Author: David Beckemeyer

I don’t blog all day, or spend all my spare time reading other blogs to see if they’re talking about my blog. I’m a propellerhead, not a professional full-time blogger. I’m admittedly outside the loop. Therefore, this blog may appeal to others who are equally un-hip. Or not.

Fun with Wordle

I put together an app to play Wordle and to use to research various aspects of the game, including best starting words. I put this little non-technical video together as an experiment: It’s a learning experience making these videos. The…

How about never, is never good for you?

Normal people will never understand how much a phone call or zoom call drains the energy of a visual learner introvert. That little phrase at the end of an email “great, when can we meet to discuss it?” And there…

Comcast Xfinity “gig speed”

Sorry to post this here, but since Comcast literally does not provide an email contact for customers, this has to be out here in the public. A friend recently asked my about my experience with Comcast Internet (xFinity). Here’s my…

I might have a problem

I tend to plan trips, particularly road trips, around Peet’s Coffee locations. Unlike Starbucks that are everywhere, certain parts of California are Peet’s deserts. I try to work a trip so I know when I will make it back to…

A Fresh Look at PHP

I never have been an active PHP developer. I’ve worked with it on the occasions I’ve had to, like hacking WordPress, or for smaller quick and dirty projects, but had never seriously considered the language for anything beyond that. I…

Refreshing an old app for a pandemic

We developed the Phew app in 2015, when iOS 8 was the new hot item. After 2016, the app received minor updates for bug fixes and iOS compatibility, but by the time iOS 13 came out last last year, the…