25 November


Oh my god, you can email a literal dumpster fire and watch it burn live [hey.science]

23 November

WTF, Xcode doesn’t remember pane layout per tab anymore? They’ve removed the one thing that made the app manageable, where you could have the right-hand inspector pane only open in Interface Builder tabs, with the left-hand navigator closed to make up for lost space?

Finally got my Mail message list back to under one screen. I’d complain about Big Sur’s loss of information density but, to be fair, some of those emails were from a year ago.


Anyone who’s gone viral on here knows that, broadly… it sucks. It renders the platform unusable, opens you up to abuse and harassment, and has barely any upside. Snap’s deal is basically “lose the downside, and take the upside in cash rather than followers”

The Catalyst Messages app has a couple of tiny non-standard keyboard behaviors (such as shift-up not working) and I will probably end up in a psych ward before the year is over.

21 November


Not a ‘math person’? You may be better at learning to code than you think. A recent research found that a natural aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math knowledge, or numeracy [read more: [buff.ly]]


“We are giddy”—interviewing Apple about its Mac silicon revolution [arstechnica.com]

20 November

I just spent an hour soldering components only to find out that Big Sur broke the Arduino IDE 🤬

I mostly quite like the way Big Sur looks. But I hate the loss of information density. But I like how it looks. But… 😖

19 November

I wasn’t a fan of the new ^ in iOS 14 (I use ^^ smileys a lot), and it looks to me like… Big Sur also has a new ^, but not the same one? Or is it just the new antialiasing settings messing with my head, and they didn’t change it?

I don’t remember noticing that when I tried beta 1. Did they remove the setting later? 🤨

Everything looks over-smoothed and blurry in Big Sur. I guess I was still on that old antialiasing setting they’ve removed and I didn’t even know it ☹️

I just remembered when the iPhone launched with only Safari and we all clamored for the privilege to make native apps 🤦🏻‍♂️


In case you’re wondering whether you can load IPAs of much loved (and now lost) classic iPhone games into macOS Big Sur, the answer is: nope. (I figured this would be the case, but wanted to try.)

I know it’s old news to complain about Photoshop on Twitter but it really never gave me much trouble until CC 2021.

Big fan of how this dialog only pops up five minutes after you’ve restarted Photoshop so you get a free extra adrenaline surge of “GODDAMMIT, AGAIN?!”

-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered-Recovered.psd is the new -Final-LastVersion-Proof-NewChanges.psd.

I have no idea what this error message means (I’m working on an old PSD, there must be some font substitution involved) but, whatever it is, I certainly don’t believe it justifies refusing to save my last fifteen minutes of work (none of which involved text).

There’s an app reviewer in California who must be thinking right now, “See? That wasn’t so hard, was it?” and I have a message for them that I can’t send on Resolution Center:


18 November


This really nails what an cheap gesture this is from Apple’s side. While Cook is blowing his horn about “small biz are the backbone”, he staked just 5% of App Store revenues on this gambit. [twitter.com]

I never use Twitter’s app to post tweets so I didn’t know about “drop down to thread this tweet” and I absolutely want that option everywhere