Archive for October, 2014

Dyson’s First Pumpkin Carving

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

We have a family tradition of carving pumpkins that started with my dad. This year, Dyson joined in and carved his very first pumpkin! I helped cut out the top plug but he drew the face, scooped it out, and cut the rest of it out all by himself. I thought I’d have to step in at some point since he’s only 4 but he just kept going at it until he was done. He even fell asleep holding on to it in the car ride home.

My dad passed away years before Dyson was born but I still tell him about my dad. Sometimes I get a little sad that they never met. Dyson once said, “I think he would have loved me.” Yeah, Dyson, he would have. And he would have loved your little pumpkin.

Oh, I also carved a pumpkin, but it’s not nearly as cute as the one he did:


iOS 8 Update for Mach Dice and Photo Dice!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

PhotoDice_401It’s my first update in years! Here’s what’s included:

  • Fixed iOS 8 crashing!
  • Updated interface!
  • Support for tall screens!
  • Mach Dice Custom Dice IAP now does more than 6 sides!

Between the new job, the kid, and commuting up to four hours a day, I haven’t had much time to work on my iOS apps in a while. But they were crashing under iOS 8 so I burned the midnight oil and put together a couple updates for Mach Dice and Photo Dice.

The Photo Dice update is still waiting on Apple for a review but the Mach Dice update is out there. In addition to no longer crashing in iOS 8, I also added something for the people who purchased the custom dice in-app purchase. Now, you can make custom dice for dice with more than six sides! This is handy for game systems like the Star Wars Edge of the Empire and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. If anyone comes up with some cool custom dice, let me know and I might add them to the list of free custom dice you can download off my website.

Incidentally, if you’re curious about what was causing the crashing, it was the fact that NSKeyedArchive no longer seems to work with relative pathnames.