If I could only have one of those two? I'd take sideloading. I am all for Apple policing its own store, but leave room for devs and users to explore. You already have notorization as a mechanism to block baddies.
There are rumors of Apple loosening its grip on iOS in 2020. I'd love to see the ability to change default apps (mail, calendar, etc) and an official way to sideload apps. I think the former is likely, the latter isn't.
About to head back to LA from Palo Alto after a very successful, though very short, business trip. I had the pleasure of presenting in the beautiful @awscloud Palo Alto office on the topic of microservices. Thanks for the opportunity!
On the other hand, I got a new car, and am quite excited about it. Another Alfa Romeo Giulia, this time in metallic black with all black exterior accents and rims. Inside is red leather. It’s a proper mid-life crisis car. 🤣
After many weeks of waiting on shipping, I finally got my Paperlike screen cover for my iPad Pro, and I have to say, its pretty spectacular. A little fiddly to install, but they provide a helpful video. Feels and looks awesome. 🤓
Reasonable people will disagree with me about that Google ad, and that’s OK. It was super well done. I just disagree with the fundamental message and find it exploitative and gross. It’s cool if you don’t. I still love you :)
Interestingly enough, The Year of Linux on the Desktop is 2020, because there is no such thing as a desktop app anymore. All you need is a web browser and 32 GB of RAM to be able to run all of your trash web apps. OS doesn't matter.
Desktop computing is in a sad place. Nearly every app is now a terrible web app wrapped in Electron. I have 16 GB of RAM in my MacBook Pro and am constantly swapping. I pine for the days of high quality, native desktop apps.
Watching the “Maclunky” version of A New Hope on @disneyplus with the family. I forgot just how awful the changes from the special editions are. Woof! On the bright side, the movie looks great in 1080p.
Last week I got knocked out with an infection which I’ve managed with antibiotics. This week, I am in Chicago on business and got food poisoning last night and am stuck in my bed attempting to keep fluids down. Rough couple of weeks 😷
If you’re a person or business who claims to care about privacy and data ownership, please stop using Facebook, Instagram, and other FB properties to drive “engagement” or build “communities.” You’re failing your customers / followers.
Finally finished watching Mr. Robot last night. Without spoiling anything, I’ll just say that it was so wonderfully executed, and was a beautiful closure to a great story. The most impressive part was how respectful it was of humanity and the struggles of mental health. Blown away.
I have a small number of YouTube channels and creators that I enjoy following, but I really dislike the experience of using YouTube on the web and on iOS. So, I whipped up a script that automatically downloads YouTube content and adds it to my Plex server. So much better!