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Update The information below is mostly redundant. After filing a bug report with Apple, their engineers determined that the Xcode-detected set of macro actions (find a text field, double click, enter text) weren’t working because the double click action wasn’t … Continue reading
Nearly four years ago, in January 2015, I posted On Switching to Linux, in which my computer (in a photo from November 2014) looked like this: Here’s the same photo from today: So what’s changed? In the intervening four years, … Continue reading
A few places have linked to Apple’s use of Swift in iOS, it’s useful to put it in context. How much of Solaris was made out of Java? Almost none. There was a web browser that you’ve never heard of … Continue reading
Reflecting on another WWDC keynote reminded me of this bit in Tron:Legacy, which I’ve undoubtedly not remembered with 100% accuracy: We’re charging children and schools so much for this, what’s so great about the new version? Well, there’s a 12 … Continue reading
As I’m going to MCE tomorrow, tonight I’m going to my first WWDC keynote event since 2015. I doubt it’ll quite meet the high note of “dissecting” software design issues in the sports lounge at Moscone with Daniel Steinberg and … Continue reading
Speaking of Swift, what idiot called it swift-evolution and not “A Modest Proposal”?
The 20th anniversary of the iMac reminded me that while many people capitalises the word “iMac” as Apple would like, including John “I never capitalise trademarks the way companies like” Gruber, nobody uses the article-less form that Apple does: So … Continue reading
It started with a toot from the FSF: Freedom means not #madebygoogle or #madebyapple, it means #madebythousandsoffreesoftwarehackers #GNU This post is an expansion on my reply: @fsf as an FSF Associate I’m happy to use software made by Google or … Continue reading
John Gruber’s subscription to Wiktionary expired: At just 20 percent of unit sales, Apple isn’t even close to a monopoly. At 92 percent profit share, they have a market dominance that rivals any actual monopoly the tech industry has ever … Continue reading