Cross Creative 2015 Day 4

Got back on track with a big sugar and caffeine hit for breakfast, then on the bus for the day's first meeting out at San Leandro, Type A Machines. The only company on the trip who made a physical...

Cross Creative 2015 Day 3

This has happened for the last 3 times I've been abroad. In Tokyo, Rome and now SF I've lasted a day or so before getting sick. So far I've missed out on Sony, Facebook, JauntVR and DoubleDutch,...

Cross Creative 2015 Day 2

An early start turned into a rush over breakfast, but soon we were whisked away on our tourbus ... about 2 minute's walk around the corner to our first meeting, RocketSpace. We talked for an hour...

Cross Creative 2015 Day 1

After a day of travel full of the typical inconveniences (lound, beer-swilling blokes and weaponised cartons of UHT) the first full day in San Francisco was glorious. Waffles at a kitschy diner...

Let's Encrypt

Really interesting idea - a free and open certificate authority spun out of the EFF. It hasn't launched yet, but could really encourage faster adoption of SSL across the web. Let's Encrypt

Books for 2015

I like books, so this year I'm going to try documenting the books I buy, read, and the ones I ignore in an attempt to read more and spend less! Here's what I've already finished in January: An...

Bug tracker review: Bugify

Alongside version control, a bug tracker is the other essential tool for developers of an ongoing project. At Blip, we rolled our own basic bug tracker for a while, but didn't have the time for...

Core Text and upper case numbers

Core Text and upper case numbers is a decent article from Amy Worrall on how to deal with vertically aligning numeric glyphs in iOS. I've come across similar problems before with fonts on the web,...

Emulating Enigma in JavaScript

When you're bored during a long weekend, JavaScript is a great language for messing around with whatever pops into your head. After walking past my bookshelf today I came across an old copy of...