It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a year since we visited Papua New Guinea. I’ve been thinking about creating this short film ever since. A couple of months ago, after deciding I had procrastinated long enough, I got started on the project. Here’s the final result: my story of our visit to Normanby Island…a day I’ll never forget.

Direct link: https://youtu.be/2RKk7viZpjs

Impressed with the responsiveness to Apple radars lately.

I reported two bugs with SwiftUI on Big Sur in the last few months, and both issues have already been fixed.

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Blows my mind that you can buy a 16TB disk for just over $300 these days.  The internal mechanism is a 7200 RPM enterprise class Exos X16 to boot.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1558328-REG/seagate_steb16000400_16tb_expansion_desktop_usb.html

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Finished importing 584GB of video for a project.  Had three cameras going, plus separate audio from an external mic attached to my iPhone.

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Can’t say I’ve ever seen two NSAutoresizingMaskLayoutConstraints colliding with each other. This should be an interesting bug to work through.

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I went out a couple of nights to view the Neowise comet. Here’s one of the better shots I came home with.

Neowise medium

Used a 5D Mark IV and a 70-200 f2.8L II.  5 second exposure at f2.8, 70mm, ISO 10000.

After adding a second Mac mini to my homelab, I wanted an enclosure that would keep them secure. The last thing I need is for one of them to fall off a shelf.

I decided to go for the MacRack mini from ‪Sonnet‬. Here’s a video unboxing and review:

YouTube link

Just finished renaming 1.5 million weather observation data files from epoch to YYYYmmddHHMMSS date format.

Took a couple of days intermittently and some bash and Perl code to get the job done.

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The DTK arrived this morning… So this is what it’d be like if an iPad Pro ran macOS.

First step: getting XRG going.

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Also joined the micro.blog meetup this afternoon. Wish it could have been a proper lunch with great discussion, but it was still nice to see everyone even though we have a virtual WWDC.