Anatomy Of A Great iOS App

(Originally posted 2019-01-06.) This post isn’t about what a great iOS app would functionally do. It’s about what would turn a useful app into a great one. There are obvious personal biases here: Automation is important to me. I have most of the Apple ecosystem – but no HomePod speakers (yet). I really want goodContinue reading “Anatomy Of A Great iOS App”

Mainframe Performance Topics Podcast Episode 21 “Fits and Starts”

(Originally posted 2018-12-08.) We released this episode a few days ago. But I only got round to writing this post today, 5 days later. That’s because I (and probably half of our listenership 🙂 ) were involved in a rather urgent piece of customer business. There are some learning points from that one, but that’sContinue reading “Mainframe Performance Topics Podcast Episode 21 “Fits and Starts””

Appening 7 – Ferrite Audio Editor On iOS

(Originally posted 2018-11-10.) I’ve moved from editing audio on my Mac with Audacity to editing it on my iPad with Ferrite. So I thought I’d give you my impression of Ferrite. And this is an early impression. In some ways I’m as much interested in encouraging people to record as anything else. The more voicesContinue reading “Appening 7 – Ferrite Audio Editor On iOS”

Mainframe Performance Topics Podcast Episode 20 “Two Is One And One Is None”

(Originally posted 2018-10-30.) Episode 20 marked a departure in editing terms… Previously I’d been adding chapter markers in Ferrite on iOS and editing the sound on my Mac using Audacity. However, as you’ll see in the Feedback section, some listeners wanted less aggressive (or even no) stereo. This is much easier to achieve in FerriteContinue reading “Mainframe Performance Topics Podcast Episode 20 “Two Is One And One Is None””

Invoking Keyboard Maestro From PopClip

(Originally posted 2018-10-13.) About 18 months ago I built some automation on Mac that I found rather handy. Since I mentioned it on various forums people have wanted it – or at least to know how I built it. Given its extensibility as a method, it seemed more appropriate to dedicate this post to howContinue reading “Invoking Keyboard Maestro From PopClip”

Screencast 13 – Topology Today

(Originally posted 2018-10-10.) I can’t say I’ve learnt much about screencasting since I published Screencast 12 – Get WLM Set Up Right For DB2 but it’s certainly been a while. I have, of course, learnt quite a bit about other stuff. So I just released Screencast 13 – Topology Today. It pulls together a coupleContinue reading “Screencast 13 – Topology Today”

Mainframe Performance Topics Podcast Episode 19 “You’ve Lost That Syncing Feeling”

(Originally posted 2018-10-06.) This summer has seen the most travel I think I’ve ever done, and I would imagine Marna feels much the same. We like to record together – which has made the logistics difficult. We actually met in the summer but thought recording in the same room would be difficult. We’ve stayed withContinue reading “Mainframe Performance Topics Podcast Episode 19 “You’ve Lost That Syncing Feeling””