independent software developer, writer, musician, hiker, coffee drinker, mac user
Constantly
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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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Is hot today.

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Hey all!

Today I'm announcing my first game! Check out Grove for iOS, a virtual tree-planting wellness game!

It's been a lot of fun to build Grove and I'm super excited to finally announce it!

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Big day tomorrow.

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So that’s what Pine.blog looks like on an iPad!? It’s not bad actually.

I haven’t been able to test the app on a real iPad in years since my old one only ran iOS 12.

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iPad achieved!

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Related: I have ordered a new iPad. 📱

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I just realized that my iPad Air (which barely works anymore) is from 2013.

No wonder it's on its last legs. It's been chugging along for almost a decade. Wow.

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Knowing the feature was impossible in the first place gives me closure.

Welcome to my Ted Talk.

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I have effectively run up against a hard-coded limit in iOS, so my original idea for a feature is now impossible to implement. In a way that's frustrating because I have to find another way to do what I want, but in another way it's freeing: I don't need to keep searching for hacks or tricks to get my idea to work, I can let it go and move on.

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I have learned a lot about video encoding, decoding, and playback on iOS in the last two days. Unfortunately I have little to show for it.

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Ah. It was impossible to begin with.

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finds example code for "Simple Video Player"

Ooh. This sounds like it will help me!

"Simple Version" is hundreds of lines long

This does not bode well for me.

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Pulling my hair out here.

Anyone know of a good option for downsizing non-standard resolution HEVC video while preserving the alpha channel?

Seems like FFmpeg can't do it yet, and Apple's codecs only support standard HD resolutions.

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Added a new Random Image button (and API endpoint) to d20.photos. Check it out if you need scenery/images for your D&D or Pathfinder games (or novels).

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75% of the eligible population of San Diego County is partly vaccinated. Studies put the Herd Immunity threshold ~75%. Including those who've already gotten sick, SD's cases should probably start to plummet rapidly within 14 days. (fyi, i'm not a doctor)

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Either way, I’m done for today.

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Today I went down a series of rabbit holes and have not yet emerged from them.

  • Video encoding is hard.
  • CloudKit is weird.

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