Sunday, September 23, 2018

TECH | Planetary Hour Calculator/Calendar App

I wrote an Objective-C class that calculates the planetary hours for the current day and night based on the location of iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, and adds those as events to the Calendar app on any MacOS or iOS device, as well as an app that displays the current planetary hour via a complication on the face of Apple Watch:

The graphic circular and graphic corner complications, displaying the previous, current and upcoming planetary hours on the Apple Watch Series 4
Although the specific intent of the code is to supply a means for developers to add this data to their own apps, I've provided a few sample implementations showing the code at work:
My Planetary Hour app for Apple Watch Series 4, as it appears in the Watch app for iOS
Here's one for WatchOS:

My Planetary Hour app, running in the WatchOS simulator
The video below shows an example implementation of calendar events being added for each planetary hour in the Calendar app on iPhone using the class-supplied data:

Here's another iOS app that shows the coordinate of each planetary on a map in real-time:

Here's a similar app showcasing the ability to determine the coordinate of each planetary hour at a specific time of day (not just the current time), which was used to create a "fast-forward" of the progress of each planetary hour as they transit the globe over the course of a day:

These are a couple of basic examples of ways planetary hour data can represented in apps. My original intention was to display the data on an Apple Watch Series 4 via a complication using ClockKit; I think a time graph that encircles the clock face and counts down each hour would be nice.
Now that I have a working planetary-hour data provider, it should just be a matter of supplying ClockKit with the data for the various complication templates it provides [see Developing Complications for Apple Watch Series 4].

Update on January 11th, 2019
I finally managed to get the complication on the face of the actual watch:
Of all the things that I thought would be difficult, this wasn't one of them; but, four months later, this is the best I've done so far:

When the strength of demons' weaponry was observed to be stronger during some planetary hours while weaker in others, I made a wildly incorrect and very ignorant human assumption that it was a demon horde somehow associated with a particular planetary body could only provide power to deployed weapons because of the actual physical position of a given planet [see reading past posts on the relationship between planetary hours and astrology and demonic activity]. As it turns out, planetary hours do not correspond to a planet locations; they correspond to demons' locations.

These locations are called "houses," in which demons divide themselves into "bands" by cloaking to exhibit identical characteristics that keep them together. If that doesn't make sense, search for cloak on The Life of a Demoniac | Quora and read each post.
NOTE | Think Bacchus, who travels with the springtide as it progresses around the globe.
A house is one of 24 (almost) equally was divided longitudinal sections of the globe; they are bordered by sunrise and sunset, and divided into two: day and night. The length (or size) of a day hour is the duration of time between sunrise to sunset for a given day divided by 12; same for night, but from sunset to sunrise of the next day. Demons of the same house all dwell within the geographic border of a planetary hour, and move with that house (or hour) as time progresses. In their cloaked state, they can actually be moved by the sun's "current," which varies in "strength" depending on how close or far a demon is from solar noon. All demons in the same house modify the strength of their cloak in the same way, so that they all are propelled or pushed at the tail of their house by the head of the house behind as it sweeps across the globe (or something like that).

The reason why the strength, then, of weapons varies from planetary hour to planetary hour is because not all bands get along. If they did, bands wouldn't be akin to different countries; rather, they'd be more like states all belonging to the same country.
NOTE | That's only one of a dozen reasons for a lack of participation; but, because opposition increased in strength every time demons decreased, I'm concluding that there is (or maybe was, but definitely can be) animosity between adjacent houses.
The following Xcode Console output generated by NSLog shows the planetary-hour dictionary keys and real-world values for each, which were derived from the actual sunrise and sunset times acquired by

