Building the system

“Getting started is the hardest part” is a very popular phrase. I think it does get to the point though. Often times the biggest friction to getting a task done is letting the human mind wonder where to start. If you don’t have a clear plan then whats step one or two. What are their end goals or what do they let you tackle next? Being an indie developer or making anything yourself requires lots of discipline. … »

My next Mac

For the longest time I would try to sell the Mac I had to upgrade to a new one. Thats because I always felt I was pushing the limits of my new computer. I would be making it too hot with Xcode or it wouldn’t be fast enough. After I got my M1 MacBook Air this stopped. I didn’t feel the urge to upgrade all the time. I could build the apps I had in my head and my Mac could keep up with me. … »

My thermal corner of the net

I really don’t like talking about Twitter at this point. I know it’s called something else now but it died when Elon bought it in my book. The people I cared about there the Apple community left for Mastodon. I was happy with that its built on a federated platform that encouraged third party apps like Ivory. I think there was still kind of an uncertainty though. Many people liked to use Twitter to see what celebrities were up to or their favorite sports team. … »

Be kind to yourself

There’s just been a lot going on. That’s what I feel like I tell myself every day. Whether it’s day job challenges, family stuff, or something else. Life always has times of fast pace and slow downs. Ups and downs there’s nothing unique really most people have this. But I think there is something a little different and I feel like people who have passion projects or multiple ones. Often have their mind taken up by them. … »

WWDC 2023 thoughts

WWDC 2023 It’s 1984! This is one of the most exciting WWDC’s in a long while. It’s one I’m sad I missed out on in person but one I’ve enjoyed quite a bit. The Vision Pro Apple announced has taken over media coverage and developers minds for what apps to make for it. It’s the closest thing we are getting to another iPhone. This is how I thought it would be going in. … »

My experience at Deep Dish Swift

As soon as the Deep Dish Swift conference was announced I knew I wanted to go. The thought of meeting so many amazing developers I have admired or ones I’m learning of for the first time was exciting. I also was a little unsure of what to expect because you never know what the turn out would be and I have only attended a few other conferences. The conference I had been to the most is AltConf. … »