MacMacDev peeps - I shall be in Edinburgh on Mon 12th and Tue 13th November. I know it’s not the normal schedule, but if anyone fancies getting together for food/beer, gimme a shout.
You know that thing where you were going to do a thing and then another couple of things needed doing first and you did the things and now you can’t remember the thing?
Mojave! iOS 12! Trying all the new shiny today. Upgrading everything at once - what could possibly go wrong?
Then I looked up and realised that one half of the conversation was Gus Poyet. It makes more sense now :)
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 @email@example.com
(also Elegant Chaos is there as @firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
Progress update from Chaos Towers.
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.
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.