Attempting Cocoa development in RubyCocoa, Obj-C and Swift

I’ve been looking for a tiny little program for ages. It seems really simple, but I can’t for the life of me find one that does what I want!

I wanted a countdown utility in my OS X menubar. Always visible, always looming. I wanted it…

A promising start for SpiderOak

Updated: 2015-02-23


Following up from my previous post, Dropbox, I love you but you’re bringing me down. I have been trying out SpiderOak to backup and sync my files rather than settling rather unhappily for Google Drive.

The whole…

Dropbox, I love you but you're bringing me down

Skip the prose and get straight to the cloud storage comparison data here.

Also read my followup post on SpiderOak here.


Dear Dropbox,

We’ve had a long and fruitful six year relationship, you’ve helped me through some tough times.…

Current status: Busy, but looking for work!

I have a lot on my plate at the moment, a breif description of which is down below. However I am looking for part-time web-dev work to squeeze in and do remotely, in order to keep me fed and keep the lights on! If anbody has any leads or wishes to…

Wanderings in... Europe

I really should have mentioned this in a blog post sooner, probably as I was planning the trip. But alas. As you may or may not know, I drove my car, and my girlfriend around Europe for nearly two months over summer.

I can honestly say it was the…