wife’s been using Viand for several month’s now with no major issues (there is one minor issue related to text size that I’ll have to fix before I push to the App Store). The final piece is syncing so … Continue reading

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What Makes Personal Computers Special?

While in the midst of cleaning out years of clippings and newspaper articles I came across a dot-matrix printout of the editorial below. I recall seeing it in one of the Whole Earth Software Catalog and Review magazines from the 80s … Continue reading

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On Infinite Loops

(via Three Panel Soul)  

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Developer vs. Good Googler

Scott Hanselman’s reply to developer who asked him the following question: Some time in my mind sounds come that Is that I am really a developer or just a good Googler. I don’t know what is the answer I am … Continue reading

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CloudPaint

A browser-based implementation of the original MacPaint. Screenshot of the original MacPaint for comparison.

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