Better, but still a few bugs

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Texas Department of Public Safety has worked to move more of their Concealed Handgun Licensing administra online. That’s good! I received a letter some months back saying my CHL instructor certification was up for renewal. I went online, filled out the paperwork, paid the fee, sent in the requested documentation. I check the DPS website to see the status of …

See? It happens.

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Over at my personal blog I posted about what Monty Python can teach us about software development. I wrote: It takes iterations, revisions, even throwing everything out and starting over. I’m working on an iOS application right now. It’s gone through numerous iterations and revisions, each time getting better. But just about 20 minutes ago I realized that I’m going …

AAR: Women’s self-defense clinic, KSW Oak Hill

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Today I had the pleasure of participating in a Woman’s Self Defense Clinic put on by┬áKuk Sool Won of Oak Hill. This clinic was different. Sure, it has its share of the hard, physical skills, but what Tim King (owner, chief instructor, and old friend) wanted to do was impart knowledge. It’s just not 4 hours of palm striking and …

HsoiContextualServices 3.1 released

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HsoiContextualServices 3.1 is now available. New features, such as FileURLToClip and WindowsFilePathToClip, were created in direct response to user requests. Users also asked for the ability to configure and customize the output, so we added those user-requested features. Fixed some bugs, cleaned a few things up, and even made a pretty icon for the app: I’ve always believed the best …

Apple developer tools futures

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Apple is moving forward. Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” is being previewed, and Xcode 4 has been released. Both aren’t ready for prime time. I expect that with Lion, but Xcode 4? Well… it’s such a radical change that it’s more like a “1.0” release in many ways. There’s also a lot of “not ready for prime time” issues with …

Ladies Only Pistol Course

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A Ladies Only Pistol Course, taught by Lynn Givens of Rangemaster and Penny Riggs of KR Training will be offered at KR Training on Saturday May 21, 2011. The course is┬ádesigned to introduce ladies to the realities of self defense with handguns, and to give the student a firm foundation upon which future skill can be built. It looks like …