Our leadership team at work has been having very frank, careful discussions about the coronavirus. It’s good to be a part of a team that values our people, and embraces a distributed workforce. Empowering the team to make wise decisions
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. 🤓
Interesting! I thought it made my screen look absolutely terrible so I tore it off seconds after installation. Seemed like the color and clarity hit wasn’t worth it to me. I’m looking forward to a 1 month follow-up!
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.
@ReaderJohn I was mostly saying that in jest. I still love macOS in many ways. Its the ecosystem around it that has degraded into a sea of “good enough” web apps and Electron trash. I wouldn’t switch to Linux or ChromeOS.
@cleverdevil One of the reasons I left the Linux desktop and moved to macOS, almost zero new native app development for Linux. You might get an Electron wrapper but that's it. I've been way happier with the selection of good native macOS apps.
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.
Yep. One of the reasons I won't buy the game. Switch has been pretty disappointing for me. Many of the games are a ton of fun but I'm super unhappy with not having a way to make sure my saved data persists past some sort of hardware issue with the console.
Every other game we own works great with the NSO cloud save feature, just Pokemon Sword doesn’t. Its a shame Nintendo is so bad at online services. Most everything else about the Switch is great for our family :)
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.