What am I up to?

I am always thinking of new products to build and tinkering on fun side projects. I find that it is an important practice to stay sharp and try things that your day job doesn’t allow for.

These are some of the projects I have built.

nsscreencast NSScreencast
Quality, bite-sized screencasts for iOS Development. I’ve been recording NSScreencast videos for over 5 years now, releasing a new video each week. The site is built with Ruby on Rails, uses Stripe to process payments. I also released an iOS app and tvOS app.
side mirror Side Mirror
A Mac app for presenters who do live demos. It shows you what is mirrored on the projector in a small window on your main screen so that you can avoid from ever looking back at the projector to see what’s being displayed there. </td> </tr>
giggle touch Giggle Touch
A universal iOS app for toddlers, where touches spawn shapes & letters of various colors and laughter keeps the kiddos entertained. I originally built this in 2010 for my (then) twin toddlers. I then rebuilt it in 2014 using SpriteKit with better graphics and sounds.
nsdateformatter NSDateFormatter.com
I created this website as a useful resource for iOS developers to quickly lookup and test format strings for parsing dates & times. It was heavily inspired by foragoodstrftime in the Ruby world. This site was built with open-source Swift and deployed to Heroku. It is also open-source.
vibrato.fm Vibrato.FM
A podcast I created along with Daniel Pasco to talk about guitars, gear, and tone. We were having regular chats anyway, so we decided to make it a podcast form.