Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Media queries, PhoneGap and iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus

If you’re a hybrid app developer using PhoneGap/Cordova, you’re probably already tinkering with getting your media queries updated for the larger Apple devices.

If you need to target the specific devices, the following have worked in testing for me (your mileage may vary):

iPhone 6:
@media screen and (max-device-width: 667px) and (-webkit-device-pixel-ratio: 2) { ... }

iPhone 6 Plus:
@media screen and (min-device-width : 414px) and (max-device-height : 736px) and (max-resolution: 401dpi) { ... }

You’ll also need to make sure you’re specifying the necessary new splash screens in your bundles, otherwise you’ll revert to scaling.

Give it a shot!

posted by Dustin Vannatter at 1:43 am  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CPU mining Primecoin (XPM) while mining Litecoin (LTC)

In previous articles we’ve discussed how to configure cgminer for the latest AMD video cards to mine Litecoins (or for that matter, any Scrypt-based coin). Today I’ll explain how to maximize your earning potential by putting that idle CPU to work for you as well.


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 3:38 pm  

Friday, December 13, 2013

Setting up cold storage and active storage Litecoin wallets

So you’re wanting to get started mining some coins? Great! The first thing you’re going to do is probably download the latest and greatest wallet software from and install it to your everyday PC. But wait, is that the best (and safest?) way to handle your coins?


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 11:41 am  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Setting up Litecoin CGMiner with latest 7970 / 280x / 290x / 270x hardware

A lot of the magic in Litecoin mining is finding the best combination of hardware and cgminer configurations to get the best hashrates while remaining stable and online 24/7.

I’ll do my best in this post to share what configurations have worked best for me using the latest AMD hardware (notably 7970, 280x and 290x).


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 11:56 am  

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Quick Tip: Coda 2.0.12 and Subversion (on Mavericks)

Having trouble getting the latest build of Coda (2.0.12) to recognize your subversion binaries/repos? Try this, and let me know if it helps:


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 12:39 pm  

Friday, October 4, 2013

Quick Tip: Dealing with PhoneGap, jQuery Mobile and iOS 7 status bars

We’ve been using PhoneGap a lot for our recent projects to help quickly develop simple mobile apps for clients. With the release of iOS 7, all apps are now running in ‘full screen’ mode, which creates an issue with your viewable content as none of our apps were compensating for the top status bar (and thus, overlaying headers, navigation, etc).


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 1:09 pm  

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mancave 2.0

My home office has evolved over the years. I’ve gone between Mac and PC, back and forth a few times. I’ve finally landed on a gaming PC and a mac work laptop; this works best for everything I do (mobile/iOS development = Apple laptop)

I’m a neat freak, so you can obviously see that here.

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posted by Dustin Vannatter at 3:19 pm  

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mancave Updates

In the process of updating my man cave to include a new PC; this will be my primary gaming / streaming machine and I’m thinking will replace my current setup.

Including these for posterity, as things evolve/improve.

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posted by Dustin Vannatter at 4:39 pm  

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Flying Time and Drones

So I’ve been wanting one of the Parrot AR Drones since they first launched a few years ago. I was a bit hesitant because it was a brand new project and was lacking some things – notably video recording.

Well, with the launch of the 2.0 drone I took the jump and purchased one.

posted by Dustin Vannatter at 12:16 am  

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ticketmaster Frustrations

So, what’s up with Ticketmaster recently?

My oldest daughter loves the band, One Direction. They’re coming to Detroit so my wife was going to get 4 tickets to take her up to see them.


posted by Dustin Vannatter at 7:18 pm  
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