Bitcoin-Qt fix for Mac OS 10 Mavericks – prevent App Nap

Monday, December 9, 2013
By Colin

If your Bitcoin-Qt app on Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks is taking for ever to download blocks of transaction history and synchronize with the network  (if your starting from scratch, it should typically take several days — but I mean if it is looking like it will take months), it’s quite likely that the app... »

Tried a Sumo Orange!?!

Saturday, April 7, 2012
By Colin

Yup, we bought two Sumo oranges from Eataly last week, and ate them in Madison Square park. They were expensive, like $2.50 per orange, but, as a novelty date experience, it worked. We forgot to see if they could wrestle each other before we ate them. »

New Manchego!

Saturday, April 7, 2012
By Colin

Just got a manchego from Valley Shepard Creamery, a New Jersey cheesemaker. I bought it at the Union Square Green Market. Looking forward to trying it out tomorrow. Stay tuned for my highly regarded opinion… »

Mobile Web App Reference

Monday, December 26, 2011
By Colin

iOS web app icon dimensions: 57x57px for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, 72x72px for the iPad, 114x114px for the iPhone4 Apple Device DPIs: 163dpi for the iPhone 3G and 3GS 132dpi for the iPad 326dpi for the iPhone4 Media Queries Examples: view layout.css on http://hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/finally-a-fluid-hicksdesign »

aboutmydevice.com : a new site that helps explore a mobile browser’s Javascript properties

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
By Colin
aboutmydevice.com : a new site that helps explore a mobile browser’s Javascript properties

Here’s the latest website I’m releasing onto the world: aboutmydevice.com. I wrote  it so that I could explore what Javascript properties, objects, and values exist on the browsers of various mobile devices. I walk into a store, go to a phone, load up aboutmydevice.com, and see what kind of properties this browser has. It’s... »

Hurricane Irene Update 5

Friday, August 26, 2011
By Colin
Hurricane Irene Update 5

It’s some time between eleven and noon in Marsh Harbor.  The winds calmed earlier in the night, and the Sea of Abaco is shining turquoise again. Our walk through the Marsh Harbor waterfront revealed little damage.  Only one  power line down, some board fencing down, and a few signs down.  There doesn’t appear to... »