I’ve made web apps for Apple, native iOS and Mac apps, HTML5 games, Photoshop scripts and analog and digital hardware.

I do iOS and Mac development at Robots and Pencils.

I’m from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, currently living in Calgary, Alberta, and you can reach me at or @interstateone.

— Brandon


How Swift Playgrounds Work, Part III

In my last post, I showed what I found in the small “stub” app that Xcode runs when it executes a playground. It ended with the open question of how playground code is actually being executed if the stub app in the simulator doesn’t contain any of it. I spent a fair bit of time digging around inside Xcode, and there’s a lot of interesting stuff in there. It’s worth taking a look sometime if you’re curious.

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    See how your MP voted on bill C-51 and tell them how you feel about that.

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    Make an image of redacted text, except for the words that you give to it.

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    The best way to record your screen as a GIF.

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