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.
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
Displaying styled text in an iOS app has always been a hassle, resorting either to an HTML view or cramming together attributed text, but now there's a more convenient option, markdown support provided by iOS 15. And now I have a reason to upgrade my Talk Dim Sum app requirement
This has got to be a personal record – I have two updates for the same app, Talk Dim Sum, released on the App Store in the same day, I suspect because I included the phrase "fixes for iOS 15" in the release notes. The first update replaced all the action
Even just cruising in maintenance mode, minding your own business, bugs just show up. This week I noticed a weird one – hitting the Play button in the iOS version of my Talk Dim Sum app would pop back to the parent page, acting like a Back button. But only when
A while ago, I blogged that I started using Swimat to format my Swift code. But recently, I stumbled upon SwiftFormat (because I'm using some old Objective-C packages from Nick Lockwood and browsed his other projects), and now I'm using that. It's an easy install using brew (also Cocoapods and
One thing I enjoy about Flutter development is escaping the confines of Xcode. In particular, Visual Studio Code and your formatting extensions, where have you been all my life? In Xcode, I didn't even know about Control-I, so I've been manually indenting like I'm still typing BASIC code on my