WP Stagecoach – this is going to be good

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The Hsoi Enterprises website needed an update. The theme was alright, but a bit dated and was not a responsive design. The key thing needed was the responsive design. I found a new theme, but the transition wasn’t going to be easy. What I needed was a copy of the website: work on the copy, make all the changes there, then when everything …

PracticeDeck fix on the way

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Argh… there’s always that one that got away. Using the PracticeDeck yesterday I noticed a bug with state restoration. See, Apple is big about “state preservation and restoration“. While apps may appear to “run forever”, it’s an illusion because they can’t. So to help make the user experience proper, Apple recomends when your app backgrounds to preserve the app’s state so it …

Bidsketch – software for proposal creation

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As Hsoi Enterprises expands, authoring proposals is of course a part of the process. While one can certainly author a proposal in any old word processor, there’s a host of solutions out there to facilitate the process. I looked around and opted to try Bidsketch. I went with them because they looked to have a simple, focused solution. It wasn’t trying to …

DR Performance Practice Deck 1.2 – New Version, 20% Off

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DR Performance Practice Deck 1.2 – New Version, 20% Off Hsoi Enterprises LLC and DR Performance Shooting announce the availability of the DR Performance Practice Deck for iOS(tm) version 1.2. With Apple’s recent announcement of iOS 8, version 1.2 modernizes the PracticeDeck(tm) app and sets the stage for future expansion. To celebrate this release, the Pro Upgrade …

WWDC 2014 Keynote Thoughts

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Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference 2014 is underway. The keynote just wrapped up, and I had some comments on it. Alas, I’m not able to be in San Francisco this week, but I will be paying attention to the conference and the sessions (and new technologies) as they are made available. Overall, I think this was a good keynote. I think …

You get what you pay for

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In the long run, to be the cheapest is a refuge for people who don’t have the flair to design something worth paying for, who don’t have the guts to point to their product or their service and say, “this isn’t the cheapest, but it’s worth it.” – Seth Godin The mobile app market is tough. When Apple set that …

PanemQuotidianum 1.0.3 released

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In what’s one of the fastest App Store reviews I’ve ever seen, PanemQuotidianum 1.0.3 is now live! We joyously endeavor to continue improving PanemQuotidianum. What’s new in version 1.0.3? Updated attributions to Pope Saint John Paul II. Scheduling of daily notifications now only happens when you run the app. No more scheduling when you leave the app, and thus no more …

Is your iPhone battery draining too fast?

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I remember reading about the CEO of Blackberry (clinging to relevance by) calling iPhone users “wall-huggers”. He said this because the iPhone can be notorious for being unable to go a full day without needing a recharge, so users are always “hugging the wall” for a place to plug the phone in to recharge. He’s not wholly off-base in his …

We do things differently

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Many programmers are hesitant to step away from their desks. They consider time spent away from an IDE to be wasted, or worry that they’ll be looked down upon. “Why isn’t he at his desk coding!? Time for that demotion,” their managers will say. I would argue that this logic is completely backwards and counterproductive. Programmers are not paid to …