My First Patent

Ok. The patent isn't entirely mine. My name is on it though, along with some other really smart folks. Ten years ago, I worked at Barclaycard. While I was working there, we applied for a patent. That patent was granted last month (on August 23rd, 2022). I knew patent applications…

Beer Style Guidelines 2022.5

Beer Style Guidelines 2022.5 has been released. This update includes: * An updated sidebar (guide list) * Fixed a crashing issue when putting the app into the background * Fixed a crashing issue that occurred sometimes when rotating the device. * Added macOS support via Mac Catalyst. The key feature for this release…

Moved From Jekyll to Ghost

I've recently made changes to this site. It was a lot of changes. This post goes through the changes I've made. These changes include the software running the site, where the site is hosted, and the domains I'm using. Blogging Software The blogging software I previously used was Jekyll. It…

Laptop Upgrade

I’ve recently upgraded my laptop. Previously, I was running a 2017 13” (Intel) Apple MacBook Pro. It was good in most situations. However, the battery has started to suffer. I would get about an hour of (side-project) development time before the battery was at about 10%. I’ve upgraded…

Beer Style Guidelines 2022.4

Beer Style Guidelines 2022.4 has been released. This update includes the following: * I’ve re-added all older guides. If it used to be in the app, it’s in the app again. * I think I’ve also fixed the favoriting of BJCP (2015 & 2021) 20A, 20B, & 20C. I am…

The Future of Beer Style Guidelines

I shipped the first version of Beer Style Guidelines on Jun 26, 2015. I’ve been supporting the app in an on and off fashion since then. There was a two-year hiatus when I didn’t ship any updates to the app. That’s over seven years of updates and…

Astro's Playground

I’m a fairly recent PlayStation 5 (PS5) owner (last Christmas). Astro’s Playroom is almost the perfect game. It’s free, easy, and short. It’s also delightful. I played though this game over a few days and loved it. I got all of the puzzle pieces and artifacts.…

WWDC

WWDC 2022 was this past week and it was great. I didn’t get to watch enough sessions. There are a ton that I want to watch. I’ll slowly chip away over the next few months. I’ve been lucky enough to attend Apple’s WWDC in person several…