independent software developer, writer, musician, hiker, coffee drinker, mac user
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Building software is a very humbling experience.

Did you know that if you tell the Sparkle framework to not automatically update that it will not automatically update, even if you really want it to.

Good job Sparkle. Bad job me.

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Mail-in ballots are good. California's recall proves it.

The Recall Election Proves Mail Ballots Are Good For Democracy →

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@aaronpk I’ve got a vegetarian friend visiting Portland and they’re looking for lunch recommendations. Any tips?

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Hey everyone, real progress towards mitigating climate change is possible right now, but only if Congress includes two key provisions in the upcoming infrastructure bill.

Find out more in my latest article for Democracy & Progress, then call your representatives and tell them to support the bill.

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I want to say thank you to my fellow Californians.

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Aparently, Chromium decided to change how 3d transforms and perspective CSS works. The last release of Chrome/Brave/etc broke Adventurer's Codex.

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When your site goes kaput

But no changes were put

That's a browser bug!

When you search all around

For a clue (and you found!)

It's a browser bug!

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It took 3 days and a lot deeper understanding of dynamic linking than I'd imagined, but I have finally got my new Catalyst app loading an AppKit bundle.

Disclaimer: this is my first true dive into macOS, and it's a lot. Learning a lot.

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A great piece covering this history and quirks of email:

"On this journey, I’ve come to realize that saramorrison@gmail.com never truly belonged to me, to one Sara Morrison. It belonged to Google."

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I love that San Diego (and maybe all of CA, idk) uses Ballottrax. It’s so cool to know my ballot has been mailed, received, accepted, etc.

This feedback makes me feel incredibly confident during elections.

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Have you ever realized that the solution to choking on water is to cough and then drink more water?

Big Water, man. They know how to get you.

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I try to purchase as many books as possible from my local book stores (using Indiebound), but when a price difference is that stark, it's impossible for me to resist the call of the siren Bezos.

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How is this even possible? My local bookstore sells this at full price when Amazon can under-cut by 88%. I love my local store, but how are they supposed to compete with that?

(I know they can't; that's the point)

wow amazon

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Currently builing an app with web-tech that loads a native view that embeds a webview that renders the app content.

Modern toolchains are super weird.

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Just published: San Diego's Housing Situation is Bad, but Getting Better

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It says something about our political discourse that when I publish an article with a somewhat positive headline the first reader reactions are doubt and skepticism.

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Sigh. My kingdom for Postgres.

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I genuinely didn't believe that the Senate would pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill.

I stand corrected.

I look forward to the upcoming reconciliation bill, but the BI bill is not nothing.

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So much news today

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Apple, why does the 2-factor modal on macOS appear directly atop the AppStore Connect login form I'm trying to fill out? Please move one of them. It's a quick fix.

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The Channel

7/25/21

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Nugget Falls

7/25/21

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Walking in Trolley Barn Park

7/21/21

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I didn’t know this was a thing.

Grove got featured on Product Hunt today, but the app launched Monday.

Either way, thanks PH!

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Do you go for daily walks? Do you want to go for daily walks? Check out Grove a new game for iOS that helps keep you motivated on your walks and teaches you about Climate Change!

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