One measure of a good job is that you learn something new every day. I sometimes struggle under the weight of all the new things I need to learn, but it never gets old.

I realized all the posts I had been making from my Mac to have gone to my test blog. I’ll sort it out one of these days :-

Running Goals

The best running days are when you set out with a meager goal, like half your usual ambition, and then 500ft in you realize you could run forever. “I could run all the way around Manhattan … but maybe I shouldn’t.”

The contrast between not wanting to run at all, and wanting to keep running forever, is a metaphor for every ambition I have in life, and the trouble I always have with getting started.

I had a dream last night that Steve Jobs and Scott Forstall ambushed me at an all-you-can-eat nachos restaurant (!) to present me with a job offer. But the weirdest part of the dream was me considering commuting from SF to Cupertino again.

Listening to a replayed Tom Jones interview on Fresh Air reminded me of the old Welsh bar Dylan’s in San Francisco, and how it was so great yet only one great bar among dozens of truly great, unique bars in San Francisco in the 90’s/00’s. What a great time. A luxury of riches.

Just realized my latest version of MarsEdit, consisting of simple bug fixes, never got approved by App Store review. It’s been sitting “In Review” for 8 days!

I don’t believe in cancel culture. I believe in accountability culture. And it’s about time we had some.

My own image conversion unit tests usually reveal subtle changes in Apple’s own frameworks. After setting up an M1 Mini as a build server, I discovered a funny behavior that seem to only affect Apple’s M1 frameworks: they can’t preserve Apple Wide Colorspace in image conversions.

I confirmed it’s “not just me” by resizing an image with Apple Wide colorspace in Preview. If I run it in Rosetta, it works. If i don’t, it gets converted to Generic RGB.

I judge the major chains that are jumping to allow unmasked shoppers. You know what? We have been wearing masks everywhere, for a year. We can keep wearing them in the damned store for a while longer.

I’m counting the days to Tuesday, when I’ll be “fully vaxxed”. I already feel essentially invincible. It’s amazing to go from feeling so vulnerable to so safe with such a simple thing. I don’t understand people who don’t leap at the chance for vaccination.

I think it’s cool how some people I follow still say to some other people I follow “look me up if…” as if they’d ever be able to find each other in a phone book.