2018-10-13 09:11:06.652273-0400 PlanetaryHoursFramework[14349:720599] Planetary hours dictionary desc: {
    0 =     {
        Saturn = "planet_name";
        "2018-10-14 01:33:21 +0000" = "start_date";
        "\U2644" = "planet_symbol";
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
        "2018-10-14 03:28:38 +0000" = "end_date";
    1 =     {
        "2018-10-14 05:23:55 +0000" = "end_date";
        "\U2609" = "planet_symbol";
        Sun = "planet_name";
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
        "2018-10-14 03:28:38 +0000" = "start_date";
    10 =     {
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
        "\U2642\Ufe0e" = "planet_symbol";
        Mars = "planet_name";
        "2018-10-14 20:46:14 +0000" = "start_date";
        "2018-10-14 22:41:31 +0000" = "end_date";
    11 =     {
        "2018-10-15 00:36:49 +0000" = "end_date";
        Mercury = "planet_name";
        "\U263f" = "planet_symbol";
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
        "2018-10-14 22:41:31 +0000" = "start_date";
    2 =     {
        "2018-10-14 05:23:55 +0000" = "start_date";
        "2018-10-14 07:19:13 +0000" = "end_date";
        "\U263d" = "planet_symbol";
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
        Moon = "planet_name";
    3 =     {
        "2018-10-14 09:14:30 +0000" = "end_date";
        "2018-10-14 07:19:13 +0000" = "start_date";
        "\U2642\Ufe0e" = "planet_symbol";
        Mars = "planet_name";
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
    4 =     {
        "2018-10-14 09:14:30 +0000" = "start_date";
        "2018-10-14 11:09:47 +0000" = "end_date";
        "\U263f" = "planet_symbol";
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
        Mercury = "planet_name";
    5 =     {
        "2018-10-14 11:09:47 +0000" = "start_date";
        "\U2643" = "planet_symbol";
        Jupiter = "planet_name";
        "2018-10-14 13:05:05 +0000" = "end_date";
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
    6 =     {
        "\U2640\Ufe0e" = "planet_symbol";
        Venus = "planet_name";
        "2018-10-14 15:00:22 +0000" = "end_date";
        "2018-10-14 13:05:05 +0000" = "start_date";
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
    7 =     {
        Saturn = "planet_name";
        "2018-10-14 16:55:39 +0000" = "end_date";
        "2018-10-14 15:00:22 +0000" = "start_date";
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
        "\U2644" = "planet_symbol";
    8 =     {
        "\U2609" = "planet_symbol";
        "2018-10-14 16:55:39 +0000" = "start_date";
        Sun = "planet_name";
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
        "2018-10-14 18:50:57 +0000" = "end_date";
    9 =     {
        location = "<+37.33233141,-122.03121860> +/- 5.00m (speed 0.00 mps / course -1.00) @ 10/13/18, 9:11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time";
        Moon = "planet_name";
        "\U263d" = "planet_symbol";
        "2018-10-14 20:46:14 +0000" = "end_date";
        "2018-10-14 18:50:57 +0000" = "start_date";

The source code for JBPlanetaryHourCalculator is available on GitHub.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BIBLE | Why God gets me, and why you should, too

The following is my definitive answer to Why all the pics of demons? It is an explanation for my perplexity at a lack of support, participation and interest one would reasonably expect from having made the world's hidden dangers visible—even without ever having to lift your gaze from your cellphone.

Not everybody ignores my posts, and for that I am exceedingly grateful. There are notable exceptions, of course—one such person who makes a point to let me know when he likes something I post, even while others haven't (he doesn't mind standing out at all); In this short note of gratitude I wrote to him yesterday, I'm not only giving praise for his right choice in these wrong times, but am also giving glory to God for making good choices viable for those who make them: “Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I can't think of a better solution to a problem or a better packaging of it. Can you? I don't get my sanity and worth to the world questioned as much as I used to, at least not since I started posting by the hundreds the most stunning images ever wrought throughout all of the world's history. These images—if not in and of themselves the most well-founded argument I could ever hope to proffer—handily beat down any notion that my time and effort in making them was anything but worthwhile.

