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Eliminating Collection View Tearing with XCode’s Time Profiler Instrument

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TL;DR: Using the Time Profiler to refactor collection view cell model image fetching and pull Parse’s return call off the main thread enables smooth scrolling. Dealing with complicated code paths involving DispatchQueue can lead to mistakes causing the main thread to be blocked when it shouldn’t be. In the...
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Ah yes, preach!

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Ah yes, preach! I have been on the road for 4+ years and it’s been wonderful (personally and professionally) but challenging.There’s a constant tension between misconceptions and reality:I’m on vacation (nope, rarely — other than major holidays, I think I’ve only taken a total of 10 days off in 4 years)I’m supported by a fairy godmother (no, I am earning income to support myself — although I obviously am privileged in...
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Prototyping a Tensegrity

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[This page is a Work in Progress…] A tensegrity is…. One simple tensegrity is… Elasticity helps with construction. A...
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Generating Interactive Particle Systems in OpenCV and SpriteKit

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[This page is a Work in Progress…] Infrared cameras produce color information that is consumed by OpenCV. Webcam (Amazon) Lighting (Amazon) Filter (B&H Photo) Color channels can be quickly reduced to grayscale data. OpenCV generates keypoints...
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Detecting Gestures from the Motion of the Body in Relation to Itself

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[This page is a Work in Progress…] Measuring the motion of a skeleton’s joints in relation to each other generates signals that can be recognized as gestures. Depth cameras, such as the Intel RealSense D415, can be configured to generate real-time skeleton data. ...
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Experimenting with Data Explorers

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[This page is a Work in Progress…] Interactive data explorers can help refine questions for better collection. Complex data sets can be untangled by the layout and filtering.
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Iterating the Design of a Volumetric Display

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[This page is a Work in Progress…] Volumetric displays can be built with off-the-shelf materials. The slip ring transfers data across a rotating joint. Backing the strips with a rigid material helps protect the LEDs from broken connections.
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Delivering Interactive Graphics Wirelessly to an LED Matrix

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[This page is a Work in Progress…] Off the shelf displays can be driven by embedded hardware. Mobile devices such as the iPhone are fast enough to drive interactive displays...
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Enjoying Exploration and Appreciating the End

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A standout quote of your response with emphasis (mine) on two key words and two key ideas:“I don’t like observing exploration without a product. Exploration is a means to an end, a private step on the road to a great masterpiece…If the artist will not attempt to express their findings in an appealing way, why should I care?”Like & ShouldThe thing about art, and most things in life,...
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About the Author

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Michael is a Senior Engineer with five years of employment developing iOS applications, data explorers, interactive installations, and games. He has been a Project Manager with over fifteen years of experience helping launch new products with early stage and venture backed entrepreneurs. He has shipped more than nine applications to...
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