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👋 I’m Ben Scheirman. I’m a software developer from Houston, where I live with my wife and 5 kids.

I run, a site that produces screencasts for iOS & Mac developers.

I also do software development consulting for iOS, Mac, and backends with Rails. You can find out more about this at

I do a couple of podcasts with friends ( and

If neglected blogs are of interest to you, you can find mine at!

Let's not "Make <X> great again"

Stop it. Stop legitimizing this even in jest. It remains a terrible and insidious slogan.

* * * * * - Five star cron job. Will run again.

🚨 The midterms are in 24 days and we need to win.

☎️ For every dollar you donate today to a U.S. democratic candidate running in 2018, I’ll make one phone call for a candidate in a swing district.

🤑 Donate now and reply with your receipt.

My district.
So a campaign staffer for House candidate @SiegelForTexas was delivering a voting rights letter to the Waller County courthouse, got detained and then arrested after identifying his candidate as a Democrat. via @TPM

This was one of the best games I played in 2018. Great news!
🌾 Surprise! 🌾
by @ConcernedApe is coming to Mobile!

Coming first to the iOS App Store on October 24th! Pre-Orders available from today. Check out the launch trailer:

🎥 Trailer:
📝 Blog:

Crimetown Season 2

Me: yay!

….. Exclusively on Spotify..

Me: What.

Thank you, for making It has helped me SO MANY times in my life.

Wow, this is amazing!
It's a really scary time for dudes right now. So I wrote a song about it. Go friends! @ACLU @WC4SJ

See anyone familiar? 👏🏼👏🏼😆
Energizing to see everyone in Cypress this afternoon!

I’m proud to be teaching my kids to stand up for what is right, to support decency and oppose hatred, and to educate them on the democratic process. 🇺🇸🗳

My recipe app parsed this web recipe in a tough-love sort of way. YOU CAN DO IT YOU MAGGOT

I'm really excited to announce that my latest book is now available for pre-order on @Gumroad. It's called Testing Swift, and teaches unit tests, UI tests, TDD, and more, all from a Swift/iOS perspective:

And now I can’t log into their shit app because it doesn’t like the format of my email address.

Thanks for the “Convenience” you asshats.

Buying tickets to shows online is one of the most user hostile experiences I subject myself to.

I’d rather wait in line at the DMV.

It’s 2018. This shit is COMPLETELY unacceptable.

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