Even still, I argue my case in my own words so as to provide encouragement to anyone who might follow suit in their own way and under their own set of circumstances, and to anyone who may have seen the deplorable derision I endured and be afraid to let their light shine in their moment of darkness.

[God] hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
— ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭KJV‬‬
To say that God made man inquisitive and explorative by nature would be an understatement; rather, He made it a desire of their heart to solve every mystery that presents itself:

All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me. That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out? I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness...
— ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:23-25‬ ‭KJV‬‬

He has placed no discernible limits on their quest for knowledge and wisdom, having never made an occasion without a need for plenty of it.

The world God created for man was designed specifically for the purpose of provoking that desire; having filled it with wondrous and curious and seemingly incomprehensible works, while giving men the ability to comprehend them, He paved their way to satisfy their hunger.

The mysteries of God's world are intended to perfect mankind as a whole, in that the journey of discovery leads man from pauper to king, from poor in knowledge and wisdom to rich in same. This is a long-recognized fact, which has been the subject of praise for millennia:
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
 — ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭25:2‬ ‭KJV‬‬
In sum, there’s been no circumstance whatsoever where devising a way to visualize the plethora of invisible life around me should have be anything less than a thing my heart wanted most, even as my world and my life seemed to crumble around me; it was the correct and intended function of my design, and because I functioned as designed—even in my situation, and even in the face its fall outs—everything I did to that end was a hygienic and healthy expression of my nature—not to mention wise:
And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven...
— ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭KJV‬

My present success—as evidenced anew by every demon pic I post—when coupled with the magnanimous implications of the achievement itself, doubles as testimony to an extensive personal history dominated by consistent growth, focus and drive. Although I may not be much to look at, given all that I've endured and, to some extent, continue to endure, where virtue and character are concerned, many would say God agrees. He even said so, in a way, quite recently:

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips [Proverbs 27:2]
Each demon pic is like a rock, which, in their sum, are forming an ever-growing mountain of evidence that overshadows the most highly reasoned doubt that I was taking care of myself and others as sufficiently and efficiently as could be done by any man—and, that, while being subjected to an around-the-clock effort by invisible forces to create a contrary image (pardon the pun) and, to no lesser extent, my own people.

Success under these circumstances form the basis of an answer to anyone who would ask (having seen nothing but the bad), Where God was during all of this?
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
— Romans 8:28
The only blame or fault in my case that could have ever been during the times when I endured the doubt and veiled derision of those who purport to be friends or family would have been a failure
to use what God gave me 
to do what He designed me to do 
in the world in which He placed me, 
which He did for my edification—not my demise, the inevitability of which notwithstanding. (I miss the days, in a way, when nobody liked me but me; this rare form of confidence is highly underrated.)

You’ll have to trust God, if not me, that my success in my prodigious availing of God’s willing and abundant and expert tutelage led to more than just the knowledge made apparent by the work; but, if not Him, then your own reasoning, which should conclude that I’ve neither gone downhill nor am anywhere near the bottom of it, and that thinking so, portraying me so, arguing so, or acting so is as much of an injustice to me as any other I’ve suffered. It’s incorrect, and evil—and, it robs you of a pride in your own kind to which you are entitled. God granted you the right to have it whenever He lifts up the humble and the teachable, and you rise to the occasion.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

More intercepted demonic communiqué (or, Thing demons have said behind my back, Part Two)

The first installment of Intercepted demonic communiqué (or, Things demons have said behind my back)—which, originally, was meant to be the only installment—has been so popular with people and demons when I published it at the beginning of February that I haven't had to intercept a single communique to learn new words and phrases demons and people use in their communication (although, I have been doing that); rather, demons have been handing all kinds of new information to me directly, claiming that it's fun to watch people react to them. My (or should I say, their) explanations and stories tend to tell readers a lot more about topics I generally don't cover anywhere else on the blog, even though they sometimes still leave a lot unsaid.
NOTE | There are lots more words and phrases unique among demons and their people on the Factoids page. I call them, demon idiom.
To make this post a bit more interesting, I've included a few more things I've intercepted (versus handed to me directly) even where I do not yet have explanations for them. I'll call them mysteries for now, albeit mysteries I, myself, have no intention of solving (but the solutions to which I will not refuse should they come to me outside of my own effort).

