Category Archives: MicroBlog

Nick

June 23, 2017

The News app is available to (brave) Kiwis running the iOS11 beta. It’s not completely functional, but can be subdued. #iOS11

Fixed: Mac won’t join the WiFi network

This morning I wanted to get my Mac to join the Hotel’s WiFi network, and after being shown the Join WiFi window, and after providing all the correct information, I was shown a button that did nothing when clicked. The reason was that clicking that button would show a JavaScript popup, and this is not allowed inside the Join dialog. Here’s how I fixed it.

Luckily, macOS has a way to load this WiFi Join window inside an actual browser. The URL works just fine in Safari, so point your browser to:

http://captive.apple.com/hotspot-detect.html

It’s now possible to fill the form and actually see the JavaScript popup (as long as the browser settings don’t explicitly prevent it).

Nick

May 6, 2017

La Bella Italia. Salmon deliciousness.

Nick

May 6, 2017

NFC beam would be so great if it was more reliable. 2 out of 3 requests failed while transferring despite the phones touching edges 🙁

Nick

April 8, 2017

I submitted v1.0 of the Improved app today, and it feels like there’s still a year’s worth of “fast following” work remaining. 

If you’re not embarrassed by v1 the you shipped too late, right?

Check out the website too: www.improved.by and here’s what a completed job looks like: https://job.improved.by/nick/dpeGtawvC1

ps. I love that URL

Nick

April 8, 2017

I spent a couple of hours battling with SiriKit the other day. 

Getting messages to work was a breeze. Photos intents however completely misbehaved. Couldn’t even get the debugger to attach. 

Nick

March 21, 2017

Hey Siri, you’re ruining the surprise. #HomeKit

Siri responds that amplifier is not a valid function for
List of HomeKit accessory types