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: Core Intuition Episode 588: “It’s Better Than Last Year” …

: Lake Morey, Vermont. A hotel clears 3+ miles of skating paths, open to the public.

: Thank you @beccacaddy@mastodon.org.uk for the kind words about MarsEdit in her iMore review! …

: Had old friends over who gave me the excuse to play guitar and sing for an audience. Can’t ask …

: Unpopular opinion: it’s the EU’s fault that Progressive Web Apps are disabled on iOS. …

: Easy (or some might say, accessible) Friday NYT puzzle today. 7:27.

: I think I’m going to keep my Apple Vision Pro, but because the deadline for returning mine is …

: Congratulations to @vincent and @manton on the launch of Strata and the new Notes feature on …

: MacSymbolicator is a great, open source app that utterly simplifies the process of symbolicating …

: At yesterday’s speedcubing competition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, I got a new …

: I bought a couple new toys in the past week. One is a future-facing headset with mind-blowing visual …

: Core Intuition Episode 586: “A Little Bit of the Future” coreint.org/2024/02/e…

: If you hear a review of the Apple Vision Pro that doesn’t start with “It’s …

: One thing I’ve noticed, as I stay home, isolated, feeling relatively fine, but nonetheless …

: I’m trying my best to be an expert in the dying fields AND the living fields. Let’s see …

: I was just reopening my age-old Mac app “FastScripts” to do some more work, and for SOME …

: I’ve had Covid for two weeks, mostly isolated in my work office. I thought for sure with all …

: I married an English major, which means I’m forever doomed to notice mistakes like this.

: Bought another new headset. I can’t help myself. The screen resolution is extremely good.

: The Apple Developer Strap consists of a replacement for the right mounting strap, which also houses …

: Imagine being Tracy Chapman, blowing everybody’s minds in 1988 with “Fast Car”, …

: When I sing the praises of Apple Vision Pro I’m not suggesting everybody should go buy it. Far …

: ALL the problems I have with Apple Vision Pro are temporary. It’s annoying to put on and take …

: The ability to have a computer know what you’re looking at and act on with an effortless …

: It’s hard to overstate just how fantastic it can be to decorate your environment with apps of …

: I keep discovering new amazing things about Apple Vision Pro. I hesitated to buy this because I …

: The absence of View Debugger in Xcode for Apple Vision Pro is really hurting. I hope the Xcode team …

: Just released updates for Black Ink for Mac and iOS, to address an issue preventing new customers …

: People love to poke fun at the ill-fated Mac Touch Bar, but it’s interesting to see some of …

: It’s impossible to distinguish somebody on Apple Vision Pro from somebody on drugs.

: The consensus among early Apple Vision Pro users seems to be: “this merely blew my mind. …

: Something my ADHD-adjacent friends might appreciate: I usually cannot watch a TV show by myself. I …

: I’m watching “For All Mankind” in bed, looking up, head on pillow, Mt. Hood and starry night sky in …

: Folks, I think I’ve finally rationalized it. Don’t think of it as a PURCHASE. Think of …

: One day after Apple Vision Pro shipped, I feel pretty confident declaring this is just like day two …

: I’m so impressed with Apple Vision Pro as a debut product, but that Apple took the time and …

: I am already frustrated by my inability to predict whether the Apple Vision Pro will make noise or …

: It took me until now to realize that SOME of the perceived shortcomings in Apple Vision Pro can no …

: Apple Vision Pro is amazing, but nothing beats how sharp my Retina display looks after taking the …

: Anybody else have trouble sleeping the night after their first Vision Pro usage? I don’t know if my …

: Who had “Apple will release a new language, implemented in Kotlin, with IDE integration for …

: Core Intuition Episode 585: “Manton Doesn’t Like It” coreint.org/2024/02/e… …

: One of the most amusing, yet legitimately vexing issues with Apple Vision Pro is opening an app, not …

: Quick  Vision Pro impressions: Lives up to hype Eye tracking amazing Visuals a little less sharp …

: I was kind of surprised when I was entering my password in Vision Pro, and it didn’t block out …

: Just posted an update to Black Ink for iOS with significant improvements for Accessibility. …

: Just posted an update to Black Ink for iOS with significant improvements for Accessibility. …

: They say success doesn’t come overnight. I’ve taken that to heart. I hope it comes over …

: I don’t ask for favors very often, but if you have a friend who REALLY loves crosswords and …

: One of the many things I love about finally having my crossword app, Black Ink, on the App Store, is …

: Very few of us these days are looking at Apple’s baseline AppleScript support, and asking …

: For the next update to Black Ink for iOS, I am focused almost entirely on accessibility improvements …

: TIL: the metal screen on microwave oven windows is designed to block the microwaves from escaping …

: I am paying a lot of money for an Apple Vision Pro because I think this may be the beginning of an …

: Some people might question how I justify buying a first generation Apple device with unproven …

: I can’t believe I am just days away from receiving the worst spatial computing device that …

: A fantastic looking new app from @Iconfactory@iconfactory.world with an aim towards simplifying and …

: I’ve been working on stuff for FastScripts (my Mac automation app) that requires me to consult …

: It’s so much easier to fix things than it used to be, with YouTube and ease of ordering parts. …

: I love iOS and there are so many great apps on the platform, but FastScripts on Mac represents the …

: After shipping Black Ink for iOS I’ve given myself permission to return to one of my oldest …

: Things your handyman doesn’t want you to know: most door issues can be solved with a …

: This is what AI is for. #DumpsterFriar

: People love to say that web apps are the future, and anybody clinging to native apps is destined for …

: Has anybody noticed that in the ~3 days since I announced I have Covid, I’ve been engaged …

: Apple News is hiring a puzzle contractor. A remote job at $50/hour. twitter.com/TrudeauRo…

: I have gotten to the point in my speedcubing trajectory where I just caught myself muttering …

: Sorry to miss the “Battle of Lexington” speed cubing competition tomorrow, but COVID …

: Safari on Mac has become very slow to auto-complete URLs, and I think it correlates with the Sonoma …

: Core Intuition Episode 584: “Only in the EU” coreint.org/2024/01/e…

: Watching Guy Kawasaki on the CHM event, remembering this great day: www.instagram.com/p/Sd6TZ/

: Settling in for the Computer History Museum’s 40-year Macintosh celebration. Lots of great …

: After four years I finally got Covid. Being well cared for and symptoms are light. Grateful for my …

: Let’s try that again. Happy Tuesday! Yesterday’s Black Ink for iOS debut inadvertently …

: So … I sorta kinda forgot to check that the in-app purchases work in the final release. So …

: Happy Monday! Black Ink Crosswords for iOS is out! After nearly 16 years of painstakingly slow …

: Today I was honored with the “Good Citizen Award” by the Friends of Spy Pond Park, in …

: Here’s a particularly billowy pizza I made last night. I wish I had it now.

: Got all spiffed up tonight.

: I recently learned, after telling my mom I am going to a bar mitzvah for the first time, that she …

: Core Intuition Episode 583: “Nobody But Apple” coreint.org/2024/01/e… Thanks to …

: I was so sick the past few days I could barely get out of bed for more than 30 minutes before I was …

: After much speculation I finally got to the doctor today and was diagnosed with strep throat. That …

: I LOVE the new Twitter feature that when I go to the site it just hangs on the “X” page. …

: Core Intuition Episode 582: “Leaving Things Behind” coreint.org/2024/01/e…

: Young adults who go out drinking: enjoy your beers now. The time will come when you spend as much …

: Just posted MarsEdit 5.1.2, an update that continues improving the stability, performance, and …

: To clarify the mystery in an earlier post about how the terms are distinguished in the huge Siri …

: “I Like the Idea of You” is a great quotation from the latest Roderick on the Line …

: PSA: if you install Grammarly it disables the system’s “continuous spell checking” …

: Re: Mark Zuckerberg’s fancy macademia-fed beef. I’ve been a vegetarian for … 33 …

: Beulah is one of the least-appreciated, stellar indie rock bands of the late ‘90s. They were a …

: My 11yo was disappointed when he inherited the family “Intel” laptop, since it was so …

: Covid hit our family at an awkward time, over Christmas. I shaved before and haven’t found time to …

: The good news is @bbedit@mastodon.social 15 is out! The AMAZING news is that I contributed to it! If …

: I rarely solve the NYT Crossword, even on Mondays, in less than 4 minutes. Today I got 3:06 which …

: I discovered my last name in a giant Siri word list among the macOS system files. Right where it …

: I applaud whoever named WebKit’s “Web Template Framework”, because seeing its …

: Every time a giant company releases some complex new technology that defies expectations, I wonder …

: I’m a little blown away that after this much time (months … 6 months? a year?!), the …

: As a kid I never would have guessed that when I was 48 I would be able to casually say “I …

: Look at these container ships, hauling the world’s largest Rubik’s Cubes through the Red …

: Core Intuition Episode 581: “Too Damned Nice.” coreint.org/2024/01/e… Thanks to …

: My 11yo son just responded to a text from me with a classic :) (colon-paren) smiley, and I am …

: When my first son was born 15 years ago, I didn’t know how to make pizza. I committed to make …

: Honestly, neither of these guys seem like a match for Taylor. She should love whoever she loves, but …

: I’m a huge Green Day fan, but I think “American Idiot” is one of their …

: I still don’t have Covid, but my Apple fanboi test came back positive.

: Happy “Text STOP to quit” season to those who celebrate.

: I’m probably on the verge of getting Covid, but while my luck continues I’d just like to …

: I’ve got the Stephen Malkmus “Phantasies” song in my mind. Maybe because after …

: Came across a bug I filed with Apple back in 2006. The title deserves a Pulitzer Prize: …

: Went for a (1 minute) swim today in the balmy 36F New England sun.

: (Not a judgement against people who do resolutions. It’s just not my jam.)

: I don’t do New Years resolutions. I aspire to get better every day of the year.

: We need more public servants like the Maine Secretary of State, who can look at a blatant law: …

: Holiday greetings from my family to yours … (card from my grandfather, ca. 1965)

: I’m (almost literally) just dipping my toes into cold water plunging. At my mom’s house …

: I’m literally just dipping my toes into cold water plunging. At my mom’s house in …

: The rain in Santa Cruz right now reminds me of my youth. Far cry from the devastating drought of …

: This fork has been in my mom’s silverware drawer since I was a tot, and she probably bought it at a …

: One time when my dad was still alive (over ten years ago, but probably close to twenty years ago), I …

: I enjoyed this short article adding context to The Pogues’s “Fairytale of New …

: “I seem to have plateaued in the 30-40s range” is not something I ever imagined myself …

: Is it a coincidence that I’ve heard it 1000% as often this year, or did somebody decide to …

: Core Intuition Episode 580: “Adobe Can Buy Us Now.” coreint.org/2023/12/e… Thanks …

: The failure of American education over the past 80 years is we taught everybody to reject fascism, …

: Maybe someday after I retire I’ll finally learn how all the Swift “Unsafe …

: That? Oh, that’s nothing. It’s just an old Christmas card sealing injury.

: Kind of amazing we live in a time when a FAILED tech merger costs 1 $INSTAGRAM. …

: Saw my kid’s high school winter concert. They have a “boys choir” and “girls choir” but don’t …

: I enjoyed “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. I love his advice to establish a new habit by …

: Running isn’t for everybody, but practically every runner I know once claimed “I am not …

: On the subject of Covid tests, in case you live in the US and didn’t know: you’re entitled to 8 more …

: Do you, like us, have a huge backlog of Covid tests from the days of free tests? Take a few minutes …

: An oldie but a goodie: anybody who builds for Apple platforms, and ever gets hung up by …

: Sometimes it boggles my mind to think that Microsoft owns so many distinct companies/brands: Xbox, …

: After 17 years (!) in Massachusetts, I finally got a jury summons. I was summoned every few years in …

: On more than one occasion I have broken into song among relative strangers in NYC, and I love that …

: You don’t find many podcasts where the hosts agree and disagree as cordially as @manton and I …

: There are two types of visitors to NYC: those who fantasize about never coming back, and those who …

: Fuck you. Pay Me. Double Down Saloon, Manhattan.

: I’ll be at Hanco’s in Park Slope in about an hour if anybody wants to say hi.

: If you have been beta testing Black Ink for iOS, I inadvertently let the build expire earlier today. …

: On the latest @coreint I made a comparison between telephone number porting and the kind of …

: Core Intuition Episode 579: “A Fool’s Errand”. coreint.org/2023/12/e… …

: Hell hath no hurry like an an indie developer whose app doesn’t launch.

: IMO the ability to use Spotlight to open an app has degraded in recent years, to the point that now …

: If you upgraded to 5.1.1 very quickly after the announcement, you might have gotten a copy of the …

: Just posted MarsEdit 5.1.1, including a number of little fixes for issues identified in last …

: When I was in music school, my ear training teacher said that men don’t reach vocal maturity …

: Spending the weekend hustling for my customers. There aren't any earth-shattering bugs in MarsEdit …

: Core Intuition Episode 578: "Snarfing Up the Data" …

: God’s favorite roadside stopover.

: I’ve commissioned DallE to design the cans for my new Catholic beer brand. Four panels representing …

: Computational photography has gone too far. These are all the same person…

: In spite of the relative broken-ness of Apple’s bug reporting system, I get a lot of requests …

: “Henry Kissmyassinger” - MDC www.youtube.com/watch

: Getting some reports of hiccups while adding a new Mastodon blog in MarsEdit 5.1. If it claims to …

: Just posted MarsEdit 5.1 with official support for Mastodon, major Micropost panel improvements, and …

: AI generated art is Computer Aided Collage.

: I file bug reports for all manner of Apple projects, but I especially like the ones I can fix …

: I don’t think prisoners should get stabbed, but the framing of Derek Chauvin as a victim or as …

: I think the nadir of Black Friday sales may be the promotion I received from Valvoline oil change.

: Tofurky is good.

: Core Intuition Episode 577: “Just a Quick Recap” coreint.org/2023/11/e…

: Whatever is going on at the US/Canada border with NY sounds like a pretty serious deal, but I hope …

: I can be pretty foul-mouthed, but I grew up in a conservative Christian family where I felt it …

: My god Albertsons is so much better at supermarkets than any other mass-market American company. …

: What a surreal thrill to be listening to Roderick on the Line (catching up, an episode behind) and …

: Que pena Argentina.

: I know Sam Altman got a lot of flak for his “day phone and night phone”, and for his …

: We should all aspire to be described as a “tireless humanitarian” when we die.

: MarsEdit 5.1 will feature support for Mastodon, and a number of improvements to the Micropost …

: If you go to openai.com//about it will show you the About page for the company very quickly before …

: I’m enjoying the leftovers from my kids’ Mac & Cheese dinner, augmented with some …

: I was alarmed by the sound of a grown man talking in my house. Then I remembered I have a 15yo.

: I’m successful enough as an indie developer that I regularly receive emails confirming the payments …

: Leadership of a company, even in the U.S., is a lot more like leadership ofa country in the UK, nad …

: I am extremely knowledgeable about macOS development, Objective-C and Swift. My experience runs the …

: In fact, after he did it on a second computer, I whispered: “Run!” and we left 😂

: I taught my kids that, when I’m at at public computer store, I always go into a browser and …

: I am far from Sam Altman’s biggest fan, but it says something when you get fired and the whole …

: OpenAI’s board is about as predictable as ChatGPT.

: Anybody else notice Screen Sharing on macOS 14.1.1 has lots of new bugs? It seems to force itself …

: It’s appropriate that AI stands for Artificial Intelligence. We all know what artificial …

: Core Intuition Episode 576: “Double Checkmarks” coreint.org/2023/11/e… Thanks to …

: My prediction is Sam Altman will be working for Microsoft within 3 months.

: Sam Altman being fired by OpenAI is great news. I remember another upstart entrepreneur who was …

: I do VERY little contracting these days/months/years. I have a client that calls me once in a blue …

: Remember NFTs? 😂

: As the summer ended I took three leaves off my basil plant and put them in water to root. They …

: Sus NYC Mayor finally perceived by everybody outside NYC as sus.

: I don’t like to come across as a hater, but I think the Humane AI pin video did a disservice to …

: Here’s a live video of Luke Combs covering the song. IMO this is an authentic, respectful …

: Since learning that Tracy Chapman earned a Country Music Award for a cover of her song “Fast …

: The Crowded House song was “Not the Girl You Think You Are” www.youtube.com/watch

: I was listening to a Siri curated playlist based on Tracy Chapman’s fast car. It was going …

: Anybody enjoying “Only Murders in the Building”? This Broadway Silk Store in Queens is …

: Humpty Dumpty checks in to the punk rock retirement home. (Dall-E 3)

: My physical therapist has taught me exercises to do with a simple elastic band that are harder than …

: I have a 15yo and an 11yo who hug me goodnight and, when I say “I love you” (always), …

: Some of you guessed my use case for tiny e-paper screens was a Rubik’s Cube. I realized I …

: Just to clarify - I want an unusually small display, like half an inch. I’ve found some …

: Do any electronics buffs know how/if I could buy a small number of very small, custom color e-ink …

: Bob Dylan concert review: he played adeptly for 2 hours – all piano with a backing band …

: I still think of myself as having joined Apple “late”, but it’s amazing to think …

: Weird Al Yankovic’s next album should be called Weird AI. #chatgpt

: In honor of tonight’s concert, a look back at one of my best TwitPOPs. …

: I’m going to see Bob Dylan live for the first, and let’s face it, possibly last, time …

: “I think Apple has a deep misunderstanding of the color of space…”

: Core Intuition Episode 575: “A Unique Evening Event” coreint.org/2023/11/e… …

: With today’s announcement Apple has removed the last Mac with the Touch Bar. I was …

: I just won the parenting world series. My 11yo son told me “you’re a dad that other kids …

: I went to Costco today to have my tires rotated/balanced. They said they had no record of me buying …

: I am so proud of myself and my society that my 15yo boy can come home and tell me nonchalantly about …

: I have no ambition to become the best cube solver in the world. My only aim is to be the most …

: I have reached the “disappointed if it’s more than 40s” stage of Rubik’s …

: Core Intuition Episode 574: “Curating All The Answers.” coreint.org/2023/10/e… …

: OK, which will last longer, a head of lettuce or the next nominee for speaker of the – oops, …

: Everybody should learn how to use VoiceOver on Mac and iOS. Especially developers, but also …

: I saw Lucinda Williams last night in Boston, and it clings to me. It was a special show: she’s …

: I saw Lucinda Williams last night in Boston, and it clings to me. It was a special show: she’s …

: Core Intuition Episode 573: “One Dollar! One Dollar!” coreint.org/2023/10/e… No …

: Then again, if Apple TV had a show with right-wing fascists, I guess I’d be the first to …

: Did Apple really fall out with Jon Stewart over editorial content choices? It’s a really bad …

: Say what you will but Jim Jordan never gives up. He’s a winner. He will not rest until he …

: Hakeem Jeffries wins yet again.

: I am a little behind in my goal of having a crossword puzzle published in the New York Times, but …

: Some of my MarsEdit customers who use WordPress.com to host their blog are running into problems …

: I’m off to serve in Arlington’s Fall 2023 Special Town Meeting. I put on a nice shirt (that I got …

: Key takeaways: 1.. Broadway theaters are much smaller than anybody probably expects. 2. The …

: Sort of ashamed to admit that I had never seen a Broadway musical until tonight. I took my ass, …

: Core Intuition Episode 572: “This Is My Web House” coreint.org/2023/10/e… Thanks …

: Nobody sounds like the New Pornographers.

: I saw a news story reporting that Reagan’s “trickle-down economics” hasn’t …

: I pity myself for going back almost daily to Twitter to see what’s going on. But I pity the …

: A fascinating and inspiring story about a billionaire who decided to give away all his money, mostly …

: I feel I should clarify: my 7+ seconds time is not a great time. It’s just a surprising time for an …

: I don’t know whether to be envious of or ashamed for people who find it easy to judge Israel …

: Today at the New England Speedcubing Championship, my 11yo broke his personal record by solving a …

: The mutant crossbreed of me and @kevinhoctor is resigning from Unity. …

: Reppin’ my nerd friend at the nerd conf. @siracusa

: Selfie of white man with gray hair wearing a blue “Hypercritical” tee shirt with classic Mac icon.

: Generally speaking vaccines are the most economical life preservers. I spend $20K+ every year to …

: I had my Covid booster about 2.5 weeks ago. The only downside was that amid disturbed sleep, I …

: In Springfield, MA for the weekend, with my 11yo son. We’re both (!) competing in the New …

: Following up on the duplicate library issue, I go deep on how you can use nested build settings in …

: Have you noticed annoying “ignoring duplicate libraries” warnings in Xcode 15? Here, I …

: I have been working at the relatively higher end of Xcode configuration file expertise for years and …

: I am repeatedly in awe of the WebKit team’s Xcode configuration files. They are a master class …

: If you ask ChatGPT “what is sex?” you get a response. If you ask “what is gay …

: If you ask about penises first you have better luck.

: Ask ChatGPT “What is” a penis, clitoris, g spot, labia, scrotum, vulva, etc. Every …

: Ask ChatGPT “What is” a penis, a clitoris, a g spot, a labia, a scrotum, a vulva, etc. …

: Dianne Feinstein was an admirable, courageous, and indefatigable senator. She was also never the the …

: I recently dislocated a shoulder, which is unfortunately a chronic issue for me. This time I went to …

: The only way to survive being a speedcubing dad, IMO, is to become a SPEEDCUBING DAD. I’m down …

: In one week I’m heading to the New England speedcubing championship in Springfield, MA. Oh, …

: On a lark I ordered a 3x3 speed cube (Rubik’s Cube) from Chine via AliExpress, for $1.80, free …

: Today’s NYT puzzle warns that the picture clues are not rendering correctly in the official …

: Testing macOS Sonoma’s “Voice Isolation” feature. I recorded in a room with …

: It’s too early in the morning for questions like this …

: It’s starting to seem clairvoyant that Apple branded FineWoven™ in the past tense. Aye, …

: Trillion dollar idea: NFTs that get you high.

: I know the idea of cryptocurrency is alluring, but hear me out: what if instead we just printed …

: I’m 48 years old and continue to be surprised by what the brain can learn if you give it a …

: 15 years ago I ran down the stairs of a Boston subway station and dislocated my shoulder. I popped …

: Core Intuition Episode 570: “Going Deep Into NSView” coreint.org/2023/09/e…

: I still have a muscle memory to go to Twitter, and it makes me sad whenever I do.

: You KNOW it’s bad when the governor of New Jersey asks you to resign.

: Listening to latest ATP: atp.fm/553 … I feel for Marco and for John. Marco should expect …

: I was asked whether Black Ink, my crossword solving app, can integrate with the NYT for saving …

: That giant whooshing sound you just heard was my exhalation after finally getting the last (?) bit …

: Just posted Black Ink 2.2.8 with minor improvements to NYT authentication and the puzzle browsing …

: The best mass-produced tortilla chips are the ones made by Lucerne and sold at …

: The best thing I’ve read on Twitter in months. If you have the “new Slack design” in …

: Update on the Mac linking issue: it’s a known issue and documented in the Xcode 15 release …

: I mean, the easiest workaround in the short term is not to ship an Xcode-15-built version of your …

: I was alerted that some folks who rebuilt their Mac apps with Xcode 15 are finding they crash at …

: I ordered some vegan Doc Martens, and for some reason the lyric “deadhead sticker on a …

: Rewatched “School of Rock” after about 20 years, and it was a hit with the whole family. …

: Honest to god, if you love crosswords you will not find a better solving experience than Black Ink: …

: Now appreciating the likely Elliott Smith vocal homage on “Company Calls Epilogue”. Could be a …

: Currently relishing “We Have the Facts…” and it’s hard to beat.

: I can date myself by admitting that Death Cab’s “Photo Album” is still “the new album that is …

: Alas, no.

: After I shared a dream in which I interviewed at Apple and stole some pencils. @Cdespinosa offered …

: Core Intuition Episode 569: “We Have Enough White Cables” coreint.org/2023/09/e… …

: Does anybody else find themselves spending less time in the Slack communities that have been …

: At my kid’s high school curriculum night I was heartened to hear the US History teacher state …

: A few days ago I shared a ska-themed crossword puzzle I constructed with a few people. Subsequently …

: Reminder that PirateShip is a great way to print commerce-rate postage labels for packages, with …

: I had a therapy appointment at 11am, cried hard about my dad, and then lightened things up with an …

: Most Americans did not even get last year’s amazing booster shot. So I hope that anybody who …

: Earlier tonight I delighted in showing my 11yo son old Taco Bell commercials featuring the chihuahua …

: These days, if anybody (ahem, me) says they have “never had Covid”, it’s …

: I find it so hard to know where to go for “social friend time”. Everybody is split up …

: As I mentioned recently, I have gotten a lot more lenient with masking/etc. But I think the fact I …

: The truth is I think it’s very likely I have never had Covid because I work from home, avoided …

: These days, if anybody (ahem, me) says they have “never had Covid”, it’s …

: Hi. I have never had Covid. I’m super gung-ho to get whatever new booster vaccine the FDA/CDC …

: I destroyed two perfectly good pizzas tonight, but luckily salvaged enough to feed my kids. …

: Estoy pensando mas y mas en español, tratando de cambiar la manera de pensar. Por nosotros que …

: I hope in my life I will come up with ONE line of verse that is as clever or poignant as ANY line of …

: In our lost @coreint podcast (technical problems) @manton and I agreed it will be great to have …

: A little uncomfortable with Paul Simon looking so much like Michael Bloomberg.

: Honestly I think the iPhone is one of the greatest gifts of all time to ADHD sufferers. Better than …

: I’m on ADHD medication and I still set a timer for boiling water “for 3 minutes” …

: I’m on ADHD medication and I still set a timer for boiling water “for 3 minutes” …

: I bought my wife a refurbished 13” M2 Air for her birthday but didn’t pay close attention to …

: Judging by the quality of responses to my “maybe use Safari” post, Mastodon has really …

: Life is worse after I went to see an eye doctor for the first time. I used to think I had perfect …

: Got my first haircut by a professional since the pandemic. I was starting to get pretty comfortable …

: If you’re a Mac user who has always used Chrome because somebody told you to, may I suggest …

: To give you an idea of what I’m working with: I typically solve a cube in 30-50s. My kid …

: I have gotten weirdly good at solving a Rubik’s Cube. So good, that if you are not acquainted …

: Ever since I installed the macOS Sonoma beta, I’ve had random feedback from people on …

: I just unconsciously went to Twitter, as I often still do, and when I saw the “X” my …

: GitHub Issues is giving me 500 status every time I try to create a new ticket. They just updated the …

: I realize I might be digging a deeper hole in the eyes of some people, but maybe you can try to see …

: I know that will be offensive to some people, but that is where I stand. If infections continue to …

: I really feel for the most vulnerable among us but I don’t think it’s any longer my …

: But responses to my post lacked nuance. It’s so easy to be gung ho “OMG always …

: I took a lot of flak for a comment I made a few days ago, about being “over” masking. I …

: The artists at Burning Man are incredible. “Remote Desert Traffic Jam” is something I …

: RIP Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth. I never paid much attention to the band, but the “All …

: It’s the eve of the first day of school in Arlington, MA. My kids are going into 10th (!) and …

: “Mitch McConnell may be” headlines beg me to complete it with unfriendly words. I …

: I went from being an ardent masker to a non-masker. Now I find it a little weird when I see masked …

: I have said for a long time that exercise is the best health insurance. I have health insurance, and …

: There’s a certain feeling you get when running a long distance, that you feel you could run …

: Today I learned that the historical AppKit Release Notes document has notes going all the way back …

: Since some folks asked: I swim with my phone because I don’t have a secure place to store it. …

: A new iPhone UX challenge: I’ve been open-water swimming with my phone in an inflatable swim …

: This is what Mac development looks like.

: There are two kinds of software developer: those who get upset and disheartened when customers …

: There are two kinds of software developer: those who get upset and disheartened when customers …

: Core Intuition Episode 568: “Just Ship the Damn Thing!” coreint.org/2023/08/e… …

: Hello I would like to report a robbery.

: Here’s a picture of me from that show.

: A long time ago I was in a slapdash Star Trek themed punk band called “No Kill I, the Next …

: A long time ago I was in a slapdash Star Trek themed punk band called “No Kill I, the Next …

: SOMEBODY recently told me they thought GREEN DAY was a big commercial band that appeals to …

: It’s hard to know whether my mood is improved because of changes in medication or because so …

: Now I’ve got John Roderick’s lyric “My arms miss you, my hands miss …

: I’ve stuck with Pimsleur for language learning longer than I ever have with any other digital …

: I normally believe that making dough ahead of time and letting it sit in the fridge is a great way …

: John’s “Ultimatum” evokes Bleecker Street in particular, to my ear. …

: Currently obsessing over multiple live YouTube performances of Ultimatum by John Roderick. I love …

: Working on enhancements for the Micropost panel in MarsEdit 5.1. The blog’s icon will now show …

: MarsEdit 5.1b2 is now available for folks who want to test the under-development Mastodon …

: My son and I competed in another speedcubing competition tonight. He got a new personal record of …

: Dug this shirt out of cold storage. I want it to last forever so I don’t wear it much. Brilliant …

: At Whole Foods today I saw a woman jumping to try to reach … something? It wasn’t going …

: I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed medication to try to help it. It’s really …

: I remember people criticizing Billie Joe of Green Day for “singing with a bad British …

: I struggle to decide if my favorite Green Day show was when I saw them at a small bowling alley in …

: Another great Green Day live performance. I feel so lucky to have seen them at so many small venues …

: I got a new prescription for eyeglasses that bumps my astigmatism correction “to …

: I’ve lost the taste for a lot of music I used to listen to as a kid, but I don’t think …

: I had another of my recurring dreams about going back to work for Apple. The bad news is I had to …

: I don’t fault anybody for taking Paul Graham’s or Y Combinator’s advice, or money, …

: I accidentally went back to Twitter and of course it showed me a dipshit Paul Graham post, and of …

: Isn’t it weird how the corrupt deep state only targets the Republicans who happened to have …

: You’ve gotta indict For your right To democracy!!! Credit: Beastie Boys

: The fact that a heating grill always smells good is a fundamental example of food “paying it …

: I don’t know about you but these days a week without a Trump indictment just doesn’t feel right.