By the way, if you've heard any of these somewhere else and failed to make that known, please read A Call to Arms | Your duty as a victim of demonic activity (or otherwise), You should share what you know, no matter what—even with people you wouldn't normally think to share with. The first in the list of demonic communiqué is the perfect illustration of my point:

"If we tried to tell you how they did anything they do, they'd accuse us of souring their candy—a big no-no for our people."

This was the response given me by demons that afflict me, and of whom I am aware and with whom I communicate as freely and even more easily than any given human, when I asked them for information about a specific horde of demons that also afflict me, but have employed various means to minimize my awareness and remembrance of my encounters with them (called incognating by demons, in general). It is a serious trespass among demons that exploit humans for one horde to give any human they exploit information about another horde that could lead to a complication or burdening or undoing of another horde's exploitive use of that human, particularly if that human has a demonstrated propensity for using information given them (whether it appears to be related or otherwise) to avail themselves or others of their exploitation. That can be inferred by the question itself, if for no other reason, if the question pertains to a horde that did not intend to be identified, and if the question is material or the answer consequential to the inquisitor's interaction with them.

The agreed-upon restriction imposed by demons among themselves that forbids acknowledging or otherwise making known the existence of any other horde that has not made itself known and that has not specifically consented to being acknowledged or discussed by other demons with a human (which is to be assumed as required on every occasion in which such a discussion occurs) is not covered by this term; while doing so could effectively sour a horde's candy, it could sour the candy for future hordes who rely on a human's complete and total ignorance of demon exploitation overall. Poisoning the well would be more apt.
NOTE | This is but one of several universally adopted and practiced fair-trade policies among all disparate species of demons. 
Great care must be taken to comply with this rule around humans who have established partnerships with a horde of demons through which they receive (or think they receive) protection from demonic exploitation as compensation or incentive. No horde of demon can rightfully claim total and complete protection of exploitation by every horde that exists; there's no horde large or powerful enough and no human-habitable space secure enough to fend off all possibilities. Moreover, demons cannot always detect the presence of other demons, and are may be subject to exploitation themselves (or at least limited in resources by their own self-protective efforts). If a human is unaware that they are being exploited or are, in fact, not presently being exploited, a horde is expected to claim that they provide protection, even though it is incidental, and that the protection is unbreakable. In this case, the candy can be soured not for other hordes, but by other hordes, by purposefully or incidentally advising the human of the falsity of such claims. Destroying the foundation or basis of a relationship between a horde and a human as paramount as the protection of one's life, which is carefully cultivated and constantly reinforced throughout the entire life of that relationship, undermines, hinders and complicates every subsequent effort made by the horde. This is so important, that this often obligates hordes that encounter a human to make a special effort to reinforce the lie, making either mention of it or behaving in any other manner in their interaction with a human than ways that reflect how they truly feel about humans in general.

