Mike Ash has been programming for Apple platforms for over two decades and for Mac OS X since the Public Beta. He is the author of the bi-weekly Friday Q&A blog series on deep technical topics related to Mac and iOS programming, as well as the compilation book The Complete Friday Q&A: Volume I. In between abusing the Objective-C runtime, he flies his glider over the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. When not flying, he holds down a day job at Plausible Labs. Mike's blog can be found at http://mikeash.com/pyblog/.