: I started adulthood as a radical leftist, so that when I got older and more conservative, I merely …

: There are only two types of software engineers: those who settle for “good enough”, and …

: Whenever I instinctively (sigh) happen back upon Twitter, I find a steady stream of dingalings far …

: All of our hard work has paid off. We have the sweetest kids. 15yo and 11yo are so unique and so …

: Impostor syndrome wisdom from a private chat: “I know logically that I am no worse than …

: Fresh new do. Cutting your own hair means you never get exactly “what you asked for”, but at least …

: Excited to share that MarsEdit 5.1b1 is available for you brave souls who want to kick the tires on …

: Core Intuition Episode 567: “Homemade Granola.” coreint.org/2023/08/e… Thanks to …

: My heart goes out to anybody impacted by the fires on Maui. It’s terrible

: Proud of our Massachusetts legislature for making school lunches free, permanently: …

: Oh, and I haven’t bragged about my insanely good pizza in a while. This pillowy delight was …

: On Wednesday I competed in my second speedcubing competition, and set a personal record of 44.36 …

: Jack Smith is my hero. Public service to the ultimate degree. Bless him with the power of every …

: I finally determined not to post on Twitter or even follow up on my mentions. It’s a huge …

: All the work companies do to appear relatable, and yet we still get emails like this. It should be a …

: The legendary Dan Wood (@danwood) is job hunting. His groundbreaking Mac app “Watson” …

: Barbie was great. Loved seeing three of the brilliant actors from Sex Education, too.

: I’m taking advantage of Zenni’s eyeglass engraving option to add the name and purpose of …

: Softball is kicking my butt. Err, my calf.

: Trump has now been indicted more times than people showed up to his inauguration.

: Max Park, the speedcubing world record holder for 3x3 (classic Rubik’s cube) has autism, and …

: Max Park, the speedcubing world record holder for 3x3 (classic Rubik’s cube) has autism, and …

: Coming off a weekend at the US National Speedcubing competition in Pittsburgh, PA, I appreciate how …

: It’s harder than ever to finesse reactions to fascist supporters in the US, because they are …

: I saw a man at the speedcubing competition with a TRUMP 2024 hat. My rage against Trump and his …

: TIL there is a river island in Arizona called “Punk Rock”, and this makes me very happy. …

: Max Park, world record holder, starting momentarily!

: The US national 3x3 speed cubing final is streaming now if interested! …

: Just learned the Governor of Massachusetts is moving to my neighborhood. I like the governor, but I …

: Something Gen X has that no other generation has: the ability to effortlessly sing out loud, in the …

: Capsule summary of downtown Pittsburgh: beautiful architecture, charming, classic urban street plan, …

: Everything about DeSantis’s behavior can be explained by his conflating praise from fellow …

: Tomorrow I’m heading out with my 11yo son to fly to Pittsburgh for the CubingUSA National …

: Everything I’ve ever succeeded in, in my life, has been preceded by me overcoming the little voice …

: Core Intuition Episode 566: “You Could Be One Of Those People” …

: If you’re on the Xcode 15 beta and noticed any weird slowdowns in your apps, it could be …

: Imagine a world where Elon Musk of all people announces a new social network called “X”. …

: I came in 64th out of 81 in the Boswords Summer 2023 in-person crossword competition. It was rather …

: Excited to go to the Boswords 2023 Summer Tournament tomorrow. It will be my first in-person …

: GitHub Issues’s worst UX is the way it rejects the vast majority of attachments based on file …

: Still have Jenny Lewis songs ringing through my head, several days after seeing her perform. Some …

: Pretty sure Apple News just abused the social contract for their top stories notifications. If they …

: Core Intuition Episode 565: “I’m Not There Yet” coreint.org/2023/07/e… No …

: Today, after living close to a beautiful, crystal clear lake for 7+ years, I finally took the plunge …

: Barack Obama is only 61 years old. I can’t wait to see what he does with the rest of his life.

: I recently joined an adult softball league, and apart from getting some underused muscles moving …

: Trader Joes’s vegan chorizo is SO cheap and SO good. I just had a tiny bit of it in a cheese …

: Core Intuition Episode 564: “ActivityPub Is Weird” coreint.org/2023/07/e… Thanks …

: Among the many very cool things about Jenny’s show is the fact that the whole band is, AFAIK, …

: Thank you Jenny Lewis for an amazing show in Boston tonight. The highlight for me was “Acid …

: I developed this crossword app (Black Ink), and even I was taken aback to see these puzzle clues …

: I love it when I press the snooze button on my alarm and then somehow get three hours of dreams in …

: Just heard the most explosive thunder I think I’ve ever heard. Western Boston suburbs. Went …

: Many people have responded to my assertion that Apple should do something good with the argument …

: I’ve seen some skepticism, and even ridicule over my proposal that Apple back SAG/AFTRA, but I think …

: Apple should come out in solidarity with SAG/AFTRA. They have enough money to rise above the fray …

: When I’m disappointed with my own cooking I just pretend I ordered the dish from a bad restaurant, …

: When I’m disappointed with my own cooking I just pretend I ordered the dish from a bad restaurant, …

: test

: I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t give a crap whose cocaine was found in …

: Home from England, but enjoying a cheddar and Branston pickle sandwich to keep the vacation feels …

: On the flight from LHR to BOS, I watched ALMOST the entire 8 episodes of Vanessa Bayer’s …

: Apparently KFC also sells a “Beyond Chicken” product in the US, so maybe not the best …

: Here’s the KFC landing page for vegans. That “chicken” sandwich looks pretty good, …

: To give Americans a sense of just how much of a different planet the UK is for vegetarians/vegans, …

: Maltesers are the best British candy.

: To be clear: I think it’s GREAT that every crossing is blocked to cars. I just found it …

: Has everybody in Oxford who uses Apple Maps already reported its ignorance of nearly every crossing …

: Many British brands sound like fictional names of Downton Abbey butlers. Morphy Richards and Russell …

: Found an artisanal beer shop and picked up a few local, expensive cans. This is about as “West Coast …

: Core Intuition Episode 563: “Pretty Good at Tetris”. coreint.org/2023/07/e…

: A lot of people made fun of Facebook for paying ONE BILLION dollars for Instagram, back in the day. …

: Imagine what a fool you’d have to be to spend $44B just to demonstrate how bad at managing a …

: A year ago, the odds that I would be rooting for a Facebook-backed product to upend Twitter were a …

: Came across this beautiful creature on our walk through Port Meadow in Oxford. She followed me for a …

: Keep punting AND get out of the way!

: It’s WAY too easy to end up buying products with artificial sugar in the UK. Seems way more …

: Halloumi fries with hummus and sweet chili sauce. We could use this snack in the US.

: I just Googled “London steakhouse” and it pulled up a restaurant of the same name. …

: The US is mostly vegetarian-hostile. Exceptions are major cities where the enlightened people live, …

: I’m in England for a bit, and as always, so jealous of the vegetarian culture here. Walking …

: Authentic English telephone booth: Classic red motif. Check. Smells like piss. Check. Phone still …

: Even though the macOS 14 view clipping took my surprise, and even if I do think it’ll be the …

: For macOS developers, I think the changes to default view clipping behavior will be the most …

: I’m not a stellar chef, but I’ve made a lot of “family favorites” for many …

: The burgermeister is IN.

: FB12447660: “Consider supporting injected JavaScript in Safari Web Apps”

: Playing around with Safari Web Apps on the macOS Sonoma beta. It would be super cool if there were …

: Amazing that Russia was engaged in civil war and now … is not in civil war? … over the …

: Episode 562: “AppKit Is Dying”. coreint.org/2023/06/e… Thanks to RevenueCat for …

: I think that frivolity is good, and that it’s much better for rich people to spend their money …

: I’ve seen a lot of snark about the death of “rich people” not mattering, or that …

: There’s a tab-separated-values data file from the World Cubing Association that shows all the …

: Happy Wordle streak-breaking day, everybody.

: Done with my first speed cubing competition. I came in 23/23 with an average solving time of 1:10. …

: I recorded an excerpt of my work on this song, if anybody is interested to hear how it’s …

: Just had to complain about the pitches on here and now I’m nailing them. I was aiming too high …

: Learning Jenny Lewis’s “Silver Lining” on guitar, and it’s super easy and …

: I am “fell asleep on the couch waiting for my wife to come home from a concert” years …

: Tomorrow is Father’s day. I will never get over the assumption that it’s a day to …

: I find it amusing that the CEO of Reddit, evidently a socially challenged individual, thinks he can …

: Listening to The Talk Show with Christian Selig… great idea @gruber getting him on the show! …

: Episode 561: “Autocorrect Is Great”. coreint.org/2023/06/e… Please consider …

: Just posted FastScripts 3.2.7 to address a Bartender incompatibility that resurfaced in 3.2.6. …

: To clarify, I swam for 30 MINUTES, not 30 meters…

: I went swimming in a local lake today and it was my first experience with a “tow float” that can …

: I solved today’s NYT crossword and only noticed all the across clues start with …

: Heads up for Apple platform developers: starting with Xcode 15 the “sandbox user …

: We’ve wanted to have transcripts for Core Intuition for a long time, and Manton is …

: TIL that Hungarian name order is, like Chinese, family name first. I discovered this while reading …

: Lexington Avenue public art.

: The unsupported workaround, using an undocumented Apple internal Core Graphics SPI, has also been …

: What’s your oldest open Apple bug report? I’m sure I have some internally that are …

: Boris Johnson resigns. Donald Trump indicted. Am I on the Truman Show?

: Looks like Reddit messed with the wrong developer. …

: Just posted FastScripts 3.2.6 with a few fixes for compatibility with macOS Sonoma Beta 1. …

: On Core Intuition 560 we react to Apple’s headset. “Something Wrong About This …

: FastScripts 3.2.6b1 is available for macOS Sonoma beta testers who also use FastScripts. It …

: Just closed a security-adjacent bug I filed in 2019 as fixed in the Sonoma beta. Some things take a …

: Well I’m going to at least give my modest contribution.

: Given Apple’s proximity to Santa Cruz I am disappointed there are no iOS 17 …

: As soon as Apple used the term “infinite canvas” when referring to the Apple Vision …

: Swift Macros seem amazing and really speak to me as a programming nerd. But if I empathize with …

: I had reasons to make a spreadsheet of every Tuesday-Friday session at WWDC, including the title, …

: Swift Data!!! Could be incredible. FTW. #WWDC23

: I’m tentatively excited about the entertainment and productivity possibilities of …

: Reassuring myself that Apple often includes major announcements in the Platforms State of the Union, …

: Even Apple can’t QUITE humanize the dystopian hellscape we’re evolving into. #WWDC23

: The fake video face is creepy as hell. #WWDC23

: Hey Snoopy, hold my beer. #WWDC23

: Reality Distortion Field! #WWDC23

: Reality Distortion Field! #WWDC23

: It’s a HUGE Apple Watch. #WWDC23

: Finally a macOS codename that everybody will pronounce correctly. #WWDC23

: I wish the best of luck to everybody at Apple for a successful day tomorrow. It’s so exciting. …

: Tomorrow Apple is widely expected to announce a VR headset. I’ll be excited to learn what it …

: It’s a good day to be a TMBG fan.

: My personal best is now 37.3 seconds…

: I am typically able to solve a 3x3 Rubik’s Cube in <1min, now. My personal best is 39 …

: Delicious rainfall in the Boston area, after a devastatingly hot day. That giant whooshing sound …

: Biden was my last choice for the Democratic nomination for President, but the pragmatist in me …

: I’m intrigued by SmartWool running shirts, particularly because all my synthetic running …

: Today’s amazing music is Jenny Lewis’s Voyager. Going to see her live in a month or so. …

: First selfie as a 48-year-old. Still got it 😂

: Listening to the album Electric Version by The New Pornographers. 20 years old. A classic that still …

: I finally got back on the water again this season at Community Boating in Boston. It was a …

: Most Republicans will buy the argument that their representatives have been savvy in …

: Republicans held the country hostage, threatened the livelihood of millions of Americans, risked …

: Even if Republicans ultimately agree to raise the debt ceiling, remember that their threat to do …

: Many people see running as a virtuous activity, and I agree. But it’s also a problem-erasing …

: I’ve been powering through with Pimsleur and I think I’m making real progress. I feel …

: I think Apple’s best bet for managing expectations around its likely come-from-behind AI …

: It’s SUPER fun to hate on DeSantis and Musk and their bullshit media event, but we all know …

: If I’ve ever neglected to write “Happy Birthday!” to you on social media, on your …

: Half olive, half cheese. All the basic food groups.

: The last two things Elon Musk tried to launch blew up in about 30 seconds.

: Imagine what a “stable genius” you’d have to be to think that doing an audio-only …

: Thanks to everybody who took advantage of the unprecedented 50% sale on MarsEdit. I just deactivated …

: There’s no better name for this than “pizza”…

: My wife is making Chicago Pizza for my birthday dinner. I have strong opinions about pizzas, what …

: When I put MarsEdit on sale earlier today, it exposed a bug in my store (I’d never had a 50% …

: Republicans have an unfair advantage. They can act with wild abandon without regard for the security …

: Argh - the unprecedented 50% discount revealed an unexpected bug in my store … hang tight - …

: Argh - the unprecedented 50% discount revealed an unexpected bug in my store … hang tight - …

: I usually only offer discounts of 10% or 20%, but in celebration of Micro.camp 2023 I’m …

: In case you missed it today, Miraz Jordan had a great talk about using MarsEdit with Micro.blog: …

: My 11yo and I are doing races for cube solving. It turns out that me solving a 3x3 while he solves a …

: Core Intuition Episode 558: “We Will Be Paying Attention” coreint.org/2023/05/e… …

: Is it just me, or is the expression “what gives?” subtly confrontational? I find my …

: Amazing that Manton will be interviewing Om Malik for Micro.camp! micro.camp

: I’m no expert on video, but if your YouTube episodes have a constant, saccharine music …

: I just registered for my first cubing competition! My average solve is around 1:30 so I’ll …

: Going to work for Elon Musk, especially at the highest levels, seems either like career suicide, or …

: I was drawn into a Twitter quip by Kara Swisher. twitter.com/LastCallC… I don’t like …

: Core Intuition Episode 557: “So Easy to Predict” coreint.org/2023/05/e…

: I never knew or really followed Heather Armstrong’s blog, but she obviously impacted a ton of …

: Today’s NYT puzzle includes a note that it includes special features, but as far as we can …

: I don’t often remind people that I am hugely invested in Apple. I’ve owned shares since …

: You might get the feeling, listening to Texas’s elected leaders, that nobody gives a shit …

: Episode 556: “Never Exceed Expectations” coreint.org/2023/05/e… This episode is …

: One of the worst Siri failures is when I say “30 seconds” and it replies with “there are no timers …

: Inspired by the latest ATP, I write about my memory of testing floppy disk installs at Apple. …

: Just released Black Ink 2.2.7 for Mac, addressing an issue where the NYT denied login for some …

: I just realized it’s been 2+ months since Jimmy Carter entered hospice care. As far as I know …

: I’m a semi-fluent Spanish speaker but I have a lot of gaps in my knowledge. I recently decided …

: Trader Joe’s “Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups” are better than any candy …

: Trader Joe’s “Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups” are better than any candy …

: The Beths are my new obsession. Thanks to @hotdogsladies@mastodon.social for introducing me to this …

: The Beths are my new obsession. Thanks to @hotdogsladies@mastodon.social for introducing me to this …

: With Bluesky taking off, maybe Elon can take advantage of his close relationship with Tim Apple, and …

: I find 1Password’s devolution troubling in ways that are comparable to Apple’s …

: For 20 years it seemed 1Password knew exactly what customers wanted, how they used their software, …

: As a coffee drinker trying to enjoy tea, I have started putting two teabags in each cup, and it has …

: To be clear, I positively adore Stripe and think what they have done for small internet businesses …

: Just got an email from Stripe offering “instant payouts” (within 30 minutes) for a fee …

: Sometimes I go down a rabbit hole of browsing old newspaper articles, mostly to look at the ads. …

: People are making too much hay of Biden’s age. A four years difference, even at his age, …

: I’m genuinely enjoying learning to solve Rubik’s Cubes, but the real prize is how excited my 11yo is …

: All the dingaling Elon fanboys who bought Twitter Blue to “end the elitism of blue …

: When I told another kid about the PB, he enthusiastically assured me that it was “good enough …

: (I told the kid my average time was about 2 or 3 minutes. Though today I did achieve a PB – …

: I passed most of the day, when I wasn’t watching my kid compete at the speed cubing event, …

: Actually their whole blog’s short history is filled with ChatGPT bullshit. I predict we, as a …

: The hotel I’m staying at totally used ChatGPT to write a blog post and I’m calling them …

: As a result of my son getting so interested in cubing, I’ve finally started to learn to solve …

: I’m in Hyannis, MA on the eve of my kid’s 3rd speed cubing competition. Also my first …

: Ever since I learned about Apple’s new @ ViewLoading type property wrappers, I have been …

: My dad never said “hi, honey” and rarely said “I love you”. He did love me, …

: I had heard so many good things about the Tetris movie, but OH! such a disappointment. It’s so …

: Montana banned TikTok. So … I guess … that’s the end of super cool stuff …

: This is at once a cheesy media grab, and a sincere comment on society, our interdependence on one …

: Boston is currently basking in the delicious 60F weather that can only ever feel so wonderful after …

: Enjoying an unseasonably warm April evening with a local beer. I’ve been impressed by this Small …

: Want to archive the history of your Twitter posts in an easily searchable way? @Manton added a …

: If you’re having inauthentic burritos, I say go all the way off the rails. Cheddar, marinated soy …

: The notion of a 10x engineer is not a myth – at least, not in the Apple developer world. The 10x …

: Noah’s little helper.

: Kinda feels like Katie Cotton passing should be front-page Apple memorial material.

: Do you use an Apple Watch to track cardio fitness and obediently added your use of a calcium channel …

: Do you use an Apple Watch to track cardio fitness and obediently added your use of a calcium channel …

: One of my favorite store-bought salsas has been the Frontera line, but they went bad in the past …

: I went searching for Taqueria Cancun’s tomatillo salsa recipe, hoping somebody had …

: “I know things are getting tougher when you can’t get the top of the bottom of the …

: My friend @gruber shared this picture of Jack Cassidy (David Cassidy’s dad!) who looks EERILY like …

: A sign of the times.

: I like how the mirror’s bezel gives the photo a designed effect.

: Just posted MarsEdit 5.0.5, featuring a better shade of blue for HTML links and strings, among other …

: Not gonna lie, I enjoyed hearing my own name cited repeatedly by the ATP crew as the …

: Not the cutest picture of me, but such a cute picture of ny kid. These are sacrifices we make.

: You MIGHT be Californian if … you ever paid $0.10 for a Thrifty ice cream cone.

: When you have a nice, casual 2.5 hour chat with a friend, and suddenly he tells you at the end that …

: Over the past 6 months, I went from not swimming at all to swimming 1 hour, every other day. It …

: I just finished “Eat, Pray, Love”, by Elizabeth Gilbert, on audio. I decided to start …

: I forgot to mention this tweet was inspired by it being Transgender Day of Visibility. Recognize …

: There’s a kid in my son’s 5th grade class who put us all on our toes by identifying as “Robin.” No …

: Whenever April 1 comes around, I think about the fact that Gmail launched on April 1 (2004). It …

: I asked ChatGPT for an anagram of “Trump Indicted” and it came back with “PUTRID …

: Dude, did you hear Kevin, yes, Kevin from 6th grade, married a model? I know, right? But he’s …

: Do not pass Go, do not collect $200, do not shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue.

: With every advance in AI, the value of authentic creativity increases. Stay human.

: I just remembered that Twitter owns a bunch of patents. This leads me to believe that Elon Musk now …

: When you can’t for the life of you figure out why the perfectly valid access token in your …

: “There are several 99-letter words that can mean facetious”…

: Stemming from our latest podcast recording, @manton and I have stumbled upon AI’s big …

: By popular demand, I made the kids my homemade Mac & Cheese again. Yep, it’s pretty amazing.

: Tell us how you really feel, Bing.

: My homemade mac-and-cheese, based on my mom’s nacho cheese sauce, is apparently so compelling …

: That buzz you feel, the buzz of liberals, near-liberals, wise moderates, and skeptical conservatives …

: I’ve got a whole Frightened Rabbit song stuck in my head, and I still can’t understand …

: “Trump says he will be arrested on Tuesday” … I say he will be arrested on …

: In an AI-dominated world, it’ll be important to prove - SON OF A BITCH!!! - our humanity with …

: I haven’t seen a live show in years, but we have tickets to see Pedro the Lion and Jenny Lewis …

: The amazing Caffe Pergolesi building in Santa Cruz was put on the market months ago and is still for …

: We’re watching “The Owl House” as a family, and I really appreciate how casually …

: Being willing to miss deadlines is possibly as important as being motivated to meet them.

: One downside to working for yourself is there’s nobody looming above you, demanding that you …

: Real talk: I had a great fall, leading into winter, where I motivated myself to set a hard deadline …

: It’s a process.

: My kids want to watch Mission Impossible tonight, and it’s reminding me that shortly after I …

: Apple’s open source distributions are increasingly well-indexed, and a great resource for …

: Poetry can be found in the least likely places.

: By the way these burgers are vegetarian, courtesy of Beyond Beef. I didn’t mention it because it’s …

: I started making my own buns a few years ago, and they really up the burger game. This is a good …

: My 11yo is obsessed with bite-sized foods, so he sometimes begs for “burger bites.” Since I make my …

: When I can’t get real work done, I put my efforts into important, but less challenging tasks. …

: Here’s a cold hard truth about banks: they hold money. Money for good people, money for bad …

: I can’t be bothered to do much real work lately, and since I work for myself, I’m trying …

: As a 47 year old man, I yearn for a pastime that gives me as much joy as watching 30 minutes of Mr. …

: Silicon Valley used to be about everything but a bank.

: One of my kids put his ear to my chest to hear my heartbeat, and claimed he couldn’t hear it. …

: One of the reasons I moved from SF to Boston in 2005 was to get away from all the psychotic …

: We’re in a new tech gold rush, with VR, AR, AI, and Crypto all glistening in them thar hills. …

: I’ve been sending my own “transactional” emails for 15 years, but owing largely to …

: “Microsoft does not kill for malicious reasons. It only kills for technical or business …

: I love you, Bing. (I have won zero Apple Design Awards, for the record).

: Just posted FastScripts 3.2.5 which an enhancement for regular expression scripting to support …

: Congrats to my old friends at Diligent Robot for shipping the latest major update to Moneywell! …

: I feel a little angry that nobody ever told me about PARTY DOWN when it first came out. Catching up …

: Had my first visit to the Steriti rink in the North End of Boston. Blown away by the quality of the …

: As well as I can recall, I have been an activist for gay rights since I understood that being …

: Like everybody else, I was fascinated by AI art and prose. But I’m bored by it already. Why? …

: Michael J. Knowles is a real monster. He’s out to erase the identity of every trans person. …

: Found this while cruising my Twitter history. January 8, 2011: “Teach a person to shoot, …

: I usually feel handsome in a v-neck sweater.

: The best feeling for an indie app developer is getting feature requests from customers. They love …

: I just posted an explanation of how FastScripts’s “open web page” scripting …

: I like taking my kids to NYC, so they can see all the wonders of the city. The ethnic diversity, the …

: Walking around NYC, passing old Christian churches, my son made an observation about the …

: I was out with my two boys, 11 and 14, and I randomly pulled them in for a group hug, which they …

: A neighbor put this painting of Paris out when they moved. Now I can travel whenever I’m walking up …

: I dropped out of high school when I was 15, but ended up getting two Bachelor’s degrees. Then, …

: When I was in junior high school (ages ~13-14 in the US), we collectively dreaded “the …

: I have fallen into a habit of running 11.5 miles. I have a 6.5 mile run that I set out to do, a 4 …

: After shipping @marsedit 5.0 on a tight schedule, I thought maybe tight schedules were the way …

: I had a micro-connection with Anthony Bourdain when I cold-tweeted a note to him about the state of …

: I’m finally listening to Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential.” He reads …

: Today’s NYT puzzle kicked my butt! I was having no luck for the longest time. Finally solved …

: Anyway I’ll get this stupid syncing behavior done, and afterwards I’ll have …

: I’ve spent the past two weeks or so making VERY slow progress on syncing for Black Ink. …

: I am an unabashed Coldplay fan (mainly of the album “A Rush of Blood to the Head”) who …

: Folks at Tumblr are going the extra mile! After ten years I nudged them again about a bug in their …

: Just posted Black Ink 2.2.6 with a quick fix to restore the “Auto Check While Typing” …

: “From a Terminal on a system with Xcode 6 installed” 😂

: Even better! The feature requested is in fact fixed in the Swift that shipped in Xcode 14.3 beta 1. …

: Apple just responded to a Swift bug I filed in 2014. Hard to believe we’re almost a decade …

: Just posted Black Ink 2.2.5 for Mac, with a few minor fixes to the calendar picker, Across Lite …

: My god competency is hard. You constantly flip between being sure you can accomplish anything you …

: Listening to Wisdom from the Top featuring Jason Fried and I’m reminded how powerful …

: Had friends over for the first time in forever. We laughed, we played guitars and piano. It was just …

: Finally biting the bullet on something I wanted to do for a long time: converting all my open source …

: What kind of unholy elopement is this?

: Working for yourself means never (or very rarely) being able to pass a difficult task on to somebody …

: The hardest problem in computer science is figuring out where in the source file, exactly, you added …

: If you maintain a collection of rarely-used credit cards to build your credit score, Patreon is an …

: Finished the Boswords.org competition in about the top 1/3. Calling it a win for my first outing!

: Second puzzle. 12:01 with two errors.

: Enjoying my first crossword competition at boswords.org … finished the first puzzle in 5:20 …

: I’m surprised that among all the zillions of dollars spent on defense, the United States …

: Proud to come from a very special subculture of the United States, where in 300 years there’s …

: Apparently the best way to get attention is flying a balloon over Montana. Who knew?

: It’s “running my two freeze-vulnerable sinks all night” degrees in Boston.

: Down to -5F here in the Boston suburbs. This is friggin’ cold, even for New England. Thank you …

: I feel bad for my wife, who had to suffer through me gasping at every pizza misdeed. Phrases like …

: I consider myself an above average baker, but watching the recent British Baking Show’s …

: Pulled out of the oven in 1F, blustery weather!

: My Roccbox is handling 2F cold fine, it’s just the wind gusts that occasionally blow it out. ⛄️

: ahem, weather man voice: “Good evening, Arlington. Looks like we’re in for a nice BREEZY …

: If you’re anything like me, the things on your long todo list that take the longest to get …

: I started a new exercise habit last year. For years I have run a substantial amount (6+ miles) every …

: “Blog faster, blog better”! MarsEdit is currently a featured app in the Mac App Store! …

: Lots of (all?) Apple platform developers are receiving survey requests from Apple to provide …

: I saw that the WordPress project is trying to clear out old tickets. I just added a comment to my …

: Picked up some “Ground Turkeyless” from Trader Joe’s and it’s quite good. …

: My 14yo son woke up yesterday with the idea that he wanted a flute. He already plays oboe quite …

: Baking is beautiful.

: I found multiple articles celebrating my early academic achievements, but not one celebrating the …

: I guess I used to read.

: I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 15. One of my fondest memories of childhood was going with …

: I’m playing and singing Billy Bragg’s cover of “Everywhere” on guitar, and …

: Summarizing my feelings about GPL vs. MIT/BSD: “Do you believe that capitalist incentives …

: Just posted MarsEdit 5.0.3 with a number of syntax highlighting bug fixes, and other improvements: …

: I hate dieting but I like controlling my weight. Also, I love rules. My new rule is if my average …

: 10 days after “quitting Twitter”, I posted again: twitter.com/danielpun…

: Fun fact: you can spell “Self Own” by adding SFW to ELON. Though he is anything but safe …

: To explain the blockchain to an 80+ fine artist I asked him to imagine if every painting throughout …

: I was hanging out with a fine artist, an older fella, who lamented he “could never know where …

: Wherein I compare Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter to somebody taking over Coca Cola and …

: The thing I still don’t get about web apps is how ~everybody is willing to wait a few …

: Love the conversation between @chockenberry and @gruber on the latest The Talk Show: …

: David Crosby is dead at 81, setting a record for the greatest number of years appearing to be 81.

: “Blown Away” vibes in Apple’s new HomePod video.

: The Apple video for the new HomePod makes it appear as though Siri would respond to you in something …

: Exciting to see a NYC based Swift conference back on the calendar. Including a talk from my friend …

: I spent so much of my early life, from age 12 or so, frequently being “the youngest person in …

: Great YouTube video summarizing the key advantages of using an app like MarsEdit. …

: Homemade sourdough discard crumpets. Recipe from King Arthur Flour: …

: Another easy NYT Saturday puzzle. 8:28.

