19 Dec 2014

Review Corner: Lumsing Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Review Corner: Lumsing Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

What’s bright green and surprisingly loud? No, this *is* still a tech blog, not a Kermit the Frog fan site. So the answer is the Lumsing Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. As you’ll remember, I recently invested in an Altec Lansing Life Jacket speaker, having seen its virtues extolled on The Wirecutter. It’s a great gadget, but […]

19 Dec 2014

Favourite Photo of the Month 2014

Favourite Photo of the Month 2014

It’s become a habit of mine to look back through all my photos at the end of a year and pick one favourite from each month. These aren’t necessarily my best photos, technically, but they’re photos I personally like, that say something to me. Here are my 2014 favourites. Click through to see them on […]

15 Dec 2014

Burn Rate

Burn Rate

Listening to Episode 18 of the Analogue1 podcast, on the topic of self confidence, I was nodding in sympathy as Casey was comparing his photography to that of another photographer, and finding himself wanting. It’s easy to do—you look through someone’s photo stream on Flickr, say, and are blown away by how much better their […]

10 Dec 2014

A Quick Hack to Quote Swift Strings in a Playground

A Quick Hack to Quote Swift Strings in a Playground

Tonight, André Daniel asked a good question on Stack Overflow: does Swift have a “heredoc”-like syntax for saying, “no, really, these characters are exactly what I want in my string literal.” Unfortunately, the answer is “no”. The same is true of Objective C. Previously I’ve worked around this limitation by putting my strings into string […]