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bio website heroicsoftware.net
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seen Aug 31 '13 at 18:07

Freelance software engineer/developer/programmer in New York City. Focused on native iPhone app development, but I could probably make you a Mac app if you ask real nice.

Among other things, I'm responsible for

  • FatWatch, the best Hacker's Diet tool for iPhone,
  • MetroCost, a tool to save you money on public transit, and
  • Fingerpaintball, a brick breaking game designed for iPad.

My company is Heroic Software. I have a blog, a tumblelog, and I tweet.


Aug
31
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
17
awarded  Yearling
May
1
comment How to backup Store Apps?
Yes — the *.app is actually a folder, everything the app needs and your receipt from the App Store is in there. Note that it's possible to "break" the app if you copy it to a disk that doesn't support symbolic links; e.g. a FAT-formatted thumb drive. If everything is Mac (HFS+) formatted, you should be fine.
Apr
30
revised Amazon MP3 files skipping parts when played on iPod touch
rephrased title to emphasize actual problem
Apr
30
comment How to save a .css file from TextEdit or Word?
+1 TextWrangler is great!
Apr
30
answered How to save a .css file from TextEdit or Word?
Apr
30
comment How to save a .css file from TextEdit or Word?
If the file was saved with an RTF extension, it probably contains RTF formatting codes, and therefore wouldn't work properly as a CSS file, even if you rename it.
Apr
30
answered How to backup Store Apps?
Apr
30
suggested suggested edit on Amazon MP3 files skipping parts when played on iPod touch
Mar
13
answered Third party Skydrive client for Mac
Mar
1
comment Command+right/left stopped working
Based on the other answers, it looks like Mission Control is also one of the culprits.
Mar
1
comment Command+right/left stopped working
Worked for me, also didn't even need to select a full screen app, just switched from Desktop 1 to Desktop 2 and back.
Dec
29
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
20
comment What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?
@hopeless That happens to me too, but I think it's a bug. Or maybe it depends on whether you have a pass code set.
Oct
17
awarded  Yearling
Oct
12
accepted How do I determine the speed of a disk drive?
Oct
1
comment Why might an Apple TV stop playing purchased content from iTunes?
Does the content play through iTunes on your computer?
Sep
23
revised How can I rename items in the Finder “Places” Sidebar?
making it a question
Sep
23
suggested suggested edit on How can I rename items in the Finder “Places” Sidebar?
Sep
23
comment How to disable the “Your computer time is almost up.” dialog?
I can tell you that the file at that path contains the text of that dialog box, and the command sudo chmod 000 will effectively prohibit any app from reading it. I guess the theory is that will cause the dialog to fail and it simply won't show up, but it's just as likely to show up blank, or crash, or anything at all.