Jared W. Smith

Giving MarsEdit 5 a whirl from the new micropost screen.

I rescued my Tumblr account and unearthed this gem. A very young Charlie Brown, think he’s about a year and a half here.

So the Elon thing on the bird app seems to be going well. 😬

The first production commit to chswx.com in almost two years is a CSS fix for headers running into images. Look, it’s something. More to come.

Fediverse offers some interesting possibilities for syndicating @chswx content, such as alerts. I could theoretically set up my own server and then put certain classes of alerts into their own channels along with a catch-all. 🤔

Platforms come and go, but standards are (mostly) forever.

I’m surprised Apple didn’t delay Stage Manager until spring. My only guess is that they felt they had to get it in peoples’ hands and iterate from there. Vittici was pretty pointed, but constructive, in his criticisms.

Tidying things up over here on the ol' micro-dot-blog. Can’t imagine why.

Betas 4 this week?

Should hopefully see Beta 4 of all of the new Apple OS releases this week. Beta 3 hasn’t really been that bad. Some app crashes and restarts here and there on the phone, but overall, nothing too out of the ordinary in a beta cycle. iPad has been in good shape, with the occasional app crash and a few …

Went with the MacBook Pro 14” with the M1 Pro over the M2 Air. For the money I would have spent on the configuration I wanted for the Air, I’d be out several ports and a card reader, not to mention the brilliant ProMotion refresh rate. What a difference from my 2015 13” MBP!

The overlapping notification bug was indeed fixed in iOS 15.1, and thank goodness for that. What an annoyance. I’m still surprised it made it to the final release.

I hope that someone fixed the notification overlap bug with Summaries in iOS 15.0.2 and just didn’t say anything. That is beyond annoying and makes one of the tentpole features of 15 very difficult to use.

There’s a bad bug in the latest Keynote update for iPadOS (and probably iOS, too). If, on first launch, you open a presentation with font warnings, after dismissing the font warning box you’ll be presented with a totally unresponsive Keynote. You have to open a presentation with no font warnings (or …

iPhone 13 Pro Max snap judgements

I received my iPhone 13 Pro Max on Friday. Here’s my snap judgements so far. (Please note that my complaints are solidly rooted in first-world problem territory.) ProRAW makes RAW capture so, so, so much more doable on the iPhone. On the iPhone 11 Pro Max, RAW photos would often overexpose horribly …

This is my favorite thing today. (Yes, I realize it’s early.) I’ve loved Dan Siegel’s music for years, and this interpretation with guitars is so, so good.

I think I am finally becoming a real Mac user: both my home and work desktops have gotten uncharacteristically cluttered with lots of random things. (Thank goodness for Stacks.)

Ida is getting it together at absolutely the wrong time for New Orleans, and it doesn’t look like much will get in its way at this point through landfall. I don’t like it one bit for a whole host of reasons, but especially because it looked once again like there was no plan.

Don’t like Ida for my LA/MS/AL Gulf Coast peeps. Please be getting ready now for a major hurricane strike with peak wind impacts in Louisiana — perhaps in the New Orleans metro area — and flooding impacts spreading much further out from the center of the storm.

I could do the easy thing, which is to just stick a local in the path to the PHP interpreter in my LDM ingest script, or I could do the hard thing, which is to Dockerize all of it. Take a wild guess at what I’m doing.

Wild Friday night over here doing a deep dive into HTML semantics. Pro tip: If you list “expert in HTML” on your résumé and I’m interviewing you, I’m gonna test that.

Kudos to Apple for reversing course on requiring the bottom-aligned address bar for Safari 15 on iOS. Giving the user choice here was the right call — a win-win for everyone.

What’s on my mind, volume 1, episode 1

What’s on my mind to start the week: ⚾️ Good for Reiss Knehr, getting his first major league win in a bullpen game for the Padres. I like his mettle. ⚾️ Thank goodness Tatis is back. San Diego desperately needs his bat — and his swagger. So far, so good in right field. It’s a nice luxury to have …

Album of the week: Shulamith by POLIÇA

Favorite tunes: Vegas, Tiff, and Matty. Love Channy Leaneagh’s vocals and the use of effects to really make them flow in as another instrument in the ensemble.

So far, so good with the fifth betas of iOS and iPadOS 15. Refinements are definitely starting, but there are still plenty of rough edges, which is to be expected at this stage. I’ve come to really enjoy the notification summaries — I added a midday summary to my slate, for a total of three — and …

Hybrid Black Halo box set acquired. I had to buy a SuperDrive to listen to and import these CDs. Completely worth it — Hybrid is quality.