21 Jul 2013

The first hundred’s the most difficult…

Well, that’s sweet. My first little app for iOS — trivial, but it seems to fill a certain niche — just hit $100 in revenue. I released it a couple of months back, so it’s therefore earning me about £30 a month. Not exactly earth-shattering cash, but it’s better than nothing, and more importantly means that I’ve taken an […]

8 Jun 2013

What To Do When The Bus Doesn’t Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

NPR: What To Do When The Bus Doesn’t Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment : Krulwich Wonders…: A few years ago, The New York Times reported that airline passengers in Houston were complaining bitterly about how long they had to wait for their bags at those rotating carousels. Airport officials quickly added baggage […]

19 Feb 2013

Making a thing that goes “Bong!”

I’ve been meditating for a while. For decades, in fact, on and off. I normally use a meditation timer provided by a plug-in to the Mac app pzizz, whose primary function is actually getting you off to sleep, or power napping. But pzizz doesn’t seem to be supported any more, and I wanted something a […]

22 Aug 2011

The Road Ahead

Over the last few years, I’ve slowly been enjoying my day job less and less. It went in one direction as I went in another. Still, it was a decent source of monthly income, and while it was challenging work, on one level it was at least easy to keep on doing it, day after […]

2 Apr 2011

Flickr Noir

This was an elderly blog post about my browser extension that would turn a Flickr photo black and white, but that’s long-defunct now. Sorry!