Working on some awesome new stuff with Python 3.6

So after investigating every single possible angle in software to make a living over the years, I have decided to try out the open source model. Really excited with the ambitious Django projects everyone has been pursuing. Something that started out during a tech boom to meet the needs of a dying industry (newspaper) that couldn’t hire help, we now have this interesting beast that could hypothetically lead to some really niche SaaS offerings. If executed well of course. And that’s where my new project comes in. At the very least I am leveling up my Python. The tooling is amazing compared to when I left webdev for greener pastures back in 2010. Most people would’t even use a debugger to develop in PHP. I mean there were a couple, but it was sort of like JavaScript is now. At the same time Apple’s new iPhone came out with DTrace profiling tools which were extremely useful back when mobile hardware was severely constrained.

Electrians’ Calculator released

I’m not one to go chasing trends but I think this is a niche that can be better served. (The same as I think with NouveauPG)

Only includes the most important features so far, but I believe this will eventually become the best electricians’ calculator for iOS. Everything takes time. Free for now.

Get it on the App Store

Changes

Apparently we are in for some changes… anyone that has lived in New York City in the past was undoubtedly familiar with embarkNYC. It’s somewhat less useful now that there is cell service at most stations but the “gap” between trains for a given time was more useful than when exactly the train would arrive. embarkNYC has been abandoned for some time, as you can see in the screenshot below. It would be interesting to know what exactly is being deprecated, not much to this app, it doesn’t require network access to operate (which was very useful in the days before cell service/WiFi at subway stations). It’s basically an (outdated) PDF of the subway system that’s freely available and probably and an SQLite3 database. Too bad HopStop got the market first and got acquired by Apple. All good things must end I guess…