First of all, Happy Mother's Day, now let's talk about the latest App Store review for Talk Dim Sum. It's a nice review, and it brings up some interesting points, such as how an app that might underwhelm initially can still worm its way into a user's good graces after
There's some drilling going on in my building right now as they renovate new units for sale, which is good for my condo value, but not great for programming, so here's some random bits of news, while I resist the impulse to repeatedly type "Driller is a Killer" Jack Nicholson-style.
It's 1:30 in the morning on tax deadline day and I've finished my taxes. The good news (if there's no bad news) is that I'm getting $49 back, because I'm due some credit for last year's health insurance premiums. I also recently received my condo insurance payment for cleaning
It was my birthday this week, which just advances me further into the Logan's Run expiry of software engineering careers. Although the last time I performed this web search, the result was "what do software engineers do after 35?" so I guess everyone asking this question is shifting their deadline.
One of my pet peeves is the use of "AI" to label what is actually just the latest trend in AI, which is more specifically known as machine learning, and even more specifically known as deep learning, based on neural networks. Admittedly, it predominates and is pretty effective, but there
I haven't updated the restaurant list in Talk Dim Sum for a while, but I found a dim sum restaurant in Kyiv, aptly named Bao. It looks good. I think I learned my first Ukrainian word. I'm pretty sure ДІМСАМИ means "dim sum." This is the latest post (translated) on
By app boycott I mean not users boycotting apps, but apps boycotting users. And I'm only talking about my apps on the App Store. But I've been thinking the last few days it doesn't make sense to applaud Apple's cessation of product sales to Russia if I'm still selling my
Apple's been getting sloppy, lately. There was that recent Xcode release on the Mac App Store that just didn't work (if you're using Swift packages) and had to be updated a couple of days later, and then NewsstandKit stopped working in iOS 15. Admittedly, NewsstandKit is deprecated, but usually that
Two new nice reviews this past week, one for HyperBowl on Steam and the other for Talk Dim Sum on the App Store. The second one in particular illustrates the advantages of making and self-publishing your own app. You can add the personal touch, in this case personal anecdotes like
I'm finally reaping the rewards of Flutter's multi-platform support by publishing a Mac version of Talk Dim Sum on itch.io, using the same codebase as the Android version, but with Cupertino widgets (sometimes "cross-platform" means duplicating a lot of code). The iOS version was already on the Mac App