...I stumbled upon this great article which shows how to use the geofence feature in Find My Friends to control a home heater. I had no idea it had the ability to send an email to any address when you arrive or leave a location, but it was exactly what I needed to trigger my automated security system...Read More
...with this initial script working, it now allows my Mac mini to switch on the receiver, select itself as the source, and play any audio I want when a particular event occurs, and that opens up all sorts of automation possibilities for the future....Read More
... I was recently watching a colleague trying to recreate a bug that involved filling out a 20 field form, and after his 3rd effort, I thought "Wouldn't it be awesome if there was a quick way of pre-populating the form to speed up testing?"...Read More
...Assuming that there were probably other people who would like to snooze (Desktop Gmailers or members of the tinfoil-hat-wearing-brigade not wanting to hand over control of their email to a 3rd party) , I hacked together Gmail Snooze v1.0. My aim was to make it as simple to implement and use as possible: I did consider publishing it as a web app, but I felt it was important that the script be visible so that people could see what was happening to their Gmail....Read More
... I recently did some work for a client who wanted some reports that outlined changes to their Trello boards week to week, and whilst I can't share the resulting code, I thought it would be useful to share how I approached the problem...Read More
... I yearned for an easy way to easily access the list of available procedures from within Rational itself. After a bit of Googling, and some rummaging around in the file system I came up with a simple and elegant solution...Read More
...whether it's because I've experienced a natural disaster or because I spent some of my formative years in the Boy Scouts I'm not sure, but events half a world away this week have re-enforced the notion that it's good to "be prepared"...Read More
...This is not a headline you're likely to find in your RSS feed any time soon, but what if one day is came true? Would iOS users worldwide swap their hard earned cash for an app that aimed to improve their dental health?Read More
But what if you already have an existing backlog, and don't want to spend time re-keying the entries? Well luckily, like most things in 2012, there's an App for that.
Before you get too excited, I should mention that "The App" in this case is a Google Spreadsheet, with a Google Apps Script that leverages the Trello API to import the data. It's simple, effective, and in true agile fashion, it does just enough to get the job done without unnecessary bells and whistles.Read More
As a follow up to my search for an Online Scrum Board, I thought I'd also document my search for an Online Product Backlog, looking at the different experiences of the two Scrum Teams that I'm part of.Read More
Whilst my current passion remains iOS development, I have found that much of my spare time of late has been dominated by a search for online Scrum tools to use in my new role as a Scrum Master for 2 Scrum teams at work.
And so it starts – watch this space.