I actually launched my weekend project

Landing page for findrailswork.com

A little over a week ago, I launched RailsWork, a job board for Ruby on Rails developers. In this post, I’m going to talk about the why of my project and also the how, and the tools I’ve used along the way. Feel free to skip around 👀

Like a…

Take advantage of syntactic sugar in Swift

A screenshot of a ternary operation in Swift

Ternary operators are beyond cool. They’re an easy way to do some if-else logic all on one line. Beyond that, they’re still easy to read and understand, so you don’t have to sacrifice readability for the ‘cool factor’ of using a language’s advanced features. …

How to decide if a degree in computer science will lead you to the career you want

Photo by Mikael Kristenson on Unsplash

I’m in my fourth year studying Computer Science (and Engineering 🤷‍♂️), and I’m certain this was the right move for me. But is a degree in Computer Science the right path for you? Is Computer Science a good major?

For me, the decision was all but obvious once I eliminated…

How Frank Foster went from IT to iOS

Here’s the tweet that I’d been waiting for since I started following Frank back in April.

Frank comes from an IT background, and landed an iOS development job in the middle of 2020. Heck of a year for a career change. …

Reflect and correct often and early

A lack of self-awareness is poison. Reflection and review is the antidote.

-James Clear in Atomic Habits

What is a weekly review?

While the weekly review takes many forms, it originated with David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” system. He totes it as a time where an individual can

  • Get Clear
  • Get Current
  • Get Creative


Why your brain works against you

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This was originally published in my newsletter, iOS By Night. If you subscribe there, you’ll see more of my writing, sooner than anywhere else.

Being able to devote your full attention to something is fundamental to thriving in any area of life, so why is it so hard?

In Cal…

Why should I get an iPad Pro?

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This article was originally published here on my blog, if you prefer to read it there.

I’ve been using an iPad for about 3 years, and I absolutely love it. Too often I hear tech-enthusiasts blast it as an underpowered toy computer for grandmothers — and wow is that underselling…

The privacy focused chrome alternative

The Brave Homepage

This was originally posted here on my blog.

I’ve been using Chrome since around its release, but ditched it last year over privacy concerns. Google has a really big interest in having its eye on everything you do online so it can find a way to profit off of it…

How to manage your time, get more done, and be more satisfied with your work

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If a craftsman wants to do good work, he must first sharpen his tools. — Confucius

In math words, productivity typically is units of output per unit of time. Talking about our own work that way makes us feel like machines, and is a bit too reductionist. When I think…

Keep users engaged when doing background tasks

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UIKit provides a nifty little spinning wheel we can display to the user when we’re waiting on something that the user can’t see. It’s considered a best practice to pop one of these up when doing something like a network call, so the person using our app isn’t clueless as…

Jeffery Morhous

Jeff is a Software Consultant specializing in iOS development. He enjoys making new things, fixing old things, and learning from everything. jeffmorhous.com

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