• ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽต Everyone loves to talk about the pre-rendered graphics of Donkey Kong Country, but let’s not forget how awesome that soundtrack is too.


  • ๐Ÿ˜ฐ I’m a big fan of @GitHub and many recent Microsoft developer-focused projects but there is also a voice in my head reminding me of the 90s and the MS manta of “Embrace, extend, and extinguishโ€. I think I’m going to continue to lean on @CircleCI instead of GitHub Actions.

  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป If you get paid or promoted based on GitHub PR activity be sure to setup Dependabot!

    You can use GitHub Dependabot to keep the packages you use updated to the latest versions.


  • ๐Ÿ“ข Help Me with an Introduction to Your Meetup Organizer

    I’m trying to schedule some more customer research (not selling anything) phone calls (30m) with other meetup organizers.


  • ๐Ÿ”‹ The battery on my Late 2016 MacBook Pro was replaced during one of its many repair trips but it looks like 27 months into the second battery’s life it’s at 72% capacity. I’d hate to see what an original battery from the Late 2016 MacBook Pro line looks like.

  • ๐Ÿ“… New Mac-focused developer conference is being planned and asking for talk submission.

    Back to the Mac: An online conference for Mac developers.


  • ๐Ÿ’ธ Related: A ton of people are in for a world of hurt when they realize these unemployment benefits are considered taxable income and they will owe money at the end of the year.

    This does vary by state and tax type so ask your accountant for more info.

  • ๐Ÿ’ธ Spent some time to this weekend running the numbers so I can update my estimated tax payments to be more inline with current realties. (Why yes, I am looking for work.)


  • ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽต โ€œHe who drinks from the deep water; May he know the depths of the well.โ€

  • ๐Ÿ”— Kotlin/Native Memory Management Roadmap โ€“ Kotlin Blog - JetBrains

    That article doesnโ€™t really detail the future but does explain the current problems.

  • ๐Ÿคน A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simpleย system.

    John Gall

  • ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ˜ญ That sad feeling when the small Twitch streamer you like is shilling for a manipulative mobile game.

  • โšพ๏ธ I don’t say this with an air of schadenfreude but when I hear about all these people in baseball getting COVID I can’t help but remember the wise words of George Carlin:


  • ๐Ÿ˜ฐ Slowly catching up with the Swift language changes, both from 2019 and 2020. I’m a little worried overall language complexity is starting to get out hand. I don’t teach week long Introduction to Swift classes anymore but I wonder how that’s going for new people.

  • ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽต If IKEA doesn’t play the Sims โ€œMall Ratโ€ theme in their stores then they are missing out.


  • ๐Ÿ“š Android Book Club met again last night and we discussed some of the more chewy parts of Ch6 talking about Generics in Kotlin before getting started with OOP in Ch7 which will continue next week. Thanks to Kevin for driving!


  • ๐ŸŽฎ Today I was reminded that Metroid Prime 4 was announced at E3 2017 and is no where close to release.

  • ๐Ÿ“Š Early Failures with Online Ads for Guildflow

    The plan was to target DuckDuckGo users since a main aspect of Guildflow is better privacy tools for meetups. It did not go well. Here was my journey and some things I think I have learned through the experience.

  • โ˜€๏ธI had a busy morning and missed my Monday greeting, so here we goโ€ฆ

    โ€œThe greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you said.โ€

  • ๐Ÿ† Achievement Unlocked! Perform a transaction in a bank wearing a mask.

  • ๐Ÿคฌ Says a network who makes poll numbers half of their daily content. They learned nothing from 2016.

    Its getting harder and harder to see MSNBC as an ally.

  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป On non-nil properties in SwiftUI Views:

    @EnvironmentObject behavior is a runaround, a legal loophole, to the overall spirit of type safety and expression for the benefit of compiler time error checking in Swift.


  • ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘Ž While I’m normally a big fan of Tom Hanks I got to say I was pretty disappointed with Greyhound. Even if I was ok with the lack of story narrative (I’m not btw) I don’t even think it was โ€œgoodโ€ navel battle porn or a particularly interesting history lesson.

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