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I'm Kyle. 馃憢

iOS developer 馃摫 (now Android too actually, by accident; long story).
Started programming making simple games for iOS, then iOS jailbreak tweaks, then making apps as my job.

Love tech, programming, sci-fi, StarTrek (TNG 馃憤), Marvel, etc...
Also love Snowboarding and parkour.

I've been on Twitter for years (90k posts, mostly retweets). Was on mastodon.social but have moved here now.

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I wish we had just a bit more extensibility for Safari plugins on Mac and iOS. I鈥檇 love a plugin that just rewrites any link from an AMP link to its normal page.

"While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance."

The Beginner's Guide to Deliberate Practice | James Clear jamesclear.com/beginners-guide

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鈥淥ur impression is that many developers never understood it was happening; in many cases, changes to third-party JavaScript embedded on websites introduced link decoration without web developers鈥 knowledge.鈥 Yikes. webkit.org/blog/8828/intellige

Unpopular opinion: I actually miss Manual Reference Counting in Objective C.

This isn't just nostalgia, I actually disabled ARC for the first year or two in my projects.

"Video games are perhaps our culture's deepest interactive systems, so it shouldn't be surprising that game developers have been building these tools into their games for a long time. On-screen metrics and diagnostics are the norm, and live adjustment of parameters is not uncommon."

Bret Victor, beast of burden worrydream.com/#!2/LadderOfAbs

"Perhaps someday this will change. Perhaps IDE makers will focus on dynamic exploration instead of static analysis, rich visualization instead of line debugging. Perhaps language theorists will stop messing around with arrows and dependent types, and start inventing languages suitable for interactive development and discovery."

Bret Victor, beast of burden worrydream.com/#!2/LadderOfAbs

"A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn鈥檛 even know existed can render your own computer unusable"
mgasch.com/post/crash/

Periodic reminder that the original Twitter for iPad was one of the best iPad app UIs ever released.

Thoughts On Twitter for iPad: This Changes Everything 鈥 MacStories macstories.net/ipad/twitter-fo

AMP pages will now show original URL in Chrome's address bar androidpolice.com/2019/04/16/a

At this point Google is just being recklessly irresponsible messing around with the web.

Better playgrounds that work both for Objective-C and Swift - krzysztofzablocki/Playgrounds github.com/krzysztofzablocki/P

"Developers are lazy creatures, we like to automate stuff, we write scripts, use File Automation to get rid of repetitive work.

One would think that we鈥檇 use the same principles in our jobs, yet I鈥檓 constantly surprised how few developers actually invest their time into building tools and setting up processes inside their app to ease their day to day work."

Investing time into developer tools merowing.info/2016/08/investin

johnno1962/injectionforxcode: Runtime Code Injection for Objective-C & Swift github.com/johnno1962/injectio

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