Welcome to This Amazing Website

This domain has been a family heirloom since 1996 when it was first acquired by the current ‘steward.’ I use the word ‘steward’ because there is only one www.brockmann.com in the universe and although I may own it for now and have owned it for the past 20 years, I have no illusion that I will own it forever. So, like the planet we live on, I am merely a steward of this global resource which may have a life longer than mine.

OK. I get that.

So, snoop around and search through the content here. There are nearly 2,000 posts and dozens of attachments on all manner of topics. Many of which was written in the 2006-2009 timeframe when Brockmann & Company was at its height as an industry analyst focused on IP video, unified communications and the enterprise communications market. Since the Great Recession, we’ve been exploring Apple technologies including Objective C and Swift.

Apples & Apples

  • NSURLSession dataTaskWithRequest:completionHander: Pain Resolved

    I think I’ve just come across the iOS equivalent of a cure for chronic pain. If you’ve ever had chronic pain, an aching back, a stiff knee joint and worried about what that means, and bugged doctor after doctor, tried therapy after therapy to no avail until the cure pops you in the head, then […]

  • Apple Pencil

    Well, it sure took me a while to identify the use case for the $99 Apple Pen. Although I am sure there are folks who use the Pencil every day, I have been skeptical of the value the device could bring to my work style, until this month.

  • Shell Script to Test Last Git Commit

    In developing a solid Continuous Integration system, I’ve had to learn many important and useful bash script tricks. Here’s one to test the name of the last committer.