I was talking with my kids about going after the virus the other day, half jokingly but also half serious…
I’m tired of sitting around the house waiting for the pandemic to solve itself. We didn’t win World War II sitting around the house hoping the Axis would surrender! We didn’t land on the moon waiting around doing nothing to see if somehow someone magically landed there!
It’s the same with the virus. We need to go after the virus! We need to hunt it down and destroy it until the planet earth is free if this deadly, hidden nemesis of all humankind.
It’s time for action!
As Winston Churchill would say, or rather did say, near the beginning of World War II…
We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.Winston Churchill – June 4, 1940
I joked with my kids that we should have a day where everyone in the world just Clorox’s every inch of the planet. “Inch by inch!” was our rally cry.
So I was pleased to see this article come up on The New Yorker, which offers more realistic and helpful ideas than a Clorox Day. Still, it basically says that that yes, we can and should go on the offensive against the coronavirus. It offers hope and something specific to actually do! 💪🏻🌎
Thank you, Jim Yong Kim, inspiring physician and anthropologist. Via Apple News.
Frames and bounds are a really core concept in iOS development. They are both just rectangles in different coordinate systems. Simple, right? Well, not always. 🤦🏻♂️
If you ever still get lost on frames vs. bounds in iOS development, here’s a good quick summary.
And here’s a good example of how a transform can affect the frame and bounds differently, via iOS Dev Weekly.
Another great looking spot in Poland and perhaps another reason to go there some day when this craziness is behind us.
How did I not know about this? iOS in-app debugging, including network calls, view hierarchy, and basically anything else you can think of. On the device! No Xcode needed.
FLEX (Flipboard Explorer) is a set of in-app debugging and exploration tools for iOS development. When presented, FLEX shows a toolbar that lives in a window above your application. From this toolbar, you can view and modify nearly every piece of state in your running application.
Via iOS Dev Weekly.
This looks promising. It’s a free, donation-funded online community for writers. 🤓
Recommended by my writing teacher. 👍
Writing a novel alone can be difficult, even for seasoned writers. NaNoWriMo helps you track your progress, set milestones, connect with other writers in a vast community, and participate in events that are designed to make sure you finish your novel
This tutorial, found via iOS Dev Weekly, takes all of 20 minutes to get through, and then magically Combine starts to make a little sense. 🤯
Next stop: The ultimate Combine framework tutorial in Swift.
A while back, I posted a link to the Artist’s Hierarchy of Needs. The idea seemed useful, although it was not a hierarchy per se, but more of just a list. 🤷🏻♂️
I think the idea of the artist’s hierarchy was inspired Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which is more of a real hierarchy. So it’s kind of cool to see this post.
Basically it says that you need take good care of yourself before you can aspire to your “ultimate self-actualization”. I guess that’s super obvious, but still it makes for a cool idea and a good visual. 😆
Kind of a funny story about the Lucy’s Fried Chicken neon sign. 😂
You should have seen my grandmother—she was really something.
This is part of a series from Austin Monthly on Austin’s most famous neon signs.