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My name is Brad Root and I'm a software engineer, music aficionado, video game junkie, and occasional unicyclist.

In my spare time, I build open source software, and write about my experiences as a programmer here on this blog.

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7 posts tagged with 'pibar'
What I’m Up To - Week 45, 2020

Howdy! This is my weekly post where I write about whatever programming-related stuff I got up to in the past week. PiBar for iOS Surprise, surprise! I actually did more work on PiBar this week. It's very close to a beta release. Monday night, I implemented the disable functionality. There were a couple parts to this. The first part was trimming back the requirements, because I had envisioned a…

What I’m Up To - Week 44, 2020

Howdy! This is my weekly post where I write about whatever programming-related stuff I got up to in the past week. PiBar for iOS Well, another ten weeks went by without any work on PiBar. I don't really have a good excuse except to say that summer heat is oppressive and uninspiring. Either way, I picked up work on PiBar for iOS again this week and started with some small, very small steps. First…

What I'm Up To - Week 34, 2020

Howdy! This is my weekly post where I write about whatever programming-related stuff I got up to in the past week. PiBar for iOS Well, I guess I took some time off programming in my free time, 'cause you may have noticed it's been about 11 weeks since I last posted an update. This past week I started to feel the itch to build stuff for fun again, and started work back up on PiBar for iOS. I haven…

What I'm Up To - Week 23, 2020

Howdy! This is my weekly post where I write about whatever programming-related stuff I got up to in the past week. PiBar for iOS This week I began work on PiBar for iOS. This is, in many ways, a much larger project than PiBar for macOS, just by virtue of there being a lot more going on in an iOS app than a macOS menu bar app. With the macOS app the design is pretty straightforward, since it's just…

What I'm Up To - Week 22, 2020

Howdy! This is my weekly post where I write about whatever programming-related stuff I got up to in the past week. PiBar for macOS 1.1 This week I worked on and released PiBar 1.1. This release revolved around adding some often requested minor features and fixing some bugs by re-architecting parts of the app. You can see the complete list of issues and pull requests that went into this release on…

What I'm Up To - Week 21, 2020

Howdy! This is my weekly post where I write about whatever programming-related stuff I got up to in the past week. PiBar About two weeks ago I bought a Raspberry Pi Zero so that I could set up a Pi-hole at home. If you don't know, Pi-hole is a bit of software that can block advertisements and tracking scripts network wide at home. That's the easiest way to explain what it is. Why use it instead of…

PiBar for Pi-hole v1.0 Out Now!

Last week I bought a Raspberry Pi Zero W so that I could set up a Pi-hole on my home network. If you don't know what Pi-hole is: it's a network-level ad and tracking script blocker. It's different from using something like AdBlock or the Brave browser, because it works across all devices on your network automatically. Scripts and ads are blocked before the request can even be made, so in some…