Nate Bird

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2019-08-28: When a web page isn't a web page anymore An article on the Washington Post consumed 300% of my CPU. And I had ad-blocking software running. I …

2019-04-18: I really enjoyed @jaimeejaimee’s talk this morning about “building tools for life”. What a …

2019-04-18: I’m happy to be at Swift By Midwest this week. A lot of great classes and talks. The people …

2018-12-30: Connect Two Bluetooth headphones to share audio I did this with my daughter so we could both watch a movie when we needed it to be absolutely quiet …

2018-11-21: "Share Your Gifts" Apple released a holiday video about a girl who is reluctant to share her art. “Share Your Gifts” …

2018-11-04: A Social Media Diet I’ve been on a social media diet since August 1st. I deleted the Twitter app from my Mac and …

2018-10-20: Privilege is not what you are given; it’s what you are forgiven. @robnapier #SwiftxNW

2018-10-19: Cry Havoc and Let Loose the Dogs of Software. By @scotty #SwiftxNW

2018-10-01: Love Carrot Weather. The snide remarks are always delightful. Or scary.

2018-09-23: I flew to Seattle on Tuesday and saw Mt. Rainer as clear as ever. That is a majestic mountain!

2018-09-23: How to Create Color Constants by Extending UIColor Imported from Tumblr I recently wanted to use the official brand colors in an app I’m working on. I …

2018-08-20: Start A Business, Not A Startup A business without a path to profit isn’t a business, it’s a hobby. I like the pull quote above …

2018-08-16: You Need Less Than You Think There is nothing wrong with being frugal. I picked up an old side project and was thinking …

2018-08-15: A great article on the Sweet Setup about using 1Password as a digital will. …

2018-08-15: Outside Money Is Plan Z If you are running a [service business], avoid outside funding. I’m always intrigued when I meet a …

2018-08-03: Live It Or Leave It Standing for something isn’t just about writing down. It’s about believing it and living it. This …

2018-08-02: Draw a line in the sand When you don’t know what you believe, everything becomes an argument. Everything is debatable. But …

2018-08-01: Time is no excuse If you constantly fret about timing things perfectly, they’ll never happen. I agree with this …

2018-07-09: Start Ideas are cheap and plentiful. The original pitch idea is such a small part of a business that it’s …

2018-06-23: Pro Tip: British Female Siri is the best Siri.

2018-06-01: Happy Friday! I hope you have a great day and take some much needed time off this weekend. This post …

2018-05-22: Scratch your own Itch Best of all, this “solve your own problem” approach lets you fall in love with what …

2018-05-16: I feel like I come back to blogging in waves. On again off again. Anyway, expect some more longer …

2018-05-01: GDPR Training After posting about the privacy focused Overcast update I received a company training on GDPR. Some …

2018-05-01: Overcast 4.2 Marco Arment released a new version of Overcast last Friday and I’m impressed with the level …

2018-04-09: A new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story! I’m pretty excited about this. …

2018-03-14: Make a Dent in the Universe To do great work, you need to feel that you’re making a difference. That you’re putting a meaningful …

2018-03-13: Be a Starter In 2008 I created my own business. I registered an LLC and tried to create a web application that …

2018-03-11: Workaholism It’s considered a badge of honor to kill yourself over a project. I’ve been in this position a few …

2018-03-10: Why Grow? The premise of this section is that businesses are judged based on their size and that bigger is …

2018-03-06: Planning is guessing The process we follow for releasing software starts with a design planning meeting. It has a form to …

2018-03-06: Failure is not a rite of passage “Failure is not a prerequisite for success.” In the corporate world failure isn’t celebrated like in …

2018-03-04: Ignore the real world The real world says, “the only things that win are what people already know and do, even if those …

2018-02-23: Fixing the Apple TV Remote The Apple TV Remote receives a lot of criticism about its ergonomics and usability. Well, Elgato has …

2018-02-10: My day ended like this. How was yours?

2018-02-08: Podcast: The Compass - My Perfect Country The linked episode is part of a series about building a perfect country. They visit countries all …

2018-02-03: Latest Star Wars LEGO project - Poe Dameron’s Resistance X-Wing.

2018-01-15: The girls and I built my (yes, I get LEGO for Christmas) Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle over …

2018-01-04: One of the benefits of having kids who like Star Wars and robots is having these two for company on …

2018-01-03: iPhone X Tips General iPhone X Tips 1) Fast(er) access to the multi-tasking switcher. Pull up from the bottom less …

2018-01-02: Yearly Security Audit Around this time of year I start auditing some of my online security. Here are some links and tips …

2017-12-25: Ready for Christmas morning!

2017-11-06: I started swimming again today. My left arm has been hurting when I raise it above my head for the …

2017-11-04: I’m not sure I’ll use micro blog enough to pay for it. It’s cool but I don’t post enough to make it …

2017-11-04: Interesting that Face ID works in the dark but Animoji needs light. #iPhoneX

2017-11-03: An after midnight post for the badge. 😜

2017-11-03: iPhone X is in hand and it’s awesome!

2017-11-02: One more day! #iPhoneX

2017-10-31: I’m getting excited about my new iPhone coming. My first new iPhone since the 6. The reviews …

2017-10-29: I had a great time visiting my mom this weekend and enjoying the beautiful fall colors of Wenatchee.

2017-10-28: I visited my dad’s grave today. Even after three years I still miss him a lot. He was a good man. I …

2017-10-26: I’m enjoying the falls colors of Seattle this week.

2017-10-25: Finished the third day of Thinking in Swift in Seattle. This intermediate course has been insightful …