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Archive for February, 2015

I rewrote the Group Lunch App in Swift for 2015

Waaaay back in 2010, I wrote an iPhone app called “Group Lunch.” It’s a really simple and easy to use utility for groups to split the bill and avoid all the usual chaos and mayhem of how much to pay. Versions 1.0 – 1.2 were written in Objective-C. The original app included a custom keyboard […]

Use MySQL to generate a tiny url style string

We all appreciate getting small urls and the most famous link generator is http://tinyurl.com/. They do a perfect job of creating shortened URLs using random strings. The idea is pretty simple. Create a string of N char length and use it as key to reference a value. Perhaps it’s a URL or a document or […]