Drew Higgins high tech, high pizza

Resolutions

I recently updated the theme on this blog, and in the course of doing so I realized that I had not posted on it in the year 2017. The last time I posted about something software related was over two years ago. I then realized that this sort of defeats the purpose of having a blog as a software developer. So here I am, a tad over a year later, ... Read more

My 2016 in Music

Last year, my friend Dylan made a Facebook post showcasing what he thought were the best albums to come out in/that he discovered in 2015. I thought that was a cool idea, so here are my favorite new (or new to me) albums from 2016. If you want more info on the album, hover your mouse over the album’s tile (albums that came out prior to 2016 have... Read more

Solving an Android CORS Bug

In the course of developing a hybrid app with the Ionic Framework, I ran into a strange bug: the app would display data grabbed from a JSON API backend perfectly on my desktop web browser, through the ionic serve --lab command, and on the iOS Simulator. But for some strange reason, the space on the Android app where the data was supposed to go w... Read more

Just Press the Button

I think I just won the award for the most stupid, overly minimal app ever created. It was a rough fight, and I faced some seemingly insurmountable competition (the app Yo, for instance). But I think I just may have won. My app is called “Just Press the Button.” It has two things on screen when you open it: a button and a counter. Every time you... Read more

Removing the Title Bar from iTerm2

I have recently been trying to learn Vim, and have therefore spent a great deal of time in the OS X terminal app. I soon made the upgrade to iTerm2, but started getting jealous whenever I saw some of the crazy minimalistic terminal pane setups on /r/unixporn. So I wondered: was there a way to remove the shameful title bar from iTerm2 on OS X lik... Read more