Building an iOS Image Picker from Scratch

I recently ran into an issue with the built-in iOS UIImagePicker when trying to use it on a landscape-only app - namely, it doesn't work! Setting my project properties like this: And adding a UIImagePicker like this: Resulted in build failure with this message: Research led me to some workarounds, most involving setting the supported orientation on a per-view controller basis. I didn't like this f…

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Social Network for Makers

Make Magazine has spun up an interesting social network geared towards the Maker culture. It's in beta right now, but looks promising. Check it out here. It looks like the perfect spot to host your own project details, and get the scoop on what other makers are building. You can publish projects, follow makers, and join spaces that let makers connect and share ideas or ask questions. Neat! Add me…

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Okarito - A modern, mobile FogBugz client

My latest project is a FogBugz client called Okarito for iOS and Android devices. The app was built using the excellent Ionic framework - a free, open source library built on Cordova PhoneGap and AngularJS. You can check it out here. FogBugz is a powerful tool for project management and bug tracking that I use at work and at home. Although the system strikes a perfect balance between ease-of-use…

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Pedro2 Apartment Rover

Pedro2 is my latest electronics project - an Arduino-based apartment rover, controllable over the Internet. Details to follow!…

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Funnelweb Comments to Disqus WXR

I've been meaning to migrate my blog comments out of Funnelweb and into Disqus for a while. I never quite got comments to work to my satisfaction in Funnelweb (user error I'm sure - Funnelweb is mostly great) and I appreciated the idea of subbing that out to a dedicated service. Plus I'll get the added benefit of having centrally located discussions that I can move to any blog system I decide to d…

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