Sam Deane

I only recognised one phrase from the stream of fast Italian next to me. “M K Dons”. The mind boggles.

London developer folks (and other friends), I’ll be around town on and off for the next couple of weeks; gimme a shout if you fancy a coffee/beer/lunch/chat etc…

I have an interesting mental block over the name “micro.blog”. For some reason I struggle to remember it, and sometimes find myself having to look for the app icon as I can’t recall the name.

Senility setting in?

Oh Apple. Why the obsession with large phones? My iPhone 6 is actually a bit too big, but I’m just about reconciled to it. I don’t want something larger, but I would like a new phone with an A12 in it :(

As if we didn’t have enough social media networks, Mastodon seems to be gaining a little bit of traction. I’m on there as @samdeane@mastodon.org.uk

(also Elegant Chaos is there as @elegantchaos@layer8.space)

Document Restoration And Xcode UI Testing

Deja vu:

  1. Considered Carthage for project
  2. fixed build of own library for Carthage
  3. faffed around trying to integrate the way I work (debug & release make different libs) with the way Carthage works
  4. accepted the inevitable and went back to doing it manually, like an animal

Diving back into building Mac desktop UIs, after a long time away. Not quite sure if nothing much has changed, or if I’m doing it wrong :).

Do people still use bindings, or is that just me?

Pondering doc / syncing for a new Mac & iOS app.

Database-ish, with a few thousand records. Will bootstrap with a single sync tech (eg iCloud), but would like to support more.

Swiftyness good. Not being tied to Apple tech a bonus.

So many options… any suggestions?

Build Swift (4.2) for Debian 9 Stretch

elegantchaos.com/2018/07/2…

Daylight robbery.

Progress update from Chaos Towers.

Situation Normal: All Inter-Linked.

I tend to use OmniGraffle for technical diagrams (mostly due to it’s awesome handling of connections/arrows between things).

One thing that always bugs me though: making new documents. I don’t want a resource browser. I don’t need a template. Just make me a blank doc, dammit!

As offices go, this one definitely takes some beating - on the rare occasions when the sun shines, at least.

Things you don’t say very often: “I didn’t bring enough sun lotion for Inverness”.

Heading off to Inverness later today for XpoNorth. Any other games/software types who fancy meeting up there, give me a shout…

AR is significant, but it’s quite hard to get too excited about it when it’s clearly running on the wrong hardware platform.

It absolutely makes sense to prepare the way for the real platform - but it’s not massively compelling in the meantime…

I’m all for a year of just raising software quality across the board, but it would be fair to say that my WWDC-announcement whelm levels have fallen quite far below the recommended minimums.

Have fun, WWDC peeps.

I would have love to join you, but I have a self-imposed boycott on the US whilst the current administration is in power. Which is ridiculous I know, but what can ya do?

Congratulations to GitLab. I predict an uptick in subscriptions…

:o

Experimental home-made Punjabi-style samosas FTW.

Ars Technica says “pro Mac users in certain lines of work are pretty cranky about the current state of affairs”.

No shit!

“it’s possible that Apple will take this event as an opportunity to remind us, once again, that the Mac Pro is still coming”

So sad that it’s come to this.

Testing Swift With Travis CI.

That thing where you listen to a download of something you used to own on vinyl, and your brain is still waiting for the bit where it jumps…

Anyone know the magic incantation to debug swift unit tests via lldb?

I saw a reference suggesting that lldb /path/to/the/bundle.xctest should work (despite the bundle not being an executable).

It doesn’t for me though. Am I holding it wrong?