Month: July 2019

Signing Up for Uber Eats in Another Country

Just want to mention my UX ordeal here – I basically had to hack my way through an app to order food. I’m soggy and rained on (torrential pour today) and don’t want to leave the Airbnb, so I decided to sign up for Uber Eats, which I’ve never used before, and have food delivered.

First Impressions of Mexico City

This was my first visit to Mexico. It’s also my first time traveling with a passport. I’ve been to Canada dozens of times – it happens when you grow up in Michigan – but I didn’t have a passport until a few weeks ago. At the airport, catching a taxi was easy. I prepaid at

WbSrch Offline Again

I put the WbSrch search engine back online in March of 2018. I spent a lot of time improving it over the 16 months, but it’s the sort of thing that always manages to demand more time and energy. It’s time to stop giving it either — though it’s grown and improved a lot, it’s

AlgoRhythmia Now Available for OSX

AlgoRhythmia was my first “complex” desktop app. By complex I mean difficult to build and with a deep interface that could be explored and tinkered with extensively. It’s a drum machine that can generate random beats. It can also “mutate” existing beats and cause them to change over time. It started as a Windows app.

DrumPads Released for OSX

DrumPads is an app with 12 virtual drum pads that lets you use the keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, or an external MIDI device to play any of 100 high-quality drum sounds. It started as a webOS app. It was later ported to Ubuntu and sold via the Ubuntu Store. Then ported to Windows and ended up

Proxima Controller Released for macOS via the App Store

I just released my virtual MIDI controller app Proxima Controller for macOS via the App Store. It’s something that I ported to OSX a while ago but never posted to the app store. It lets you use your mouse, touchscreen, or keyboard keys to play a virtual MIDI controller that can be used to control

SpaceTheremin and MIDIPlayer Available for macOS Again

Over the years I’ve struggled mightily with OSX development. It’s just hard if you want to do things your way. It’s far easier if you use Apple’s choice of tools and languages. Since most of what I’ve worked on for Apple computers has been apps ported from Windows or Linux, there really hasn’t been the

Menu Bar with Quit for a wxDialog or wxFrame-based app on OSX

I have some apps that I’ve tried porting to OSX off an on over the years, but some of them have never been quite right. They’re written with wxWidgets, which is a multiplatform application development toolkit. However, documentation and fine details for macOS specifics is generally lacking. For instance, I had an ongoing problem with

Silica Gel Packet Websites (Plus Favorite Packets)

For ages I’ve run websites that are image galleries of silica gel packets. You could say that I’m a pioneer in the field of silica gel packet collecting. It all started when a coworker gave me a silica gel packet with the word “candy” written on it. In 2009, I bought the domain do-not-eat.com [Archive.org

Vintage Live Dr. Kilpatient Recordings

I posted two Dr. Kilpatient live albums recorded in 2001 on YouTube. The first is And The Key of Love, from the largest live lineup we ever head. With a larger lineup, we evolved from our industrial circus rock sound to more of an electronic funk band. The second is Fuck Jason Champion, an album