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
My latest distraction was a three-day wikipedia editing binge. It's addictive: you see something to fix, then see some interesting related articles which also have items you can fix, and so on...kind of like coding. For example, I started out editing the article on the Salt Lake City Chinatown,
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
The Las Vegas Weekly reminded me that Chef Kenny's new vegan dim sum restaurant, which I've been anticipating since early this year, is now open. It's not the first vegan dim sum here in Vegas - Yum Cha has several dim sum items in meat and mock meat versions. But
I've been cleaning up my github repos and found this slide presentation of my gamedev career I made for some students last year. I hope it was inspiring!
#99 on the list of reasons I left social media is white people dissing Chinese food. I'm not a big fan of tripe or chicken feet, but I don't get the reaction toward congee (in Cantonese it's pronounced jook, so I never got used to calling it congee). The condescending
I don't know why Canadians have the reputation (or stereotype) of being super polite. My worst app reviews are from Canada. Or maybe it's just my dim sum app. One reviewer got in a huff that I didn't include Vancouver and San Francisco in the restaurant list. Well, just ask.
Some of my Chinese colleagues informed me last week that this is the time for the Dragon Boat Festival and it's traditional to have zongzi, sticky rice and other fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves. And when I got takeout from the Taiwan Deli yesterday, indeed they had a pile of