Notarizing apps

Notarizing apps

So, it turns out we now need to start sending our apps to Apple for "notarization" if we want them to continue to run on macOS:Note that in an upcoming release of macOS, Gatekeeper will require Developer ID signed…

Transpiling C# to a cross-platform C static library

Transpiling C# to a cross-platform C static library

After my post from yesterday, I discovered that the CoreRT docs have some tutorials that work and some that don't, at least on Ubuntu 18.04. The difference between those are that the second one requires you to build the…

Experimenting with transpiling C# to WebAssembly

Experimenting with transpiling C# to WebAssembly

I'm not a C# programmer. The last time I used .NET was more than a decade ago when I wrote Visual Basic code. But we need an implementation of the LZO compression algorithm that is MIT/BSD-licensed, and the only…

Lamb Lettuce

Lamb Lettuce

Back in June, I mentioned building a wireless temperature sensor that I wanted to use for growing veggies. I also mentioned that I wanted to get started with hydroponics. Well, it's now October, and while I've had all the bits…

Using Mastodon

Using Mastodon

I've been on Mastodon, the federated social network, since March 2017. I never posted there that much, just like I rarely post to Twitter. I have an account on the main instance, mastodon.social, but through Scuttlebutt discovered a smaller…

Imagine OpenReach was a non-profit: Part 2

Imagine OpenReach was a non-profit: Part 2

This is a quick follow-up to the post from last Thursday in which I compared the behaviour of the non-profit water utility Welsh Water to the for-profit telecoms utility Openreach. Due to the bad weather we had last week in…

The Semantic Web is Dead. Long live the Semantic Web!

The Semantic Web is Dead. Long live the Semantic Web!

The article "Whatever happened to the Semantic Web?" is a pretty good summary of the history of the Semantic Web. A lot of the work I did for my PhD was based on Semantic Web technologies, and the article did…

Climate breakdown

Climate breakdown

It's Friday night, so this will be short. After the IPCC report was released this week, I have been thinking about climate breakdown a lot. If we only have 12 years before it's irreversible, we should all start doing something…

Imagine Openreach was a non-profit

Imagine Openreach was a non-profit

In the UK, the physical telecoms network is managed by Openreach, a wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group plc. Basically, if you don't have cable internet access (which is in turn owned by Virgin Media) you'll have to use the…

Six years since my PhD defense

Six years since my PhD defense

It's been 6 years to the day since I received my PhD in Industrial Design from TU Eindhoven. What has happened since then?It's a little bit funny that I've neen ranting about smart homes this past week, as that…