Caley Jack Steward

Fanboí extraordinaire, technology is my passion
February 21, 2024

Panoramas for the Masses

The idea is that anyone who navigates to this page with an Apple Vision Pro should be able to immersive themselves in the light of camera. This post may be removed if the experiment fails
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January 31, 2024

Passkey Cold Feet

It’s amazing to see services and platforms implementing passkeys only to use them as a form of multi-factor authentication. What a waste of the technology that should be ridding us of passwords. I am looking at you Heroku/Salesforce.
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November 27, 2023

2023 Thanksgiving Coloring Contest Winners

And the winners are: Winner for most hallucinogenic color scheme S.C. Brooklyn, NY Winner for most vapor-wave-ish gizzard Caley S. Brooklyn, NY Winner for least use of color Caley S. Brooklyn, NY
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November 12, 2023

2023 Thanksgiving Coloring Contest

It is that time of the year to get ready for the start of the holiday season. To get you in the mood I have a new sketch to color, Mr. Manlegs Gobbler. You can color it digitally or print it out and color it the traditional way. Just tap or click the image above to download. All ages are welcome. Submissions can be sent to thanksgiving...
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December 4, 2022

Hey Siri, Make Me a Recipe App: Part III

Without much ado, it is time for the series finale. In this part we will create a shortcut that adds a recipe’s ingredients to our grocery list. But not all the ingredients, just the ones we know we need. Adding Ingredients to Your Grocery List A lot a recipe apps have their own self-contained grocery list manager. This feature usually...
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November 27, 2022

Hey Siri, Make Me a Recipe App: Part II

Its finally time for the long overdue Part II! In my previous post I outlined how we can setup Apple Notes to manage our own recipes using a combination of a folder or tags and a template. The next couple of parts will show you how to add features via Shortcuts to really take advantage of storing our recipes in Apple Notes. Dedicated R...
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May 22, 2021

Hey Siri, Make Me a Recipe App: Part I

I have been a big fan of recipe apps in the past. Over the years I have used BigOven, Allrecipes, Jamie Oliver's app, and many more forgettable ones. In time, each app’s shortcomings become too painful to bare. Whether it is ugly UI, bad UX, low quality recipes, or missing recipes for entire regions of the globe (after all, variety is ...
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March 21, 2021

Our AI Selfie Future

There are some things you will never see me do like posting selfies or tiktok-style lip sync videos on social networks. However I am about to do that right here but with a futurist AI twist. I had an iPhone X for the last three years but decided last year that the iPhone 12 Pro was a worthwhile upgrade simply for the cameras alone. The...
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