Author: Terry Blanchard

I'm the Vice President of Engineering at Readdle, ex-Apple, design evangelist, drummer, and gadget junkie extraordinaire.

Worst SVN Error Message Ever

Total props go to Ben Christensen for this little gem that had me slamming my head against the wall. If you’re trying to perform a Subversion checkout and getting some meaningless error such as: svn: To better debug SSH connection problems, remove the -q option from ‘ssh’ in the [tunnels] section of your Subversion configuration […]

Successful Businesses Hire the Right People and Give Them the Freedom to Make the Right Decisions

I read a heart-warming article on Time.com about a Southwest Airlines pilot. He delayed a plane full of passengers by waiting at the gate for a late arriving passenger. Planes that depart late reflect poorly on the airline’s reputation and how customers evaluate them. There were 100+ passengers sitting in the plane and he’s not […]

Why Cross-Platform Products Fail

Alex Payne has written a wonderful article about why cross-platform development environments ultimately fail to deliver what customers really want; a great experience. Alex says: This post is about platforms and doing the right thing by your customers. It’s about the one big thing that I think HipChat and some other great companies are doing […]

Accessibility on iOS

Implementing accessibility in iOS applications. It only takes minutes to make your software usable to an audience with a few changes in Interface Builder.