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Infinite Vim Monkey Theorem

Started Sep 19, 2014

A Conference Call in Real Life
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Apr 7
Stephen McMahon replied to Robert J. Vitello's discussion Long Distance Etiquette in the group Distributed Teams & Long Distance Consulting
"I think that on of my biggest pet peeves is when I get a screen share notification from someone without any sort of up-front information about the reason.  Screen sharing is a very effective way to get the details of a problem across to someone…"
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Stephen McMahon replied to Robert J. Vitello's discussion What Technologies Do You Use to Work at a Distance? in the group Distributed Teams & Long Distance Consulting
"I am currently working pretty much exclusively for a large oilfield services company with headquarters in Houston and their primary internal method of communication is now Microsoft Lync.  While it is video capable, I have never participated in…"
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Robert J. Vitello replied to Stephen McMahon's discussion A Conference Call in Real Life
"Very real to life, except you get to laugh (without muting)."
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Infinite Vim Monkey Theorem

A monkey hitting random keys on a keyboard, for an infinite amount of time, still won't be able to exit Vim. ~@iamdevloperSee More
Sep 19, 2014
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A Conference Call in Real Life

Pretty funny.  I'm sure that many of you can relate: http://youtu.be/DYu_bGbZiiQSee More
Jun 12, 2014
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"Here are a couple of resources that may be useful to you: http://hawaiistartupjoblist.com https://www.facebook.com/localjobs.hawaii.9 "
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Occupation:
Consultant, Database Developer, Software Developer, Web Developer
Company:
Delaney Software Services, Inc.
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Mobile application development, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, gadgets in general, IoT
Software Language Proficiencies / Interests:
ASP, C, C#, HTML, Java, Javascript, Lisp, Objective C, Perl, Python, SQL, XML, Other
About Me:
I am a computer programmer for a Houston based software consulting company where I develop and maintain system integration services, .NET web applications, iOS and Windows Mobile applications for a large energy client.
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http://www.slmcmahon.com
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How to Lose $150 While You Sleep

Last night I was working on a script to build and sign iOS applications for ad hoc distribution. If you've ever done over-the-air distribution of iOS applications, then you have probably seen what happens when you attempt to install an application that is not signed properly. The installation will start and progress to a certain point and then fail and then re-try forever or until you interrupt it. What I discovered last night is that even when you interrupt it, it may still continue looping…

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Posted on March 1, 2014 at 6:28am — 4 Comments

Auto-Updating Enterprise or Ad-Hoc iOS Applications

I work on Enterprise iOS applications for a large energy company and do not have access to an MDM, but I recently had a requirement to provide an in-app way to notify users when an update is available and a way to update it immediately if they choose to. Another requirement was that it must be completely managed within the company's network, so systems like TestFlightApp were not an option.  So I created a custom UpdateManager class that I reference in my AppDelegate as such:…

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Posted on August 4, 2013 at 1:00pm

Localization in GWT using i18nCreator

I'm currently working on a GWT project for a large international company, so I've been spending some time before I really get too far into it to learn how to make this less painful to translate into multiple languages. I've found that GWT makes this a pretty simple task as long as you start with a little planning.



Here I'm going to demonstrate the simplest possible example of localization, but I hope that it will be clear enough to explain how simple this is to accomplish and to… Continue

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

Early Morning Adventures with GWT, Eclipse and AppEngine for Java

I have a conference call with people in Houston, Dubai and China starting at 3:30 A.M. every Wednesday and this morning while everyone was talking over one another on a topic that didn't concern me, I was able to check out this very cool new stuff!



Finally -- the GWT Eclipse plugin!…







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Posted on April 8, 2009 at 5:58am

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At 10:12am on February 18, 2014, Bob Cunningham said…

The only way a vanilla IOS app (developed by ordinary IOS Developers) can communicate externally seems to be via TCP (and only wirelessly?) or Bluetooth. Apple has an additional Made For Apple (MFi) licensing for hardware and software developers (separate programs, actually) who need to develop apps which connect to external devices via the Lightning connector (which includes USB), headphones and remotes, and to specialized wireless devices (e.g. watches). Redpark, for example, emphasizes that their gear is licensed under MFi (I don't how"special" their cable is, but their Rsc Mgr SDK that you need to integrate into your app to actually use the cable certainly is).

My first thought is that before diving into MFi, you should check to whether your app (and PC application) can use Bluetooth between the IOS device and PC. Bluetooth might or might not be constrained by whatever VPN configuration will be used concurrently (and, of course, whether or not all the PCs involved would have Bluetooth). If not, then you'll probably have no choice but to work with an existing MFi solution (like Redpark), or roll your own MFi solution -- both will probably involving some licensing fees.

At 8:25am on February 18, 2014, Ken Berkun said…

Stephen, I"m glad you remember me!  I friended you because I wanted to reply to your usb question.  Next time create a post and it will be easier for folks to reply.  

It is not clear if you want simply transfer files or use the link with your app.  either is possible.  take a look at this for programatic xfer;  http://www.oodlestechnologies.com/blogs/Data-transfer-to-iOS-devices-from-PC-using-USB-cable--(using-USB-Multiplex-Daemon)

and I use Macroplant's iexplorer to xfer files and otherwise work with my iphone from my pc or mac, but there are other similar programs:  http://www.macroplant.com/iexplorer/

If you tell me a little more about what you're trying to do I'll see if I can help.

Ken

At 7:44am on February 17, 2014, Daniel Speitel said…

Aloha, I just got your e-mail "Is PC to iOS Data Transfer via cable possible without iTunes?" but it doesn't have an active return address.

To do the USB/Lightning connection with an iPad you need to first join Apple's MFi program which gives access to the resources for that:

https://developer.apple.com/programs/mfi/

At 2:27pm on August 8, 2013, Mike Kockler said…

Thanks for the positive comments about MyChangeNow.  I appreciate the support and encouragement.  Let's get together sometime when you're in Hawaii.

At 4:09pm on April 21, 2009, Scott Murphy said…
No, I still haven't bought my Mac yet. I would like to ASAP so I can start building iPhone applications. Let me know what you think. It seems like it takes a while for Windows users to transfer over to the Mac OS.
At 8:51am on April 20, 2009, Scott Murphy said…
Ahh the GUI meet up next Thursday. Yeah I'll be there. I look forward to your presentation.
At 8:32am on April 20, 2009, Scott Murphy said…
What was the event on Thursday? I'm getting the app right now. It nice that they released it for free.
At 7:57am on April 20, 2009, Scott Murphy said…
Very cool! Well I guess that is much easier than poken!
http://bumptechnologies.com/
At 3:15pm on March 28, 2009, Daniel Leuck said…
Hey Stephen. It was great catching up at Manoa Geeks. We hope to see you on the 3rd at Thai Sweet Basil.
At 11:58pm on March 27, 2009, Daniel Leuck said…
I read the docs, but I haven't tried it yet. I've been slammed with fund raising for Ooi and sales for Ikayzo. I hope to check it out sometime soon.

These days Pat, Konstantin and Scott do most of the development. I'm just a talking bobble head :-)
 
 
 

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