: After an initial fascination I’m steering clear of AI toys. I’m glad to be aware of the …

: When life hands you swimming pool hair…

: One of the funnest things about programming, for me, is adapting my old code to newer frameworks, …

: One day*, business school students will study Elon Musk and the unfathomable speed with which he …

: I plan to be a lot more impactful and, more importantly, a lot more liked than Elon Musk. Set your …

: Nice little quip about the Black Ink for iOS release I’m working on: “I don’t mind …

: Manton made Mastodon integration so effortless that I didn’t even realize I was broadcasting …

: I’m disappointed that the City of Austin, TX didn’t name their public utilities …

: I have always wanted to “know a little bit about everything.” Surprise! When you strive …

: I borrowed the audio book “Range” by David Epstein from the library, and I’m …

: Just saw “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, the new Whitney Houston biopic. I was strongly …

: Having a boilerplate religious blessing/gratitude signature at the bottom of every email …

: There’s a cool open source project by Parker Higgins and friends that scrapes multiple …

: Today’s NYT crossword was another easy cruise. 9:27 without rushing. Maybe I’m getting …

: I am now so deep into debugging this nagging defect in my syntax highlighting that I’ve busted …

: Today, as on many days, I am proud to live in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where every one of …

: I’m hearing that McCarthy had to agree to wear a diaper, on the outside of his clothing, for …

: On the 15th vote for Speaker, my true love gave to me, a stunning defeat for McCarthy…

: Just posted MarsEdit 5.0.2 with some fixes to alleviate flickering and occasional crashes that could …

: Now hear me out, I know this is a reach, but what if macOS, but with a working Spotlight?

: It’s been quite a learning curve, but the Graphviz support in the tree-sitter parser is really …

: I don’t know if C-Span’s ratings are going up, but hosting non-stop GOP self-owning …

: The only thing worse than losing is winning without breaking a sweat.

: Don’t think that because @brentsimmons doesn’t charge for @NetNewsWire, he’s not …

: I only discovered this feature of Apple’s scripting definition files a few weeks ago. It’s been …

: Just released FastScripts 3.2.4 which hopefully fixes for good a rare issue with keyboard shortcuts …

: Thanks to Amazon and some good advice from @siegel my mom’s KitchenAid is running again! Some minor …

: MEANWHILE … I broke my mom’s Kitchen Aid while trying to adjust the speed. We’ll …

: I should add that dealing with this kind of thing is jarring, especially as a 47yo who hasn’t …

: Anyway my kid saw a Santa Cruz aggro in all his splendor, and he made me proud by making up a new, …

: Having the idea of shame-projection in my head, I shouted, as we walked away: “You should be …

: My poor 14yo then took in the unveiled threats of what would happen if I “kept getting up in …

: He finally seemed to snap when I asked him “what else can I do?” and suggested he might …

: He kept insisting that “My son said he saw you park your car and hit my car!” and no …

: We finally got out into the parking lot where he insisted we had hit his car, pointed at the Prius …

: I was starting to lose my cool, and even with my 14yo by my side, I said “You need to take it …

: I assured him we didn’t hit his car, but I asked if we could walk out with him to see his car, …

: “Hey!” he shouted at us. “You parked your Prius next to my car and hit my …

: We parked our car, walked into the Safeway, and were shortly met with an aggro …

: I’m in Santa Cruz, my hometown. I’ve described it to my kids as being filled with people …

: I’ve never had COVID. Ask me anything.

: Today I saw a brilliant paper flier taped to a utility pole. It included classic “take …

: I have to hand it to my conservative mom. She has never hesitated to say what she thinks, but …

: Fun fact: the very next time I rented a car after posting this, the $50/day “Full Size …

: It’s easy to get a haircut on Christmas Eve when you cut your own hair. ✂️

: Having a very cool Christmas time. music.apple.com/us/album/…

: In the pursuit of fixing a syntax highlighting bug in MarsEdit 5 I have now taught myself the basics …

: I always get so excited when I get an AppFigures notification that my app is featured! Then I look …

: I love all the excitement around MarsEdit 5’s new Markdown syntax highlighting. Achieving this …

: Apple Watch has a feature that lets me know when the surrounding noise is “too loud.” A …

: Apple should run its own ActivityPub network. It would be the most affordable “takeover” of Twitter …

: BRB gonna get banned from buying a Tesla by asking the dealer about Toyota and Chevy.

: Rich people who are concerned about being stalked need to take Joe Walsh’s advice: Get …

: I regret that Twitter being privately owned means there is no simple way for me to quickly check how …

: Tom Lehrer has relinquished all rights to his music, and it’s all available to download for …

: I got lazy and ordered pizza again because I’m in New York. Reliable, delicious pizza is a …

: I got myself out to the NYC Holiday Market at Union Square, in spite of the rain. I was really …

: I got myself out to the NYC Holiday Market at Union Square, in spite of the rain. I was really …

: “Old Friends” by Pinegrove is such a good song. This Casiotone/Acoustic rendition …

: Meditating on the possibility that I have never ever met a “Bruce” in my life. Are all …

: Just added MarsEdit 5 to Product Hunt! Please share your thoughts about the app if you have time! …

: I had a really easy time setting up Let’s Encrypt (certbot) on an Amazon EC2 instance thanks …

: Listening to “Essential Pet Shop Boys” on @AppleMusic, dashes off responses to support …

: Now that I’m done shipping MarsEdit 5 I am making a few nifty fixes to FastScripts. Always …

: 19 years from now a brilliant young person will graduate from college and go on to achieve great …

: Here’s a reality check: if technology were really as amazing as AI demos like ChatGPT make it …

: Manual Configuration of Micro.blog with MarsEdit If you are having trouble getting MarsEdit to auto-detect your Micro.blog settings, it might be …

: I’m sure App Store review is a cluster of challenges I can’t even imagine, but I think a …

: If I pull back and just comment on the situation as an Apple fan who wants the best for the …

: It’s been an exhilarating week releasing MarsEdit 5. The last thing I expected was that …

: I bet I could reasonably fake almost any profession, as a remote employee, for at least 6 months …

: It’s happening… MarsEdit 5 just posted with major updates to support microposting, markdown …

: Whenever I play Wordle I pick a random starter word. I want to feel the joy of happening to …

: Warnock!!!!

: Just FYI, I was planning to release MarsEdit 5 today but ran into some snags. Tomorrow it is! And in …

: So impressed by my 10yo’s Rubik’s cube ability. Tonight at a friend’s house he …

: Going forward, a driving design consideration for @MarsEdit is going to be “How can this app …

: I’ve seen several people fretting about what AI that can “write essays” means for …

: Nobody will EVER mistake me for a computer.

: The growing prevalence of AI means we humans are going to have to work overtime to beat the …

: MarsEdit 5 is coming next week. I’m excited about the user-facing features, but also proud of …

: Another easy Saturday NYT puzzle. I was on track for a casual 8 minutes until I got stuck for a full …

: Finished watching Derry Girls tonight and up until the last few minutes of the show I was pretty …

: The current boon of AI miracles kind of reveals a future of computing that I don’t think most of us, …

: OpenAI’s “poetry” is weirdly good but long, and boring. It reminds me of J.R.R. …

: “Write a heavy metal version of the national anthem” With guitars blazing, And drums …

: Thinking of running my own Mastodon server is giving me flashbacks to being a teenager who ran his …

: Kanye and Beyonce arguing about who loves Taylor Swift more. With expletives. Kanye: But have you …

: If you’re playing with the OpenAI chat thingy, just ask it to “write an erotic story …

: “Write a rock song about Micro.blog” @manton we got your theme song, here. Can you write …

: My god this thing is good. 😂

: A handy sign for Twitter employees.

: I don’t know about y’all but “offering something of value to the world” …

: Hard to believe it’s been more than 15 years since I acquired MarsEdit. It’s been an …

: Kanye West, Donald Trump, and Elon Musk have a lot of things in common.

: I feel like too much of my life is spent waiting for other people to figure out how bad the bad …

: People who describe Kanye West’s downfall as “sudden” haven’t paid close …

: I enjoyed the How I Built This interview with Roku founder Anthony Wood. What really struck me was …

: The thinker.

: When I worked at Apple over 20 years (!! 😱) ago, I learned habits for managing build and release …

: My mom finally joined Facebook. So I guess I’m gonna have to start acting out 😂

: I appreciated what @siracusa said on a recent ATP, that if you’re an indie developer, you have …

: Just published the first public beta of MarsEdit 5! No time to write extensive release notes yet, so …

: The secret to shipping is to convince yourself that owning your goals matters. Follow through. Do …

: I'm going to ship MarsEdit 5.0 in two weeks. It's highly unusual for me to ship on such a rigid …

: Amazon on track to lose $10B/year on Alexa hardware division. Is this the real cost of …

: Just trying out the new global micropost interface for MarsEdit.

: Just posted FastScripts 3.2.3 with a fix to improve performance for scripts that use …

: Coolest curbside dining option I’ve seen. Though it doesn’t seem particularly Covid-safe.

: It’s pretty cool that MarsEdit is about to save the internet. We’ve been waiting for the …

: Absolutely loving this episode of The Talk Show with Anil Dash. Such an interesting set of topics …

: As somebody who totally failed at high school, it’s hard to orient myself to being a good …

: Guess which emo musician wrote this?

: My 14yo and all his 9th grade friends are going ice skating together instead of attending the …

: I don’t want to jinx it but @MarsEdit 5 is getting crazy good. Oops, I jinxed it.

: Nobody wants to hear about colonoscopies, but I had my second one this week, after the first one …

: I was going to wait to share this until a public beta is available, but one of the ambitions for …

: Seems like Elon Musk just played “love me or leave me” on an epic scale, and lost.

: I went with my kid’s 5th grade to Boda Borg, which is a pretty great escape-room type venue …

: On a field trip bus filled with 5th graders screeching “99 bottles of juice on the wall.” Nature is …

: I didn’t know that British pronounce St. John “Sinjin”, but I’m rarely …

: I am legitimately stupefied that Elon is just burning $44 billion. Twitter’s brand already …

: Most food problems can be solved by adding olives.

: OK today’s NYT puzzle is officially the easiest Saturday ever. Took me 7 minutes and I …

: When I run, there’s a feeling I get after about mile 6 that I imagine most people associate …

: Thanks to Apple Watch, I have learned about the health metric of “Heart Rate …

: Halfway through a foil-wrapped burrito and you discover they cut it in half before wrapping it. …

: Eight miles through Manhattan and Central Park, in the rain. Fifth Avenue is closed above 42nd St. …

: I used to admire @elonmusk, because I thought he was an ambitious, lateral-thinking entrepreneur who …

: For years I leaned on Truphone for mobile data, even in the US, so I can tether GBs of data for …

: Mac developers who use NSTextView may discover subtle misbehaviors in their apps that are caused by …

: If you bake, you will always have beauty in your life.

: Hopefully the Houston Astros winning the World Series will be the most depressing decision in …

: My 14yo has gotten so good at oboe, and now he’s filling the house with the sounds of Star …

: MarsEdit 5 is Coming I gave myself a kind of crazy goal to ship MarsEdit 5 by December 4 or so, because that’s the …

: I’m going to be in NYC from the evening of Thursday, Nov 10, through Saturday, Nov 12. I …

: Just saw a headline that Paul Pelosi has returned home. It must be very hard to feel comfortable …

: If I were Elon Musk I would find it concerning that the people who defend me are also widely …

: Had some mechanical issues, but still a thing of beauty! Kind of looks like a micro.blog logo!

: Reviewing my license code generation code, and I found this comment from myself 5 years ago. …

: I had an annoying noise in my neighborhood and through perseverance and cordiality, I eventually got …

: My 14yo got an iFixit tool set and was eager to take something apart. I had an old hard drive that I …

: Ye / Kanye West brings more people down than he lifts up. The price of entry for celebrities, or …

: I think what we open web/RSS/blogging advocates have to appreciate is that Twitter is the most …

: Say what you will about Liz Truss, but in 40 years she will be widely regarded as one of …

: Happy to confirm that all of Red Sweater’s apps are 100% compatible with macOS 13 Ventura. …

: Good riddance. They’ve frankly been an embarrassment ever since the Humpty Dumpty fiasco.

: Each of my buns is a star just waiting to shine! ⭐️

: Probably had the luckiest Scrabble game of my life tonight, to the chagrin of my poor wife. Three …

: Just posted a quick follow-up fix for MarsEdit to address a crash while refreshing that was …

: The notion of self expression without corporate or government control is a risky bet, but it’s a …

: Speaking of shipping. I love shipping. The thing that most makes me incompatible with regular …

: One reason I don’t hire help is I can’t afford it. Another reason is I don’t know how to manage …

: The art of shipping, in this situation, and every other, is carefully deciding what absolutely must …

: I set myself a kind of impossible deadline to ship MarsEdit 5 by December 5, the 5 year anniversary …

: There are very few bands in the history of the world better than Belle and Sebastian before they …

: Listening to Belle and Sebastian, Boy With the Arab Strap, and making pizza. I feel like I’m back in …

: Love this caveat in Panic’s job listing for a Financial Controller (!) … it’s the …

: Love this caveat in Panic’s job listing for a Financial Controller (!) … it’s the …

: Love this caveat in Panic’s job listing for a Financial Controller (!) … it’s the …

: Love this caveat in Panic’s job listing for a Financial Controller (!) … it’s the …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.6.2 with official support for macOS 13 Ventura, and a nice collection of bug …

: Solved today’s NYT crossword in 7:44. Felt more like a Wednesday to me!

: All in all, a fascinating tour of a very special place that, surprisingly, doesn’t even smell …

: Scum floats, and sludge sinks. That’s all you really need to know.

: This is where Wonka puts the bad Oompa Loompas.

: This is from the top of one of those digesters, where methane gas from the process is siphoned off …

: We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside any buildings, for security reasons, but I could …

: It travels 9 miles out into the ocean and is distributed among 50 or so underwater concrete devices …

: So, this happened today. I’m utterly fascinated by many things I learned about the whole …

: My 14yo is out for an indeterminate time and it’s driving me crazy. I can track him with …

: My latest impression as a parent is that the years from 7th, 8th, 9th grades are so hard to …

: The Parkland shooter will suffer the ultimate consequence: life in prison. The death penalty lets …

: We got a badminton set and I’m enjoying this undoubtedly brief period of time when I can …

: The second coming. (Midjourney: twitter.com/midjourne…)

: Dad’s turn at toppings. Pesto and olives. The perfect pizza.

: Kids are slowly turning their attention to the idea — gasp!! — of toppings on pizza. Here we have …

: I’m scheduled to tour the Deer Island sewage treatment plant next week, and I’m …

: Making pizza, listening to Built to Spill, Carry the Zero. Of all things, this reminds me of being …

: Weird to think that for such an “old guy” I’m only at the beginning of my career.

: Windows are open, cool air rushes in, and the delicious sound of rain patters on my window sills. …

: I am pretty happy with my enchiladas. It may surprise people who don’t know better that a …

: These are righteous black beans, too. When it came out that GOYA were total stooges for Trump, I …

: Kale enchilada with black beans and Mexican quinoa.

: My house smells like a Mexican restaurant, so it doesn’t matter how the food tastes. Much.

: To everybody who worked at Sketch and got laid off today: you contributed on a truly stellar Mac …

: You might be a hipster if … you have to substitute quinoa for rice because it’s …

: As a rich American whose basic needs are more than met, I think I could have been even more …

: Had a delightful time in a friend’s backyard with a bunch of people. A perfect pandemic (yes, …

: If the clue fits…

: Had a great family outing this afternoon to pick apples in Stow, MA at the delightful Carver Hill …

: As a young man I remember thinking that “I would never have kids, but if I did, I’d …

: I spent 14 years never swearing around my kids, and I think that was good. I also think it’s …

: “A lot of people have the good ethics that they don’t want to win if it’s at the …

: I have been curious about eBikes for a while, and particularly interested in RAD Power Bikes. …

: Jimmy Carter is 98 years old. I was only 5 years old when he stopped being President of the United …

: It’s such a privilege to live in a time and a place where my personal concerns revolve around …

: Many developers have been trained, probably by managers with short-sighted ideas about …

: One reason I have so few crashes in my apps is that I don’t program too …

: Far too many developers perceive crashes as a statistic. Something to be mitigated but not quashed. …

: At 11:54PM on a Friday night, somebody sent me a reproduceable crash report for FastScripts. So of …

: Re: the NFT market collapse, it’s as if somebody finally asked “what if Garbage Pail …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.6.1, a minor update with a new preference for Micro.blog users to control …

: I rarely need or want to use a work title, but I think I’ll start identifying as a …

: I thought this catalog for “FOLD” was called FOOD. Won’t somebody feed the skinny models?!

: I filed a bug August 8 about an AppleScript hang in Safari on Ventura. It came back today for fix …

: I don’t know why this classic product presentation of the Macintosh Portable by JLG is …

: “Weaponized Citizenship” is not a phrase I ever thought I’d have running through …

: There has never been a larger market for Mac software, or a smaller number of viable competitors. …

: Just posted FastScripts 3.2 with incredible new features for customizing script collections, running …

: Regular expression breakpoints in lldb are an amazing debugging aid that have never been exposed by …

: Happy tax season to all my procrastinating American friends.

: Also coming to FastScripts 3.2: robust support for supplying parameters to programmatically run …

: I am prone to distraction and following unexpected tangents. Luckily it’s often productive. …

: Did you know that the British royals are named after Windsor Castle, not the other way around, and …

: Random thought I don’t know I actually believe: SwiftUI should have been HTML-based. If you’re going …

: I’ll be here subclassing NSScrollView until somebody convinces me SwiftUI is ready for prime time.

: I finally got my PlayDate and am enjoying the first game. It really exceeds my expectations for what …

: DeSantis is banking his whole political future on the idea that Floridians, and Americans, like …

: I heard a rustling noise after coming in and realized I almost smooshed this tailgater. I think it’s …

: Why hello old friend.

: I went to start adding Shortcuts support to FastScripts, only to discover I had apparently already …

: Hard to believe that Figma is worth $20B, but at the same time it’s … totally …

: Just filed two UI bugs against the macOS Grapher app, so I’m not sweatin’ it either.

: I’m trying to learn the basics of Blender. Again. It’s really impressive. I’d liken it to an IDE for …

: Only since the latest macOS Ventura beta, when I detach my clamshell MacBook Pro from an external …

: Jony and Steve spent all that time and money building a truly remarkable spaceship of a building, …

: I imagine some of the missing Queens might be due to mistakes or lack of attention to certain pages, …

: Playing a game called “where does Apple think The Queen would be offensive?” Her image …

: Commemorate the Queen in style. www.youtube.com/watch

: I was born in California but I’ve lived on the East Coast for 17 years (!). The truth is, I …

: Knock on wood … I haven’t gotten Covid yet. I’m looking forward to getting the …

: I heard the probably joking rumblings of a dangerous activity from the 14yos at my house, so I told …

: Listening to Death Cab for Cutie’s new single, “Here to Forever.” It’s lucky …

: They could end this pandemic tomorrow if they just released a vaccine that also cures impotence and …

: For at least 20 years I have heard a delightful play on words in Billy Bragg / Wilco’s …

: Apple’s built-in macOS script menu appears to be damaged in the latest macOS Ventura beta. …

: I proactively scheduled a Covid-19 booster (and flu, same visit!) for next Thursday, in the hopes …

: We had some stumpers like “why is Denver as big as it is?” and “why aren’t there any huge cities in …

: My 14yo asked a fascinating question, while I was driving so I couldn’t look up any answers: “Why …

: Tried the newish Dunkin’ Donuts tomato/pesto grilled cheese. It’s batting way out of its …

: I’m 47 years old, and by most accounts I can be considered an old fuddy-duddy as far as …

: Working on a niggling WKWebView issue in MarsEdit 5 and for the first time in a long time I had to …

: Chilling in my front porch, wearing the white tee shirt I used to try the suit on, programming on my …

: Amazing night in the Boston suburbs. The heat has given way to a cool breeze, chirping crickets, and …

: Working that self-haircut, pull out the old suit for a wedding vibe!

: I spent most of my young adulthood cutting my own hair, and since the pandemic I’ve been …

: MarsEdit 5.0 will include support for Markdown syntax highlighting (#Finally!). The infrastructure …

: I really empathize with people who died over the past 5 years or so. Not just because, you know, …

: I keep trying to capture my boys (14yo and 10yo) on video, singing sweetly along to the Adventure …

: Swift Package Manager is so cool in some ways but then falls sadly short in other ways. The Xcode …

: In New Hampshire. I ran up a (small) mountain.

: I argue that SwiftUI is taking such flak because they tried to change too many things at once. If …

: If anybody had “Republicans turn against nation’s top law enforcement agency” on …

: I mean, I never respected people for supporting George W. Bush, but at least I could count them as …

: Hey dingalings, last one to realize Trump is utterly sinister … is … the worst, I guess? Looking …

: macOS 13 Ventura Beta print panel to System Settings: “hold my beer.”

: Some people pay good money to have strangers come into their house and haul away countless boxes of …

: Just posted @coreint Episode 525: “Another Litmus Test” coreint.org/2022/08/e… Thanks to …

: Does everybody else running the latest macOS 13 beta find that “tailspin info” from the …

: I think programming is a lot like painting or writing. You’re never a better artist than you …

: I’ve been programming computers for about 30 years and I’m still excited to one day …

: Just published FastScripts 3.1.2 with a workaround for a crashing bug on macOS Ventura betas, and a …

: Ooh! The hang only occurs if the “Automatically show Web Inspector for JSContexts” option is enabled …

: In the macOS Ventura beta, Safari frequently beachballs while handling JavaScript requests via …

: I’m just a bill Hanging out on Solsbury Hill I can see the city lights Go down in the city And …

: If you are running the macOS Ventura beta you might see a crash after using the “display …

: Just filed FB11122995 against macOS 13 Ventura beta, about the annoying change in Spotlight that …

: Found this little guy in a Chatham thrift shop. He’ll live in my office, lending wisdom to my work.

: Just filed my vote by proxy against accepting the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk.

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.6 with a new macOS share extension, a preference for switching between …

: I’m typically pretty proud of my platform and my tools, but recently I’ve had the …

: What kind of intervention needs to happen so that the Xcode team fixes the persistent, …

: Reminiscing with pictures of a trip to Amsterdam. Why do I never realize IN THE MOMENT that I have …

: I got my first contract job at Apple when I was 18 and was hired as a full-time engineer when I was …

: I’m so thirsty for justice. Here I am drinking from the firehose of Bannon’s conviction.

: 80F+ weather is very bun friendly.

: Get yourself a partner who looks at you the way I look at this mushroom pizza.

: From the humble acorn, a mighty oak grows.

: Ballin’. Listening to a ska/rock-steady playlist. Simmer down!

: Kids on Spy Pond, living the life. I would have loved this as a kid! Mine have no interest.

: Go home Xcode, you’re drunk.

: Just posted Black Ink 2.2.4 with a new keyboard shortcut for solving, and a bunch of other fixes: …

: Because I filed a documentation bug report, Apple added a paragraph about the 0xbaddd15c (bad disc) …

: Had a nightmare about SF with increasingly horrifying plot elements: Taqueria Cancun sold to new …

: My favorite words for describing Trumpists and others on the antisocial-fascist continuum are …

: Proud to be an American, but not proud of America. Join me. It’s our best shot.

: Man of the mountain. You can tell I’m living rough because my Boy Girl Party t-shirt is inside out.

: I love cilantro but coriander should never go in a beer.

: Luna moth.

: Great pizza, great beer, at The Pizza Stone in Chester, VT.

: Enjoying my second large cheese pizza for myself on this three day trip to NYC. They just …

: Morningside park is LIT.

: Don’t know what’s going on but Lexington Street in NYC is closed and it’s glorious. Enjoying an …

: The Supremes court.

: I like to meet people and hang out but I don’t like to make plans. Kind of contraindicated …

: Had a great 6 mile run along the East River. I took in all the sights: the seaplanes, the …

: I got an email from an Apple engineer confirming that the bug I reported had been fixed just a week …

: Triborough bridge.

: This is the life.

: Discovered Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria. I’m sitting under a water misting line that is perfect …

: America is too free, and too strong-willed, to be cowed by a conservative, let’s face it, …

: I’m sure a lot of hyper-conservatives are excited about the recent Supreme Court decisions, …

: Every company strives to hire the best and brightest, in order to pursue excellence and to advance …

: I’m in NYC. No better way to feel alive.🌈

: Public health priorities at the Boston central Post office.

: The cruelty of the Supreme Court is masterful. Even with the decision allowing Biden to strike down …

: Just released MarsEdit 4.5.9 with a mitigation for a repeated crash reports that affect some users, …

: American women are denied authority over their bodies. Don’t stop thinking about it. Every …

: If you’re wondering why all your American friends are quiet or depressed, it’s because …

: It’s increasingly obvious that we have a religiously authoritarian Supreme Court, not unlike …

: The nation is burning, while Democrats stare at a fire extinguisher behind glass that reads: …

: An unexpected benefit of donating blood is the Red Cross tests for Covid antibodies. They caution …

: I can hear Porchfest 2022 warming up in Arlington! arlingtonporchfest.org 🎸

: Have you noticed Mac apps quitting without explanation? At least one cause is a private system …

: The best part of watching “Big Little Lies” with my wife, years ago, is having the …

: Recent history has trained me not to hope that a seditious US President and his wicked cronies would …

: Went out for a sail on the Charles and it was windier than I expected. I count it as a success that …

: I don’t think I’m imagining that the Xcode 14 beta autocomplete has a new behavior of …

: The WWDC lounges have been great, to the limited extent I’ve had time/reason use them. If they …

: Also, it’s not all bad. Being WKWebView based will mean that my app can never crash because of …

: Some may be wondering: why now? Why not 5 years ago when the classic WebView was first deprecated? …

: For example, I have decided for my needs to proactively message out from WKWebView whenever the …

: I’ve been diving into the monumental challenge of migrating MarsEdit’s rich HTML editor …

: I saw a story about Glenn Burke, the first openly gay Major League Baseball player, and was …

: Showing off my grey hair and awesome @boygirlparty shirt.

: As a married man, I was about to get all huffy that Facebook suggested Facebook Dating (or whatever) …

: I look at every DIY task that I stand a reasonable chance of completing correctly as not only a …

: Spent about 5 hours today installing a new kitchen sink faucet. Some of that time was spent …

: Pizza gonna puff! 🍕

: Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good” is the longest, most protracted, jammingest …

: Came across some campaign material from my 1994 run for City Council in Santa Cruz, CA. One my top …

: I think that particularly in the US we live in a self-aggrandizing/self-lambasting society. …

: Do you “suffer” from attention disorders, like I do? In therapy I learned to appreciate …

: Something for everybody! MarsEdit 4.5.8 includes a large number of improvements across many parts of …

: Back on a boat!

: Just published Black Ink 2.2.3 with lots of great improvements including a change to the calendar in …

: I own a very small amount of $TWTR that I considered selling when the acquisition deal was …

: Make any ramen healthier, tastier, and more visually stunning by adding raw red cabbage, kale, and …

: I used to listen to FLOSS Weekly regularly, but fell out of the habit. Just re-upped with the latest …

: Finished today’s Saturday NYT in 10:39, capping an unusually easy week where Thursday took me …

: I was hired full-time as a software engineer at Apple 26 years ago today (!) …

: I don’t approve of the overloaded semantics of the “Size” column in Finder. If you …

: Just learned that my long-time therapist, who ended his practice two years ago to fight cancer, …

: The week of unusually (absurdly?) easy NYT crossword puzzles continues. 6:00 even with distractions.

: I’m so tired of this fresh hell of Xcode’s debugger refusing to continue execution at …

: Managed a 4:04 time on today’s NYT puzzle! Not goofing off, just, uh … testing Black …

: Really enjoying hearing Zach Gage on The Talk Show with @gruber. After playing several of his games …

: Oh hey, check me out on the Automators podcast! www.relay.fm/automator…

: Has anybody else noticed packages started smelling like bad hotel perfume or something, over the …

: Playing with @mattie’s Neon framework for syntax highlighting, and I’m really impressed. …

: Hoisted by my own petard. I wrote that post in MarsEdit, like a civilized person, and then PASTED it …

: “Something many new runners don’t appreciate is that it gets a LOT easier. So much so, …

: How appropriate that clicking the “Learn more” link on the Apple Developer app page …

: Just posted a quick fix in Black Ink 2.2.2 that addresses the crashing behavior some users were …

: Hot sauce and salsa are both so important, yet one can almost never be substituted for the other.

: Just posted Black Ink 2.2.1 with a variety of usability and appearance fixes: …

: When I take a step back and appreciate that I develop and maintain three best-of-class Mac apps, on …

: I’ve been struggling for several weeks with persistent calf/ankle/shin pain, and it’s …

: On the forthcoming @coreint I empathize with Elon Musk, in the sense that I can understand the …

: I’m rewiring the thermostat on my 1915 house, which sounds like it should be the easiest thing …

: Apple announced two $TWTR of revenue in its most recent quarter.

