Archive for August, 2013


Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

SCRIOSLast year, I got an email from Richard Hercher, a fan of Mach Dice who was working on his own space combat tabletop role playing game. He was doing an eBook version of the rules and he wanted to know if he could link to my app. I said, “Of course!” and asked him to let me know when it was published.

It’s out now and the eBook is free on the iBooks app for the iPad (the link to Mach Dice is on page 5). He’s even got a kickstarter for a box set. So if you’re a fan of RPGs or space combat, check it out!

A Beginner’s Guide to Sonoma Raceway

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

It looks like I'm in the lead but I'm actually about to get lapped.

It looks like I’m in the lead but I’m actually about to get lapped.

A while ago, a friend asked me if I’d be interested in riding on a motorcycle track and I said, “Sure!”.

So we rented a couple bikes from Feel Like a Pro and booked some time at Sonoma Raceway through Pacific Track Time and gave it a shot.

It was a lot of fun, but it was also very challenging. So I made a little video talking about what I learned from the experience. If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to be on a motorcycle track as a beginner, this will give you a good idea:

Holograms 2.0 Update!

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Holograms2.0This morning, I submitted a long-awaited update to my iOS app, Holograms. I’ve been working on it on-and-off for the last couple years or so (finding spare time to work on apps with a full-time job and a toddler is pretty challenging) but I took a vacation from work to do some projects at home and finally managed to finish it.

I was expecting it to take a week or so for Apple to approve the update but surprisingly, they approved it on the same day. That’s great news, but it does mean that the update came out before I had a chance to make a demo video. So here’s a list of the new features:

  • You can now share your holograms with friends through email or file sharing!
  • There’s now an undo button! (ooh… ahh…)
  • Updated the icons for the Retina Display!
  • Updated to work with the new 4″ display on the iPhone 5.
  • Holograms no longer crashes on the iPhone 4 (which is fortunate, because that’s the one that I have).

So check it out and if you like it, please leave a review. Thanks!