Archive for March, 2011


Friday, March 18th, 2011
I finally had a chance this afternoon to go look at the Xoom and the iPad 2. Admittedly my expectations were low based on everything I read about the Xoom, but after holding one and playing with one for a while, its a serious device. I’ve played with the Honeycomb SDK and when the time comes, look for a Xoom version of ProteinScope. The rest of the pics (including the iPad 2) from today are here.

Encore in Feb Above Ground Level magazine

Thursday, March 17th, 2011
The prescient, insightful staff at AGL have used some of my antenna photos again. Excellent!

From the cutting room floor

Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Integrating the Touches sample code for UIPinchGestureRecognizer, with the UIRotationGestureRecognizer temporarily left in…

Cool closeup of the A5!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
You can almost see the light cycles battling on The Grid in this electron microscope scan, it really does look like a middling-size city!

Happy Pi Day. Time to ponder 3.14159 again. 22/7 is not Pi!

Monday, March 14th, 2011
All quiet on the western front today…

@ the campus

Yesterday was a little more frenetic, like a scene out of “The Social Network” Marin rowing took on Oakland in the contentious “Battle of the Bay” – pics from yesterday’s races are here.

Friday linkstorm!

Friday, March 11th, 2011

From the farthest flung corners of the network…

The ProteinScope Network Blog (temporary link)
PhotoUpLink on Facebook
VideoUpLink on Facebook
ProteinScope on Facebook

Torus HD for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch on Facebook

Compleat press release archive at prMac!

mmorrisdev on Flickr
mmorrisdev on Linkedin

Installing Xcode 4 now

Friday, March 11th, 2011
Lets see how it goes. Turns out I still need Xcode 3 for OpenSSL on 10.5, but I might be able to work around that if the benefits of moving everything to Xcode 4 are big enough for all the Mac products too. Here are some illustrations of the new IDE. Very Visual Studio like! I have yet to install my hard-earned (got it for being in a Microsoft focus group!) copy of Visual Studio 2010, thats next when I return to the Windows / Mobile versions of the catalog! statistics

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Every day people are using PhotoUpLink and VideoUpLink to share slices of their lives with others – over 4000 times now at a rate of about 30 a day. short URLs are resolved about 100 times a day, and this site welcomes about 10,000 unique visits per month. Cheers! enables these applications to add a link to a Google map of where the upload occurred – eg You can also access the URL shortener directly from any browser by just entering as the URL, where you will also find App Store product links for if you are using an iPhone browser. is also available as a toolbar for Snow Leopard featuring a random button. Enjoy!

New @ProteinScope Twitter feed

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
Follow updates here.

About Libya Telecom & Technology (LTT)…

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
A quick glance at Wikipedia reveals: “LTT was bought over by the General Post and Telecommunication Company (GPTC) in 2004. Muhammad al-Gaddafi, the eldest son of Libyan president Muammar al-Gaddafi is the Chairman.” Wikipedia additionally reminds us “In October 2010, the domain of “sex-positive” URL shortening service, which was registered in 2009 by Violet Blue and Ben Metcalfe, was seized by the Libyan web authorities for not being compliant with the law of Libya. A Libya Telecom spokesman stated to Blue: ‘Pornography and adult material aren’t allowed under Libyan Law … Therefore, we removed the domain.'[3]”.

In stark contrast lie the 170 or so islands that comprise the Kingdom of Tonga, “The Friendly Islands” a British protectorate with a 98.9% literacy rate and the thoughtful stewards of the .to top level domain. was registered in April of 2010 and became the new home of PhotoUpLink, VideoUpLink and my other apps ProteinScope and Torus, each sharing the URL shortening engine to create convenient, conflict-free links to user generated postings in full compliance with the .to anti-spam policy.

My most excellent host Siteground recently upgraded my small corner of their “1100 servers in 4 geographically dispersed data centers” and the response times are just fantastic! I invite you all to enjoy / Anywhere, just enter in any browser to get to the URL shortening main page.