I love word games. I’ve played Scrabble on my iPhone more than 1200 times. Then, a couple of weeks ago they changed their user interface. Now I’m afraid I’ll never play it again. In this post I’ll tell you what I don’t like about the changes, and how I plan to avoid similarly alienating users of my own apps.
I attended the Glendale Heights SummerFest fireworks display last night.
As the fireworks started I tried to take a video of them on my iPhone. I
must have placed my finger in front of the lens because the focus locked
on a short distance (as opposed to the infinity needed in such
The resulting bokeh was unexpected but very beautiful.
Over the past year I have written about
moving over to Google+
and switching away from emacs.
Both of those experiments didn’t achieve the intended results. I told you
I’d keep you updated, and now I’ve added some updates to each of those articles.
I’m currently in the last 48 hours of my first ever visit to the Grand
Canyon in Arizona. Just hours before setting out to see the Canyon for
the first time, I realized that I couldn’t recharge my camera’s battery.
I had 80% of a full charge, and four more days of vacation to go. Time to panic?
There have been times when I’ve had to extract a particular column from a
tab-separated or comma-separated file. The best way to do this is to use the
shell command cut. Let’s say I have a file named input.txt that looks like this: