Jan 02 2017 0

Recap of 2016

  • Spent way too much money on technology, biggest purchase being an iPhone 7 with 128 GB of storage.
  • Switched from Xolphin to Let’s Encrypt for SSL certificates used on www.littlegemsoftware.com
  • Signed up again for Netflix
  • Read 13 books (a mix of eBooks, audio books and old-fashioned paper books)
  • Published 84 posts (including image-only and link posts) to my blog
  • Built 11 LEGO sets and/or MOCs totalling 10.796 LEGO pieces
  • Released two updates to my iOS application Cloud Hash
  • Had my first rejection from Apple App Review (luckily only related to some metadata)
  • Made 203 commits on Github
  • Posted 203 times on Twitter
  • 10 out of the 14 used Bitcoin services tested turned out to be a scam
  • And had numerous firsts’ during the last 2-3 months of 2016, sadly none of them enjoyable. Most notable; several trips to the ER, a trip with an ambulance to the hospital and having surgery…
Jan 01 2017 0

Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Dec 31 2016 0

Apps for December 2016

iA Writer iA Writer
iA Labs GmbH
Version 4.0.3 The application was nominated Best of App Store’ in 2011, 2012 2014 and 2015.

Still running this application through its paces, but overall it is a great application that allows for distraction free writing. Your documents are stored in iCloud so you can easily access them from all of your iOS-devices and you Mac. In the case your PC platform is Windows you will be able to access them using iCloud for Windows.

There is also a version for macOS, iA Writer, which is priced at € 9.99.
Price € 3.99
Platform iPhone/iPad (Universal)
Requires iOS 9 or newer
Size 22 MB


Dec 27 2016 0

R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

R.I.P. Carrie Fisher
Dec 25 2016 0

Touch ID Authentication Tutorial for Swift 3

Touch ID Authentication Tutorial for Swift 3

Dec 25 2016 0

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas

Dec 23 2016 0

Finder Issues

Occasionally my Time Capsule needs to be restarted (using the AirPort Utility) to resolve some networking issues. Usually everything is working fine after the Time Capsule has been restarted, but sometimes external drives connect to the Time Capsule can no longer be accessed. Trying to mount or access the external drive gives me the following error message

Finder Error Message

Dec 23 2016 0

Connect to network on macOS Sierra

Connect to network on macOS Sierra

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