: Reed Hastings, in Pee-Wee Herman voice: “I heard Elon Musk was going to acquire Netflix! …

: I was wearing my Apple Watch at the time of the incident yesterday, and was curious to look back and …

: Amazing response from the driver of the truck: twitter.com/kevinx099…

: I really feel for the driver of the truck, and hope they are OK. If you can imagine the surprise we …

: We were SO SO SO lucky to be able to continue driving the additional ~100 miles home. I was shaken …

: Got my Defensive Driving Ph.D. today. It almost killed me (and my family). (Video shows close call …

: Are you an App Store developer who is tired of clicking through the “compliance” …

: With the release of @NetNewsWire 6.1, the “Subscribe to Feed” Safari extension I added …

: I also want to acknowledge everybody on the bus who didn’t steal the oboe. Somebody could have …

: My son left his oboe on an MBTA bus, and Randy at the lost and found department did an admirable job …

: Looked up photos from my trip to Paris in early 2019. We were so innocent then. I miss that city and …

: I don’t wear my Red Sweater shirt too often because I don’t want to wear it out. Beautiful work by …

: So the Russian Warship did go fuck itself.

: Had my last ice skating lesson of the season today. In a couple months of almost-weekly lessons I …

: Cryptocurrencies are actually really cool assuming we can settle on ones that aren’t Ponzi …

: The folks at Setapp, a Ukrainian company, have set up an option for developers to donate a …

: I established standard RSColorPicker and RSFontPicker classes so I can do a better job conveying …

: Just released Black Ink 2.2 with great new features including a calendar-based puzzle chooser, …

: Cool word of the day: “Stygian”. Relating to the Styx River. Came across it in an …

: Mike Rohde (@rohdesign) designed the Red Sweater logo 13 years ago. Hard to believe that much time …

: Sometimes “just a few more fixes” balloons into one heck of an update. I’m looking …

: My 13yo is learning “Rocket Man” and “Crocodile Rock” on oboe, among other …

: I know that what’s happening in Ukraine is not unique, but it does hit closer to home happening in a …

: I have never opened a container of spackle without proceeding to search the house for something else …

: I mean, I actually expense the New York Times crossword. How many people can say that? 😂

: Most of the time I can’t believe I made up a job that lets me work on crossword puzzles, …

: At 5PM on a Friday a mysterious “NSTableView rows are not sized the way I expect” …

: Just putting the finishing touches on support for styled text in puzzle clues. Will be Black Ink 2.2 …

: Black Ink puzzle navigator, soon to feature choosing by date, is coming along nicely! Being able to …

: Trust me, you do NOT want to see how Louis CK celebrates receiving a Grammy.

: Burger bites!

: The kids want “burger bites” for dinner, so for every regular burger the adults have, the kids will …

: It tentatively looks like I’ve been re-elected to Town Meeting in Arlington, by a 4 vote …

: Kale and olive. Not a classic, but maybe it should be?

: Heads up to any Mac users who might have been in “beta testing” mode: I didn’t get …

: When you get really good at something, as I am at programming, you can assume that you know it all, …

: A message for all the pre-teen, teenaged, college, post-grad, heck, all programmers: I’ve been …

: I don’t participate in April Fools shenanigans online, but the 4th graders in my kid’s …

: Expanding my string light salvage hobby, and bought a 200 pack of bare bulbs for $9. It’s …

: test sched

: Just discovered that Apple also implements a calendar view for their SwiftUI DatePicker control. …

: I almost forgot the most significant difference between my calendar picker and Apple’s. Mine …

: In my analysis of Apple’s calendar, I discovered these nuanced behaviors of the navigation …

: Now extending features to my calendar picker that Apple’s doesn’t offer, including …

: The payoff for making my calendar picker resizable is not supporting a huge size, but just to nudge …

: It used to be impossible to imagine that Apple could create or sponsor any original content that …

: Apple has come a long way (in just 4 years!) from “Planet of the Apps”. …

: One limitation of Apple’s calendar picker is that it’s a fixed size. It’s a good …

: It’s absolutely horrifying what Putin is doing to Ukraine, but a lesson we can take from …

: I have mostly strictly copied Apple’s style so far, but I think I am going to deviate when it …

: Customize THIS!

: All in a day’s work.

: I started working on the calendar picker this morning and got derailed (in a good way) by concern …

: I would rather not write my own calendar view, but Apple’s NSDatePicker doesn’t provide …

: I’ve been enjoying the How I Built This interview with Matt Mullenweg. Matt and I have …

: I may never get rich from writing and selling my own software directly to customers, but I just …

: So grateful every day that Russia isn’t invading my town. I say that in all seriousness. Much …

: So grateful every day that Russia isn’t invading my town. I say that in all seriousness. Much …

: The big psychological challenge in any serious endeavor is that progress is slow. There’s no getting …

: Had guests in our home for the first time in two years. The piano was played. The guitars were …

: Sertraline Dreams It’s almost two years since I started taking medication (sertraline) for anxiety. I’ve …

: Are you vexed by noisy CVDisplayLink logging in Xcode’s developer console? I found a …

: I don’t know why we couldn’t muster the universal outrage in 2014 when Russia took …

: I hate that my kids even need to know that people like Trump, Putin, etc., exist. I would love to …

: On a walk today, we saw a Ukrainian flag (thanks, unknown Arlington, MA resident!) and it led to a …

: I keep telling my kids about this book I had when I was a kid, “The Big Book of Amazing …

: Listening to Sugar’s “Copper Blue” and it’s hard to believe it’s 25+ years old. Timeless.

: Just posted FastScripts 3.1 with an amazing new feature: built-in regular expression utilities for …

: Remembering Chris Janton (@facej) I found a cool tip on the Logic blog run by one of the most dedicated MarsEdit and FastScripts users …

: I kind of shocked my doctor today with my weight loss (~20 pounds in 6 mos). I’m proud of the …

: I’m a people-pleaser, so I was very gratified to hear what my doctor had to say weighing 18 …

: At the phase of parenthood where kids start to do things on their own, without provocation, that …

: For the second time in as many days, I’ve been called to task for statements that were meant as …

: At my favorite wine store this afternoon, I commented on the serene feel of the shop: …

: What started with “it would be cool to sync Black Ink solving across iCloud” has turned …

: The latest episode of The Talk Show with Ken Kocienda is a great listen. Reminds me of The Record in …

: If you run Docker primarily on a Mac, it’s CRITICAL to understand that it essentially runs one …

: Had my second ice skating lesson and my mind is whirring with new understanding of how skating, you …

: The Russian ruble, charted in terms of how many it takes to buy a US dollar, looks like a runaway …

: I dreamed there was an NGO equivalent of AirBnb where you would sign up for month-long stints …

: I don’t have a fixed starter word. The joy of Wordle to me is not about winning, per se, but …

: Currently watching the sweet river of status updates in Terminal.app as my script for importing 15 …

: To the extent that NATO is a peace-keeping organization, why shouldn’t we fast-track …

: This would be an amazing year for iCloud Keychain to announce a family sharing feature.

: After watching ICE CASTLES with my wife last night, I made the leap to suggest it’s basically …

: When I see a .eth handle on Twitter I subconsciously think that somebody sneezed. Gezhund.eth!

: It would have been a LOT easier to switch if Help Scout offered a migration from FogBugz, but these …

: For years and years and years I actually used FogBugz for FREE because of their generous …

: I’ve been looking to replace FogBugz for years as it has stagnated in the years since Fog …

: My Joni Mitchell moment.

: I think the ice is stable.

: Skating on Lake Morey.

: After one ice skating lesson, I am drawn to connect ice skating to sailing and even to sports I have …

: The Olympic women’s figure skating final was the worst sporting event I’ve ever …

: Export drunk. Import sober.

: I’m working on an intense infrastructural change, migrating 15 years of tickets from one help …

: I couldn’t resist the temptation to hack around a system framework shortcoming, even if it …

: Started taking an ice skating class, which is great because some fundamentals will REALLY help my …

: We watched the second half of Moana instead of the Super Bowl. I’m sure we missed a lot of …

: My kids are so much better adjusted than I was. I keep waiting for the bomb to drop but … it …

: I’ve lost enough weight over the past four months that I had to drill a new hole in my favorite …

: I’m far from Biden’s biggest fan, but I really appreciate that in moments of heightened …

: Want to be a holiday hero? My wife gave me a bag of broken light sets, and I set to work learning …

: At the neighborhood wine store just now a woman realized she had forgotten her wallet. The man …

: Pizza for lunch, fresh from the Roccbox. Castelvetrano olives and cheese.

: A lot of people asked for “after” pictures when I shared I was letting my kids cut my hair. I went …

: In my experience, the greatest enemy of action is being overwhelmed by anticipation of more work to …

: How much discretion do you have over your free time? If you can spare 30 minutes, pick one random …

: I made dental appointments low-key with this one weird trick: actually flossing daily. You can skip …

: Had a customer say that they appreciate my tenacity, and you know what? I am tenacious! Tenacious D! …

: I just upgraded to Pacifist 4. I rarely need this brilliant app for browsing/unpacking Mac installer …

: A subtle usability nuance in Wikipedia’s phonetic pronunciation notation: hover over the …

: Apple’s published several new Developer Technical Notes, many of which draw on content that …

: Finally biting the bullet and switching my source repositories from Mercurial to Git. In the process …

: U ok Safari?

: Letting my kids cut my hair. What could possibly go wrong?

: Tomorrow I’m going to donate blood for the third time in my life AND the third time in the …

: After watching the Chinese opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics, l am grateful to live in a …

: I can tell I’m working on cool/fun/hard programming problems when I go to bed at night and …

: Whenever I sneeze in my office the strings of my acoustic guitar chime and I think I might be on to …

: We watched some Olympics last night, and had fun with the commercials. Every advertising team must …

: Just confirmed two bug fixes in macOS 12.3 beta. Thanks to the folks at Apple grinding away at that …

: Thank god all those Slack free trials are finally ending.

: Do you like nutritional yeast on popcorn? If so, try my new savory oatmeal innovation: butter, …

: All dried up.

: Something controversial about Spotify that people aren’t talking enough about, is the fact …

: It’s 10F in Boston. My fingers are cold, and it reminds me of trying to finish a programming …

: The “artist uprsising” on Spotify is important for the specific purpose of pushing back …

: I just updated the Black Ink for iOS TestFlight with a new update including a lot of good …

: Greetings from Massachusetts!

: No amount of advertising for KEYTRUDA will convince nerds that it’s not the name of an MSDOS …

: “Lights will guide you home And ignite your bones And I will try to fix you” Proof that …

: I was particulary struck in the Benedict Cumberbatch interview on Fresh Air when he described his …

: I accept the snow. I choose to live here. Bring it.

: All of us, from hourly wage jobs to independents to salary earners, need to be aware of the impact …

: I just came across an old tax form from 1999 reporting my salary at Apple, and I realize that my …

: Well @marco always says that “Swift is an asshole.” >:<>"” />

: Here’s where Google shines: I just typed “MarsEdit” into the Google Play store, on …

: It’s so much easier to be a good iOS developer now than it was 10 years ago. I love tackling …

: Sunset on Spy Pond. Incredible to live next to this beautiful body of water/ice.

: I’ve often looked back at old writing and wished I could “write like that again.” …

: The software cobbler’s kids have all the “shoes” they need.

: Just posted FastScripts 3.0.6 with a fix for Bartender compatibility, scriptability enhancements, …

: The only thing I miss about the Touch Bar is the ability to easily invoke certain Xcode debugger …

: I don’t do Wordle every day but this is one for the archives. No cheating! Just bad luck turned very …

: I am doing Dry January but … things happened … and I invented a new loophole called …

: I grew up in Santa Cruz but often feel only a light connection to the city. After visiting my family …

: Only just now finally upgraded to Soulver 3. It’s a great app with a lot of care put into it. …

: The only time I ever cold-auditioned for a band, was as a vocalist for a punk/indie band in SF. I …

: “You won’t live long But you may write the perfect song Please excuse those who choose …

: If software was attributed the same way that classical music is, we’d have works like Utility 14 in …

: Apple’s CEO and every member of its Board of Directors is over 60. I think age diversity is …

: Seems like Apple took a pass at culling the most obvious ripoffs of Wordle from the App Store. There …

: To head off any critics who might ask, “OK, smartass, what would YOU do to improve the Mac as …

: 12 years ago, I wrote “Can’t Catch Me”, wherein I proclaimed with confidence that …

: Apple fixed the hardware problems with the Mac, now they must address software. We need M1-level …

: Worth noting that Mercury is only available to businesses, and even then only businesses that have …

: I took a leap of faith on Mercury and so far I am pretty delighted. The UI is very Stripe-like, in …

: I don’t understand why so many banks, particularly online-first/only banks, don’t …

: Learning to Play Chess After learning the rules of chess when I was ~8 or so, I’ve just now started getting …

: What do you call a woman whose husband is obsessed with iOS development at the expense of his …

: I also bought non-alcoholic Pabst Blue Ribbon which I expect I might actually enjoy more than this.

: “Enjoying” a non-alcoholic “IPA” and if this is what beer tastes like to …

: ❄️SNOW DAY TOMORROW🏂 (In Arlington, MA at least)

: She can’t resist the bold, masculine scent of Binaxe Body Spray.

: I just donated to Underdog Devs. Meant to do so before the new year, but lost track of all my TODOs. …

: Have y’all heard of FSA and HSA accounts? I’m finally setting up an HSA, inspired in part by all the …

: Cool, I haven’t practiced guitar in at least a couple weeks but now I’m way better. Lack …

: Back home after a short trip to California, and so far everybody is symptom free. We’re going …

: Back home after a short trip to California, and so far everybody is symptom free. We’re going …

: My son’s sadness about leaving family is a lesson in appreciating emotional bonds that I’ve become …

: I’m visiting my Mom for Christmas and her dishwasher is on the fritz. All I want for Christmas …

: I got a little art therapy from my 9yo as he talked me through the process of drawing and then …

: And to be clear: I’m not complaining about ALWAYS working, any more than Paul McCartney might …

: Shout out to everybody who buys my software during the holidays. We indie developers are ALWAYS …

: I’m on a diet and intermittent fasting so I don’t usually eat anything after 10pm. But somebody left …

: Coming up on two years now I’ve been suffering from “Long Fear of Covid”.

: As I continue to catch up on 10 years of missed iOS progress, I’m appreciating the brilliance …

: Finally got to the “Billy Preston is the 5th Beatle” part of “Get Back.”

: Reflecting on Senator Tom Cotton’s bullshit on Twitter. Culmination of a rant: …

: Remembering that time I spontaneously made a software marketing promotion called “One Finger …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.5.7 with a fix to the date panel, Dark Mode refinements, and more! …

: I’ve never been much of a Christmas enthusiast but I decided to start wearing my Christmas jumper …

: Remember when the pandemic started and we lost some well-known celebrities to Covid-19? I …

: A key takeaway from the “Get Back” documentary is any of the throwaway, mid-morning, …

: Have a lot of Beatles songs in my head lately. No idea why.

: My kid has a band performance on Tuesday but I am increasingly feeling this is not the time for band …

: The way some people have dreams about unexpected extra rooms in their house, I have dreams about …

: I still haven’t gotten in to using my iPad that much for regular stuff, but one UX triumph the …

: Fitting into my “skinny shirts”. I guess they hadn’t shrunk as much as I thought they had! Also: …

: OK dudes, how many of you have taken your first at-home covid test, been immediately impressed by …

: Just filed FB9811184 including a sample project that demonstrates invoking the View Debugger on a …

: Oh! Looks’s like Apple’s opensource.apple.com page got a fantastic revamp recently, and …

: Finally taking a look at a custom keyboard for Black Ink on iOS. The open source KeyboardKit proving …

: Just posted FastScripts 3.0.5 with a few more bug fixes for edge-case scenarios. …

: Somehow I keep ending up in NYC when SantaCon is happening. It’s a really bleak view of …

: I’ve been dieting for 3 months but when life hands you NYC you order a large cheese pizza. I …

: My septuagenarian mom is experimenting with emoji and it feels sweet.

: My septuagenarian mom is experimenting with emoji and it feels sweet.

: NYPL library card is badass. Knowledge is power.

: I am a lifelong punk who nonetheless has “tip the co-op staff” on his annual todo list. …

: The hardest part of being an intro-extrovert is admitting to other people that you might actually …

: This is your annual reminder that “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is one of the best …

: I feel like I’ve achieved about half of what I could have over the past 20 years and you know …

: ’m eager to do whatever fun things I can in NYC the next few days, but I don’t want to …

: One of my favorite things about NYC is if you decide not to buy a falafel on one corner you can …

: So @manton isn’t the only one who works on @coreint from Amtrak ;)

: I got frustrated by my weight gain at the end of August. On track to switch to maintenance mode in …

: Just posted FastScripts 3.0.4 with a number of quick fixes addressing issues that were discovered in …

: Just posted FastScripts 3.0.3 with changes to make script execution more consistent with Script …

: I was never one of those people who always “knew they were going to have kids” but now that I have …

: “Let it Be” is one of the worst Beatles songs I love.

: I have very little knowledge of Chris Cuomo or CNN but I still get a little jolt of satisfaction …

: New York’s hottest club is … CHRISTMAS. (Vamping for camera tests before a family …

: Donated blood for the second time today. I’m going to keep donating every ~2 months at least …

: “This is not my 100th rodeo.”

: 30 years of being “online” has prepared me for digital debates in ways that my local town …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.5.6 with fixes for “small but annoying bugs”: …

: I support a pregnant person’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion. As a man, I …

: The downside to enjoying major breakthrough technologies like the M1 series of MacBook Pro, is they …

: Wow, I just heard my M1 Max MacBook Pro’s fans blasting for the very first time. Also just …

: Gotta stop using my own software so I can stop filing so many bugs.

: “We’re looking for eight, perfectly uniform, baps.”

: Got a call from my uncle in prison last night. Normally Thanksgiving is a day when they expect a …

: Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I probably won’t get a chance tomorrow, so I’ll say now that …

: 15 miles! 2:40. New records for both distance and duration. Beautiful day. Almost finished two …

: Just posted FastScripts 3.0.2 with performance improvements for users with large script libraries, …

: The ceremonial Thanksgiving Tofurky has been purchased. Love to embrace a little tradition without, …

: I’m trying to enjoy every moment with my M1 Max MacBook Pro, because I know that this feeling …

: Sometimes I do a random little dance for my wife and then say ironically “that’s why you …

: My dad was a conservative, right-wing, anti-abortion, Christian fundamentalist, who nonetheless …

: My 9yo started playing the baby grand piano we are so lucky to own, and that was all it took to get …

: I was curious about how the heck this works so I tracked it down to being a feature of the built-in …

: I have been using zsh and scp for a long time, but my mind was moderately blown this evening when I …

: Just posted FastScripts 3.0.1, addressing a problem with the app icon’s coloring, and a couple …

: Hear my 13yo brushing his teeth, humming “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, while kicking his …

: I got boosted! Chose mix and match which at Walgreens meant I had to lie about my original vaccine, …

: An American in (front of a painting of) Paris.

: We’ve been watching Sex Education for a while and it’s a solid show. Good example of a …

: I’ve been losing weight for 2.5 months. I’m down about 15 pounds and feel great. I recently switched …

: One cool thing about continuing to ship major updates to Mac software as a 46-year-old who has been …

: Earning a small amount of money from selling my own apps feels better than earning 100x as much …

: The most amazing thing about my M1 MacBook Pro is that I don’t feel hampered at all. For years …

: Making pizza and listening to Mermaid Avenue. Such a masterpiece. I mean the album. And the pizza. …

: I am “this close” to adding scripting support to Touché (https://redsweater.com/touche) …

: One thing I had really come to appreciate about the Touch Bar was the ability when debugging with …

: “Anyone who uses scripting on their Mac should be using FastScripts. Hall of Fame Mac …

: Our latest episode of @coreint inspired @manton to write some AppleScript! I love his citation of me …

: A nice jaunt in the rain!

: It’s very gratifying to see the upgrade purchases coming through for folks who purchased …

: Feeling so excited about my little triumph today in shipping a major update to FastScripts, but also …

: It’s not like I won the lottery or anything, but watching the sales come in after a major …

: There is no better mood enhancer than making something and sharing it with the world. I need to find …

: I don’t want to rub it in the face of Electron fans, or anything, but the brand new …

: Just released FastScripts 3.0, a major upgrade many years in the making. Script searching, parallel …

: My dad would have been 71 today. I looked in the mirror and saw a glimmer of him in my face. Miss …

: 20+ years into developing with Cocoa and I still have a heck of a time debugging memory leaks …

: Two heroes: Dr. Anthony Fauci, and my sone Matthew, who got his 5-11 pediatric vaccine today!

: I made an especially good pair of cheese pizzas in the Roccbox last night. Tonight my wife is baking …

: Facebook changing its name to Meta reminds me of the classic scene from “The Graduate” …

: The US Senate is a lesson in fuzzy math. Sometimes “½” is 60 and at other times …

: Before I discovered punk as a teenager, I was really into the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Eagles, Steve …

: I have written and said a lot of stupid things in my life, but I was gratified to have somebody …

: I just misread a sign: “WE BUY HORSES - ANY CONDITION” and it made me think for a minute.

: If you’re tired of listening to podcasts with old white men who only complain about …

: Posted Black Ink 2.1.9 with fixes for New York Times importing, including a fix for importing …

: If you use NSLog in Swift code, you might be inadvertently exposing yourself to mysterious crashes …

: Mark Zuckerburg thinks the future is virtual. I think the future is real. Who’s with me?

: I’m writing this post from the best Mac I’ve ever owned. It’s a new era for Mac …

: I went to a real live computer store (Micro Center in Cambridge, MA) today, for the first time in …

: The most remarkable thing about the M1 Macs is how much stuff “just works”. A testament …

: The most confounding detail of Facebook’s corporate rebranding as Meta is that they were willing to …

: Not only does Docker work brilliantly on my M1 Max MBP, at first blush it seems all of its processes …

: Yes, it does feel like I need to update my brain. I’m just trying to start over from scratch!

: Sorry to say the Migration Assistant experience has not been great so far from my Intel MBP to M1 …

: Check the Apple Store for local in-store pickup of M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pros. I had an order …

: Hats off to the macOS localization team for Spanish, which managed to perfectly mirror the wordplay …

: Fresh haircut, old shirt (@boygirlparty)

: I just tapped the “Shop” icon in Instagram and now I’m particularly sad for anybody who chooses to …

: Sometimes I think life is not worth living but then I remember there are people who don’t understand …

: I got a little cocky sailing today and really let the boat heel while close-hauled (sailing as close …

: Well, that’s not something you see every day. (Video: view from a boat in the Charles River in …

: I enjoyed the metaphor of “hitting singles” on the interview with Guy Raz and Missy Park …

: It now strikes me as weird that the first M1 MacBooks offered the Touch Bar. It would have seemed …

: Got my “Red Flag” rating today at Community Boating ! Great to know I can go out in …

: It was fascinating having a Hollywood filming on our block this week. I have a new perspective on …

: I’m a mostly law and policy abiding person but if I’d had a J&J shot I am not sure I …

: Back when we were “all” scampering to get vaccines, I remember having it emphasized that …

: Working from home today means working on set. I Wanna Dance With Somebody!

: Butterfly!

: If I could channel the voice of Monty Don, as I just did for my wife, on a regular basis, I would be …

: I was so impressed as a kid when my dad told me he had once walked “from one end of San …

: Today my 9yo marched up to me and started drumming on my stomach, as he has done countless times …

: Sometimes I’m dismayed by the “human condition” suggesting that we’ll never …

: I’m pretty sure it’s normal to alternate between feeling that you can do anything in the …

: What if you spent the rest of your life thinking about what you have to offer instead of thinking …

: Do you have any idea how much easier my life has been by deciding to enjoy and embrace Coldplay …

: They’re making a biopic of Whitney Houston and they just happened to select the …

: The new Translate app in iOS 15 is stupendous. I’m particularly impressed how it detects which …

: Blown away by Night Shift Brewing customer care. I ordered a t-shirt, but had to return it to …

: I set myself an alarm to “deal with the beans” which just goes to show how hard it would …

: I know I’m putting stuff off because I’m rewriting baseline framework stuff that has …

: Of course, some Apple designers will not go gently into that good night.

: For example, this “Link to URL” panel is “wrong”, and the “Edit …

: I’m still learning how to design Mac software. Today I had the question: when should a panel …

: Had a life affirming day in Boston today. Here’s a windsurfer enjoying the Charles.

: It’s midnight in Boston, Friday night, and I would like to have a beer and a snack. but I …

: Running is an incredible way to stay in shape. Unless by staying in shape you expect to do anything …

: I have been playing guitar off and on since I was 15. My wife started much later than I did, but …

: A reminder: the way you react to news that Brett Kavanaugh has Covid-19 is not a reflection of how …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.5.4 with a new option to sync only thumbnails when downloading media, and a …

: Programming tip of the day: elegant solutions can be elusive. Don’t spend the rest of your …

: Imagine how much happier everybody would be if password challenges let you get one character wrong.

: Love Boston Community Boating and how easy it makes it for me to get out on the water!

: So while some people might say, for example, “the Mac software market is unviable,” I …

: I don’t believe that platforms or media are unviable. I believe that circumstances of …

: I’m going to update one app, and then another, and maybe even create another whole new one. …

: I’ve got my iPhone 13 Pro and it’s awesome. The only thing I can’t figure out is …

: My best advice for successful dieting is to find something satisfying but low-calorie that you can …

: Another week into the diet and the pounds are dropping. More importantly: my snoring is dramatically …

: Just because it’s my least favorite aspect, doesn’t mean it’s not important. One …

: Licensing and payments are my least favorite aspect of indie software development. You know …

: This might be superstition but I feel like new iPhone screens are more scratchable. I’ve heard …

: Heads up Mac developers who use Sparkle: I just submitted a patch for an insidious issue that caused …

: More and more if you want to learn how to program a decent Mac app, you have to go spelunking …

: Feeling good today. Shipped a software update. Got a flu shot. Drinking delicious Aeropress iced …

: Posted MarsEdit 4.5.3 with even more media-related fixes and usability improvements. …

: If you really want to be good at something, start by being bad at something.

: It’s “just bread”. But I’m sure many of you can attest to how daunting …

: Made some good bread. What I’ve learned as I get a little older and more mature is we can do almost …

: Here’s my hot take on the employee protests going on at Apple: even people with “great …

: I thrilled my kids today with my Halloween costume idea: I’m The Mandalorian, and I’ve …

: Something surprising happened in macOS Monterey beta: the load time for MediaLibrary API got WAY …

: Easiest NYT Saturday puzzle in memory. 6:50.

: I keep hearing there is a big blood shortage and meaning to donate. I finally made an appointment …

: Who were the most influential Mac developers/bloggers from the 2000s that you don’t really …

: Having fun with CAShapeLayer. Pretty neat for one page of code.

: Just posted Black Ink 2.1.8 with a quick fix for circled squares in NYT puzzles. Delete …

: Dear California: You have to keep Gavin Newsom. The immediate alternatives are all part of a …

: I’ve spent my whole life mostly making software. It’s a great pursuit and I’m …

: Enjoying a delicious lager from Night Shift (https://nightshiftbrewing.com). I’ve aways …

: I used to love the app “True Weight” because it reported a rolling average to normalized …

: Listening to Billy Bragg’s “Don’t Try This at Home.” Hard to believe it’s 30 years old! I’m sure he …

: Give @jsnell some credit for the best headline capturing the nuance of Apple/Epic news today: …

: Just had a breakthrough moment of delight with the Live Text feature in the macOS Monterey beta. …

: Accidentally stuck my hand up into a ceiling fan spinning at full speed. Well, if my kids were …

: Just released MarsEdit 4.5.2 with improvements to the new WordPress media syncing, and some other …

: Grateful that my food habits are bad enough so when I’m “dieting” I get a lot of …

: Speaking of diets, this is what I enjoyed before 10pm. Week-old dough FTW.

: “No calories after 10pm” means I can’t have another beer, and, well, I guess …

: About That Lysistrata Post I posted a quip yesterday about the state of affairs in the US with respect to revoking the rights …

: One of my weight loss strategies is simply “no calories after 10pm”, and I think it will do wonders …

: Ladies, it’s time for the Lysistrata solution. No access to abortion? No sex with men. I don’t make …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.5 with major improvements including support for syncing WordPress media …

: For the past 12+ years I have received an email every time anybody submits a crash report for any of …

: When you go sailing in the rain you get the whole river to yourself.

: I’m the guy who signs up for those $1 for 6 months newspaper subscriptions, completely forgets …

: One day into calorie counting and I’m reminded how good it can feel just to take conscientious …

: What’s your favorite calorie-counting app? I loved LoseIt! ten years ago when I last dieted. …

: It’s Must-do Monday! What’s the top item on your list of things you’ve been …

: A year and a half into COVID, daunted by the more transmissible Delta variant, many things on many …

: Days when I simply try to simply search for a string in a PDF with Preview really challenge my claim …

: For eons society has played up the idea that rarity or uniqueness conveys intrinsic worth to an …

: Trail marker, Chatham, MA.

: On vacation my omnivore wife, who usually eats vegetarian with me, enjoys some grilled meats. This …

: Relax…

: Hey kids did you know there is such a thing as “visceral fat”, and it surrounds your organs and …

: People warn you about yo-yo diets, and I have to admit those warnings are well-warranted. A mere 10 …

: I’m an unusually strong nerd. Since I was a kid, I always thought it was important to be …

: Growing up in Northern California, I never thought too much about microbrews from Southern …

: The horrifying situation in Afghanistan hits closer to home after suffering 4 years under Trump. As …

: Impulsive selfie.

: It happened

: This dough is DYING to be pizza.

