Thursday... writing code using a #windows laptop again for the first time in a long time... whilst working my way through the Sparks back catalog - currently on "Kimono My House" https://open.spotify.com/album/7KOmuu3cbJQEQYGt3XmLmY?si=NvlQkkwPSreeFIjNEh0eQg&dl_branch=1
Feeling like a real developer today... #stackoverflow had the solution... and it worked! Code deployed successfully and I'm a happy bunny :)🐰
Presented at my first remote meetup last week...
I think I miss interacting with folks IRL - but a Zoom meetup feels like a reasonable substitute. And everyone needs more time on #Zoom
Twenty Years of Mac OS X
Mac OS X 10.0 was released March 24, 2001. Twenty years ago today.
The PowerBook, iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch are obviously big steps along the way from Apple as a 'beleagured,' minor computer maker with an uncertain future to the $2 trillion tera-corp they are today. It is easy to focus on the hardware. But Mac OS X was at least as important.
Back then, it was essential that Apple mo
Oh - and it's not like I've got an ARM Mac to test it on yet... but the app still runs on Intel :)
Well that's mildly exciting... Just built my first Universal Binary on #AzureDevOps - and it might even still work...
(Why Microsoft make setting up Cloud Agent choices so hard is beyond me though...)
Just booked my virtual seat for #zoomtopia - the most 2020 conference possible...
I'm always impressed when the automation I built to deploy my blog posts to prod *actually* deploys my blog posts to prod... despite the fact that's the whole point of the automation being there! (and yes, I logged in to WATCH it build because I still can't believe it'll work) (new post about scooter fail here: https://blog.quirke.org/helix/carb/fail/2020/09/24/post.html )
#TIL a Gameboy Advance will run original Gameboy software... I’d never thought to try cos the cartridge size was so different... but Wikipedia said so, so I thought I’d try it. Why I have an old Advance and a Gameboy cart to hand is a bigger question about my life choices...
(If you've not used it, the Pico-8 is an emulator for a console that never existed. It has a 128x128 resolution, 16 colours, and a strictly limited number of operations per frame to simulate a ~SNES-era CPU.)
Picking version names for your software doesn't need to stifle your creativity... https://github.com/sheagcraig/yo/releases
(The Hair of Whitesnake?)
Bonkers (in the best possible way):
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