I responded to a little challenge from Matt Layman of the Django Riffs podcast Episode 15, User Session Data. Toward the end of the episode, Matt asked what might happen if over 4k worth of text was passed into messages if the backend storage method was cookies? What I found was unexpected. First, you can… Continue reading Max Size of Django message Data in Cookie Storage
Interspeech 2021 Conference Sessions, Speakers and Papers
The UX for the Interspeech 2021 virtual conference platform could be more straightforward. Here’s a quick list of sessions speakers and papers planned for the 9/30/21.
Running Django Tests in Github Actions
I’ve bought into Github Actions as a CI/CD and deployment workflow for Django. But since Github Actions is still young there are not as many guides on setting using it with Django, especially for the testing step. If you are just getting started using Github Actions with Django, I suggest reviewing Michael Herman’s recent epic,… Continue reading Running Django Tests in Github Actions
Swartz vs Snowden OR Resist Restrictions that Seem Arbitrary or Capricious
MIT released its report on Aaron Swartz (.pdf) this morning. It is interesting to read about the amount of energy and concerted effort around Swartz, in contrast to Edward Snowden. Swartz’ prosecution and MIT’s “neutrality” to that effort seem sad when taken in the context of President Obama’s comment on June 27th where he said “No,… Continue reading Swartz vs Snowden OR Resist Restrictions that Seem Arbitrary or Capricious
iOS / Objective-C App Delegates Explained Using Birds
As I build upon my understanding of Objective-C, I’ve been working to better understand the concept of a delegate and when they should be used. In searching for clarity, I came upon an explanation by Mark Hernandez the administrator of iPhoneDevForums.com. For posterity, I’ve copied Mark’s explanation here. For his full explanation and his code… Continue reading iOS / Objective-C App Delegates Explained Using Birds
Fix for Terminating App Due to Uncaught Exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException'
I’ve been experimenting with a multiview iPhone / iOS app with a tab-based navigation and came across an error and solution for “unrecognized selector sent to instance.” In one of the tab’s views I had a standard button with a Touch Up Inside event that I had connected to a buttonClicked method in the view’s… Continue reading Fix for Terminating App Due to Uncaught Exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException'
Rock Show Concert Posters 2.0: Now on iPhone and iPod Touch
I’m pumped to announce availability of Rock Show 2.0. This is the first version of Rock Show that works on the iPad and both the iPhone and iPod Touch. A lot of fixes and tweaks are in this version of the application, along with some new posters as well! Two articles are up about the… Continue reading Rock Show Concert Posters 2.0: Now on iPhone and iPod Touch
Creating Compelling App Descriptions for iTunes and the iOS App Stores
When you submit an iOS application for review, you’ve got to make sure your ad copy is tight. The app description may be the last thing holding back a tap to buy your app. Apple doesn’t give much guidance on this important chunk of text. “Write your Application Description with a focus on what makes… Continue reading Creating Compelling App Descriptions for iTunes and the iOS App Stores
Reprogrammed Animatronic Bear Band Plays MGMT Cover
Aaron Fechter the President of Creative Engineering, Inc has been reprogramming a working animatronic bear-band set up. It looks like the company created it for a line of restraunts similar to Chuck E. Cheese. He’s currently taking cash bids to do syncing or “choreography” for the band members. The way the performance is filmed and presented… Continue reading Reprogrammed Animatronic Bear Band Plays MGMT Cover
Using an HTML Web View with a Transparent Background in iPhone SDK's Interface Builder and Xcode
Something almost every iPhone application needs is an About and Help view that allows the user to learn a little bit about the application they’re using and how it should be operated. The problem with a UITextView in Apple’s XCode and Interface Builder SDK is that you can not use rich-text styling or even bold… Continue reading Using an HTML Web View with a Transparent Background in iPhone SDK's Interface Builder and Xcode