Code, nerd culture and humor from Greg Knauss.

I just scratched my own itch… in my pants!

By which I mean, I was never able to find a particular iPhone app that I wanted, so I wrote it myself and it’s now available in the App Store for free. “Buzz Clock” silently vibrates at set intervals, so you’ll always know what time it is, without having to take your phone out of your pocket and have your wife glare at you. There’s not much to the code — it’s trival — but being able to inappropriately apply technological solutions to awkward social situations is one of the reasons I love being a programmer.

The app is open source, so if you’re curious what goes into a small App Store-approved program, feel free to download it and take a look. Any and all feedback is welcome.

P.S. And, yes, I already know I misspelled “discreet” in the instructions, thank you very much. Dammit.

Hi there! My name's GREG KNAUSS and I like to make things.

Some of those things are software (like Romantimatic), Web sites (like the Webby-nominated Metababy and The American People) and stories (for Web sites like Suck and Fray, print magazines like Worth and Macworld, and books like "Things I Learned About My Dad" and "Rainy Day Fun and Games for Toddler and Total Bastard").

My e-mail address is I'd love to hear from you!

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