Celebrate Bisexuality+ Day 2020
Sep 22, 2020, 8:23 PM
Hi all, Tomorrow, September 23, is Celebrate Bisexuality+ Day, where we celebrate non-binary sexual orientations such as bisexuality, pansexuality, and other queer identities. I want to take this opportunity to write about it and my...
Music for Hot Summer Nights
Sep 3, 2020, 3:42 AM
Hey there, I did a thing that I haven’t done in a while. I recorded a mixtape/DJ set. This mix 1 is my attempt to capture what it feels like to drive around town with friends on a warm summer night — music playing, and the windows...
Ben Gives Back [UPDATED]
Mar 25, 2020, 12:16 PM
[UPDATE] As of this morning (March 27, 2020, 9am), y’all have exceeded the $1000 that I pledged to match! THAT’S AMAZING! Within 48 hours, my community has stepped up and donated money. In fact, you donated $1418! I’d...
A Status Update
May 15, 2019, 1:43 PM
Most plans for 2019 got canceled as a close family member was diagnosed with leukemia.
I quit my job at Microsoft, there are no hard feelings.
I took a break.
I joined Apple.
Different types of iOS “crashes” and their implications for 3rd party crash reporting tools
Jan 12, 2019, 9:12 PM
Sometimes a “crash” can be something entirely different from what you think it is. This makes it quite hard for (3rd party) crash reporting tools to report them. Let’s travel down the rabbit hole of “crashes” without losing our...
Distributing your iOS app with an arm64e slice
Dec 6, 2018, 10:25 PM
[Update] Xcode 10.2 Beta 1 does not change the behavior that is described below. Learn how to distribute your iOS app with the arm64e CPU architecture slice. Introduction This year’s incarnation of Apple’s iOS devices features the new...
Oct 4, 2018, 2:03 AM
It’s October, and because I’m a German who hates Lederhosen, I feel like I need to compensate ;). Just kidding, have you heard of Hacktoberfest? It’s an awesome initiative that was started 5 years ago. A lot of companies...
The impact of the App Center SDK for iOS on your app’s binary size
Apr 4, 2018, 1:44 AM
TL;DR Although the .framework packages of the App Center SDK look big at first glance, they have a minimal impact on your app’s release binary size. If you add all of App Center’s services to your app, your app’s installation size should...
Jul 28, 2017, 1:49 AM
How can we talk about core values and rules for companies, our pull requests or our code a lot, but we don’t talk about individual core values? Documentation gets pretty scarce when you look up “core values for software developers,” so...
How to set up an Android Development environment inside a Hyper-V VM in Windows 10
Apr 28, 2017, 1:50 AM
TLDR; You can set up Android Studio inside a Hyper-V virtual machine. The caveat ist that you need to use the Visual Studio Android Emulator instead of Google’s Android Emulator. Motivation I did a 75 minute lab at TechReady 24, an...