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Happy February
February 22, 2014
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I recently had knee surgery to clean up a torn meniscus. So far in Florida I’m averaging about one surgery per year. However, unlike getting my gallbladder removed, this was much less a big deal. And frankly, these types of injuries are to be expected when doing athletic activities like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It will […]
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Here’s My 2013 Year in Review
December 14, 2013
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I’ve been in Tampa now for a little over a year and a lot has happened. But before I get into any of that, I just want to say that I love Florida. Sure, it’s fun (and easy) to make fun of this place for all the crazy news that comes out of here, but […]
iOS Smartphones Software Technology
Facebook Messenger for iOS Updated with New design and “Free Texting”
November 14, 2013
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It looks like Facebook wants to get people using Facebook Messenger because they’ve made it possible to (kind of) message phone numbers. “What’s New: A completely new design, updated for iOS 7. Find more people to message: Now you can text your phone contacts even if you’re not Facebook friends. And it’s easy to add […]
Android Development
Learning Android, Here Are Some Helpful Resources
April 11, 2013
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So I recently started learning Android Development for my company, WGGB (ABC40 / Fox 6). With a project to work on I’ve been able to dive head first into it, so I thought I’d share some of the resources that have helped me out thus far. Books: Beginning Android 4 Application Development, by Wei-Meng Lee […]
iOS Software Technology
The technology behind Jiu Jitsu Log 2.0
March 26, 2013
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It’s been a four months since the last release of Jiu Jitsu Log. The new version (2.0) contains a social component that will allow people to share their individual log entries with the world. The world, in turn, can like, comment and download the log entry to their app. A lot went into creating the […]
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10 Websites I can’t live without
March 23, 2013
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Facebook Because I’m a social addict. stackoverflow Hands down the best technical resource on the web today. It’s a question/answer web site that has an amazing community of users. If you’re a developer, you NEED this website. GitHub GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system. […]
Software Technology
10 Mac apps I can’t live without (updated)
March 23, 2013
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Here is a list of the top 10 applications I use on my Mac. If you’re a mac user, it’s possible I have some software that you may find useful. Evernote Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. Feedly Feedly […]
Technology Web
Custom URL Shorteners with Bit.ly
March 22, 2013
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So, I’m a little late to the party on this, but using bitly.com, you can set up your own URL shortening service. All you have to do is register the domain and make a change to your DNS records. Mine is (sprl.in) http://sprl.in/TUQJHd Why would you want to do this? If you’re running a company […]
Code for You iOS
Top-down interface orientations in a UITabBarController app
December 10, 2012
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Okay, so this had been driving me crazy. I have a UITabBar app that I wanted to be able to control the orientation for based on which controller I was accessing. I had found a piece of code that seemed really hopeful: At first glance and first try this worked great, until I ran across […]
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10 mac apps I can’t live without
November 16, 2012
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Here is a list of the top 10 applications I use on my Mac. If you’re a mac user, it’s possible I have some software that you may find useful. Evernote Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. Cyberduck Cyberduck […]
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Got my Florida License today
November 9, 2012
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I got my Florida license today and registered to vote (Democrat of course). They had to go through the whole process twice because even though I reminded the gentleman at the counter to make sure he brings over my motorcycle endorsement, he forgot. So, he had to type it up and take my picture for […]
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I used to be a WordPress theme designer
November 5, 2012
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It’s true. I used to design themes for WordPress, in fact back in 2006, I created a theme called Benevolence, which went on to be used by hundreds of thousands of blogs and to this day is the 69th most popular theme in the WordPress.com theme showcase. Of course, by todays standards that theme is […]
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So What’s New?
October 11, 2012
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Okay a few things… First, I haven’t been posting here much lately because the fam and I are preparing to move to Florida. I’m going to continue to work for ABC 40 remotely as a web and iOS developer, which I’m excited about because I love the work I’ve been doing for them. We have […]
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Marcelo on a skateboard
September 10, 2012
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Come to. Chelsea piers Let's skate and then train pic.twitter.com/V3herGNQ — Marcelo Garcia (@marcelogarciajj) September 11, 2012
iOS Portfolio
Jiu Jitsu Log
September 4, 2012
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Now it’s easier than ever to keep a running log of your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training. Take photos, videos or paste YouTube links into your log. Keep a journal of your training Take Videos and photos Instant thumbnail creation from YouTube links Export your pics & vids to the iPhone photo album for sharing Add […]
iOS Portfolio
WGGB iPad Application
June 7, 2012
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You’ve seen other news apps for the iPad, but few will match the navigational ease of the WGGB ABC40 app. Stay on top of breaking news and weather, and watch ABC40 live, no matter where you are. You’re in control with the ability to report breaking news, post traffic alerts, and comment directly to Facebook […]
iOS Portfolio
WGGB iPhone Application
June 7, 2012
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The new and improved WGGB ABC40 app keeps you in touch with breaking news and breaking weather from Western Mass and Springfield. Watch live news broadcasts, receive push notifications, comment on stories, watch videos, check traffic, and much more. Send in breaking news tips, photos and videos, with the touch of a button. This was […]
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Introducing Urban Push
May 1, 2012
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Urban Push is a WordPress plugin that utilizes the Urban Airship API to send a push directly from the WordPress “new post” page. You MUST have an account with Urban Airship to use this plugin. You can send a single push to up to 4 Urban Airship applications. Installation 1. Grab it from the official […]
Technology
Ruby on Rails – Why I left it
April 30, 2012
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I remember a couple of years ago, I read a first class rant about Ruby on Rails by a man named Steve Coast. The rant went by the name “What the hell is happening to rails?” and by the time I read it I had already stopped using rails for the exact reasons he spoke […]
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Parsing JSON with iOS 5
April 19, 2012
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iOS 5 has a great built in class for parsing JSON called NSJSONSerialization, and with minimum coding you can parse an entire JSON script. Here is a very basic method with no error handling. As you can see, the bare bones implementation is very small and easy to use. The first line grabs your JSON […]