• Today Apple released a brand new iMac that sells for $1299 and includes a 1TB (5400-rpm) hard drive (not a Fusion Drive).


  • 📚✏️ The Common Good (Book)

    I’ve been a long time fan of Robert Reich and particularly enjoyed his documentary Inequality for All from 2013. This year he has a new book, The Common Good – and I liked it a lot.

  • Philly CocoaHeads is starting a new book for our weekly book club meetings.

    Advanced Swift

    A deep dive into Swift’s features, from low-level programming to high-level abstractions.


  • Life is like a hurricane…

  • When the code is so bad that Xcode starts playing Danny Elfman’s Breakfast Machine as you step through the breakpoints.

  • 😁 What moron schedules a dentist cleaning visit the day after doing his taxes? (Oh, it was me.)

    What a week! (Ouch, my gums!)

  • Prepared my (self employment) taxes today with the help of my accountant. Good news, I made more money this year than last year. Bad news, I made more money this year than last year. 😀

    I have the money saved, though writing that kind of check never gets easy.

  • If WWDC had cosplay I’d dress up as the Xcode console and throw garbage all over the place.

  • Got my numbers totaled for the tax man. No surprise, health insurance costs the number one expense, by over 2x the next category — and that’s with no real issues or procedures. 💸

  • I have writers block. You all can put the two together right?

    “White House Communications Director / Hogwarts Defense Against the Dark Arts” joke.

  • ✏️ New Project: Group Leadership Club

    Today I’d like to share a new project I’ve been working on called Group Leadership Club, Helping People Build Successful Technical Meetups.

  • Bothers me that Tim bends the knee like he does. I don’t see Steve sitting at that table.

  • Back in my day we got WWDC videos on data DVDs, months after the event, and we had to pay $800 for them. You kids don’t know how good you have it.

  • I want to see a graph showing the differences between a person’s current age and the age they were in their current social media avatar. We old folk sure do like to live in the past. 😀

  • 🔗 Code for Philly

    We use tech and data as a mode of civic engagement. We’re making Philadelphia into the city we know it can be by bringing together a community of people dedicated to using their talents to improve their home, and themselves.

  • Code for Philly meetup at Linode.

  • Who would have thought we’d have such positive nostalgia for a online game store theme song?


  • ⚾️ I’ve been trying to stream Phillies at work for years. MLB on iPad blacks out local teams. Finally with Hulu Live TV I got it.

  • 🕹Felt a little down on the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield announcement this morning. I want a bigger evolution to the series (to match such a large jump in hardware) and this feels/looks like Sun and Moon all over again. 🤷‍♂️

    Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

  • Made a new account on my Mac to setup 2FA for my developer account before tomorrow’s short notice deadline. Got it all working. 🤞

    I rolled my eyes at the recommendation to do it on the phone with some iCloud signout / singin dance. Sounds like Russian Roulette for your data.

  • Tomorrow is Pokemon Day. Can I take off for religious holiday?

  • It just hit me I need to get my tax numbers together, quick.

  • This Friday is First Friday, which means free coworking at IndyHall. The place is usually jumping these days so its a great opportunity to meet people in the community. www.meetup.com/IndyHall/…

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