January 7, 2018
In this post from three years ago I resolved to do more work in public. With urging from friends, I'm going to try it again. We'll see how it goes.
March 4, 2021
My first pre-WW wish/prediction comes early this year. I'm once again thinking that this is the year that Apple updates Core Data with something more Swift and SwiftUI friendly ... perhaps Core Store.
March 2, 2021
Thoughts while baking on little moments combining to make something big. Pancake pics, a bear butt, fruit stop motions, a MASH table read, book cafe ambience, boxes in boxes, Maggies link to year one string class, and Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement.
February 23, 2021
Commemorating 15 years with pancakes. Hearts in the garden, Mars links, great scrambled eggs, the lost philosopher, Maggie's link to US accents, and a guide to great Math curriculum.
February 16, 2021
What forever feels like and beyond. Skating on thin ice, why we fall on ice, Dan Moulthrop on choosing democracy, Disney animation copy and paste, Maggie's link to your brain when it's lazy, and Swift for TensorFlow is archived.
February 9, 2021
History, like any story, depends on the one telling it. Singing iPhone tones, medicine for minorities, spotting circles, Maggie's link to a Lion Dance, and Duncan on whiteboard tests.
February 4, 2021
I'm so happy to let you know that "A Combine Kickstart" is available. I really like how this book turned out and hope you enjoy it.
February 2, 2021
It's time for me to learn to draw. What will your tiny challenge be for Feb? Van Gogh from home, the Combine book, walking animal polygons, an amazing painting technique, a beautiful tale of Side Effects, Maggie's link to levels of singing, and an Xcode beta.
January 26, 2021
"Science" is my final word for 2021. Also the innaugural poem, Democracy clubs, wobbly on solid ground, Maggie's link to a mom's love, and the Swift Community Awards.
January 19, 2021
"After" is my second word for 2021 - this day before a new president is inaugurated. Also a Combine Workshop in Singapore, a Rotational Symmetry zine, walls, dating detectives, an Armored Samurai origami, testiculating, Maggie's link to Pusheen, and a knitting podcast.
January 12, 2021
Can Opener is my first word for 2021 and an amazing video from @ishabazz. Also Combine Kickstart beta on my dad's birthday. An important piece from @wilw on love and addiction, @GeePawHill on why we post our opinions as well, Maggies link to a toilet sled, and @paulca's end of year review for Tito.
January 5, 2021
Resolution to examine what we are resolute about. My mom gets her COVID shot, Conway's Life, a 2020 COVID cartoon, 15 bits of advice from @fffabs, Chekov's Razor, Maggie's Link to an Innoculation hair-do, and @donnywals Practical Core Data.
January 1, 2021
How do we rebuild trust in 2021? Where did it go? An essay without answers.
December 29, 2020
New years without resolutions with thoughts from @chrisbrogan and @andy_matuschak. Oscar says goodbye to 2020, matching scarves, book updates, brexit metaphor, advice from @profgalloway, Maggie’s COVID link, and @larrysmiller’s voice.
December 22, 2020
Viewing life from a perspective other than yours. Daveed Diggs Puppy for Hannukah, Christmas links including a Mel Torme story, The flour shortage that wasn't a flour shortage. Maggie's link to a Les Mis inspired game and Michael Ruhlman's recipes.
December 15, 2020
Stopping is key to creativity. Great advice by @okbjgm. Also links to @tvaziri, two holiday tear jerkers, an MIT article on algorithms that keep the poor poor, Maggie's link to Aenneid in meter with synth, and @hollyborla on Property Wrappers.
December 8, 2020
Autocorrections or one at a time. A song from the polio vaccine, Project Northmoor, Ohioans shouldn't go to Ohio, 'Did not vote' loses, Maggie links to the quack squad, and Khoa Pham links to languages.
December 1, 2020
Trying to understand people who are not kind by nature. Mah Na Mah Na, a snowy picture of Jill's business, @scottmccloud with inspiration, local bookstores, online Magic with @kevinbparry, Maggie's link to a COVID cases graphic, @civeljahim develops iOS and macOS in one codebase without storyboards
November 24, 2020
Thankful at Thanksgiving. The best cover of "Back in Black", a pomegranate salad, India Vignettes, wearing your mask right, two Sponge Bob related links (one is Maggie's link), and link to the HIG.
November 23, 2020
I recently appeared on "Swift by Sundell" talking about functional programming. Nothing special, just a conversation between two friends.
November 17, 2020
I've updated my Functional Programming book. The update (free if you own the book already) includes support for dark mode, pdf, and mobi. The material on the Reader and State patterns have been revised and given their own chapter.
November 2, 2020
I've updated my training classes to be delivered online. Here are some thoughts on the differences between the old and the new and links to the courses on Swift, SwiftUI, Combine, Functional Programming, and iOS.