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bio website heroicsoftware.net
location New York, NY
age 34
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Oct 16 '13 at 17:30

Freelance software engineer/developer/programmer in New York City. Focused on native iPhone app development, but I could probably make you a Mac app if you ask real nice.

Among other things, I'm responsible for

  • FatWatch, the best Hacker's Diet tool for iPhone,
  • MetroCost, a tool to save you money on public transit, and
  • Fingerpaintball, a brick breaking game designed for iPad.

My company is Heroic Software. I have a blog, a tumblelog, and I tweet.


Aug
4
comment How can I help open source win in the future against closed systems like iPhone and iPad?
What does the future look like if you win? It's hard to suggest solutions when you haven't defined the goal concretely.
Aug
2
awarded  Mortarboard
Aug
2
answered My Dad is impatient with the pace of my learning to program. What do I do?
Aug
2
comment Does searching documentation and samples look bad?
The cargo cult analogy has helped me understand so many problems with the world.
Aug
2
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
2
comment What to do when your “failing” project is actually “successful”?
Also: jwz's Groupware Bad. (Sorry for all the links, I'm having fun re-reading them now...)
Aug
2
comment What to do when your “failing” project is actually “successful”?
Related: Joel Spolsky's The Duct Tape Programmer and Zawinski's response.
Aug
2
comment What to do when your “failing” project is actually “successful”?
Hey Robert, thanks for adding that link. I was typing on my iPhone and didn't want to context-switch to look it up.
Aug
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
1
answered What to do when your “failing” project is actually “successful”?
Jul
25
revised What is the advantage of little endian format?
updated formatting for clarity
Jul
25
suggested approved edit on What is the advantage of little endian format?
Jul
18
answered Handling Coding Standards at Work (I'm not the boss)
Jul
18
comment When did developers start making normalized relational databases?
...they never learned about them in school and never bothered to read a book or an article in the intervening years? I hope for your sake those older devs are no longer writing code.
Jul
18
comment Should I patent my software?
Let me guess: your family or users of the software (the ones who told you to patent it) have never written a complex piece of software nor have ever applied for a patent themselves.
Jul
13
comment Dangers of huge monolithic application
Some answers below also address why SF's alternative architecture also has some disadvantages. I think the (unfair) comparison of the real code to an imagined ideal has as much to do with his unease as testing does.
Jul
13
comment Dangers of huge monolithic application
+1, engineering is about tradeoffs, smaller binaries have a cost, too
Jul
13
comment Dangers of huge monolithic application
...and therefore this answer doesn't add anything to the discussion except to promote unit testing.
Jul
7
comment Lost Interest in Programming
I'm not diagnosing anything, I'm saying the possibility should be considered. "I was interested in this thing and now I'm not even though I want to be" sounds like it could be a sign of something. Or maybe nothing. Which is why I said talk to a doctor.
Jul
7
answered Lost Interest in Programming