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How iOS Helped Me Navigate My Mother to Safety During Hurricane Irma

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the gigantic hurricane that battered the Caribbean islands and Florida, and continues to travel up the east coast, affecting as far north as the Great Lakes. I live in San Diego, California, clear on the other side of the country, but my family just moved my mother from New Jersey to western Florida a month or so ago. When...

Replace Your iPhone Alerts and Ringtones with Awesomeness for Free

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I recently spent some time replacing all of the alerts and ringtones on my iPhone to be sound FX and music from my favorite NES games, and the quality of my life improved dramatically. I wanted to do this for two reasons, the first being to break the Pavlovian stress reaction I have when my phone makes a sound (“Ugh. Someone’s calling me.” “Ugh. What NOW??”). The...

Choosing a Model for Your Open Source Business

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When I explain to people that I run a business writing free, open source software, most people look at me like I’m an alien. Understandably so. It’s weird and confusing to those who aren’t knee-deep in it. It works, and it’s great when it works, but there are some unique challenges that this type of business introduces – namely, how do you prevent your business from...

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