: Now that I’m getting back into sailing I’m really grateful for organizations like …

: Programming is one of those professions where you can improve every single day of your career, both …

: What do I use Python for? A variety of things including my web store and most of my build automation …

: I think Python’s import mechanism is like CSS is to HTML. Everybody has to understand it a …

: My biggest confusion migrating from Python 2 to Python 3.8 has been coming to terms with the …

: Speaking of Electron: One of the main complaints against it is the massive install + memory size. …

: I’m not really into Electron, but what the heck, maybe the “early access” for …

: My kingdom for a beta release that gets as much attention as 1Password’s.

: After a two year hiatus, I just released Touché 1.1.5. This update restores functionality for users …

: Sometimes I wish the news followed the NYT crossword convention and was much easier to handle on …

: I’ve been consulting the animatedknots.com site more recently, and I was excited to see they …

: I only discovered Frightened Rabbit after its lead singer died. Now I reaffirm my own vitality by …

: I met a nice guy on a boat today. The community aspect of Community Boating is real. Be ready to get …

: My 9yo wants to make “burger bites” so I made special order buns for him.

: I continued working on the EmberJS tutorial today, both because I never want to stop learning new …

: Lest we forget … AppKit is a really great framework. ❤

: Totally confused as to how or why Ted Lasso had a classic British Christmas episode in August, but …

: I have few regrets and lots of plans. Never too late to be ambitious. Show us what you’re …

: I’m 46 years old, younger than I’m ever going to be again. Going to make it count. What …

: Another relaxing pastime.

: If the Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of 2021 want to “change the world”, then …

: I used to be more skeptical about the prospect of a truly great cross-platform framework. But I …

: The point being, neither of being cross-platform nor being huge is a deal-breaker for frameworks …

: “If a cross-platform framework provided a truly A+ native experience on every platform it …

: I confess to being a lifelong packrat. I’ve gotten a lot better, but there’s one area I …

: I was writing some Swift code today, enjoying it as usual, when I realized that what I like about …

: “Must-do Monday” got pushed to Thursday this week.

: If another network wants to take a stab at dethroning Jeopardy as America’s Quiz Show, they …

: I’m the guy on the Red Line with dripping wet street clothes because, after an hour of sailing in …

: “Argh, 1Password 8 is built on Electron!? That’s it … I’m switching to …

: Excited to share that Black Ink 2.1.7 is now available, featuring support for downloading NYT …

: For a good time try dictating in English while your keyboard is set to Spanish.

: The lowest blood pressure readings I’ve had in 2021 were the day @JoeBiden was inaugurated and …

: I’ve been battling borderline high blood pressure for the past year, and my daily readings are …

: They’re all good pizzas.

: I have only usually eked out a living as an indie software developer, but seeing a sale come in …

: Done with my first windsurfing class. Let’s just say I have fully tasted the Charles River now.

: Sometimes I forget to slash the loaves before I bake them. This time … I didn’t forget.

: We tried “In Pursuit of Love” and wow was it tedious. I haven’t been so annoyed by a show in a long …

: Here’s the AppFigures chart for Black Ink since January, 2020. Looking forward to a better …

: I don’t know who needs to hear this, but if you’re feeling kind of down or blah or wtf: …

: It’s fun to have sole focus on MarsEdit again. A beautiful app that, well, like all apps, can …

: As mentioned on the latest episode of @coreint, I’m putting all my focus in the short term …

: For the past 10 years or so I have run every other day almost without exception. I stopped for a …

: Trying to make the most of my Boston Community Sailing membership so on Sunday I’ll be …

: “No, Finnish Friday is when I only hang out in Saunas and go skiing.” …

: It’s “Finish Friday” as @manton suggested on the latest @coreint. The counterpart …

: Previous “dock of the Charles” scene basically culminated in me getting caught in a sailboat on the …

: Sittin’ on the dock of the Charles, wasting time.

: Just renewed my membership at Boston Community Boating. I renewed last year and then proceeded to …

: Going to university won’t teach you anything you couldn’t learn on your own. However, it …

: Peak parenthood is when you’re excited the kids are in bed so you have time to clean the …

: Now the things I worry about are mostly internal: will I muster enough motivation, organize my …

: I spent many years early in my career worrying I would fail, or that people would judge my skills …

: Now letting my kids go to sleep in our bed. I’m not a parenting expert but let me tell you kids LOVE …

: When I learned I was going to have a kid in 2008, I decided to learn to make pizza. Now, I have a …

: Biz Markie: He had what we needed.

: Just released BlackInk 2.1.5 with improvements to Across Lite puzzle compatibility, printing fixes, …

: iOS/Mac developer tip: when you suspect the bug is in your code somehow, but you don’t know …

: I’ve got Jenny Lewis’s “The Voyager” stuck in my head and it’s one of …

: As far as taste is concerned, I’m about ready to call it: a hot enough oven and a long enough …

: Some of the best pizzas are completely unmarketable. A very meaty pie with leftover beyond sausage.

: I found a junker bike on the curb that only needed new tubes and brake cables. I love making …

: My 9yo suggested a game where one person scribbles randomly on a page, and the other person tries to …

: I know the dough is good when it takes zero effort to stretch and starts to bubble immediately …

: Just another day when I haven’t spelled any fancy words OR juggled any basketballs.

: PSA: The CDC doesn’t care if you get “light Covid”, but you might. The CDC’s …

: Seems like vaccinated people are getting infected all of a sudden. The steady downward trend in MA …

: In my experience any reasonable person with normal family and personal needs requires about 6 weeks …

: Working for myself, I will probably never make what I could at even a run-of-the-mill full-time job. …

: In New Hampshire my 12yo, who is also a vegetarian, and I saw a joke sign (paraphrased): “vegetarian …

: Went inner-tubing for the first time, on the Saco river in New Hampshire. There’s something …

: Enjoy a little peace from New Hampshire.

: The Marijuana Industry couldn’t pay for better marketing than to have olympic athletes …

: As part of their evolving response to the pandemic, Apple is asking all employees to consider …

: When the AC compressor breaks on a 90F day, I don’t want to wait even one day for a part! Thank you …

: I haven’t used my AeroPress much in the past few years, but just made the best cup of iced …

: John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (the famous author)’s grandfather was also named John Steinbeck, but …

: Installing macOS Monterey got me thinking about Cannery Row, and then about John Steinbeck, Jr., and …

: I’ve totally lost the taste for Impossible Burger. Kind of surprising because it was a favorite for …

: There has been a biking hiatus in our family, partly because of the pandemic and partly because of …

: I’m a very productive worker, and my employers have always been impressed by my output. …

: The thing I love most about working for myself is never having to explain or set expectations about …

: Derek Chauvin deserves to go to prison. For a long time. Some of the replies to my earlier post …

: I am glad to see Derek Chauvin sentenced to jail, but I have a relative serving a lifetime prison …

: I filed a documentation bug (FB9196682) against CloudKit about a mistake in an IMAGE and it was …

: Every time I talk about being medicated for anxiety, I hear from people who thank me for being …

: The way I sometimes responded to my kids was a MAJOR reason for me seeking medication. I knew I was …

: Sometimes I respond to my kids in a light, measured way, and I just KNOW it’s the medication …

: I don’t think anybody who knows me in real life, or who follows me online would describe me as …

: One thing I have noticed since I started taking anti-anxiety medication a year ago: I still get …

: If you’re anything like me, you’ve got items on your lists that you’ve skipped …

: Like a lot of people, I suffer from the productivity challenges that come with having too much …

: I made myself a new rule: “Monday Must-do”. All it is, is when I look on Monday morning …

: 10yo me can’t decide which is more unbelievable: that the NFL has an openly gay player, or …

: I have to confess I’m a little embarrassed I spoke a little disdainfully about SwiftUI on a …

: I have been lured back into SwiftUI and it is so good. That is all.

: Felt cute, won’t delete later.

: If you’re like me you’ve got lots of inboxes. Email. Twitter. Facebook. Websites you …

: I got new glasses for the first time in a few years. Progressives this time. It’s taking …

: I tend to think about all the things that can go wrong in a given situation, instead of all the …

: I have a real mental challenge in tackling syncing, via iCloud or other services, in my apps. I …

: Happy Father’s Day to all dads and to all kids who still have, and like, their dads. …

: Ambition isn’t about making money, wielding power, or bringing about change in the world. …

: Out on the web today, I saw a JSON query on a cool DOM hack. A little voice inside my head said …

: Welcoming a new member to the family.

: Just thinking about how crazy-making it would be if birds never existed, and then one day you just …

: Today’s NYT puzzle includes a clue about the Korean alphabet, which seemed to flummox lots of …

: Black Ink for iOS is now available as a public beta, a mere 13 years after I began development on …

: I’ve got Johnny Cash’s “Drunken Ira Hayes” stuck in my head and you should …

: One measure of a good job is that you learn something new every day. I sometimes struggle under the …

: I realized all the posts I had been making from my Mac to micro.blog have gone to my test blog. …

: Running Goals The best running days are when you set out with a meager goal, like half your usual ambition, and …

: East River, 4pm.

: One Vanderbilt.

: The Chrysler Building.

: Got a guy on the car with no face mask, clipping his nails. Life really has returned to normal!

: First subway ride in over a year! My Charlie Card was expired beyond repair.

: Opening an Anesthesiology/Comedy school for dads. It’s called Prime Numbers.

: Pretty pretty pretty, pretty good.

: I hope that I know what I know now, when I get older.

: Rain is nature’s way of reminding us we’re not all that.

: 46 and fancy-free!

: I had a dream last night that Steve Jobs and Scott Forstall ambushed me at an all-you-can-eat nachos …

: Another night at Town Meeting. Featuring marinated artichokes and banana peppers.

: Listening to a replayed Tom Jones interview on Fresh Air reminded me of the old Welsh bar …

: Just realized my latest version of MarsEdit, consisting of simple bug fixes, never got approved by …

: Ravens (?) chasing a bald eagle off the Arlington FD building.

: I don’t believe in cancel culture. I believe in accountability culture. And it’s about …

: Are we allowed to like The Smiths again? And do you have a vacancy for a back-scrubber?

: My own image conversion unit tests usually reveal subtle changes in Apple’s own frameworks. …

: I judge the major chains that are jumping to allow unmasked shoppers. You know what? We have been …

: I’m counting the days to Tuesday, when I’ll be “fully vaxxed”. I already …

: I think it’s cool how some people I follow still say to some other people I follow “look …

: The down side to working for myself is, to be honest, a lot of days I don’t really get …

: My wife has noted over the years that I snore. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. Well, the Snore …

: This came up again today. If some of you haven’t read my amazing experience with the best …

: Something that never gets old as an indie software developer: getting a $25 software payment while …

: “Catalystic” is an adjective I just used repeatedly when reviewing the UX of an iOS app …

: Serving on Town Meeting tonight so I’m in exile in my office. I made myself a take-out dinner.

: I get the flu shot every year knowing that it has a chance of stopping me from getting the flu (and …

: I tried out Walgreens’s system for ordering ahead and picking up in the store. …

: I don’t know if it’s just me but since I got vaccinated my penis has gotten bigger, …

: Came across this big critter on my run today. Arlington Reservoir.

: I learned that the piece of hardware I need to fix my belt is called a SEX BOLT, so I’m having …

: What does it mean when somebody puts an American flag 🇺🇸 after their name in their Twitter bio? …

: I wrote about this in 2010: redsweater.com/blog/1110… A lot of my points, in favor of the web …

: As I discussed on the latest @coreint, my anti-web stance is softening as I see the amazing things …

: I hope the Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of today are two teenaged girls working on a web-based app …

: I wish I could unlock the secret of how I can get really into almost anything, including tasks that …

: Kidde and First Alert should install iPhone-compatible Bluetooth beacons in all their devices. …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.4.13 with a grab bag of fixes! redsweater.com/blog/3721…

: Me after my second Covid-19 vaccine shot.

: I do recommend everybody budget the day after their second shot as recovery, though. I am happy to …

: I think I’m getting off relatively easy (knock on wood) with the second Moderna shot. Got it …

: Two weeks until maxxination.

: I bet Melinda uses an iPhone.

: So excited to learn that my 12yo may be able to get vaccinated as early as next week. My 9yo is …

: On the OTHER hand, having learned a hell of a lot of lesser tools, languages, and frameworks sure …

: When I was younger I dreaded ending up as one of those older programmers who insists what they …

: Slowly but surely learning iOS development. I feel like I’m going to have a breakthrough soon. …

: I continue to think the Basecamp analysis is “above my pay grade”, but as a business …

: Took my 9yo to the park to play with his 10yo friend. I was struck by how they “used every …

: I just offered myself a 50% of salary buyout and I must admit I was tempted.

: Wearing a Layers shirt, looking forward to partying with fun people at conferences again.

: Increasingly glad we didn’t endeavor to talk about Basecamp on the podcast this week. In fact, …

: I know this is provocative, but I’m not going to trash DHH and Jason Fried OR give them a …

: This might be one of those “hopefully you only need it once or twice in a career” web …

: Where’s Waldo?

: Also lets you submit the feedback without waiting for the sysdiagnose to complete.

: Just noticed a number of improvements in the Mac Feedback Assitant app in latest macOS 11.3. Not …

: I was intimidated by the idea of sourdough for a long time, and finally decided within the past few …

: Bursting at the seams.

: I applied my $500 DTK rebate towards an M1 Mac Mini. I was satisfied to shop Apple’s …

: Siri really has a problem with my pronunciation of “DOUGH”.

: I hesitate to celebrate my vaccine because I know so many people in the world are not as privileged …

: I’m on the Moderna train but I would gladly take the J&J shot as a chaser if it …

: If you know somebody who is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine and refuses to get it, remind them …

: To be completely clear, I never ran ethernet in my house. But the comparable thing I did was rewire …

: … it’s probably a symptom of my “free range” childhood that I felt like I …

: Finally fulfilling my 12yo’s wish to have ethernet run directly to his room. I realize when I …

: Decided to be a young punk again.

: Mac and iOS development tip: Today I learned you can ask for NSTimeZone/TimeZone instance by name, …

: I bet somebody is curious what the subtle bug I chased was. In Black Ink I’m deriving puzzle …

: Tried to show the kids The Muppet Show and they whined like it was torture. When I was their age I …

: It boils down to whether you want to make great products or make great money. Ideally I’ll …

: Some folks allow perfectionism to limit their ability to achieve anything practical. I don’t …

: What I love about working for myself is I can allow a single, subtle bug report to motivate me to …

: I renewed my driver’s license and upgraded to RealID. The whole ordeal was super-streamlined …

: One or two grey hairs add character!

: It’s like the President is too busy working to tweet, or something.

: Have you heard the one about the guy who removed the springs from his garage door to weigh it, and …

: I was 9 years old in 1984, when the Mondale/Ferraro ticket opened my young eyes to the idea that a …

: I never liked the “Boston Strong” marketing of our community’s strength. But …

: I have been a huge Beck fan for 25+ years. I remember the street in Santa Cruz I was driving up when …

: These vaccines have been massively deployed and have ZERO, or VERY CLOSE TO ZERO side-effects beyond …

: Americans have had few opportunities to be citizen heroes in recent decades. As we face the threat …

: Going to start a new podcast for lawyers called “How I Billed This”.

: Anxiety Medication: One Year In I just took my daily anti-anxiety medication, which I’ve been taking for about a year now. I …

: So grateful to live in a world where only a year into a pandemic, multiple extremely effective …

: I run every other day. Today, in Boston, that meant running through ice cold slush puddles. The. …

: Just posted Black Ink 2.1.3 with restored support for authenticated downloads of the New York Times …

: Everybody I know who has an ounce of sensibility is dying to get the Covid-19 vaccine. I feel like …

: For Americans, the next 3 months are going to be filled with the triumphant cries of joy from people …

: OK, I lied about not celebrating my vaccine. I got my first shot, thanks in part to the glorious …

: I just voted in my town’s local election. One of the candidates for assessor is a registered …

: Remember a year ago when we were all like: “Oh shit, this pandemic might last a year or …

: Important caveat for anybody hammering on the search field of Walgreens vaccine location page: after …

: Falling back into my love for old, French pop music. I had this Serge Gainsbourg song in my head for …

: Thought today about how long it’s been since news about the former President has crossed my …

: I don’t intend to celebrate my vaccination. You’ll know I got it when I stop whining about everybody …

: I can’t believe it’s taken until just now for me to get Fugazi’s “Give Me …

: “The people who don’t fit in to a culture like that won’t stick around long enough …

: “I am strong believer in serving the customer both when I can, and when I can’t.” …

: Like Joe Biden, I’m all about investing in infrastructure this week. I’ve put off …

: If computers are bicycles for the mind, then text editors, spreadsheets, and scripting are …

: Math is hard.

: I bet you’re working on something pretty cool even though you’re not getting any …

: Of course in retrospect it’s obvious I forgot to score the loaves! Thanks @dejus for the reminder.

: Bread newb! These look pretty delicious. Not sure why they exploded tho.

: Part of my revival of Red Sweater is focusing on fixing things I’ve wanted to fix for years, …

: Communicating with Siri is a lot like communicating with a young child. Other parents wouldn’t …

: Pizza cooking in a gas oven with flame behind it.

: Happy Friday! No matter what you did this week, congratulations if you didn’t get your ass …

: My top piece of business advice to myself and others: you can’t blame a market for not wanting …

: I catch myself fretting already that I’m not making enough money, but I have to remind myself …

: Almost a month into my renewed solo ambitions with @redsweater. I have been cranking but also maybe …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.4.12 with improvements to VoiceOver support, the Media Manager, and more. …

: A special place in hell for websites that make me solve a CAPTCHA upon CORRECTLY entering my …

: It’s really easy as a white man to get caught up in the “if you build it, they will …

: Following up on my post about specialness, I want to acknowledge that being special isn’t …

: Another kind of windowpane test.

: The older I get the more I realize that you really do have to be special to achieve great things in …

: I’ve been enjoying the audio book “Good to Great”. It’s fascinating to learn …

: Been a while since I posted a selfie. I’m still here! Shaved today so I don’t look quite as old as I …

: I dreamed I was on a phone call with Whitney Houston and instead asking me how I was doing she said …

: My mantra through these early vaccine days has been: “I will get the vaccine as early as THEY …

: I’m so jealous of everybody getting the vaccine but also so excited for them, and happy that …

: “Don’t Believe the Hype, it’s a Sequel.” Hard to sum it up any easier than …

: A lot of tech workers are wondering what the return to “normal life” will mean for their …

: It’s 39F in Boston, but somehow it feels like spring. I credit the blue skies and daylight …

: Having one of those Fridays where I look back at the week and wonder exactly what I’ve done …

: Here I talk about the ultimately simple solution to getting the iPad version of @blackinkapp (still …

: I just searched for “google 15” to find a reference link about the Play Store’s …

: Anybody else vexed by Xcode’s occasional unwillingness to edit Interface Builder files? …

: As the owner of an older (1915) house, I sometimes find it easier to search Google Books for …

: Does anybody know of a site that will simply explain all the different types of pipes that might be …

: Finishing out week two of self-re-employment by basically getting FastScripts 3 to a point I’d …

: President Biden was inaugurated 51 days ago. If he wasn’t, I am sure there would still be some …

: I basically entered The Matrix to figure out how to book vaccine appointments for teachers this …

: There’s nothing you can add to a fresh sourdough sandwich that will taste better than the …

: Right now I have “Where is my Mind” by the Pixies and “Fix You” by Coldplay …

: A beautiful disaster.

: I’ve had the best working week I’ve had in a long time, because I’m working for …

: We’ve been enjoying “Hjem til jul” on Netflix. Be sure to switch the default …

: My kid’s school is enlisting parent volunteers to do the work of booking teachers’ …

: Here’s some attention to detail, coming in the next FastScripts 3 beta, that you won’t …

: I was into tokens before they were non-fungible.

: This came up again recently, so I thought I’d relink it. Are you frustrated by the beeping …

: Who needs some motivation or inspiration this weekend? overcast.fm/+KxFFfEJq…

: Lots more to come on the next @coreint but in summary: if you accept the premise that SOMEBODY can …

: I realize this stance is insensitive to folks who wish Biden had lost. To those folks I sincerely …

: I’m so excited about going back on my own with Red Sweater, but honestly I don’t think I …

: Today was my first full day back at Red Sweater full time. I am stoked to build so many amazing …

: Clearly it’s been a while since I shipped anything.

: One of the cruelest jokes in Cocoa is that NSString’s drawWithRect:options: doesn’t, you …

: We’re all working for Big Sir, aren’t we AKAI?

: “Similar Detritus Not Allowed.” indiestack.com/2021/02/s… This error seems to be …

: A challenge in putting this back together is the resistance the center bar provides. I was able to …

: Seven years ago or so our IKEA couch broke, because it’s literally held together with staples. At …

: I’ve got 4 workdays left as a semi-employed person, before I go all in on Red Sweater again. …

: Is everybody else having crazy mask dreams? Last night I dreamed I went shopping and the supermarket …

: I’ve been writing Python code for almost 20 years and I still don’t really know how to …

: Hats off to Ashley Parker for this brilliant opening to her Ted Cruz story: “Usually, it takes …

: I think Valentine’s Day calls for a beautiful picture of my buns.

: I continue to kick ass. I just posted FastScripts 3.0b32 which adds the ability to force-quit …

: “Former President Trump” are my three favorite words.

: I know the impeachment outcome is a disappointment to many, but I’m relieved. We’re done with this …

: Mario celebrates: “The US Senate a quits!”

: Focus on the scarce positivity: he’s out of office now. He will be forever shamed by history. …

: I’ve been listening to a pretty conservative book on economics, “Basic Economics”, …

: I’ve been listening to a pretty conservative book on economics, “Basic Economics”, …

: The fact is we have fascists in our government, and by extension we have fascists in our …

: I remember a simpler time, when we had to dance around the term “fascist.” That was …

: The question facing senators is so mind-crushingly obvious, that I guess you’d literally have …

: Anybody who finds ambition in their 40s or later is destined for success.

: I’ve never felt quite this way about my business. It’s a kind of enthusiasm that I would …

: And if you do feel that way! Do not hesitate to subscribe to @coreint, where grappling with the …

: I hope to inspire some of you along the way. I’ve wanted to be fully independent and running …

: I am not messing around. I’m going to do every little thing that I ever wanted to do with Red …

: Excited to share that the Red Sweater Store now accepts Apple Pay! redsweater.com/blog/3695…

: Today I am happy to share that FastScripts 3 is coming soon, and I published a public beta if you …

: The “Playtime” alarm sound on iOS is so good. The best alarm sound and one of my favorite computer …

: For most of my life I was a fan of neither the Republicans nor the Democrats. But now that …

: Good news for fans of Red Sweater apps! After a two-year hiatus, I’m returning to full-time …

: When I think back on my youth, so much of my time was spent thumbing over records/cds in the music …

: I’ve got big personal news to announce, at least as far as I’m concerned. I’m …

: Some days I am dangerously optimistic. I’m going to try to stay this way.

: I’m making improvements to FastScripts, an app I’ve developed for 20 years, that …

: I mean I’m happy for the 39 states doing better than us, but it just kind of seems like we should …

: My state (commonwealth) of Massachusetts, home of Moderna, home of a disproportionately large number …

: Just released Black Ink 2.1.2 with support for Washington Post Sunday and Crossword Nation puzzles! …

: My kid was bored, and whined that there was nothing to watch on TV. So I said “Just watch …

: To give an idea how distorting the stock market can be, a lot of people probably think $GME is a …

: Sex is great, but have you ever tried having a functional federal government?

: As a young man in Santa Cruz, I was once asked by a man on the street to “give him a …

: It’s a lesson in punishable good deeds, though. Don’t give people something they can …

: I don’t really get the flak Apple is taking for offering a $200 coupon for the DTK. Are there …

: Of all my crazy dreams last night, the one that sticks with me is Taco Bell asking me what the …

: Mac users who run Big Sur: have you felt that you’re not getting any notifications the way you …

: In a bid to increase shareholder value Apple will rebrand its global retail outlets as “The …

: RIP Brad Cox, a dynamic programmer who was always up for a bit of small talk. His messages continue …

: I know everybody’s saying “my blood pressure is lower now,” but I actually have a …

: The echoing, incomprehensible banter from the halls of the Capitol Building, playing in a background …

: Just posted Black Ink 2.1.1 with a fix to support an unusual puzzle format, as well as some other …

: Just released MarsEdit 4.4.11 with a fix for a vexing Typewriter Scrolling issue in Rich Text mode: …

: On the latest The Talk Show, Gruber and Monteiro do a great job digging into the state of our …

: Happy Friday! It’s our last Friday, last weekend under the curse of Trump. Better times to come.

: Just filed FB8969751 detailing a pretty gnarly focus ring WebKit draws around editable text in a …

: Now that Trump is facing his second (!) impeachment, after four years of utterly inexcusable …

: Can we give Hillary Clinton credit due that “basket of deplorables” was the …

: I misread an ad that says we are “at an inflection point,” and thought …

: Somebody could make a fortune if they started a streaming service consisting only of …

: I danced into App Store Provisioning Hell tonight and lived to tell the tale. Now I’m …

: The best part about seeing the Capitol-storming dipshit brigade being arrested is remembering that …

: I’ve spent over 10 years finessing Black Ink so it handles all manner of unusual crosswords. …

: Apple Pay & Trump I just held my nose and navigated to the Trump campaign donation page, where it appears you can …

: I was listening to The Specials and “You’re Wondering Now” came on. It seems like a fitting song for …

: Not wanting to be outdone, Apple has rushed to terminate the President’s Developer account, …

: Great overview from Gui Rambo about what goes into selling your Mac app outside the App Store. …

: “The D.C. National Guard is the only National Guard unit, out of all of the 54 states and …

: And here I thought tours of the White House were closed.

: I learned Britain had voted for Brexit as my plane landed in London and the pilot shared the news. …

: While New Years Day is traditionally celebrated on the first … day … of the year, in …

: So many positive repercussions to expect from the upset in Georgia. Among them the renewed …

: Our President is so corrupt that nobody even knows how to process what should be done, if anything, …

: Pretty great Republican you elected, Republicans. Never forget that the most corrupt, unfeeling, …

: I understand Covid-19 vaccines are a bit of a shit-show, so if hospitals want to establish …

: If anybody is curious about why I posted about making sourdough yesterday, and only showed it off …

: Making sourdough bread after making pizza is kind of like learning Italian after learning Spanish. …

: I don’t have a baker’s eye, but this looks pretty good to me, and tastes amazing!

: My first sourdough loaves look and smell pretty amazing!

: We need way better senators.

: Within a few months, or at least within a year, we will see an America where the most liberal, most …

: My very late, very big thanks to the Apple engineer who wrote the 10.2 Foundation release notes. …

: Finally taking a stab at making my own sourdough bread. I’m not sure why I waited so long, …

: As an American I’ve always found it strange to hear British people say “in …

: One of my favorite New Years songs. Enjoy! www.youtube.com/watch

: Loving the Talk Show special with @gruber, @siracusa and @gte. Especially nice to hear Guy’s …

: My New Year’s resolution is to keep trying.

: Just closed Red Sweater bug #2910, filed on August 1, 2009. It’s a FastScripts bug: …

: My 12 yo got a kids cookbook for Christmas, and my 8yo joined him and me in tackling the “Monkey …

: Hah, now that I think about it, I also had two cars and a motorcycle parked at Infinite Loop. I was …

: I really felt that Infinite Loop was my second home. I never had a job like it before, and …

: At one point I remember I was “too busy” to visit my family in Santa Cruz, so I invited …

: When I joined the Mac OS X team, I became part of one of the first closed-off wings in Infinite …

: One of my happiest memories is roaming the halls of Infinite Loop in 1996, before all the security …

: I am kicking so much ass on FastScripts. Just added a long overdue feature to detect keyboard …

: FastScripts 3 is shaping up real nice. Alas, I think I’m going to have to leave the App Store …

: Finished watching Pixar’s Soul. Made me feel grateful that I do legitimately extract joy from …

: It’s OK to swear profusely, particularly when you’re living under the thumb of an …

: Fuck Trump and his last-minute bullshit. I have no gratitude for a “leader” who …

: We did Zoom Christmas and it was NOWHERE NEAR the same as “real” Christmas, but let me tell you I’m …

: This is the best week to make your 2020 resolutions. #DoIt

: I’ve long held that Rufus Wainwright and Tom Waits could easily cover each other’s songs. I’ve made …

: Christmas Eve and my wife made Chicago pizza. What a way to celebrate!

: Look inside your gas oven. Near the broiler (on top) is there a little tube thing like this? …

: I’m probably more familiar than some with gas oven igniters because of the extent to which I …

: A Christmas Eve miracle: our oven went out and I, having been around the block a time or two as a …

: My education has been unusual. I dropped out of high school at 15 and graduated from college at 20. …

: I’m making better things at 45 than I did at 25. This is the way.

: For every corrupt scoundrel Trump pardons, there are 1000 or more who never even got arrested. Focus …

: I was accepted to Apple’s Small Business Program overnight.

: It was fun to see Kristen Wiig on SNL. She is really one of the greats of all time. I would like …

: I didn’t know the expression “champagne problem” until hearing Taylor …

: Wild to be reminded that Phil Ochs would have been 80 years old yesterday, and that he died when he …

: I had a great day that included sledding with delightful boys, and overcoming a bad UX bug in …

: So grateful that we are now arguing over who should get a vaccine first, rather than fretting over …

: It’s hard to un-see Alex Moffat’s Eric Trump smirk. He might be typecast beyond …

: Amazing that we’ve made it to this point. December 20, 2020. In just one month we’ll say …

: It’s so fun having a 20-year-old product to work on. I’m a better programmer than …

: I see similarities, real or imagined, that most people don’t see. Which is why I can assert …

: How did people remember to take medications before iPhones?

