Now that WWDC is over (kudos to everyone at Apple!), we can now return to our regularly scheduled political posts.
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.
Watched 13 #WWDC20 videos today and I feel completely spent. So much great content though!
Wow… My DTK application was accepted and some sweet Apple Silicon is on it’s way.
Guess I’ll plan to check out Big Sur tomorrow…
This bird keeps knocking on my office window. He’s been doing this for days now, and several hours at a time. Doesn’t get spooked by me being right inside. Wish I knew what he was thinking…
It’s been awhile, but nailed another perfect month. Maybe I’ll try it again for the month of May.
Years ago, I had a SPARC workstation running SunOS that used John Conway’s Game of Life as the screensaver. I loved watching it, and it’s one of the biggest things I’ve missed about using that workstation and OS. In 2018, I decided to write a screensaver for macOS that simulated the Game of Life. I’ve used it for the past couple of years on my own Macs, but never released it publicly. When I learned that Dr. Conway passed away earlier this week, on April 11, 2020, I decided to release this screensaver to the general public as a tribute.
The project is available on GitHub:
You can download the screensaver itself here:
Screw you, Apple Watch. I just got back from a 45 minute outside walk, which you counted as only 5 exercise minutes even though I started a “workout”.
I pushed XRG 2.8 out the door this evening. This update fixes the stock graph and fixes the battery display on some MacBook Pros when fully charged. I also added a reset graph option to each graph’s contextual menu.
We found this at the bottom of our grocery shopping list. Apparently our youngest thought we were running dangerously low on cereal.
Tonight I had the privilege of photographing Gina McCarthy, a former head of the EPA. Her talk on communicating climate change was excellent.
Neil Peart was one of the finest drummers I’ve ever heard. If you haven’t heard his solo of O Baterista, you’re missing out. Such an amazing talent lost…
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, both inside and out.
Apparently four and a half hours of yard work burns a lot of calories. Feeling pretty sore already, but on the plus side I think the leaves are finally taken care of for the season.
Winter came a little bit early this year.
Spent the last two days at The Ohio Linux Fest. The last time I attended had maybe 150 attendees back in 2005. Now they have over 700 people registered and several conference tracks. Great to see the growth.
*Rubs hands together* Wooo!! I’ve been configuring servers for months, and finally picked the perfect setup.
Ordered this Dell R6515 with a 16 core/32 thread AMD EPYC 2 CPU, 128GB of RAM, and 6TB of raw SSD storage. Can’t wait to see what it can do.
The dumbest change in iOS 13 is this button in Mail. Why the hell does it let the user do anything but Reply?
Trying to decide whether to install iOS 13 today, or just wait until 13.1 comes out next Tuesday. There must be some pretty big issues in 13 if Apple is pushing up the 13.1 release by a week.