This policy is an alternative and companion explanation for thefts of documents and/or recordings of demonic activity by humans that describe or reveal their involvement or activities with demons, such as described in Demon people steal secretly made recordings years ago, even when a threat to demons and the humans involved is unlikely. Any information at all that effectively demonstrates that exploitation occurs may make aware those who have yet to discover or believe it. It also provides a secondary and perhaps more plausible explanation for the violent reaction I noted whenever playing back audio recordings of demons' conversations with me, which, when noted, was ascribed to shame [see Shame, exposure angers demons most]. In sum, both theft and violence under these circumstances is probably primarily motivated by compliance with this common rule of confidentially, and not the particulars of the recorded data.
NOTE | I base my assessment of the lack of the relevance of any given recording that could be made of the problem based on a sufficiently thorough examination of it and a conclusion shared by everyone who has even had a glimpse of it. It is so obvious, that most people arrive at the same conclusion by mere instinct; it's not debatable. Neither demon nor human in-the-know would disagree with my conclusion that there isn't really any activity that one could record that would solve it. In other words, people who know about the problem have no means to address it or even reason with it; if you weren't placed in a position above it, then you're at least subject to it (and likely are). You're many thousands of years too late, as the threat from notifying the herd so that it can collectively protect itself was buffeted against long-ago by a magnanimous and gargantuan effort by the demonic kingdom at large from being unseated by a cellphone recording or a leaked document. The land (or, Earth) has been plowed and furrowed, and weeding and fertilizing of the fields is as big and important of a job as the planting and the harvesting, so nothing you can post or submit is going to destroy the crop. The Devil created the world we know to be a fertile land for his kingdom's economy, which relies solely on its forced exploitation of humans for its dealings in our realm. If your recording leads anyone to believe otherwise, you've made a fool out of two people, and you have strengthened the protective measures actively working against you.
"There's something special in the air."
This is the standard announcement by the demons constantly in my immediate vicinity that they issue to every demon and human who exploits the phenomenon that occurs whenever I do what I do that somehow, among other things, causes portals to open between here, there and, well, almost everywhere (at least to wherever I'm tuned to the emotions—negative—that resonates with portals demons who do the tuning want to open—also negative). It's borrowed from the well-known and long-running American Airlines ad campaign, and makes a jest out of it by pointing out one of the most obvious and visible signs of the onset of what I call a period of high demonic activity (which others might also call a demon-induced bender); specifically, the air, which fills with snowflake-sized travelers from other places and spaces. Here's what that looked like in my apartment a couple of nights ago:

Believe it or not, there's no snow machine hidden somewhere off-camera; you can see that by the pattern of flight at various points in the video. Like a school of fish, the swarm turns together, while each member maintains his relative distance and speed from those next to him. So, there's no wind machine involved, either.
NOTE | This video confirms what I've said countless times in past years: I have encountered many, many different varieties of sentient life, and, most of my time as the Door (or Engine, as demons call me), i.e., the cause and center of the opening of portals, I got to know as many as I could, as well as I could. While much was learned by observation, much was also learned by conversing. The most frequent topic of conversation was the problem this blog describes; the one thing that can be said that's true no matter where you go and who you are is this: good and evil are the same as we know them, as are the benefits and consequences we know to be associated with them. With only a complete and comprehensive knowledge and perfect practice of the differences between the two, you can make it anywhere. Literally.
"He rolls his tongue like a mountain of money."
This is how I was announced by a demon to other demons as a prodigious and exceptionally persuasive speaker, one whose jokes cause uncontrollable laughter in even his enemies, and whose infallible logic causes uncontrollable agreement among same.
“He’s got a rickety skeleton in his pocket."
Demons deform a human's bones by exposing them to the natural radiation emanated by their cloaked molecular state, using various means to direct the radiation into concentrated beams or fields and accelerate the deformation process. The skin is also affected; not only does it stretch, but it loses its elasticity. A person who is subjected to this form of torture and treatment is said by demons to look like a pocket (made of skin) that is full of their own bones; this is how they say it when they point it out.
“He has sensations that describe his belongings to other worlds."
This was said of me several times by passive or uninvolved demons observing the melée between me and my demon enemies. This is an incredibly complex war, which takes place not only in this world, but—apparently—others like it. On occasion, I get a glimpse into my lives in those other worlds that can simultaneously be witnessed by demons. A Voices Demon told me that's what they were talking about once, saying that they had no better word for my recollections than sensations (since dreams or memories didn't quite fit). I'd call them flashbacks.

This is a work-in-progress; more to come...