What's New - August 2020

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August 3 , 2020

Now that I've seen an implementation of Parser Combinator as just being a variation of the State Monad, I don't know why I didn't see it sooner. I'm fighting the impulse to add a chapter to the FP book.

August 4 , 2020

Lessons from the writing of James Baldwin on hope and love. @JivaDeVoe on being happy, links to my writing on opening schools and parsing, a freaky online experience, smoking advice for new mothers, Maggie's link to Music of the 2010s, and parsing libraries from @johnsundell and Rob Phillips.

August 11, 2020

On rejecting advice to sell sell sell and include popups. A QI story from @BBCTwo, sneezing from @susie_dent, @cassidoo on Hamilton and open source, Maggie's link to an animated cat parade, and @drewmccormack on Conflict-Free Replicated Data Types.

August 13, 2020

Last night I used the ingredients around me: basil, rosemary, mint, orzo, sourdough starter, and zucchini to make a great summer dinner: rosemary foccacia and basil zucchini orzo

August 15, 2020

I've never been a fan of fried green tomatoes but we had a bunch in the refrigerator and dill in the garden so I sliced them up and pickled them.

August 16, 2020

I'm revising the publishing tool chain for my books to clean up the epub and generate mobi and pdf. Have an opinion? I'd love to hear it.

August 17, 2020

I had a ton of different peppers from various CSAs and fresh oregano in the garden so I made a pepper only (with a few green olives) giardiniera.

August 17, 2020

I'd just gotten the hang of getting through February - and now there's August.

August 18, 2020

How to spend the day

August 18, 2020

The hard work of going high, posts that made me smile from @mattgemmell and @jamesdempsey. @davemark's link to a story of a secret iPod, women in tech being treated badly by men, Maggie's "Clueless" clip, and @venkat_s' Force Good Habits.

August 20, 2020

Here's the first part of my exploration of parser combinators - it's a simple Parser type and an example that parses a digit.

August 22, 2020

Four years ago I said goodbye to Kim for the last time.

August 24, 2020

After more than five years of not doing it, I'm finally ready to launch a video series. I point to folks who inspire me and muse about pricing.

August 25, 2020

Seeing the real people around us, uplifting words we need right now, links to my articles, Roman images, Maggie's "Binging with Babish" clip, and @paulca's Vito.

August 26, 2020

The title for my "Keep Two Thoughts" site came from the last few paragraphs of the Eulogy I delivered for Kim four years ago today. Here it is.

August 27, 2020

I've started updating "A Swift Kickstart" for the Swift 5.3 official release. I've updated the CSS, gotten my tools in order, and reconsidered which Apple Playgrounds to recommend.

I didn't get far into revising my book before hitting a bump in the road: Swift Playgrounds are not the same on a Mac as they are on an iPad.

August 28, 2020

Apple's HIG (Human Interface Guidelines) is a great resource. We need a new or expanded HIG to help us navigate and best use SwiftUI.

August 30, 2020

I've adapted Maanchi's "Easy Bulgogi" recipe to make some off the best mushrooms you'll ever have.

I'm updating "A Swift Kickstart". Here's a way to view functions that do and don't take arguments and do and don't return anything as vending machines.

August 31, 2020

Now, during the pandemic, working from home and teaching and learning from home are huge and Apple is not positioned to serve either.