@brentsimmons you're absolutely right! I was so perplexed when Apple released Swift, a heavy and complex language with a rich and sophisticated type system, and then marketed it as a great way to build apps. The vast majority of apps would be better off with a scripting language!
Don't get me wrong, though, Swift is a great language, especially for performance. But, I would have preferred Smalltalk (Objective-C without the C!) for apps.
So. Much. Going. On. 🤯
Excited to be presenting at tonight’s LA South Bay @awscloud User Group! We will be doing an intro to Lambda. Come join us and say hello.
Really cool, Marty! I am not personally interested in leaving Netflix, but I’m definitely interested in liberating my data. Your scripts would prove useful!
This is the biggest challenge in solving the surveillance capitalism problem: people value their money more than they value their privacy. I believe that a "for pay" alternative could work, but it will need an Amazon Prime-like approach, bundling social.
Agree. I'm not sure what the solution is. Educating the masses on privacy isn't an easy task. I still think bundling an alternative into a service that people *are* willing to pay for is a solution, but there aren't many companies that could do it.
Oh, fun, my new depression meds aren't covered by my insurance. I would owe $450/month to stay on the medicine. Sigh. #BrokenSystem
The Oculus Go is very tempting. Then, I remember that literal garbage fire Facebook owns Oculus. Sigh.
One day trip to Seattle today, starting with a 6 AM outbound and a 7 PM return flight. Watched the new Westworld last night before bed, which turned out to be a truly bananas episode. Didn't make for peaceful sleep. Today should be fun.
Between #efail and the Electron XSS vulnerability that impacted Signal Desktop, maybe it’s time (past time?) to reconsider embedding web browsers into literally everything.
Yes! I hope they can keep it up. “Lost” was one of my all-time favorite shows until it became clear there wasn’t a solid plan. Westworld has been killing it so far.
My physician applied for authorization for my new medicine with Blue Shield, and they came through with an approval. I wasn't expecting that! What a huge relief! Hoping I can settle into this new medication, and maintain and improve my mental health.
Y’all, I still haven’t seen Infinity War. Adulting is hard.
If you haven’t clicked through on my keto burger post, you really should. These burgers were super tasty! https://cleverdevil.io/2018/keto-burgers-for-dinner
Just posted a new episode of clevercast that I recorded last night. – http://cleverca.st/2018/05/16/episode-more-than.html
Our President is now referring to immigrants as animals. Disgusting.
Testing post from Icro via Micropub.
Cheated on my diet tonight with a dumpling feast at Din Tai Fung. Nom nom! 🥟🥡
A couple of days ago, I lucked into an amazing deal on a 22" 4K LG UltraFine panel for $200. I have one at work, and now I have a matching one at home! Not a perfect monitor, but I do like it very much.
LAX ✈️ BOS
Exciting things afoot!
Last week’s episode of Westworld, The Riddle of the Sphinx, was one of my favorite of the series. Beautifully directed, written, and acted. Last night’s episode, Akane No Mai, on the other hand left me disappointed.
Westworld is at its best when it explores our perception of humanity and dives deep into mystery. Hopefully, the second half of the season is more like The Riddle of the Sphinx!
Come say hello if you're in Toronto!
Six hour flight. BOS ✈️ LAX. Thank God for @Delta One! Looking forward to a relaxing flight home.
I don't think they're popular anymore, but userscripts are a fantastic way to make the modern web more enjoyable.
@zzzeek have you checked out EdgeDB? I'd be curious to hear your thoughts, and any musings on how SQLAlchemy may (or may not) interact with it.
Excited to have reserved our season ticket package for another great summer of fun at the Hollywood Bowl! #SoCalLife
Solo was really fun! Emilia Clarke was fantastic, as were Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover. I expected to hate Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, but he really did a great job in a nearly impossible role. Thumbs up! 👍🏻
Westworld is back to form with last night’s episode, which redeemed the storyline from episode five neatly, and then managed to throw a massive wrench into the works at the end. Now, I’m questioning everything! Great show.
Another early morning flight to start my week. Off to Palo Alto for a quick trip. ✈️
One of the primary reasons to have a partner performing continuous optimization. Spoiler alert: that’s something we do at @Reliam.