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.