: Confirmed the Roccbox works in sub-freezing temperatures.

: Look, a lot of people need this vaccine more than I do, but if it helps to quell the concerns of the …

: Watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with the family tonight. All the dads, and Santa, are such …

: It’s weird to think that in spite of Covid-19 and all the other horrible things going on in …

: I might be “hiring other people to shovel my snow” years old. ❄

: Only “My 50-Pound Bag” was visible above the fold, and I thought it was going to read …

: Since I uninstalled Chrome, my hairline is coming back, I’m sleeping through the night, and …

: Please join us tomorrow for a live chat between Ariel Michaeli and myself at Appfigures! I’m …

: Hah, even better. From the same class. 🧹

: Found this code in FastScripts, carefully guarding against the possibility that NSShadow …

: Attention Georgians, and people who know them! Please help get the word out to encourage your …

: Programming is an editor’s dream job. You write once, and rewrite for the rest of your career.

: I don’t want to write songs like Taylor Swift, but Taylor Swift makes me want to write songs.

: Caught up on SNL - amazing to see Bruce Springsteen and the band rocking out so hard, having a …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.4.10 to address a crashing bug for users running macOS 10.12 or 10.13. …

: The web interface to App Store Connect is changing as I use it. Very strange, I guess they’re …

: It turns out the “basket of deplorables” was more a “metric gigaton of …

: I can’t wait for Trump to disappear from my news feeds.

: Does the WSJ stand behind its publication of Joseph Epstein’s article? This isn’t …

: For all of us who saw the horror of Donald J. Trump from day one, this has been the absolute worst …

: “National unity” means organizing around the principles that unite a country. Defying …

: Sometimes a nation’s people need to come together and overlook their differences, and …

: I’m choosing my words carefully here to avoid offending anybody who shouldn’t be …

: I hope video savants are already hard at work on the Jill Biden “Doctor Doctor” music …

: For somebody who allegedly hates to lose, the President drags his loss into a greater number of …

: I’m not a Taylor Swift superfan but I respect her a lot. I have listened to the latest, …

: You know Republicans are wrong when even THIS Supreme Court won’t hear what they have to say.

: Dear anti-vaxxers: I am living proof you can get all of the vaccines over all of the years and still …

: My new life goal is to get a COVID-19 vaccine in my veins as soon as EVERYBODY who needs it more …

: Republicans have to want Civil War, because that’s what any success in their completely …

: It’s not always, or even usually, earth-shattering. But today I broke through mental blocks, …

: What I love about my career is that almost every day I learn something new. Not something trivial, …

: Can you believe it’s been a month since we came THIS CLOSE (holds up two fingers 1mm apart) to …

: This year a lot of people will be ordering gifts to be delivered directly to the recipient. Amazing …

: If you updated to MarsEdit 4.4.8 earlier today, and use a blog system that doesn’t support …

: I can’t believe Zoom gives away their best feature, limiting meetings to 40 minutes, for free.

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.4.8 with a fix to remove the proxy drag icon from post editor windows, and …

: Are you ever going about your day and suddenly you get hit with a memory from a dream you had …

: Watched the first half of Mank and found it so boring. Was hoping for the best but it hasn’t …

: Has anybody else noticed that Republicans are fuckin’ crazy? Let’s not dance around the …

: Having one of those stormy, windy, snowy nights in Boston when I really appreciate human ingenuity. …

: Last week I had a minor kerfuffle with the moderator of my town’s Town Meeting. It was covered …

: Why am I one of the best Mac programmers in the world? For one: I am the child of a compiler …

: I found myself thinking today that “I’m one of the best Mac programmers in the …

: I think you can divide the programmer world into people who either love/hate platforms or love/hate …

: I am pleased to inform you that it is time to start describing things as “rad” again. …

: We’re doing our Town Meeting virtually, and to the town’s great credit, there’s a …

: Salesforce is hated by a lot more people than I thought!

: How is it that the company with the fastest mobile and (now) personal computer chips still has the …

: I sense a growing backlash against @dhh and I don’t really like it. He’s provocative. …

: Pizza pizza!

: Made sourdough discard crackers, and now I just need to control myself to save room for pizza.

: Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

: Tony was so young, it’s a reminder to all of us that our time here is uncertain. Do what you …

: RIP Tony Hsieh. I have learned a lot from him by his example with Zappos and the way he talked about …

: I’m still such a negative, sarcastic person, but thanks to medication I am able to look on the …

: This thanksgiving, I’m thankful for TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP LOSING TRUMP …

: I should start blogging more. Attention is fun, and it takes a lot less work to write a blog post …

: Pile of Tofurky!

: Our family of four is at home, by ourselves, enjoying one heck of a Thanksgiving in one heck of a …

: The Tofurky is in the toaster oven, as Thanksgiving tradition requires.

: My hair is shorter than it has been in a very, very long time. The boys had a blast.

: Today’s gift from the NY Times to nerds!

: I have all the hair. I suggested to my kids they could cut my hair and they seem excited. Maybe …

: I believe America will fulfill its mission to be a country that represents all people. I believe we …

: My wife is a native Chicagoan who brings the gift of Chicago-style pizza to our home. Second only to …

: Pardon the Mess.™

: I’m looking forward to the staggering amount of bureaucratic competence that is about to hit …

: I leveled up on modern web design in two days. Neo voice: “I know CSS utilities.”

: Listened to Mr. T Experience’s “Milk Milk Lemonade” for the first time in years. Still so good!

: After 30 years of being a vegetarian, I can finally start saying that I’m doing it (partly) …

: I remember some of my peers at Apple being grumpy around 1997, when the company acquired NeXT and …

: I’m 45 and a lot of my peers are grumpy about technology. I’ve never been more excited. …

: Jeez, after all this analysis, research, and beautiful illustration, Farhad Manjoo decides to go …

: Last night I thought about bringing my web site out of the 1990’s, so naturally today I went …

: “Thanksgrieving, the holiday on which Americans remember those whose lives were lost in …

: One of my wishes for Xcode/lldb is that one day the breakpoint lists in the IDE and in the console …

: It’s not clear whether you have to apply for it or if it’s automatic. I’m setting …

: I can’t wait to deal with the problem of trying to keep my annual earnings to $999,999, so I can …

: All of my apps have been updated to run natively on Apple Silicon Macs. …

: The biggest compliment I can give to Apple’s engineering teams is that it’s really hard …

: I’ve been so grateful to be healthy for most of my adult life. Having a regular habit of …

: From the same issue of The Daily Iowan. I know which one I want to cause trouble with!

: More. Newspaper clipping with highlighted text detailing the actions of a 1969 University of Iowa …

: Today I learned that in 1969 my dad co-founded an organization at the University of Iowa called the …

: If you are planning an in-person Thanksgiving with anybody this year, please be sure that everybody …

: OK, OK, we get it. Yoda is NOT a vegetarian.

: Time to gather ‘round the fire.

: Since I heard earlier today that Joe Biden had won “all the states from the Steve Miller …

: Happy macOS 11 day! All of my apps are compatible with the major update to the Mac operating system. …

: I am so tired of “but half the country supports him!” arguments. It doesn’t matter …

: In simpler times I would wonder why Republicans don’t want to maximize their chances for negotiating …

: Empathy. Gratitude. Honor. Talent. These are the four elements of the Biden Universe. …

: I don’t want to give him any ideas, but if he gets good advice I think he’ll escape to a …

: I recently started medication for elevated blood pressure. My kid picked up on this and was worried …

: The weight of trying to be a decent human being is enough. The weight of carrying the injustices of …

: Trump doesn’t need to concede. Nobody expects it or wants it. Just go away.

: A lot of people have trouble saying what they feel in public. I’m concerned, too, because I …

: Being an open racist in the United States is no longer allowed. Sorry not sorry.

: In 2016 I was stunned when Trump won, after buying in the prevailing wisdom that he had no chance. …

: I’m impressed with myself for getting as much done as I have in the past four years. But the …

: I’m having the best evening I’ve had in at least four years.

: We finally have the grandpa our country needs.

: Four years of hell. Please, let this be the worst four years America will ever have again.

: I was driving when the call was made, but I intuited what had happened when the woman in the car …

: It’s always sunny in Philadelphia.

: Do you remember where you were when you called the 2020 Presidential election?

: Count me among the many who wanted “anybody but Biden” in the primaries, but who might …

: They’re gonna have to burn so much sage in the White House.

: To those of you around the world who have suffered our ridiculous leader with us these past four …

: Did y’all know we can call the election ourselves? We don’t need CNN, the AP, or Fox. I …

: Maybe because Quasi was on my mind a few days ago, I’m thinking about our outgoing President …

: The weather in Boston is amazing, as if to greet a new dawn for America. Listening to Ken …

: I’m working on adding printing support for an iOS app and the UIKit printing APIs seem really …

: Did anybody else pre-order a new President?

: Georgia has 535 separate towns/cities/etc. Biden is ahead by 1097 votes. So if you live in Georgia …

: I don’t know about you all but I’m looking forward to getting my sense of humor back.

: A man like Donald Trump doesn’t have friends, only accomplices.

: In Massachusetts even our most conservative counties voted 55% for Biden.

: I poured a bunch of tortilla chips, monterey jack, enchilada sauce, and kale in a dish. Baked for 20 …

: I can literally feeling the anxiety starting to leave my body. 🤞🏻

: I’ve been monitoring my blood pressure at home for a couple weeks now, and today’s …

: I’ve decided we are going to win the shit out of this election, thanks to all of you who have …

: As a native Californian I’ve never been accustomed to predictable chaos. We grew up expecting …

: Suddenly remembering how in late 1996 when Apple acquired NeXT, I went to Stacey’s Technical …

: Just released MarsEdit 4.4.6, a quick update just to fix crashes affecting macOS 10.12 and 10.13 …

: My first outdoor pizza bake in the snow.

: Four years ago I was giddy with the knowledge that we were about to elect our first woman President. …

: It occurs to me that a non-trivial number of people who think they are going to vote on Tuesday will …

: Just released MarsEdit 4.4.5 with a couple fixes for Dark Mode and a fix for duplicated text in …

: Red Sweater commissioned an exclusive crossword puzzle from famed constructor Brendan Emmett …

: I think this headline could use some work. (Guardian UK)

: I am delightfully surprised to see that in the macOS 11.0.1 beta, Apple seems to have finally …

: What has America come to when an organization like the Girl Scouts can’t even celebrate a …

: As we wait in hopeful anticipation of an overwhelming Biden victory, myself and many friends are …

: Just published MarsEdit 4.4.4 with fixes for a flicker in the main window preview, and other bug …

: Reminder for all Americans that next Tuesday, November 3 is Nation Saving Time. Don’t forget …

: These are the kinds of things that make me want to ship an update right away.

: Excited to be sponsoring this week’s episode of Automators! It’s a perfect fit for …

: I’m just so fucking tired of Trump. Those of you who know me professionally know I rarely …

: Even if you think Biden is guaranteed to win, it would be a shame to miss out of being one one the …

: I ran for City Council in Santa Cruz when I was 20. I didn’t win, but I’m proud of running. I know a …

: Remember when Donald Trump was elected, and we all thought: “Oh shit, this mentally unhinged, …

: Calm before the storm. Two weeks.

: Cool! I love City, State foods!

: I’m missing Jay’s seitan cheesesteak from SF. I don’t know if they are still in business but in any …

: It shouldn’t be a political belief that all people are equal. If you’re fighting for a …

: Americans are at a precipice. Either we will vote out this authoritarian dipshit, or we will succumb …

: Four years ago I honestly had no idea that we’d be thrown into the existential leadership …

: We told our kids we are voting for Biden/Harris and against Trump/Pence. They rejoiced, and I …

: I voted today. By mail. I’ll follow up with my state’s “track your ballot” …

: The best part of Sam Cooke’s version of “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons” is …

: I quit my job at Apple 18 years ago. Since then I’ve worked for myself and consulted for others, but …

: As somebody who desperately wants the President to lose, I’ve had trouble finding ways of …

: Honestly this is the only ad @JoeBiden needs to run from here through election day. It enumerates …

: I can’t believe it’s come to this but I believe this election will decide whether the …

: Oh, I get it, Democrats think if all the smartest, most likeable, most creative people all come …

: Current mood: “Do something pretty while you can.” www.youtube.com/watch

: Excited to share the news that, after 20+ years of waiting, the redsweater.com domain is finally …

: It’s frustrating that in spite of its massive population, California only gets 1.5 Senators.

: I was at Rockefeller Center today, and was struck by the warbling sound of Joy Division’s …

: Got my taste of NYC for the first time in a long while, and it’s easy to remember why I love …

: The four stages of grief: I have to rewrite a URL. Oh, mod_rewrite makes this easy. Wait, why …

: Also: NYC is delightful in its usual, and some new ways. Unfortunately some of my favorites are …

: I’m in NYC for the weekend and I’ve seen more Trump wingnuts than I’ve seen in a …

: I’m also not ashamed of being white. I’m ashamed of many other white people, though.

: I’m not proud of being white. I’m proud of being even slightly aware of the privileges …

: I simply love using Truphone to get extra data via the eSim on my iPhone. It’s the right price …

: Perhaps the greatest gift my mom ever gave me, apart from life, was taking the Covid-19 pandemic …

: Remember kids: there is no such thing as a Popsicle®. Ceci ne c’est pas une Popsiscle®! …

: If anybody thinks ISO8601 datetime strings are a well-defined format, here’s the code in …

: Just posted Black Ink 2.0.9 with a fix for a crash at launch on macOS 11 Big Sur beta 9. …

: I’m 45 and when I was growing up Dan Rather was an authority on TV. We don’t really have …

: Weird to think that in an election year the President would have adopted policies and PR that …

: I really hope I don’t get Covid-19. If you, like me, have been taking nearly every precaution, …

: “There’s a kind of hush, all over the world…” www.youtube.com/watch

: Is anybody else in a weirdly good mood? We are by no means out of the shit-storm world we have …

: My god, I would love to live in a colony of liberals. We would ARGUE SO MUCH, but nobody would die …

: I fixed a few bugs, and answered a few emails. Living the indie dream. Money? Yeah, we’ll …

: I think my superhero powers are to be very upset and yet very unsurprised by everything.

: I believe it’s a standard established by Mitch McConnell that no Supreme Court Justice should be …

: Think of all the people who died with no warning early in this pandemic, while you mourn, or at …

: Nobody is safe from Covid-19. Even fascists.

: Anybody who has a close family member, or knows somebody who had a close family member die of any …

: A toxic theme with infectious diseases. Sickness does not favor “warriors.” People die …

: I don’t know, maybe it’s just that much harder to work on taxes, a thing I hate working …

: I mean, if the bleach and the hydroxychloroquine didn’t work, might as well try this new …

: I had committed to finish working on my taxes this week, and by Thursday I had committed to working …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.4.3, which will mostly be of interest to folks who are running the macOS Big …

: Here’s how I reconcile this: It’s not Schadenfreude when one person’s misfortune …

: Something something, Presidents who weren’t infected, blah, blah, blah. Can’t bring …

: Just posted FastScripts 2.8.2 with some fixes to improve compatibility with the forthcoming macOS …

: Just released Black Ink 2.0.8 with typesetting refinements and more: …

: Maybe a new record for Mac App Store review. I submitted at 6:23PM, went into review at 6:30PM, and …

: Trump grabbed the IRS by the pussy.

: Being a liberal means wanting the best for everybody in our global society, and that includes people …

: “I thought putting kids in cages and sterilizing immigrant mothers was fine, but paying $750 …

: Trump is literally the worst elected figure any of us has ever known, and he exhibits all the signs …

: Snuggling my kid feels just like I imagine snuggling my dad would have felt. I get to experience it …

: My 12yo needed me to snuggle him tonight while he fell asleep. I wish my dad had realized how much I …

: Peak Ted Koppel.

: I’m too cynical to imagine any Trump supporter reacting negatively to the news of his $750 tax …

: This is how the sausage gets made.

: My unit tests revealed a regression in iOS 14 with UIImage/CGImage, wherein the colorspace name for …

: Imagine the shame of being a Republican Senator’s grandchild, trying to explain away in 20 …

: I think Democrats should pull every lever to prevent a confirmation vote for the Supreme Court. …

: (And when addressing a group you do know well, I assume you know how they are comfortable being …

: Hey folks, a few years ago I used to say “hey guys” all the time, and I was pretty …

: We have a children’s book called “Zen Shorts” by Jon J. Muth. We’ve read it …

: As an American man I have rarely had any government threat against what I can do with my body. If a …

: Amy Coney Barrett looks like a woman who would agree that every woman has the basic human right of …

: I tried a new brioche bun recipe on Sunday, thinking I’d have them with burgers that night. …

: Wow! This simple workaround fixed things for me with VMware network connectivity on Big Sur. …

: As a teenager, I remember standing in line at the checkout counter of the Santa Cruz Public Library …

: My worst fear is that my grumpy, irritable, anxious self will rub off on my kids or distance me from …

: I’m in a weirdly positive mood since I started taking anti-anxiety medication, but I still …

: My kids are going back to school, part-time, next week. Two days in-person for each of them. I am …

: I’m a month late on my goal, but I just finished my very first crossword puzzle. I have no …

: I’ve felt before that election are unpredictable but this year it comes down to registering to vote …

: Arguing in a Slack about @panic’s launch of Nova. Some people think it’s boring or …

: “Second Tax Stress Season” is nigh. (Extension filers represent!)

: Finally canceled my Netflix DVD subscription. Packing that last DVD in the return envelope makes me …

: I think Pinegrove is a good band, but I only REALLY like the song “Old Friends.” I think …

: The NYT really went all out with this clue. A good test of Black Ink’s multi-line text …

: There’s a delicious chill in the air in Boston that reminds me of how California used to feel …

: It’s 12:36AM so it’s time for me to do 30 push-ups. If you’re awake and see this …

: Does anybody have a visceral reaction to Op Eds these days? I just don’t give a fuck what …

: I was asked by Apple to provide a System Trace from Instruments, for help in diagnosing a bug I …

: Imagine if Apple had filmed the WWDC keynote with an orange skyline outside the Steve Jobs theatre.

: Big Sur Beta 6 broke the ability to connect virtual machines to the host machine’s ethernet. …

: Remember when the only thing people in California worried about was earthquakes?

: ‪This generation of kids will be masters of reading emotion through the eyes.‬

: I will criticize Apple until the day I die, or until the day they die, because that is what working …

: Apple should be paid for the value they add. When a software vendor and its customer mutually agree …

: Apple is out of it’s mind with respect to the App Store and its perceived entitlement to 30%. …

: I could swear I saw an AT&T promoted tweet that said “You’ve been talking. …

: Proud to share that I’m sponsoring Mac Power Users this week, asking them to help promote …

: Just filed the wildest bug I’ve seen in a while. While typing in Big Sur, there sometimes …

: I went on vacation for 10+ days and couldn’t bring myself to do more than 5 push-ups each …

: My dad went to Hawaii and lived in the jungle to avoid being drafted. He was not one of the brave …

: ‪Thanks @gruber and @moltz for recommending Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ … my wife and I are both …

: I only learned today that Apple acquired the Fraggle Rock franchise. You can watch all the original …

: When I think of showing my kids “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” the one …

: I first came to Cape Cod maybe 15 years ago, and my first impression was that it was …

: Got my hair fixed up real nice.

: Don’t be afraid to offend your friends and relatives who support Trump. They’re not …

: Getting my grilled pizza on.

: Feeling vaguely relaxed.

: Reopening Maybe.

: My 12yo wants to build a custom PC, as cheaply as possible, to play games that are not available on …

: Just filed : “Notification Center includes Whack-a-Mole™ easter egg game”. I’m …

: My biggest UX complaint with the macOS Big Sur beta is that I used to click the time in the menu bar …

: If you live in MA and requested a mail-in ballot, you can use this state web site to find out the …

: Finally got a Roccbox … pretty remarkable upping of my pizza game. Crust tastes like best …

: Anyway, apart from the migration hijinx the new MacBook Pro is pretty amazing. Slightly larger …

: When I left Apple in 2002, one of the greatest freedoms I enjoyed was the freedom to criticize the …

: Based on the way I talk about Apple and its problems, I don’t think anybody would ever mistake …

: I feel like I should disclose when I talk about Apple that I am an Apple stockholder, but I am …

: I’m not sure what my breaking point is to literally spend every day in the streets protesting …

: After a long, expensive branding research campaign, it has been determined that …

: OK, deplorables, how do you still support this dipshit? Mail your answer to me via the USPS, so I …

: It has been 0 days since I clicked the WiFi menu bar icon expecting to adjust my sound input source.

: Implementing NSUserActivity-based restoration in my iOS app, and it’s SOOOO much cleaner and …

: One of these days I need to add record-keeping to Black Ink, but I’m pretty sure 7:46 for …

: I have one Micro.blog MarsEdit user who is experiencing a problem that MarsEdit asks for the …

: Thinking about barriers to remote learning, even in my privileged household we could benefit from an …

: ‪The song that continues to resonate in my kind every day is “Beds Are Burning” by Midnight Oil. I …

: Tomorrow will mark 12 years since I became a father. Weird to think now how weird it felt at the …

: If Apple wants to increase both the quality and amount of bug reporting among developers, how about …

: I used to feel left out when people came through Boston and never asked me to hang out. Now I would …

: I grew up being independent and only joined the Democratic party after Trump was elected. But …

: I think I’ve remarked on this before, but I owe my liberal activism to my conservative …

: I wouldn’t recommend trying to time the market, but if you had invested in Apple ONE year ago, …

: Remember 10 years ago or so when “everybody” insisted that $AAPL had topped out and …

: The updated MarsEdit is live again with a 4.4.2 update to fix the crash that was introduced in …

: PSA for anybody who downloaded the MarsEdit 4.4 beta during development: you may have to download a …

: Hot on the heels of MarsEdit 4.4, 4.4.1 is out with fixes for some issues that cropped up in the 4.4 …

: Apple will be glad to learn that I treat all tech corporations exactly the same, and as such will …

: In case anybody was struggling to figure out how the heck they were ending up with one-mojillion …

: Just released MarsEdit 4.4 with major updates in Micro.blog support, and performance and bug fixes …

: There’s a new auto repair shop opening in my town, called “Smooth Automotive.” …

: If anybody is curious how we vacationed in the time of Covid-19, we rented an apartment, purported …

: Found an amazing swimming hole in NH.

: Back from vacation in Carroll County, New Hampshire. I was struck by the relatively higher number of …

: Every American, every company, every sports team, needs to evaluate the person they choose to …

: If the Yankees allow Trump to throw out a first pitch in August then they are supporting a fascist. …

: “Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man.” I’m with AOC. We …

: I forgot to mention I’m 35 again.

: Oh, it’s so easy and tempting to laugh at Mark Zuckerburg but if anything the white-out …

: MarsEdit 4.4 is getting closer, and will include a ton of great new Micro.blog features. If you want …

: We Shall Overcome. We Must Overcome. RIP John Lewis.

: ‪Folks need to take Portland seriously. They come for the protesters first, then the minorities, …

: I’ve been taking a daily anxiety medication for about 3 months now, and there is literally NO …

: Listening to “Elliott Smith” by Elliott Smith. It’s good to have albums you can …

: I just DESTROYED today’s New York Times puzzle. 7:47. Lot of lucky breaks. The only thing I …

: For a more generic replacement for “master/slave” in technology, I think a …

: Prelude to a jury duty excusal plea: “in these trying times…”

: Think I’m gonna shave today. Goodbye, glorious gray beard!

: Coronavirus testing is required to be covered by insurance in Massachusetts. There’s also a …

: Peek-a-boo!

: You might feel hesitant to use the word “fascist” when describing our leader, because it …

: I was raised by religious fundamentalists and even I can see fascism clearly. If you can’t see …

: We have a fascist President. Don’t fool yourself. Speak out against him and refuse to allow America …

: ‪I’m an anxious person. I’m afraid of many things. But I’m more afraid of being oppressed than of …

: Have you ever noticed when you rotate a cup of coffee, the coffee (more or less) stays in one place? …

: I’m deep into my archives now, and discovered that in 1994 I started work on an app called …

: I wrote WAY more INITs than I remember.

: I guess mine was Cmd-Space app switching :)

: Came across this artifact in my code archive. A System 7 INIT I wrote to provide Command-Tab app …

: Took 30 mins to jump into the kiddie pool with my boys and they were so stoked. I highly recommend …

: ‪I’m always fascinated how if I tackle one nagging chores that I don’t want to do, suddenly I’m …

: Sourdough discard crumpets.

: Interesting bug in the iOS 14 beta. If you draw text with a shadow at a point size less than 8.0, it …

: ‪Happy 4th of July! Black Lives Matter.‬

: ‪American Punk is America at its best.‬

: ‪“My land I love it too‬ ‪I think I love it more than you‬ ‪I care enough to fight the‬ ‪Stars and …

: ‪I have zero problem at all with my socially distanced 4th of July because I like living and hope …

: I think my back issues were rooted in psoas trigger points. A little self massage and time and …

: Our socially distanced outing today was canoeing on the Sudbury river. All well and good except for …

: There’s a fascinating anecdote here from Deval Patrick, who recalls a time when he, then …

: I have hip-hop verse running through my mind but I would never give them the time of day or try to …

: I think it’s fascinating that news stories about Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s …

: ‪I have to confess that I’ve never listened to the Hamilton soundtrack or seen the show. I’m …

: Hey everybody I just want to remind you that #BlackLivesMatter and that today would be a great day …

: I’m making pizza for the first time in weeks because my kids finally woke up and realized …

: Let this be an inspiration to those of us who will, with luck, grow to be as old as he was. We must …

: “I’m a cool rockin’ daddy in the USA” … Wait a darned tootin’ …

: I “threw out my back” yesterday, and it still sucks. But one thing that helps is being …

: In such a Mac-focused year, it would have been a perfect opportunity to shine a light on a few …

: ‪I was raised in a homophobic household. Once I started to meet, like, and love people of every …

: All the talk about statehood for DC. Imagine if we had 3 states for California, one for Puerto Rico, …

: Karen: “I have a breathing problem.” Black America: “I can’t breathe.” …

: Think globally, activism locally.

: This is a relatively minor thing I’m doing in my home town, but maybe if you get inspired to …

: It’s remarkable how hard it is to find out who some of the namesakes are, and what they did. …

: I think we all have to look around and ask who we are giving tribute to. Do they deserve it? What …

: Don’t mind me I’m just doing research on the 7 white men after whom our town’s …

: Apple released an update to Safari Technology Preview with the features from the Big Sur update. The …

: President Donald Trump is a fascist and his daughter, Ivanka, and her husband Jared are among his …

: I watched “Once Were Brothers”, a documentary of the The Band. It was pretty good, but …

: Putting my kid to bed.

: If this were a regular WWDC week I would be devastatingly tired right now, after days of non-stop …

: Remember when Apple imposed a strict NDA on beta macOS releases announced at WWDC, and we had to …

: Oh hey! WatchOS 7 supports Siri translations. This is a very welcome change.

: Just posted Black Ink 2.0.7 with smoother full-screen transitions and other improvements. …

: If you installed Big Sur on an external volume and can’t seem to reboot into your main volume, …

: Apple seems to be shipping a TON of Developer Transition Kits, even to folks who don’t make …

: Almost ten years since I wrote a back-page article for Macworld: “Why I’m Sticking With …

: The other thing that helps a lot is that I build all dependencies from source. It’s lucky that …

: More details about what I mean by “flipping the switch” … I had my ARCHS …

: I just built MarsEdit for Apple Silicon with no source changes. I literally flipped the switch and …

: This caveat is buried deeply enough in the macOS Big Sur release notes that a lot of people are …

: I’ve been very critical of Apple this past week. I think it’s warranted, and it’s …

: It’s pretty gratifying to have two boys who are as perfect as I could ever hope two boys could …

: Thinking about the year my dad came to WWDC. Rest in peace. www.flickr.com/photos/gr…

: Pete’s Dragon stars Mickey Rooney as a drunk lighthouse keeper. Brings to mind this classic …

: I’ve gotta be more careful suggesting that my family watch “classics” that I think …

: Wait for meeeeeee!

: Small hands, small mind, small crowd.

: The 100% best news about Tulsa turnout being underwhelming, is the sting of this public …

: It’s almost Father’s Day. The day I have to balance being celebrated as a …

: All eyes are on Tulsa. Donald Trump defied the interests of public health in order to create a …

: Good evening friends. Tonight would be a good night for the police to arrest (not just fire) the …

: Did you know that if you have even a little bit of authority or exposure, you can make a difference …

: Friday is my “all Red Sweater” day. I spent all day today trying to figure out why Black …

: “I think there must be a huge fight going on about this, inside Apple.” from our latest …

: Changing the puzzle background color as a debugging aid, but … I kind of like it.

: Just received my first Impossible Foods order by mail! I’ve ordered frozen food before and …

: So jealous.

: I have been ranting all day about the relatively insignificant injustices that often wealthy, …

: The Ed Catmull “success masks problems” philosophy is very applicable to Apple’s …

: Something I haven’t emphasized is that Apple’s approach to Hey.com and others who are …

: New Apple Developer Forums are up. There is upvoting and a notion of “accepted” answers. …

: If I worked in Apple Developer Relations, engineering, product marketing, or App Store editorial, …

: I don’t always do this when I write code, but sometimes I’m sure that I need to step …

: I passed this neglected historical site in Arlington the other day: …

: As a teenager I used to drive from Santa Cruz to Berkeley for punk shows at Gilman Street, Berkeley …

: Great update from Adam Chapdelaine, our town manager, on the day after our Town Meeting. I was so …

: Arlington, MA town hall.

