Hello friends!

For the last two months I have been spending my free nights learning how to design and code an app from start to finish.  I feel that the app is now nearing a point of completion and I’m ready to get feedback on how others use the app, and most importantly what issues you encounter!

How To Download

To download the beta version of my app, you will need to first install the TestFlight application.  You can download TestFlight here.  Once you have TestFlight installed, click the link I sent you and you should now see ‘Oh Weather’ appear in TestFlight and will be ready for download.

Using and Testing the App

As of today, the app has the following features:

  • Oh Weather uses the DarkSky weather service to pull weather data from a variety of sources for the most up to date weather conditions
  • Uses your current location to automatically show you the weather forecast for your location
  • Search, create, and edit your own list of favorite locations to reference the weather there at any time
  • Based on a given location, the following weather data can be displayed:
    • Current Conditions
      • Temperature and feels like temperature
      • Weather icon
      • Chance of precipitation
      • High and Low Temperature for the day
      • Current wind speed and direction
    • Next 24 Hours
      • Summary of the days weather
      • Weather icon and temperature
      • Chance of precipitation
      • Wind speed and direction
      • Humidity
    • Next 7 Days
      • Summary of the most prominent weather events of the week
      • Weather icon and high/ low temperatures for the day
      • Sunrise and sunset times
      • Wind speed and direction
      • Chance of precipitation, precipitation type, and accumulation
      • Humidity
      • Cloud Cover
      • Visibility

Please Share Issues or Suggestions

The app is still a beta, so you will find some quirks here and there.  However, in order to find and fix them I need your help!  If you encounter any of the issues below, let me know with a text, email, chat, telegram, etc.

  • If something looks weird…
    • Take a screenshot or screen recording if you can and describe what’s wrong.  Is something misaligned, distorted, animating weird, spelled incorrectly, too small, too big, cut off, etc.
  • If you get an error message…
    • Something
    • What was the one word error message that was listed in ALL CAPS?
    • What were you doing just before the error was shown?
    • If you were trying to get a weather forecast, what city was it for?
    • Did you have cell service?  Were you on WiFi?  
    • What time of day did this happen?
    • Did it work when you tried it again?
  • If the app crashed…
    • Well crap, that shouldn’t happen!  Please include as much info as you can as to the circumstances that led that to happen so that I can attempt to recreate it and find out what went wrong.
  • Everything else…
    • Is there something that I can change or add that would make you want to use this app over another one?  Something that you think would just make it look better overall?  Any feedback at all?

Security Update 2018-001 Fails to Install

I just wanted to share my quick experience for some issues that I had when trying to install the High Sierra Security Update 2018-001 to my 2014 MacBook Pro running 10.13.4.   Hopefully this helps others!

Issues with computer:

  • When clicking Install/ Restart from the Mac App Store to Security Update 2018-001, the Mac appears to reboot and then goes to a black screen with the mouse pointer in the upper-left.  You can move the mouse pointer but nothing ever happens beyond this.
  • Spotlight no longer indexes anything on the computer and only pulls results for Siri and Safari

The Fix:

After working my way up through the support process, Apple’s engineering team gave me the following command to run in Terminal which resolved my issues.

  1. Save and close anything that you have open.
  2. From an account that is an Administrator, open Terminal.
  3. Run the following command:

sudo find /var/folders -name “*.csstore” -delete; sudo reboot

After running this command, the computer should automatically reboot and come back to the login screen.  Log in again and go to Apple > App Store and attempt to install the update again.  It should now reboot correctly and go through the full update process.  Upon the successful installation, your Spotlight should now show that is is ‘Indexing’ and the update should show that it has been installed.


One of my absolute favorite keto recipes is this modified version of fathead pizza.  I consider myself lucky if I make it halfway through this pizza because it is incredible filling.  I’ve also started using this recipe as my cult initiation to sway my friends who are on the fence about trying keto.  Everyone comments on just how delicious this is, and how its almost indistinguishable from typical pizza.

This recipe can also be found on my other post: Keto: Two Weeks Worth of Meals

Fathead Dough

If you do a Google search for “fathead dough”, you’ll find that this miraculous invention is used for all sorts of delicious foods.  I have to come clean though, I have never made the actual fathead pizza dough.  Instead, I use this modified version of the recipe from Carl Franklin’s blog and it’s so easy and delicious I’ve had no reason to try anything else.

Required Tools

I prefer using this ceramic pizza stone partly because it make me feel like I’m being a fancy chef, but mostly I think it really helps evenly cook the pizza.  I’ve also made this pizza using this aluminum pizza pan and the results were still delicious.  You’ll also want to have a rolling pin to evenly spread out the dough on your parchment paper.

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