Tick’d Off Updated

Posted 2014.07.17 7.54 in iPhone

Tick'd Off Update

 

Tick’d Off version 1.1 is now available in the App Store.

Version 1.1 includes a few improvements and updates:

  • Various minor bugfixes.
  • Various minor usability & UI enhancements
  • Added ability to copy / duplicate list meta & contents
  • Plus a dozen more list icons to choose from

Tick’d Off is a simple and straight-forward check-list / to-do list app, focused on letting you manage your to-do tasks without distraction.

For more information, please have a look at the Tick’d Off app page.

 

Tick’d Off is available in the App Store.

 

 

 

 

Overlord! 2.0 Released

Posted 2014.07.15 7.49 in iPhone

Overlord v2.0

 

Overlord! version 2.0 is now available in the App Store.

Version 2.0 includes a number of improvements and updates:

  • Various readability improvements to the different colour themes.
  • Expanded details in overview, search view, and day view entry lists.
  • Additional usability options in settings.
  • Various bug-fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements.

Overlord! is a calendar replacement app for iPhone and iPad, designed for those of us who depend primarily on the List view and the Month view.

For more information, please have a look at the Overlord! Calendar Replacement app page.

Overlord! is available in the App Store.

 

 

 

A Long Goodbye

Posted 2014.07.08 20.41 in Family/Friends

My dad wrote his own obituary, and it is as beautiful as it is long.

Hi Everyone,

I’ve been reading everyone else’s for years, and I’ve always liked those best that were written by the deceased themselves. So here’s mine.

Hugh_MaksylewichAfter being a burden on the health care system for almost five years, I finally packed it in on July 6th, 2014.

What a great life I have had. I’ve had so many successes, it is going to sound like bragging.

First of all, I was the luckiest guy ever when I met and married Joan Clark. What a fantastic wife, friend, and supporter she has been. And thanks to B.A. and Ron for arranging that Joan and I should meet.

We chose two wonderful babies who grew up to be great fiends; our daughters Stephanie and Leanne. And then there are the grands: Mackenzie, Jackson, and Riley, Leanne’s great kids.

It took a while, but I finally realized that the next most important thing in life after family is the wonderful friends you make over the years.

When I married Joan, I also acquired a place in her family. A lot of people make jokes about their in-laws. I don’t. They’ve always been great to Joan and I. Her sister Marilyn and brother-in-law Rod Shantz have always been better friends than relatives. And their extended family; Mark and Anne and their daughter Abbey, Tracey and her husband Eric and their four fantastic kids, Daniel, Robert, Matthew, and Emily.

I left my parents and sister Sonia back in B.C. when I came to Toronto in 1959. And while we lived apart, they were there for me when I needed help or support. One of my proudest moments was when I was able to  help arrange a surprise 65th wedding anniversary for my parents, Peter and Cay Maksylewich in Penticton, B.C. where they lived.

It truly amazes me the number of people I’ve gotten to know through Joan, my musical career, my various jobs, and of course those I met through my adventures as a small business owner in the now defunct business forms industry. What a rush!

Through the ups and downs of business start-up, loss, and re-start-up, active participation in our trade association, the wonderful and interesting people and places we enjoyed is a major highlight.

So many new friends, so many wonderful trips culminating in a unique award given to me in 1989: I am the only Canadian ever awarded the Member Of The Year trophy by my peers in our trade association. Am I bragging? A little perhaps, but I know you will cut me some slack.

Finally, I would like to recognize the last five years living in what for me was the greatest community ever.

Unless one has actually lived here, it is hard to believe that so many kind, giving, and wonderful people could live in such close proximity.

I will never forget my 75th birthday party in the community rec centre, when 85 people attended to wish me a happy birthday. Sending the thank-you cards, I was overwhelmed to realize that 55 of those were neighbourhood friends. What a community! There are too many to list in this verbose epistle, but you know who you are, and I thank you so much.

Wow, this is long! But you know that I was never one to be short on speaking, until recently!

So, good bye to you all, friends, family, and acquaintances.

Who knows what the future brings, but hopefully you and I will meet again.

Dad

Posted 2014.07.06 6.51 in Family/Friends

Dad

August 1938 – July 2014

Kitty Code Review

Posted 2014.06.22 8.44 in Cats, iPhone

New app features undergo intensive code review.

Code Review

Here we see Misha carefully inspecting revisions to a complex XCode project.

The Squirrels, They Taunt Me

Posted 2014.05.22 14.31 in Photography, Pointless Blather

This is Dortmund. He is a squirrel.

Dortmund

 

Until recently Dortmund and his family were living in my attic. He and his friends were chewing up the shingles and gnawing at the boards. They’d made quite a hole, and quite a mess.

Finally I had to hire a guy to come and install one-way trap doors over Dortmund’s squirrel holes. That way, Dortmund and the gang could get out, but then they couldn’t get back in again.

Sly Bugger

Now Dortmund and his family are stuck outside. They have to deal with Nature again, and they have no central heating, and no cosy fibreglass insulation to sleep in.

Sometimes Dortmund climbs up a tree outside my bedroom window, and makes Squirrel Alarm Noises while my cats sit and watch in frustration.

Alert! Alert!

 

I think Dortmund is a bit of a jerk really.

WebAdmin Fail

Posted 2014.04.20 9.03 in Computers/Internet/Technology

So I’ve just figured out that for the past…several weeks at least, the web server that hosts all my stuff (PlanetStephanie.net, FelesMagus.com, WiccaPlus.com) has not been able to talk to the email server that sends out things like… registration emails etc.

The two had a spat or something, and just weren’t talking to each other.

I’d noticed that there seemed to be a lot fewer admin emails coming through lately, but I’ve been so busy that it didn’t really sink in.

Anyhow, today I noticed that there’ve been a number of new sign-ups for the Wicca Plus forums, except nobody had completed the registration. So I started digging and…

OMG do I feel like the fool. So people have been trying to register, they go through the sign-up process, but they never receive the registration email.

I haven’t seen any other contact though, nobody’s left a comment on the support page or emailed me directly about it… but it feels pretty dumb I mean I’ve been wondering why there’s been so little activity on the forum, trying to push it a bit… only now to find out that it’s not working right.

Gah!

So anyhow, it seems to be fixed now.

If you have tried to register on the forum and never got your registration email, I sincerely apologize. You can get the system to re-send the registration email by logging in with the user id and password you registered under, then on the User CP page, you will see a link to re-send your registration email.

If you don’t see that link, you might already be fully registered – I have looked through the sign-ups and have authorized the ones that appear genuine.

Once again, I apologize for the mix-up.

Sad Mac