: Socially distanced Town Meeting.

: I see Noam Chomsky is trending. I once dined at Legal Sea Foods with @somervillain, @Jackie3sauce …

: I see Angela Davis is trending. I was proud to go to UC Santa Cruz, where she was a teacher. I often …

: I installed a new ceiling fan an everything went great until … the $@!# canopy that I …

: A remarkable tribute on the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington. Presumably the names of victims of …

: I’m a man. Take me at my word, and take everybody at their word for being who they say they …

: New on the Red Sweater Blog: “Daily Crossword Links.” red-sweater.com/blog/3594…

: Dan Rather pointed out on Twitter that today is the date in 1963 that Medgar Evers was killed. Phil …

: ‪A black man shouted after me while I carried a Black Lives Matter lawn sign in the rain. He accused …

: ‪Hard to believe it’s been ten years since the last WWDC.‬

: Xcode 11.5 tries to validate binaries that I’ve intentionally removed from the app bundle. …

: Just another day in paradise.

: I want to yell out “BLACK LIVES MATTER” when I see Black people in my town, but I also …

: I just voted SAFELY in my town, thanks to vote by mail or drop box. Thanks, Arlington!

: It’s late, I have to do the dishes, and apparently I’m about to burst into musical theatre.

: Body cams for all regular police. Instant termination if they are filmed by public without …

: I learned what ACAB means after I reported graffiti in my local park to the police. I didn’t …

: I was inspired by Kevin Kelly’s interview on the Freakonomics podcast. Just the kind of broad …

: ‪It’s so easy as a white person to speak truth to power. I wish more white people would do it. We …

: I had the luxury of meeting Kaya Thomas at Swift by Northwest where I became aware of what a …

: I have to confess I’m having a great evening. My wife bought an inflatable pool, and the kids …

: Wow, great work ATP. Particularly strong opening statement from @marcoarment, who should no longer …

: Get ready for WWDC by updating to the latest version of the unofficial WWDC app for Mac, from Gui …

: Just posted Black Ink 2.0.6 with some puzzle solving improvements and bug fixes: …

: “This is a moment when many people may want nothing more than a return to normalcy, or to a …

: Everybody has a breaking point for opinions that shouldn’t be published. What defenders of the …

: Over four years, what started as a very well-founded opinion has only been validated by increasingly …

: If you have Apple Music, the “For You”, “Explore” and “Radio” …

: I was explaining different base number systems to my 11yo, as you do … we experimented with …

: ‪I explained to my kids that 4-leaf-clovers are “not that uncommon.” Then I looked it up and learned …

: A police station or a store never had a wife, husband, parents, or children. Never equate …

: Black Lives Matter.

: In my opinion, Black Americans deserve a “get out of jail free card”, today more than …

: Brian Thomas, who made today’s NYT crossword, also publishes free crosswords “every day …

: ‪If you contend that people protesting, rioting, or looting are serious problems in the context of …

: Since the quarantine, I’ve been referring to anything at all that I’ve stocked up on as …

: Blast from the past. It’s hard to believe that 14 years later, bountifulsphincter.com is still …

: Portable jumpstarter came in handy, as our car battery finally gave up the ghost in spite of us …

: I’ve been on antibiotics for 4 days now and everything is improving. I have to assume …

: ‪In the early days I think many of us imagined we’d be through this “by summer.” Sorry, ain’t so. …

: Andrea Carla Michaels, co-author of today’s NYT puzzle is famous not only as “Miss …

: Hartwell Tavern, Minuteman National Historical Park. Love this sign.

: I want to thank everybody for their kind words and empathy about my diverticulitis diagnosis. I have …

: Another Saturday miracle. 13:28 for today’s New York Times crossword!

: I’m on a liquid diet for 24h and then low fiber for 3-5 days. I’m glad my last solid …

: If I were Christian, I would be horrified that the President of the United States is fighting so …

: Follow-up: sometimes it’s not “just gas”. I’m glad now that I contacted my …

: On my 45th birthday I tried to celebrate as well as I could with … as it turns out … …

: TFW you order six separate pieces of clothing through the mail and THEY ALL FIT.

: You can tell I’m a programmer because I got inspired to try to make my own crossword puzzle, …

: Just played the hell out of some Billy Bragg and Lucinda Williams, so this weekend is going OK.

: Rich Americans should be hoping things go back to normal, when they could get away with everything …

: Hats off to all the companies who said “no thanks” when Facebook tried to buy them.

: Ahhhh! First haircut in months. First self-haircut in years!

: After thirty years of programming I’m still struggling to get good at it. The recurring theme …

: I have strange coping techniques, but one of my new tricks is to belt out just the line “THE …

: Bless the Arnold Arboretum being open, so we could have a Mother’s Day outing filled with outdoor …

: Apple is now demanding that RSS apps have permission from any feeds they include by default. I think …

: Dark Mode in Black Ink for iOS is looking pretty good!

: There are many real heroes in this pandemic, but I’m definitely a household hero after setting …

: Question for rural Americans - how I am supposed to buy a toaster with 30-50 feral hogs that run …

: I’m still here.

: Hearing more and more stories about dead car batteries since people are not driving. Do yourself a …

: ‪If I could ask one thing of Netflix it would be that, beyond profiles, they provide a separate …

: I have a lot of favorite beers, but as a transplant from California to New England it took me a …

: Want to feel old? Jesus is 2050.‬

: ‪WWDC is a horror film. ‬

: ‪I grew up pretty terrified of bugs and spiders. I think I got it from my mom. I am still spooked …

: Here’s my 2005 blog post after my first encounter: blog.punkitup.com/2005/08/w…

: I know I’ve lived in New England a long time because these don’t phase me much anymore.

: Some of the best pizzas I’ve ever made have been with dough I forgot about in the fridge for 1 …

: I’ve had a long, slow return to running after an injury. I started with 1 minute on, 1 minute …

: I don’t have specific examples. It’s an ever-expanding list of improvements afforded by …

: I’ve fallen into a bored habit of rewriting old ObjC code in Swift. It’s pretty cool …

: Pondside royalty.

: I haven’t eaten meat in 30 years. Apart from missing pepperoni for a few years as a teenager, …

: No matter how tired I’ve felt between 7AM and 12AM I almost always feel like I can do anything …

: I think that within 20 years you will be able to subscribe to anti-virus software that runs in your …

: Neighborhood nature walk.

: “Wake Me Up When September Ends” is the most boring Green Day song that will ever get …

: Managed to pull off a cheat-free victory with today’s NYT crossword! All those land-locked …

: Coming up on a month since I started taking anxiety medication, and I have been vaguely hopeful it …

: Hell no, I’m not going to Scarborough Faire. I’ll grow my own damned sage, rosemary, and …

: MarsEdit 4.4 will include massive improvements to Micro.blog integration, with support for …

: Here I am at 20.

: Working on some great new features for MarsEdit to help it work better with Micro.blog.

: Can’t help but wonder what Obama and his 20-layer deep team of career government policy wonks …

: If governments really want phone-based contact tracing to work, put a button for claiming biweekly …

: ‪It would be relatively easy for me, as a white, straight, rich man, to make a protest vote against …

: Can’t share my senior photo because I was never a senior! Perpetual sophomore, FTW.

: It’s getting harder and harder to empathize with people who support Trump. This isn’t …

: It’s never too late to be shocked and appalled by Donald Trump, our inept President. His …

: I try not to shame people for being ignorant, but when you’re President of the United States there …

: Just another week in paradise.

: Video-conferencing can be great, but I suspect services like Zoom mostly perpetuate the illusion …

: More than one million people are buried on Hart Island in NYC. …

: Rocking the star-studded mask lifestyle, thanks to my wife’s sewing skills. This print design …

: I desperately wanted another Democratic candidate for President. But if you think a Biden presidency …

: Just another day in paradise.

: I have disinfected the things that Amazon delivered and which probably did not need such wiping fuck …

: Excited to announced that Black Ink 2.0.4 is out with built-in support for The Inkubator. They are …

: Any Americans jonesing for flour? I noticed King Arthur just went from “out of stock” to …

: Interesting graphs from Transit.app showing the relative decline in transit ridership on various …

: This is fun! Today Rex Parker solved the NYT crossword using Black Ink, and shared a video of the …

: Condolence to @brentsimmons and others at Omni who were laid off this week. I wish the best for Omni …

: My generous interpretation of the WHO and CDC’s misleading advice about mask efficacy, is they …

: I’ve caught myself saying out loud “Oh, please…” when some humdrum chore …

: Where are YouTube personalities getting their hair cut?

: “Some guys take a beautiful girl, and hide her away from the rest of the world. I want to be …

: Never been more of a hipster than when I’m trapped indoors with no reason to shave and an infinite …

: “If you are lonely, you’re not alone, if you can dance, you don’t need a …

: Did you know you can use the system-wide Mac dictionary lookup to help clarify perplexing crossword …

: This came a few days ago. A bittersweet memento, especially now.

: Amazing to hear my 11-year old TwitPop song as the cold opening to the episode. Chock full of …

: A meaningful action and nice statement from Apple. twitter.com/tim_cook/…

: I’ve been waking up each morning and saying, out loud: “Just another day in …

: I have never taken medication for anxiety, but have long wondered if I would benefit. I was …

: A weird side-effect, I assume of all the Covid-19 related stress, is that I’m forgetting …

: Field studies.

: I really don’t want to shame anybody, but on my careful walk today the most egregious example …

: The angle I emphasized with my kids is the degree to which Trump endangers Americans by spreading …

: I want to clarify that our kids have known for years that we don’t approve of Trump and think …

: My older son asked me today, point blank, if Donald Trump had “done anything bad as …

: There is no cure for Covid-19, but there is a cure for what exacerbated this problem in the US. …

: It seems inevitable that the United States confirmed cases and total deaths will skyrocket above all …

: Dad’s pizza night lives on. Be well, everybody.

: This looks like a great resource! All of the links to “.puz” files can be opened and …

: To be honest what I find most annoying is that I can’t suddenly become an exciting person who …

: The right and the left have each historically had merited ideas. But for many years the …

: ‪Many Americans will die at the hands of the people they elected. Some of those elected will profit …

: I’ve just discovered Proxyman and it looks like a pretty great Mac-only alternative to Charles …

: Based on this Twitter thread I will be emailing my haircutter to see if I can pay him for the …

: And if you think withholding a vote for Joe Biden will send some message that extreme change is …

: I’m not trying to be melodramatic, but because we elected Donald Trump, countless Americans …

: It really does matter whether your President has the common sense to respect science and defer to …

: Your family has guaranteed pain and suffering for millions, including many immigrants who were …

: I have been a nail-biter since I was 8 or so, and although I’ve quit several times, my anxiety …

: How many moms and dads are suddenly prepared to join the teachers union?

: Three states are holding primary elections and the news does not even make the front page of …

: ‪I had an intense dream about WWDC, including all the friends, enemies, joy, despair, excitement and …

: This will depend a great deal on your personal financial security, but if you can afford to keep …

: Kudos to the Capitol Theatre in Arlington, MA using their marquee space to remind people to …

: It’s a good time to turn staples into products.

:

: My wife is 6 feet tall. Today, as we ventured out carefully in the suburbs of Boston, she lay down …

: Hero Test: Can you stay home from work without causing disruption to society? Yes? Stay home. …

: ‪The American ideal of self-sufficiency is based on the myth that any individual can protect …

: I don’t 100% trust Donald Trump’s negative Coronavirus test, but I think it’s the wrong fight. So …

: I am practicing social distancing, but I have to confess it sounds like something racist parents …

: How much do I love my kids? So much that I held my nose and installed Zoom so my 11yo can play …

: This is exactly what I imagined thoughtful cities might do when faced with the conundrum that …

: I don’t intend to ever share a picture of an empty store shelf on social media. It serves no …

: IF the President were diagnosed with Covid-19, think how many lives it would save. I fear for the …

: I was going to write an angry tweet about my stupid car insurance company’s email, and their …

: Go outside if you can stay away from people. Stay safe. Get fresh air. Breathe.

: Good response to my flip suggestion that we should close the stock markets: …

: Here’s an idea, while we’re “closing everything”: close the stock markets.

: I was in a bad mood about WWDC when I wrote this in 2013. “End WWDC”: …

: ‪Some people stock up on toilet paper and hand sanitizer. I’m the guy at the market with a basket …

: ‪I have been a parent for 11 years and have had my flu shot for 11 years. It took becoming a parent …

: I have never ordered grocery delivery, but I think I’m switching for now. I went to the market …

: When working from home, pick up a guitar while the boss isn’t looking. Cook yourself a …

: On the brink of disaster, I can’t tell you how much better I feel because something is …

: Made one of the best typos an Objective-C programmer can make, and now I’m picturing Elvis …

: From the 2009 Swine Flu: www.punkitup.com/twitpop/a… Do you think @gruber has learned his …

: In the absence of anything being clearly done at the Federal level to combat Covid-19, it is at …

: A viral pandemic is a perfect argument for zero co-pay, universal healthcare. Never is it more …

: August 23, 2006: “Employees Must Wash Hands.” blog.punkitup.com/2006/08/e…

: Just released MarsEdit 4.3.7 with some fixes for Apple Photos and Lightroom integration: …

: I know everybody was in a big rush to get the impeachment trial over, but now I can’t help but …

: Harvard, Tufts and MIT area all going online-only and sending students home early. Cambridge and …

: Are residential sewage systems ready for everybody to work from home?

: NetNewsWire 5 for iOS is out! nnw.ranchero.com/2020/03/0…

: Having Covid-19 hit my home town changes my perspective. I kind of knew it was coming, but now I …

: “State Dept. Tells Americans to Avoid Cruise Ships, Despite Trump’s Misgivings” …

: Covid-19 finally hitting close to home as one of my town’s schools will close tomorrow because …

: ‪Homemade pesto and store-bought olives. Mwah!‬

: And I voted for Elizabeth Warren in 2020 because she is the perfect balance of revolution and …

: I realize that I have become more conservative with age. But while for some people this means going …

: If I have to self-quarantine I’m gonna get really good at singing/playing Lucinda Williams and …

: Trump’s secret weapon was inspiring 20 Democrats to run for President.

: ‪Just gonna throw this out there: democracy as we know it, not just in the US, but everywhere, is …

: ‪What’s done is done, but it’s hard not to imagine how the United States would have responded to …

: I just filed FB7616621: “NSTextView leaves blue turds when deselecting text”. I can …

: I can’t run for weeks because of a bone stress injury (which is a new term to me). I have been …

: I voted for Warren with my head and my heart. I’m sort of grateful I don’t have to make …

: Attention web nerds: today’s NYT crossword is just for you…

: I’m fascinated by the fact Covid-19 is imposing extended trials for remote work at most major …

: You’ll always be a hero to us, Elizabeth Warren.

: How are cruises still a thing? A timeless yet timely question.

: Just released Black Ink 2.0.3 with printing improvements, and more: …

: Lotta secret Biden voters out there, huh?

: Nevertheless, we persisted. #VoteWarren

: ‪A paranoid yet serious question: does a company like Amazon mitigate the risk of employees coughing …

: I have suspended my usual running regimen due to an injury, and can confirm that all other forms of …

: I’m so sick of running as fast as I can… oh wait, I’m a man, I don’t need …

: I used to be a lot more careful with profanity. I still teach my kids not to use it unless …

: Peoples’ lives are saved daily by Obamacare. We owe that plan, and its namesake, a lot. It didn’t go …

: Be the party unity you wish to see in the world.

: If it’s true that Joe Biden won South Carolina, and it seems it is, my takeaway is DON’T …

: Everybody calling South Carolina for Biden with 0% reporting. I guess that’s a pretty …

: Look at this guy showing off for the camera with his disinfectant gun.

: ‪Playdates in the Time of Cholera.‬

: The US Government is essentially a company. The more experts it fires, and the less civilized it …

: ‪I can make pizza dough blindfolded, in my sleep. I aim to become as proficient with pasta because …

: ‪I went through all five phases of pasta making grief:‬ ‪1. This will be easy, I’ll never buy pasta …

: ‪I made fresh pasta for the first time and it was an emotional roller-coaster. But it worked, and it …

: Had a great time solving Aimee Lucido’s NY Times puzzle today. Great job!

: Did indie developers all get together and agree this is launch day?! New from @mattie is Chime 1.0, …

: Congrats to @johnbrayton who is launching Unread 2, a major update to the popular iOS RSS app: …

: My friend @chockenberry and the rest of the Iconfactory team have a beautiful new simple text editor …

: The news is just one infectious disease map after another.

: On the eve of a viral pandemic, those POS retail terminals where the salesperson and every customer …

: It’s common for programmers to write something like “// FIX ME: …” in code, …

: I’m all up in Warren dreams, but still excited for Sanders fans. Four years ago I would have …

: There are companies and countries that would probably pay $millions for the kind of executive vision …

: I empathize with Bernie supporters who delight in his agenda, and see anything less as an unwelcomed …

: On one hand I’m impressed by what Mike Bloomberg is doing: spending hundreds of millions of …

: FWIW my statement about pardoning felt right when I made it, but I’ve been convinced/reminded …

: Presidential and Gubernatorial pardons are a weird, undemocratic concept. They must be be throwbacks …

: I have a lot of wrinkles to iron out in Black Ink for iOS, but dang, my grid sure is prettier than …

: ‪Try this: type “I’m going outside” and then do it. That’s it. Don’t post about it.‬

: My local novelty/gift shop is still selling “Impeachmints.” How quaint.

: When you publish photos on the web, you might inadvertently share your precise location with …

: Just donated again to Elizabeth Warren’s campaign because I think she’s the most …

: “Rush Limbaugh doesn’t think America will elect a man who ‘loves to kiss his …

: If you think getting WWDC tickets is hard, I’m staying up until 2:00AM tonight to score …

: ‪One star review converted to five.‬

: Condolences to Boston folks laid off by Wayfair today. Hopefully this area’s thriving tech …

: Something I love about living in a vivacious urban area is discovering new-to-me things that are …

: Just re-watched “Contagion” because we’re suckers for paranoia-reinforcement.

: It’s also weird to be a long-time Mac developer who has technically shipped iOS apps for 11 …

: I’m learning the ropes of iOS development tonight, and it’s pretty fun. I hope I can …

: Watched the Taylor Swift documentary tonight, and I thought it was great. Kind of weak in a …

: Whichever streaming service licenses “Everybody’s Watchin’ for the Weekend” …

: ‪Can you believe we even have to worry about which Democrat is most electable against this fascist …

: I’ve talked to many developers who, like myself, dismiss Apple as an employer because they …

: Today I’m experimenting with paring my list of 12 (!) actively monitored Slack teams down to …

: Bless YouTube. My son, who plays oboe, said the “jazz workshop” at his school …

: Apple threatened to remove my blog from Apple News if I didn’t blog within the week. Thanks, …

: BRB just ripping up this Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.

: ‪Four years ago you would have thought a Speaker of the House who ripped up the President’s speech …

: ‪Optimistically: Iowa voting tech meltdown was an ideal failure scenario. Early and high-profile, …

: Drumroll please … this year’s State of the Union is … 🎉 IOWA!!! Congratulations! …

: Is there some kind of award for best breakout performance as a crossword answer? I think Issa Rae …

: I usually add a caveat that I’m not a “real” iOS developer, because I …

: I didn’t get into Jenny Lewis’s “The Voyager” when I first heard it. But my …

: ‪My boys don’t care about football at all but we watched the whole Super Bowl. They rooted for the …

: ‪My boys don’t care about football at all but we watched the whole Super Bowl. They rooted for the …

: The east coast sucks at Mexican food. Here’s my latest attempt to create a California-style plate.

: Reminded while listening to the latest The Talk Show of the last time I considered @gruber’s …

: OK, I’m not going to rant on social media tonight.

: I wish I could, Siri.

: I would be just as disappointed in Democrats if a Democratic President had committed such …

: I hope 51 United States Senators have a shitty night’s sleep tonight. And for all nights.

: “Are you a Republican, or are you a conservative?” This is the question that should …

: I’m not saying conservatives shouldn’t exist, or don’t have a place. I’m …

: This is what Republicans have earned, by defending Trump against every credible charge of reckless …

: Because my dad was a fairly extreme right-wing conservative, I grew up trying to be cordial with …

: Brace yourself for an “exonerated” Trump.

: We could really use a McCain thumbs-down about now.

: I’m gonna have to explain to my kids there was a time when sinister politicians tried to …

: We’re gonna need a new America. This one’s just about finished.

: Amusingly, the central gripe about huge trucks and traffic in NYC still holds up, but setting the …

: I’ve been reading “The Pushcart War” with my 8yo, and it’s delightful. My …

: Anybody else having more trouble with Siri on Apple Watch lately? If I use the crown button I feel I …

: I think I might be good at this, so I’m gonna keep making apps.

: Redemption. Last night I lost a pizza to the oven floor. I burned out the remnants and brought this …

: I spent most of my life as an independent. Since Trump’s election I’m a Democrat. If a …

: My 11yo has suddenly started singing and humming random songs, and making up random lyrics to go …

: Grateful for the 44F weather in Boston, as I reignite my broke-ass oven and let it burn off the …

: I try to be an optimist, but if this impeachment acquits Trump, we will sacrifice the presumption …

: I had the pizza halfway into the oven, when our oven door fell apart, slamming against my arm and …

: “See our chart? Unemployment’s going down. If that ruins your life, that’s your …

: In a parallel universe where hiring aging Jello Biafra impersonators for weddings was a big deal, I …

: I just did one of the things I have the hardest time doing as a business owner: I sent my customers …

: I found myself saying: “this sample code is ONLY available in Swift, so it can’t be THAT …

: As I continue to wade into the waters of iOS development, I think I know how iOS developers feel …

: Just released FastScripts 2.8.1 with a few bug fixes and performance improvements: …

: My 7yo turned 8yo this weekend, and at his request we went to a laser tag fun center. I was dreading …

: I have to credit Disney+ for giving us so many great options on this front. Tonight, we started …

: There are many joys of having children, but I count excuses to re-watch favorite films of my …

: My compromise build was approved by Apple this afternoon. I found another way around one of the bugs …

: I missed the memo about PhotoKit existing. As somebody who has suffered the shortcomings of …

: As a Mac App Store developer whose apps have been in the store since the beginning, it’s not a …

: Overall I am pretty chill about App Store review and the goals of bringing developers into line. I …

: Yes, I’m working on this at 1AM on an early Sunday morning because that’s when dads who …

: Spending my whole weekend, apart from celebrating the delightful birthday of my little baby 8yo, …

: Totally random thought for this time of year, but I miss the Macworld parties when WWDC was in San …

: Just released MarsEdit 4.3.6, which includes support for phasing out Blogger support and several bug …

: Checking out Launched, a promising new developer interview podcast with 5 debut episodes! …

: Yesterday I had the uncomfortable experience of explaining AMBER alerts to my 11yo, after he …

: If you have painful or snapping knees, I encourage you to consider trying quadriceps massage with a …

: I love this Mac App Store review of Black Ink … it appreciates so many of the little details …

: “Loose Translation” is a great song, and manages to capture a style that reminds me a …

: The New Pornographers’ “Electric Version” is a great album that I don’t …

: “That’s right, Jimmy. Daddy doesn’t want witnesses to testify because Daddy is …

: Been there, done that, Siri. I said “Make pizza.” Dictation seems to be getting worse …

: A thought just crossed my mind which MIGHT be the same thought crossing many minds at Apple: …

: “Echo, play Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols.” “Echo, turn it up.” I am …

: I think I’ve met the limit of my willingness to support Blogger for MarsEdit. End of an era. …

: Heading out to CocoaHeads Boston soon, hope to see some of you there! 7PM at MIT. …

: The historic cowards in this conflict are the GOP Senators who continue to refuse to rein in this …

: “News Shield”, an ambitious new Safari extension for Mac, endeavors to automatically …

: Iranian cultural sites are the world’s cultural sites. Any President of the United States who …

: When I was younger, I was so anti-religious I sneered a bit when I sneezed in public and somebody …

: ‪I have the deepest ache in my foot. It happened before about a month ago. I think it’s related to …

: While recording the latest @coreint, I reiterated that I don’t make New Year’s …

: OPINION: Reputable news sources should not publish headlines for OPINION pieces without making that …

: You have to be a special kind of asshole to tweet an American flag on a day like today.

: What are the shortest, most evocative song lyrics excerpts? One that jumps to mind is …

: I have never been the type of person to make “top ten” lists, but if I bothered, …

: It’s been a while since I selfied. Happy New Year!

: ‪My New Years Resolution is to keep acknowledging, a day late, that I’m doing the best I can.‬

: Got some great feedback from ex-General Magic folks about how it wasn’t all fun-and-games. …

: Just fixed my first accessibility bug of 2020.💪

: ‪Whatever your resolutions for 2020, please add: I will not have my ambitions hampered or redirected …

: The closest I usually get to a New Year’s Resolution is to remind myself that life is both …

: Apple is worth $1.3T today. More than twice its value from less than a year ago (Jan 3, 2019). I …

: Saw the “General Magic” documentary on the plane and I’m super-pumped to write …

: ‪Your family is difficult because of love.‬

: I just figured out that there are TWO famous Jon Favreaus. That clears up a lot of confusion.

: Peter Gordon’s 2020 Fireball Newsflash crossword puzzle kickstarter is very close to reaching …

: I know I’m pretty basic, but I actually think “Wonderful Christmas Time” is a fun …

: Making any edit at all to the affected tickets seems to “salvage” them so they show up …

: “A Letter from Gary Larson.” www.thefarside.com/about/48/…

: ‪Watching Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” and realizing what a perfect Christmas movie it is.‬

: They/them/theirmione.

: Do you think the Democratic candidates grab a drink together after the debate? I don’t. But I …

: Looking forward to the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library of Impeachment.

: Trump’s impeachment represents the merest shred of dignity this country is holding on to.

: Did you hear @gruber and @jsnell on The Talk Show talking about using “^G” as a beep …

: macOS 10.15 Catalina has a new “Stand Reminder” mode, just like the Apple Watch. When …

: Looking for gift ideas for myself, so I can populate my wish list and put my loved ones out of their …

: Not only are Pringles delicious, but I have to really hand it to whoever thought: “you know …

: There was a charming little cocktail bar in NYC called “The Archive”, and nobody knew …

: Tom and Jerry’s bar, NYC.

: If you have a new enough phone (e.g. iPhone X+) to enjoy eSIM, I really recommend Truphone. …

: www.youtube.com/watch

: I should commute more often.

: Enjoying my iPad Pro 11”. The folio keyboard really does unlock it as a productivity device …

: On a Mac, press Cmd-Tab and hold it down as the app switcher toggles through all open apps and …

: I live in a three-story house, and my office is on the top floor. My mom always comments she wishes …

: ‪I often forget that Death Cab for Cutie’s “Transatlanticism” exists and is great.‬

: Apple announced the Mac Pro ship dates with about as much fanfare as Tim Cook denouncing Donald …

: Given the wealth imbalance in the US, we NEED the ultra-rich to share, so that every American can …

: I can’t imagine being ultra-rich and not wanting to share that wealth with everybody. …

: In “Bitwise Manipulation”, I write about bitwise operators, why they’re important, …

: I spent most of today programming my iPad Pro. Be warned, UIKit engineers. Game of Thrones voice: …

: We’ve got a frickin’ Norman Rockwell level of winter quaintness going on here.

: Now I know that “No Malarkey!” means “No impulse control! No Sensitivity! No …

: We can’t nominate Biden. Impulsive, emotional reactions, fat-shaming, age-shaming, …

: It’s great to hear Andy Ihnatko and @leolaporte celebrating Black Ink on MacBreak Weekly! …

: Overheard on a bus from a 1st-grader: “My dad knows the Ukrainian President personally, …

: Great to see a steady trickle of positive press about Blak Ink, and this placement on the Mac App …

: Let every Mexican, Guatemalan, German, Canadian, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Venezuelan, whatever, …

: One of the worst feelings for a maker of any kind, is to know that your best work is not on display. …

: The view from Red Sweater HQ.

: Checking “juggle snow shoveling in a winter storm and shipping a major software update” …

: What a nice coincidence that Black Ink’s 2.0 update with support for VoiceOver debuted on …

: Black Ink 2 is here! Beautiful new interface, accessibility support, Dark Mode, and more! …

: Since I wrote “it started to snow” in my last post, I’ve had the best Christmas …

: We bought our Christmas tree today from the local Boys and Girls Club. It started to snow as the …

: Che belli buns!

: I remember where I was when the British Narwhal Party started coming to power.

: Late Thanksgiving: I’m thankful to have all my needs met to an extent I don’t give a …

: I’m on track to launch Black Ink 2.0 on Tuesday. It will feel great to get this major update …

: ‪I’m thankful to have a local Thanksgiving where I’m comfortable singing Paul Simon’s “Duncan” and …

: Found on my desktop. Still perfect.

