Yesterday I had my left ankle — the ankle on the repaired leg — checked for stress fractures. Thank goodness it was negative. Could be blood clots, could be tendinitis. Not sure yet.
Overall it was still the right thing for me to do. Hiccups are part of recovery.
I went back to work this week. It was really nice to get back in the swing of things. It was tiring but fulfilling. I’m looking forward to a return to normal.
At first I thought this was a custom browser. As I read on and thought about it I realized it’s most likely the Apple supplied browser component supplied by their platform; WKWebView.
I use this very component in Stream to view feed content. It’s a critical part of many iOS and Mac apps.
Back when I started writing software for a living it was all about C. It was ubiquitous. If you wrote apps you did it in C.
BBC: ”Twitter says it calculates the number of fake accounts through mainly human review. It says it picks out thousands of accounts at random each quarter and looks for bot activity.”
I think the man is going to be forced to purchase the company. His shenanigans end here.
Will Musk be able to get Twitter to turn the corner once the purchase is complete? Who knows. 🍿
Still waiting for you, Mr. Musk.
In 2006 and Apple Developer membership (small company/individual) cost $500 per year. pic.twitter.com/IGzUWIfM87— Dad (@GeekAndDad) August 19, 2022
Wild how much a developer membership used to cost.
I’m happy it’s $99 today. At $500 there’s really no way I could justify keeping mine year-over-year.
Associated Press: ”SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices.”
Upgrade all your devices, today.
Molly Knight: ”After ten days of feeling the horrible flu like symptoms everyone else with Covid gets, things started to improve, then got rapidly worse. I couldn’t stand up without vomiting. The world was spinning off its axis. I couldn’t look at computer screens, my phone, or a television without feeling like I was going to pass out. Sometimes my vision would go black for no reason at all. Walking unassisted was not possible. Being alone was not possible.”
It is wild to see how COVID treats folks so differently. This is an absolute horror story.
I have a friend who suffered from long COVID and had to learn how to walk again. Two plus years later she woke up and things had gone back to normal. She’s one of the lucky ones.
Bottom line: COVID is still with us and it’s no joke. Do what you can to avoid catching it. Be cautious.
My cousin had to return to in-person work, got COVID from her boss, and passed away today. She leaves behind 13-year old twin girls, a husband, a mother who will now have to bury her last surviving child, and family who will forever miss her smile. The pandemic is not over.— Elise V Mike, MD, PhD (@EliseVMike) August 16, 2022
Tragic. I have no words to describe how tragic this is. A family destroyed overnight. 😔
Robert Reich: ”After January, Liz Cheney will no longer be in Congress. But her role in American politics is not over. She is now the de facto leader of the Trump opposition — in the Republican Party and also, in a larger sense, in American politics.”
I don’t agree with 99% of what Liz Cheney believes, but I 100% agree with her regarding Trump. He has us on the precipice of a second Civil War and is destroying democracy a bit here, a bit there. If he’s not stopped and we cannot stamp out Trumpism we’re in big trouble.
Apple can’t revert to Sys Prefs because it would be an admission that this slide is wrong. So they’ll ship the abomination which will also show that the slide is wrong. pic.twitter.com/k5KtCEOkaB— Paul Haddad (@tapbot_paul) August 16, 2022
Is negativity the right word if the framework is actually lacking pretty majorly on at least one platform and the people criticizing it genuinely want it to be better? https://t.co/vtOha9yOTT— Collin Donnell (@collindonnell) August 16, 2022
John Gruber: ”But the basic fit and finish of Ventura’s new System Settings is just bad. It feels like there’s something deeply wrong with Swift UI that, even while in-progress, so many little layout details are apparently hard to get right.”
Most of the complaints I see and hear regarding SwiftUI have to do with its support of the Mac. It doesn’t seem to be as stable on the Mac as it does on watchOS and iOS.
Here’s the thing. The Mac market, while healthy, is much smaller than the iOS market — iPhone and iPad — so I can see them prioritizing iOS over macOS support.
Dog fooding SwiftUI on the Mac should cause Apple to improve SwiftUI support for the Mac but when will it?
I also wonder about the person or persons responsible for development of the System Settings application. I don’t doubt their intelligence or programming skill but SwiftUI is a paradigm shift that could trip up the most seasoned developer.
I’d also love to see Apple put its money where its mouth is and create a new productivity app or rewrite one of the existing ones to use SwiftUI. I’d pick Keynote as the guinea pig.
That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed your coffee. ☕️