My thoughts on Swift, as articulated by someone else

02/24/2015 15:49:00 PM

Martin, pretty much sums up how I think about Swift, so I'll just link rather than rehash what he has said:

How to talk to kids about tech

02/17/2015 12:48:00 PM

Wonderful video, featuring The Tech Guy, Leo Laporte talking to a 9yo kid who wants to buy a machine.This is how you talk to kids about tech, don't talk down to them, treat them as equals.Nice one Leo.

You may remember me from...

02/12/2015 19:06:00 PM

Hey anyone still reading this from 2007!It's been a while between drinks.I've gone from living in the UK, to being a architect for an online bank (briefly), to running my own company and having relative success selling iOS apps, to selling those ...

I'm baaaaaaaack

05/21/2013 07:45:00 AM

Been a while! Don't have a gig at PC World any more, so might start posting on here a again. Stay tuned. Rants to continue after the break

Woah. Is that the time?

02/11/2010 19:23:00 PM

Haven't posted on here for almost a year.There are a few major reasons for this. They are in no particular order:-- I'm no longer doing .net only coding, I went fulltime iPhone coding in June 2009. It's been going really well. Thanks for asking!-- ...

This one got through QA:

01/12/2009 17:48:00 PM

Hate to be a grammer Nazi, but check out this dialog:

Hundred Pushups iPhone App

01/05/2009 02:59:00 AM

The Hundred Pushups iPhone app has been released to the App Store.Link hereUse the app to gain strength, lose weight and above all reach the goal of 100 push ups in 6 weeks. I can personally vouch for the program as I have done it myself and ...

Macworld Expo Keynote Predictions

01/04/2009 13:09:00 PM

Prediction one: This will be the last time I predict what will be announced at Macworld Expo by Apple!I've been pretty busy with other things, including publishing an app for the iPhone. (Note to self: change the urls for that...) and with the ...

The Commuting Year in Review

12/30/2008 15:36:00 PM

I was listening to the TWIT year in review on the way into work this morning. I listened to every episode this year while commuting. If totaled in miles it would be a long way.I started off the year traveling to Northampton by train from Rugby: ...

Remote desktop connection cannot verify the identity of the computer

12/17/2008 02:24:00 AM

If you get the following error: "Remote desktop connection cannot verify the identity of the computer that you want to connect to. try reconnecting to the windows-based computer or contatct your administrator." when trying to connect OS X to ...

Linking iPhone/iPod Touch with Xcode

10/29/2008 05:08:00 AM

I just spent the last hour or so trying to get my iPod touch working with Xcode so I could debug on the deviceIf you are having trouble after you have followed the instructions on Apples developer site, here's what to do:In Xcode, right click ...

20 Second SQL tip

10/27/2008 20:53:00 PM

If you restore from a backup with NORECOVERY from the GUI it sometimes doesn't bring the database back online, even if the restore succeeds.So if you are stuck with a database that no matter how long you give it, the status is restoring, or ...

StackOverflow: the good, the bad, the ugly

10/22/2008 18:18:00 PM

The eternal dilemma for developers is finding the answer to their specific question. There are a number of sites on the web that try to help, some free, some not.Stackoverflow is the latest attempt to create an ultimate resource for answers ...