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Holy Cow, 30,000!

Hey guys,

So it appears that I have hit 30,000 blog hits! Luckily this time I didn’t realize this while staring at my computer at 4 in the morning studying for a midterm. I appreciate everyone looking at my blog constantly, and I know I have not posted anything in some time, but I will be posting a simple tutorial in an hour or so about using Gesture Recognizers and Storyboard. So stay tuned!


As always, for appreciation of visiting my page, here is a picture of me celebrating, enjoy and happy coding!

Wiki Racing Support Page

Wiki Racing has been released into the App Store!

Wiki Racing is a game which incorporates Wikipedia links to travel from one page to another. The objective of the game is to get from the beginning random page to the end Wikipedia page the fastest. Some key features in Wiki Racing include:

• Being able to choose between a Wikipedia page you decide on as the target, or one randomly chosen.
• Timer and menu screen to show what page you are currently on, what your target is, and how many clicks you have gained.
• End game statistics — how many total clicks, how much time it took to get to the end as well as images of each web page visited in an easy scrolling page history.
• Bluetooth functionality — players can play against one another in both Custom and Random games.

Wiki Racing is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License ( and is in no way associated with Wikimedia.

Update: Just updated the application to 1.0.1, to fix Wikipedia’s random page link change, just waiting on approval.

Update 2: New 1.0.1 is now on the App Store! I will be slowly working on some new improvements, and may even write a tutorial redoing this application in iOS 5, if anyone wants it!

20,000+ Blog Views!

So as I am studying crazily for my Software Engineering midterm I notice I hit 20,000 blog views (well, 19,989 as of writing this). I know that may not seem like much compared to the world’s population, but damn am I excited. It only took 6 months, and I thought it was going to take a year to reach a thousand! So to show my graditude, I drew this for you guys in my Rockstar’d, sleep deprived state that I am in– an artists depiction (and a good one at that) of me giving you all a thumbs up for being so awesome:

Feel free to drop a comment below, telling everyone how awesome you are. I am planning on doing an application from start to App Store soon with storyboarding, just need to see if I am legally permitted to do so.

Always remember to donate if I help you guys out! I appreciate every penny I get, and hopefully I can get a new iPad 2 to replace the one that got stolen.

You guys are great!

My Poor iPad 2..

So this weekend my apartment was broken into, and my iPad 2 along with Macbook Pro charger and iPod Touch were stolen, along with my car keys and wallet. Luckily my car is still here. I really hope we find them, however I really don’t think this will happen.

If you own an iDevice, turn on Find My Phone, a feature in iOS4+ within the settings. Don’t be like me

I really just wish I was smart enough to put a lock on my iPad or iPod Touch, however I’m one of those people that never loses anything, so why would I need to lock it?

If anyone would like to contribute to help raise funds to buy a new iPad and/or iPod Touch, I would greatly appreciate it, however positive comments will do as well.

What Should I Talk About Now?

Well, I have talked about the basics of storyboarding using Xcode 4.2, and I am not sure what everyone would like, so I will let you guys decide. I have a tutorial saved from 4.0.2, but I can also explain anything else that someone needs help with in the new Xcode 4.2, or jailbreaking help/walkthough or doing a whole project. Just let me know!