Category: Computers

Coding with Swift

Coding with Swift

When Apple shocked everyone and announced Swift at its Worldwide Developers Conference this past June, I shared in the excitement that surrounded the language. I watched Apple’s sessions on Swift and it seemed as if the...

The Price of Software

The Price of Software

The Price of Software Earlier today, I jumped into an interesting Twitter discussion on the price of software started by iA. iA makes Writer, which I use at work almost every day. It’s become...

Where to write, and more with If This Then That

Where to write, and more with If This Then That

Where to write I find myself running into what seems to be an enviable problem – I currently have too many tools at my disposal in which to write things. Each one is similar,...

Building a news clip database

Building a news clip database

Tracking the News Since I moved to my current role in Bemidji State’s Office of Communications and Marketing in 2007, I’ve used a static list in InDesign to keep track of the news releases...

Summer of Software: Filemaker Pro 12

Summer of Software: Filemaker Pro 12

Today was my first real attempt to build something useful in Filemaker Pro, and I made solid progress. My vision is to build a database that will allow me to maintain an archive of...

Projects

Projects

Now that I’m done with graduate school save for my final paper and a comprehensive final exam, I’ve started giving some thought to what to tackle next. Grad school hasn’t been challenging, really, but...

Thoughts on today’s WWDC keynote

Thoughts on today’s WWDC keynote

untitled WWDC Keynote thoughts Phil Schiller had the day’s best line – “Apple can’t innovate any more, my ass.” You have to love that. The big reveal for iOS 7; a glimpse at MacOS...

Conversations with a 15-year-old, Draft and a new computer

Conversations with a 15-year-old, Draft and a new computer

Conversations with a 15-year-old While watching a coffee commercial with Penelope Cruz: Me: “Hey, it’s my girlfriend Penelope Cruz.” Megan: “You sure do think you have a lot of girlfriends.” Me: “Well, Penelope Cruz...

New computer day, Lego Star Wars, and today’s comic haul

New computer day, Lego Star Wars, and today’s comic haul

New MacBook Pro I’m writing this on my absolutely awesome new MacBook Pro; it’s a Retina display with 16 gigs of RAM and a 500-gig SSD. I’m still getting everything up and running; I...

Helen’s story, too many words on Transformers: Legends, and a recap of my weekend movie blitz

Helen’s story, too many words on Transformers: Legends, and a recap of my weekend movie blitz

Helen’s lion story A couple of weeks ago I had the girls in my office for a half-hour or so to account for some unusual schedule quirk between Mel and I. During that visit,...

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