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

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.

I’ve been banging my head against a problem I was seeing in a new macOS app I’ve been using to learn SwiftUI.  Moved the same code into a Swift Playground and it works immediately as expected.  Hopefully WWDC brings a more reliable SwiftUI implementation on the Mac.

Bug submitted: FB7716258

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…

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.

Gaucho Life Screenshot

The project is available on GitHub: 
https://github.com/mikepj/GauchoLife

You can download the screensaver itself here:
https://download.gauchosoft.com/gaucholife/GauchoLife-1.0.0.zip