Ryan Grier

This is what happens when the Phillies and Eagles are on at the same time. 🏈⚾️

I have never read any Philip K. Dick books. I know, right? This article in The New York Times looks like a great starting point for me: The Essential Philip K. Dick. 📚

I got my new driver’s license this past year. I wonder if I should have opted for a RealID.

This inning has been tough to watch. The Phillies don’t look great tonight. ⚾️

November has just started, but I’m already looking forward to a Thanksgiving feast.

Spending the morning working from my local coffee shop.

This Phillies game has been a lot of fun to watch so far. ⚾️

I should figure out what I’m going to do today. I’ll start with some coffee. ☕️

I think she’s done with Halloween.

Finished reading: Exit Strategy by Martha Wells. The Murderbot Diaries are good and super fast reads. 📚

Ready for trick-or-treaters. It’s a shame that it may rain.

My Millersville University Alumni mug just broke. It didn’t shatter but instead leaked all over the counter. There was a small crack in the seal or something. ☕️

Happy Halloween. 🎃

The Philadelphia Union game was really exciting. Glad we won. Eastern conference champs! #doop ⚽️🎉

Getting ready for the Philadelphia Union game. #doop ⚽️

Finished reading: Yesterday, I finished Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. I enjoyed the first book in this series. I’m not sure about this one. I spent the first half of the book confused. It all made sense in the end, but it felt like a long road to get there. 📚

Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the World Series. They’ve had a great October. The series is currently tied 1-1. The next three games are in Philadelphia. During this postseason, the Phillies haven’t lost at home. The Phillies were never supposed to make it this far. They barely made it …

Monument Valley 1 & 2

I recently revisited Monument Valley & Monument Valley 2. I played them both when they originally came out in 2014 & 2017 respectively. They are now both available on Apple Arcade (as Monument Valley+ and Monument Valley 2+). Both games are puzzle games by Ustwo Games. They present the …

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Last week, I finished the game Ori and the Will of the Wisps. I played through it on the Nintendo Switch. I bought the game a while ago when it was on sale and haven’t played it until recently. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forrest. I never played the first …

My Development Toolbox (2022 Edition)

In 2018, I wrote about My Development Toolbox. I thought I would revisit the subject and write an updated post. These are tools that I use daily. Some of these have changed since 2018, but many remain the same. XcodeXcode is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) developed by Apple. Xcode is …

September Lull

I have been in a lull lately. Last month, I shipped the last major version of Beer Style Guidelines. Now I’m taking a break before diving into a new side project. This should be a much needed break. It usually would be. But we’re in the midst of high school soccer season. That means 2-3 …

My First Patent

Ok. The patent isn’t entirely mine. My name is on it though, along with some other really smart folks. Ten years ago, I worked at Barclaycard. While I was working there, we applied for a patent. That patent was granted last month (on August 23rd, 2022). I knew patent applications took a while, …

Beer Style Guidelines 2022.5

Beer Style Guidelines 2022.5 has been released. This update includes: An updated sidebar (guide list)Fixed a crashing issue when putting the app into the backgroundFixed a crashing issue that occurred sometimes when rotating the device.Added macOS support via Mac Catalyst.The key feature for this …

Moved From Jekyll to Ghost

I’ve recently made changes to this site. It was a lot of changes. This post goes through the changes I’ve made. These changes include the software running the site, where the site is hosted, and the domains I’m using. Blogging SoftwareThe blogging software I previously used was …

Laptop Upgrade

I’ve recently upgraded my laptop. Previously, I was running a 2017 13” (Intel) Apple MacBook Pro. It was good in most situations. However, the battery has started to suffer. I would get about an hour of (side-project) development time before the battery was at about 10%. I’ve upgraded to a 2021 14” …