"Anything that has a simple and elegant feature-set ends up coöpted by people who just want to build big ungainly architecture and ends up inheriting features from whatever megacorp the coöpters came from.
Quality is a dying art."
"Etcd, or, why modern software makes me sad" https://www.roguelazer.com/2020/07/etcd-or-why-modern-software-makes-me-sad/#fnref:who
"If you are running a truly enormous system and want to have ... for it, ... may be the tool for you. For 99.9% of people out there, it's just an extra layer of complexity that adds almost nothing of value."
This applies to sooo many things in modern tech.
Not just Kubernetes & HTTP2/3.
How to Read and Write Image File Metadata with CoreGraphics - Kyle Howells
How to read and write Exif, GPS, IPTC, JFIF, TIFF and other metadata in image files using the CoreGraphics APIs on iOS and macOS
Vital Signs: The Woman Who Needed to Be Upside-Down | Discover Magazine https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/vital-signs-the-woman-who-needed-to-be-upside-down
Metal by Example – High-performance graphics and data-parallel programming for iOS and macOS https://metalbyexample.com/
H.264 is magic: a technical walkthrough of a remarkable technology. https://sidbala.com/h-264-is-magic/
Replicating Safari's Link Preview Animation https://shadowfacts.net/2020/uipreviewparameters-textlinerects/
Using SwiftUI Previews to get a live preview of UIKit UI written in Objective C
WWDC20, iPadOS 14
New blog post: "Using PHPickerViewController to Select a Photo on iOS 14"
(complete with ObjC & Swift example projects)
How to natively draw gradients on iOS and macOS with CAGradientLayer" https://ikyle.me/blog/2020/cagradientlayer-explained
"Between the messiness of Catalina and the almost-but-not-quite-there-ness of iPadOS, what’s most needed now are not splashy masthead features but a reconsideration of the boring nuts and bolts.
...and not just a single year of cleaning up the mucky infrastructure of our compute landscape, but a reworking of the internal software culture of companies like Apple to elevate user fluency to first-class rank."
"every Cmd-Tab feel dangerous"
"Dropbox has gone from a svelte, hyper-reliable file syncing service to a bloated curiosity that pegs the cpu at 200% for unclear reasons."
"Twitter’s web site now loads [...] in so many various layers and stages I never know if my internet connection is functioning or not"
"We’ve seen entire companies with business models that could be summarized as “Bloat-Free X” emerge in recent years"
"Sketch’s main feature for many years was simply: Not Adobe"
"this software problem was once solved, unsolved, and now re-solved in a worse way."
Brilliant Hardware in the Valley of the Software Slump — by Craig Mod https://craigmod.com/essays/software_slump/
"[iOS's unreliability] makes every Cmd-Tab feel dangerous"
Folklore.org: Round Rects Are Everywhere! https://www.folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=Round_Rects_Are_Everywhere.txt
iOS Developer (I made the SwipeSelection jailbreak tweak)
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