: Delightful recollection with my wife about when we were first dating, and I met her friend who had …

: I have to confess that geopolitical controvery is not one of the challenges I anticipated when Apple …

: Now I’m thinking about a scenario in which I had the luxury to always invest as much in a company as …

: Did you buy a low-end iPad for $500 in April, 2010, when it debuted? If you had invested that money …

: Sometimes I wonder why I spent 10 years trying to make New York pizza, when I could have spent 10 …

: (Where this falls apart: decisions are made in Slack, email, bug-tracking, in person, on social …

: I think one of the most important things any organization can strive for is consensus. Especially in …

: ‪It’s also an interesting way to put a price on Twitter’s decision to get out of political ads. For …

: ‪Political campaigns and committees are required to report expenditures, which you can search at …

: I like how Slack keeps me sharp by giving me little puzzles to solve throughout the day, like …

: Trying out a podcast transcription app…

: Finished Scorcese’s Bob Dylan “Rolling Thunder Tour” mockumentary and god dammit I …

: “But it don’t snow here It stays pretty green I’m gonna make a lot of money Then …

: I want nothing I want nothing I want no MacBook Pro Tell Tim Apple To do the right thing This is the …

: I recently discovered Choosy for the Mac, and it’s meeting and exceeding my expectations. It …

: My 11yo is looking forward to owning his own company: “I want my employees to work as little …

: Experienced bakers will no doubt be able to tell, as Paul Hollywood would say, it’s a little …

: I made pizza dough and then realized I didn’t have mozzarella. Hence my first effort at free-form …

: Kale, tempeh, and cheddar. If I ran a restaurant I’d call this “Vegan with Benefits.”

: Roger Stone is going to jail BECAUSE Trump was elected. Every cloud does have a silver lining.

: ‪I watched half of the Bob Dylan “Rolling Thunder Revue” without realizing it’s partly bullshit …

: My manager is a flexible asshole.

: Here’s a really good country song to get your weekend started. George Jones, “It Scares …

: When I was a lot younger I was a real medical skeptic. I almost never saw a doctor. I’m still …

: As a result of my colonoscopy I learned 1. I do not have colon cancer (YAY!) 2. I have other things …

: I’m not growing a mustache for men’s health, but what I did do is get a colonoscopy at …

: As a life-long Californian, before I moved to MA 15 years ago, I have rarely loved mainstream CA …

: Several people are typing about 1Password.

: ‪Alcoholics are addicted to alcohol.‬ ‪Workaholics are addicted to work.‬ ‪Catholics are addicted to …

: Apple’s use of the marketing term “Magic Keyboard” for the 16” MBP is …

: This is what it looks like when Disney+ acknowledges that you signed up with an existing Hulu-linked …

: If you already have Hulu, with or without ads, then you get $5.99 off the monthly Disney+ bundle. If …

: WordPress 5.3 contains a fix I contributed to fix a bug where the dates on draft posts that changed …

: Imagine the collective sigh of relief when every prospective American entrepreneur is assured their …

: As a financially-successful person living in an expensive Boston suburb, my needs are …

: Elizabeth Warren is an ideal candidate because she 1. Has broad enough appeal to be elected 2. Is …

: I have mostly worn Adidas sneakers for 20+ years, but the other day I saw a guy on the subway …

: My kids are spoiled.

: This experiment of “meeting with my manager” (myself) has been fascinating. I …

: Did you know I make an amazing (if I do say so myself) crossword app for the Mac? I am going to to …

: Given all the gender reveal party tragedies it’s clearly smarter to put off revealing your gender as …

: Also: he was going to retire this year but then he changed his mind. I think he’s going to …

: I’ve been going to the same therapist for 10+ years and he just learned about my punk …

: OK, Boomer, you are my mom, and I love you. OK, Boomer, you were my dad, and I loved you too.

: Surprised to find this while doing dishes. I think it’s a Wolf Spider?

: I am the proud parent of two boys, so of course I’m guiding them towards feminism. If I had …

: A man’s gotta eat.

: This episode is the heart and soul of Core Intuition. I share the details of a meeting “with …

: Great puff for an oven pizza.

: Does anybody know if it’s possible to disable deep app links on macOS? I want to have the …

: I’m now doing 21 push-ups and 21-crunches every night. Doing ~20 push-ups is not a real …

: I also think Beto deserves some praise for going out … not exactly on top, but not on the …

: Beto is an unabashed force for good in our country. I didn’t support him for President because …

: If you happen to know @billybragg’s “You Woke Up My Neighborhood” by heart, and …

: Listening to Death Cab for Cutie’s “Something About Airplanes” and I’m 20 …

: FFS we were 12 seasons into Midsomer Murders and they pulled it from Netflix? I knew they pulled …

: Every member of congress should have grown up dreading but also dreaming of convicting a criminal …

: FastScripts 2.8 is out with support for custom folder icons and more: …

: ‪I’m finally playing more with Shortcuts on iOS. It’s super impressive but hampered by shortcomings …

: “Thank you.” www.youtube.com/watch (Still doing customer service, 8 years later!)

: I’ve had a chest cold unlike ever before, and I need to get all my Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen …

: Meeting over. He was pretty strict, but seems to be taking a light touch with me as I ease into a …

: Trying something new today, as discussed on @coreint: a sit-down one-on-one with my …

: How to make $billions: Invent a smart smoke detector that doesn’t false-alarm, connects to …

: Have smoke detectors been disrupted yet? Like the way home thermostats are all WAY better now? Are …

: ‪Another sign that East Arlington is on the rise. Finally got our own hipster donut shop! …

: Finally checking out that new @panic beta.

: RIP Encryption. www.nytimes.com/2019/10/2…

: Is it too soon to nominate “Federal Investigators” for the Nobel Prize?

: When I was seven, I lived on welfare with my single mom. We dived in dumpsters. I attended Dunsmuir …

: Speaking of “biking in the rain” www.punkitup.com/twitpop/b…

: Found this old man biking in the rain in Amsterdam today.

: I took a new approach in Amsterdam this visit, and avoided any effort to fake any Dutch at all. I …

: Tomato risotto from “The Meatless District” in Amsterdam. This is 100% vegan and has a …

: I’m done with Stroopwafels now that I’ve discovered Stroopkoeken. #DutchGold

: The state of affairs in Washington drives home how hard it is to run a government where everybody is …

: Every time I visit a major European city I think about what it would take to move here. I love …

: At least Trump always has his true friends to fall back on. crickets

: If anybody can think of a special Dutch thing for kids who love Pokemon, Beyblades, Yugioh, etc., …

: By the way I learned that they evidently DON’T MAKE Dutch Pokemon cards anymore. So my …

: Vegetarian bitterballen and mini soufflés.

: ‪Without a bike I never would have stumbled on this slightly out in nowhere brewery. ‬

: ‪Always remember to rent a bike in Amsterdam. Sooner the better. It changes everything.‬

: ‪Move over Cheez-It, these are 100x crispier, cheesier, and shaped like actual cheese. ‬

: Amsterdam at night.

: This episode is brought to you by Casper.

: Unforced errors galore. Forcing Fox to fire its most respected news anchor, because he’s too …

: Today Mike Ash has a great post about changes to objc_msgSend, and I think some Mac/iOS programmers …

: I’m sure Apple hasn’t done everything right, by a long shot, with interviewing and …

: The GOP brought home a baby anaconda, fed it, and nurtured it. They apologized for its misdeeds, and …

: macOS Catalina 10.15 is a huge step forward in many nuts & bolts ways that lots of users …

: The U.S. Constitution seems kind of useless if an elected majority of senators can effectively defy …

: Discovered, near the end of a dinner party, that a guest and I both know all the lyrics to all the …

: The fancy new Keyboard Viewer in macOS 10.15 Catalina is actually an example of accessible software …

: Comparing the plant-based meat industry to the computer industry, I’d say we’re now at …

: It’s a hell of a time to be a journalist. I hope you are all fired up and ready to go.

: The question is: do enough Americans agree that defying every literal and figurative rule our nation …

: I really hope Apple’s next generation of MacBook Pros is as worthy of praise as iPhone 11, …

: Had my late-2016 MacBook Pro keyboard replaced again. It’s really impressive how fast Apple …

: I’ve used FogBugz for over 12 years but it’s increasingly flakey and I’m afraid …

: Great tip from Matt Haughie on using Safari’s user agent settings to trick Instagram into …

: ‪Two GOP Senators will be especially regarded by historians: the first to publicly support the …

: Everybody who went all-in on Trump should be feeling pretty nervous about now. Dipshits.

: SNL was bad. We’re in a prime-time for American parody humor, and they sucked at it. Do …

: I spent a big chunk of today working through ancient FastScripts bugs. I emailed a customer ~9 years …

: Automation nerds: are there any efforts out there to provide an OSA (AppleScript) interface to …

: Thaw a Beyond Meat sausage, smash it with a fork, and fry it in oil. My newest veggie junk food …

: Can’t believe I waited this long to learn Billy Bragg’s “You Woke Up My …

: I’m psyched and honored to be a guest on The @Omni Show! Thanks @brentsimmons and []@bobtiki …

: The NY Times home page right now is just a laundry list of bad men receiving comeuppances. …

: Knock on wood, but it’s been a long time since I had an asinine Mac App Store review …

: Yesterday I released MarsEdit 4.3.5, with a new feature to prevent unexpected behavior when the app …

: I love these, both because I think they are a tribute to positive social self-governance, and …

: I’ve worked in tech for almost 30 years. I appreciate my own willingness to embrace the new. …

: ‪I didn’t realize how amazing Shazam has gotten. It can show you live lyrics for what you’re …

: Vegan sushi and vegetable fritters at Franchia In Manhattan.

: Anybody who doesn’t know, I was in the movie “Trekkies 2”. It’s my claim to …

: Anyway, if you ever notice that I’m not saying “how could anybody do that?!” it …

: One of my most vivid memories of childhood is playing “cowboys and indians” in the …

: I don’t think I ever wore blackface but I bet there were times in my childhood when I might …

: What if California added a $5K “emissions surcharge” when registering a car that …

: iOS 13 testers, check your App Store “Arcade” tab. I was tipped off by MacStories and …

: We cannot have a fundamentally dishonest Justice on the Supreme Court.

: Musicians never really die.

: I have to confess: I want to see Kavanaugh weep again.

: Whatever I’m not paying enough attention to, Elizabeth Warren probably is.

: If you belong to more than one development team, the Mac app notarization tools demand an “ASC …

: ‪Sorry if I’m distant. I’m practicing my apology. For when SNL hires me.‬

: I don’t think I’ve shared how my my frozen ziploc hack works in reverse. After thawing a batch of …

: I got a current-era Apple Magic Keyboard after two of my Logitech keyboards died in succession. I …

: Parents today warn their kids to “be careful, everything you say on the internet lasts …

: Apple should train Siri on its development API names. “Remind me to learn about an ass text …

: At some point along the line (maybe with 10.15 Catalina?) WebKit’s web inspector got some …

: Do you feel like you keep learning new things that were announced at WWDC but you missed? Me too! I …

: Gluten-tag!

: ‪I always thought Billy Bragg’s “Sexuality” was a little on-the-nose, but it’s another example of …

: Mom and dad get fancy pizza.

: We waited until our 11yo entered 6th grade to get/give him a phone. It’s really sweet to be …

: What is wrong with this world that I can’t stream “Ernest Goes to Camp” for the …

: I’m trying to use my Echo more, and honestly I think Alexa is just as frustrating as Siri. It …

: Nevertheless, Objective-C persisted.

: Our big boy is starting 6th grade tomorrow. I don’t know where the time went. When he was 1 …

: Always a delight to hear John and Brent chat, but I’m struck this time how much Brent’s …

: White pride, straight pride, American pride, police pride… It’s great to be proud of …

: I loved my dad so much, but I was often afraid to hug him. My kids come at me all the time for …

: “You’re a dedicated swallower of fascism!” Billy Bragg performs “Accident …

: I finally reproduced an elusive MarsEdit crash, right in the middle of working on a blog post. Now …

: ‪The fact that I’m getting barraged by Apple Card ads even though I already applied for one is …

: I’ve been through two Logitech K750 keyboards this year, and the space bar on the second is …

: I’m intrigued by Catalyst and SwiftUI, but personally I’m really excited to see new apps …

: I can’t think of another tech luminary whose public image has shifted so drastically, from …

: Congratulations to @brentsimmons and the rest of the @NetNewsWire team on launching version 5.0 …

: Just published MarsEdit 4.3.4 including a quick fix for a crashing bug that was introduced in 4.3.3. …

: Black Nightshade. I hope. Two mystery plants sprang from our compost bin. One appears to be Roma …

: Here’s the old logo by itself. It’s quite a coincidence that I went on to acquire …

: Found this 2004-era version of the @redsweater homepage … hiding live on the site! …

: Just saw “The Untouchables” for the first time. Good movie. Reminds me that everybody …

: How I save pizza sauce: line ramekins with ziploc bags. It’s easy to pour and portion, then zip them …

: I just listened to “Gardening at Night” by REM for the first time in 20+ years. I …

: Just posted MarsEdit 4.3.3 featuring a few general enhancements, and improvements in VoiceOver …

: ‪What fresh hell will President Joffrey bring today?‬

: Apple has restored the ability to download the attachments that were submitted with bug reports. …

: I absent-mindedly poured my coffee into a pint glass this morning, instead of a mug. I’m …

: ‪Enjoying the Tiffany Haddish “They Ready” series on Netflix. Hilarious, thought-provoking, and …

: If you want to appreciate the kind of information density and illustration I’m talking about, …

: I miss magazines. There was an information density, and quality of writing and illustration, in …

: I recently (two minutes ago) discovered that I can barely do a single push-up or sit-up. Maybe …

: Some professional news: Psyche!

: Look at this little cutie. The $2.99 supermarket basil plant continues to pay dividends.

: Elliott Smith would have been 50 years old this month. www.youtube.com/watch

: Elliott Smith was more “emo” than ALL the “emo” bands. I can’t think …

: ‪“I think it’s fun, funny, and smart that the Food Safety Talk refuses to talk about the safeness of …

: Today I’m the guest on an excellent podcast about … FOOD SAFETY. I know, weird, right? …

: Don’t worry, I’m not having “Ruffles” for dinner, I’m having something MUCH healthier…

: Some days I feel I can sing perfectly in tune and am one with music, and other days I can’t …

: In 1983, my third-grade teacher asked us to share a “typical dinner” with the class. A …

: Had a revelation recording the upcoming @coreint with @manton, that a HUGE implication of …

: Anyway I assume most people don’t eat their pets gradually.

: I’m not really a pet person but two weeks ago I went to buy basil at the store, and they were …

: ‪Thanks to @beyondmeat’s Beyond Beef for giving this vegetarian the chance to shape and grill his …

: I googled “buddy holly chords” and the first two results were Weezer, and I like Weezer, …

: I fought the washing machine and … we’ll see who wins.

: Democrats are masters at the art of concise campaign slogans: Obama: “Yes we can.” …

: Today I discovered the equivalent of obsessive Apple fan blogs, but for Taco Bell: www.livingmas.com …

: I can’t wait to tell my son that Burger King and Impossible Foods picked 08/08, his birthday, …

: I have stared into the abyss of Mac Accessibility frameworks for so long now that I think I’m …

: Here’s what happens in your 40’s, at least if you’re like me: you feel more …

: People often ask me about pizza recipes. I need to write more about this on my blog, but the plain …

: Eleven years ago today my first son was born. I started making pizzas almost every week because I …

: Corporations should not appeal to prayer, particularly when the implication is that it’s to a …

: ‪I’ve always liked Wanda Sykes but didn’t realize how much until seeing her recent comedy special. …

: I confess I am not a huge “dog person” (unlike my 7yo), but this is a pretty charming …

: My 7yo boy insists that I take him to “Fido Fest”, an annual event devoted to displaying …

: I normally pride myself on DIY fixes around the house, but I’ve reached the conclusion my …

: Distinct lack of cocktail tumblers at our vacation rental. Heteronormative margaritas it is!

: Joe Biden comes off increasingly as a doofus.

: Joe Biden comes off increasingly as a doofus.

: The best gift Warren and Sanders can give to their supporters is to be tactful toward one another …

: My wife had the brilliant idea to have “dinner movies” as a summer treat for whole …

: Had a great conversation with John. We were totally in the groove. A beautiful sandwich, indeed. …

: It seems the situation with Gatekeeper and Developer ID signed apps is not quite as dramatic as I …

: Some might criticize Elizabeth Warren for running a selfie-factory, but I’d say it’s yet …

: It’s been so long since I shaved this @boygirlparty was probably brand new.

: “A Real Gatekeeper.” bitsplitting.org/2019/07/2… A consequence of Apple’s …

: I realize it’s not trivial for most people to “engineer driving out of daily …

: I still love cars, but became less and less obsessed as I engineered driving out of my daily life. …

: On the drive home from Vermont we wound up in Chester, VT at The Pizza Stone. Honestly we had no …

: Watching “Crashing” … I wasn’t sure what to expect after …

: Had a great time chatting with @manton on this week’s show, including an anecdote from my time …

: “If you have a racist friend, now is the time, now is the time, for your friendship to …

: Apple fixed a niggling little AppleScript problem in macOS Catalina beta 4. It’s reassuring to …

: Don’t be surprised when you see “old you” as the avatar for a Russia-backed …

: Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died. You know what that means? Another …

: Many first-term Presidents have been accused of starting wars to rally support for re-election. This …

: “Our land I love it too, I think I love it more than you, I care enough to fight the Stars and …

: The Supertop podcast finale is simultaneously heartwarming and heart-wrenching. Lots of honest …

: What if Bill Gates suddenly went by Billy.

: The vast majority of Americans would like to “go back to where we came from.” 2015.

: Will somebody more familiar with the situation please confirm that members of the US Men’s …

: One of the (many) reasons I’m behind in shipping Black Ink 2.0 is because I decided pretty …

: It often takes an encounter with somebody who really benefits from accessibility features, to …

: This is not a joke. If I ever lose my vision, or if it degrades significantly, I’m going to …

: Eats bun, all. Accessibility Inspector is, of course, invaluable in debugging issues.

: Spent all day hacking on accessibility. Mac accessibility is so under-documented/examples. After I …

: Technophiles need to stop worshipping companies and executives, focus more on individual advances. ~ …

: When I meet folks in the tech world, they often ask where my “red sweater” is. It was a …

: ‪Watched the World Cup final today, and was able to introduce my boys to the thrill of world class …

: Everything makes sense if you accept that Joe Biden is actually running for President in 1992.

: Be safe, California. Loma Prieta in 1989 is something I’ll never forget.

: Fun example of a unit test that fails on 10.15 Catalina, because it expected to always be able to …

: I just filed FB6509329, diagnosing a regression in ImageIO that causes an app to crash when …

: Patriotism is freedom of movement, for all people, everywhere. Let everybody follow their passions, …

: ‪I just saw “Booksmart” and it’s so freaking good. Maybe a once every ten years kind of good.‬

: If anybody saw my frustrated, disparaging remark about some Apple groups last night, I just want to …

: I had to dig it up but I filed a bug about this on October 26, 2017. I can’t believe Apple …

: Every time I ask Siri to set an alarm for something important, I have to follow up to see if the …

: ‪The Siri bug I can’t believe still exists after years is if you say “set an alarm for 3pm to do …

: A nation drunk on white power benefits when a former bartender shouts: “closing time!” …

: Red Sweater’s charity promotion benefiting Trans Equality ended up yielding an $850 donation! …

: Tomorrow we will donate at least $550 to The National Center for Transgender Equality, based on …

: Tricolore.

: As a punk teen, I bought a lot of CDs. Dad was suspicious and wanted to audit what I was listening …

: If you’d rather skip the blog post and go straight to buying my apps for 50% off, all …

: In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, all of my apps can be purchased for 50% …

: Catching up with an old friend.

: By the way I didn’t mean this as a condemnation of people who choose not to run, not by any …

: When people tell me they “hate running” I usually suggest they are not acclimated to it. …

: My kids are both Teen Titans Go fans, so at meal time they get to hear me sing: “an upbeat …

: I hereby nominate Biden and Sanders as co-heads of America’s new Department of Bartles & …

: Urgh Outlander is the cheesiest show I can’t stop watching.

: It’s cute how they let men participate in the Presidential debates. As if.

: I don’t listen to music from my youth very often, but when I do, I am usually pretty impressed …

: Is anybody else noticing that Elizabeth Warren is the only candidate anybody really talks about? I …

: I think Apple’s fairly recent obsession with consumer privacy and security is far more …

: Another long-time Apple employee decides to go indie. Welcome to the outside, Jony 😜 …

: I’ve got news for the daring folks who have installed the macOS 10.15 “Catalina” …

: Trump’s rotating staff is a bleak reminder of the unending supply of soulless people who are …

: Some days I want to get a job at Apple just so I can peruse my own early Radar bugs. They probably …

: ‪Narrator: this was not a great pizza. Looks can be deceiving!‬

: Back to Basics.

: If Trump and his cohorts prevail, “acting” will become an honorific title for …

: Here’s a cool, interactive, web-based tutorial on how synthesizers work, from Ableton: …

: ‪So … my kid made a new friend today.‬

: In my experience the Catalina beta is pretty stable, but the sheer amount of change, particularly …

: Note to other developers: generally speaking, making apps accessible is NOT very challenging, and …

: I’ve spent every spare moment this weekend working on accessibility for Black Ink. I’m …

: I probably should have added that Beyond’s previous products are also a basis for comparison: …

: Tried Beyond Meat’s new “bulk ground beef” alternative, and it is a hit in our …

: I think my favorite part of Toy Story 4 was the rain animation in the opening scene.

: One of the changes with Apple’s new Feedback Assistant is engineers at Apple are evidently not …

: For 10+ years I have had a mental model that Xcode forms a kind of snapshot of all sources in a …

: How can so much evil be going on in the US, and how can any of us keep account of it? Our senators …

: The GOP, which purports to be the “family values” party, is all in on defending the …

: In case it’s not obvious: I don’t believe that the US invading Iran is a path to …

: I want the same thing for Iran that I want for the US: for the people to thrive, and to be free from …

: I really enjoyed the second season of Fleabag. Season 1 was charming but a little all over the …

: Honestly I don’t need much to be happy: food, shelter, some savings for surprise expenses, and all …

: Anybody else make heavy use of HTML “accesskey” shortcuts, and notice they are flaky in …

: On the eve of Slack’s debut on the NYSE, I’m feeling pretty good about the diversity of …

: I don’t know if I can take another whole year of Joe Biden repeatedly demonstrating his lack …

: When I was in the 3rd grade, my music teacher said I “had a nice singing voice.” It was …

: I remember the smallest positive gestures made by adults when I was a kid. It’s a good …

: My 10yo “graduated” 5th grade today. After school, his teacher gave him such a nice pep …

: Wednesday’s NYT Crossword. #LongLiveTheOpenWeb

: With apologies to all the hardworking engineers at Apple, the new Feedback Assistant will result in …

: Update: I took my kids to to see “The Secret Life of Pets 2”, and it was a glorious …

: I think Pillsbury was another affected brand. So is Pillsbury unbleached flour essentially identical …

: I was surprised in the wake of a @kingarthurflour recall to learn that their flour is sourced from …

: Your annual reminder that Olivier HO-A-CHUCK’s WWDC downloader script makes it trivially easy …

: Smart quotes, indeed. twitter.com/myurow/st…

: I was a big supporter of Bernie Sanders in 2016, but I was never a “Bernie Bro.” I went …

: If anybody is confident about who can or can not be elected, I have four numerals for you: 2 0 1 6.

: Elizabeth Warren is definitely unelectable until the moment she isn’t.

: As literal and precise as I am in my work, I am more of a dreamer in my activism. I like to channel …

: Thinking back on Father’s Days with my dad, I don’t think he knew what to do, either. He …

: Tomorrow is Father’s Day in the US, when some families demand to know what fathers actually …

: For a long time I’ve wanted to make Black Ink, my Mac crossword app, accessible to VoiceOver …

: Before the iPhone, @mjtsai ran a whole series of articles about people and their relationships with …

: If Anita Hill is willing to vote for Joe Biden, then any moderately left, or even mildly …

: Today I learned that Canada knows what basketball is.

: What is this particular Google Search scam, and can I do anything about it? Somebody hijacked my …

: CocoaHeads Boston is tonight at 7PM! Marc Prud’hommeaux will be giving a talk on SwiftUI, and …

: As a long-time fan of Tofurky products, it was great to hear this “How I Built This” …

: Proud of the people of my town, Arlington, MA, who voted overwhelmingly today (~76%) to approve …

: OMG tccutil in Catalina actually accepts the bundle ID it has claimed to accept for years: % tccutil …

: Apple should be involved in every tech business that affects personal privacy and security. Critical …

: Apple has been doing hardware penance lately. I hope they realize that exiting the personal …

: Every crash (attributable to the app, and not the OS) represents a major oversight by the app …

: Many of my long-time customers remark how reliable my software is. I don’t use any commercial …

: ‪Enjoyed “Always Be My Maybe” with Ali Wong. It was refreshing to see a rom-com with majority Asian …

: ‪“The new Mac Pro is, truly, a celebration of computing.”‬ ‪As to whether Apple is listening, I …

: I don’t give a damn about Hockey (or most sports), but I have a relative, in prison in …

: I’m getting good nostalgia from SwiftUI’s “List” type. When I started …

: Apple developers who paid $1600 to sit in an air-conditioned room to watch free developer videos: …

: Apple developers who paid $1600 to sit in an air-conditioned room to watch free developer videos: …

: Apple’s new interactive tutorial documentation is based on legacy WebKit.

: I’ve only been through the first SwiftUI tutorial and it’s so fun it’s all I …

: Swift’s nullable and default parameters are really able to shine in SwiftUI, where you can for …

: Somebody asked me how Micro.blog is doing and I summed it up positively by saying “I …

: Random thought about SwiftUI: in some ways it feels like coming full circle to Display Postscript. I …

: ‪Eating outside at Good Karma cafe - great place at #wwdc19 for beer and vegan food. ‬

: My dinner plans have evolved into a “quick drink at the Fairmount” before. So I’ll …

: If anybody was hoping to cross paths with me at WWDC I am going to be hanging out in the Fairmont …

: ‪Had the chance to eat lunch at Apple Park and then walk around the interior for about 30 mins. …

: Heading to the Micro.blog meetup in a few minutes. Hope to see some of y’all there! …

: Just last week on @coreint we were talking about what it would take to abandon Apple for another …

: It’s still sinking in for me that Apple effectively deprecated ALL of their UI frameworks …

: As ever, @mjtsai’s blog is the absolute best resource for keeping up with major news in the …

: Apple’s ginormous Apple Park campus is designed to withstand a major earthquake. It is …

: If you were lost when Apple used $ in $variableNames during coding demos, it comes from this …

: I think @joshshaffer just strongly implied that SwiftUI framework will use a “localized …

: If you’re interested in Apple’s new SwiftUI and Combine frameworks you need to pay …

: Did we really not get multi-user support for iPad? #WWDC19

: Don’t applaud giving up nights and weekends with families. #WWDC19

: RIP, Objective-C. #WWDC19

: Augmented Reality is super-boring. #WWDC19

: Welcome to the Mac, iOS developers. #WWDC19

: Holy shit I’m crying. Voice Control for Mac is so inspiring. Accessibility breakthrough. …

: Every pro musician and videographer now has Mac Pro envy. #WWDC19

: It’s the most beautiful ugly computer ever made. #MacPro #WWDC19

: The Mac Pro is an incredible apology to high-end Mac users. Enjoy, @siracusa. #WWDC19

: Can’t grate cheese, my ass! #WWDC19

: There are definitely three Rush fans in the audience. #WWDC19

: Congratulations font designers, Apple will now take 30% of your revenue, too!. #WWDC19

: I think Apple has been listening to ATP. #WWDC19

: We’re already like 3 keynotes in and it’s only been an hour. #WWDC19

: We’re already like 3 keynotes in and it’s only been an hour. #WWDC19

: We’re all close friends with Justin’s family now. #WWDC19

: “HomeKit for Routers.” Wouldn’t it be convenient if Apple made routers? #WWDC19

: Apple makes privacy newsworthy. #WWDC19

: All the shade. #SignInWithApple #WWDC19

: “Privacy is a fundamental human right.” #WWDC19

: Apple just threw shade at Google Maps’s street view. They better bring it! #WWDC19

: Apple is making keynote presentations look super easy. What pros! Nobody matches this level of …

: Emphasizing the importance of women’s health in a tech keynote is more than good marketing. …

: The Noise app is a remarkable example of something that only a device like a Watch could reasonably …

: The longer it takes to get to Mac, the better the news for Mac fans. #WWDC19

: This better be foreshadowing multi-user support for iPad. #WWDC19

: “The Moon and the High Castle.” #WWDC19

: Note: Tim did not say “Welcome to Dub Dub.” #WWDC19

: Somebody eating a sandwich over a MacBook Pro keyboard. Bold statement. #WWDC19

: Good luck, Apple. #WWDC19

: It’s really hard at conferences to get out of my habit of just staying in my office (hotel) …

: ‪I ran into two WWDC student scholarship winners on my flight. I told them I started working at …

: Just checking out Monodraw. I can’t believe how much work has been put into an ASCII art …

: If you’ve EVER heard me talk about Apple’s developer conference, you’ve heard me …

: Honored to be featured in the Mac App Store for … a terrible bug I shipped once. I was …

: As a pretty hard-core liberal, I have to sometimes pause to thank my conservative parents for …

: Many of you know I took a job a few months ago, trying to balance out the (hopefully temporary) …

: Celebrating 11 years of Core Intuition! What a run. coreint.org/375

: I’m going to be in San Jose fo WWDC next week. I’m not attending, just hanging out. I …

: For 25+ years I have enjoyed Fresh Air because it connects me to new people I didn’t know I …

: Whenever I watch Broad City I think it’s just a perfect show and I have no complaints.

: OK, who invited the whitewalker?

: Oh, phew! It’s 2017 and Theresa May has finally resigned! Wait … it’s not 2017?!