#Hard Work Pays Off
#Hard Work Pays Off
Mt. Washington Hike
What an experience! One to remember.
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” - Muhammad Ali
Lesson learned: Implement Core Data before finishing your entire UI with SwiftUI. 😅
Losing my mind working with CoreData and SwiftUI.
Microsoft cares more about getting people to subscribe to gamepass than it does about selling consoles. That much was 100% clear after watching the showcase.
Palm Springs = Movie of the Year.
R.I.P. John Lewis. #GoodTrouble
Updated to Catalina 10.15.6 and it uninstalled Xcode…..really Apple?
I decided recently to pick up the book written by Ken Kocienda to understand how Apple went about buliding great software during the golden-era of Apple product development. I really resonate with he seven elements essential to Apple’s software success:
1.) Inspiration 2.) Collaboration 3.) Craft 4.) Diligence 5.) Decisiveness 6.) Taste 7.) Empathy
I think it’s the last one in that list that really struck me as something that is 100% why I fell in love with Apple software. Before I started to learn how to program back in 2012, I watched a video of Steve Jobs answering questions at WWDC during his first year back at Apple since his exile in the 1980’s. My biggest take away, and something that will live with me forever in regards to making a great product is when he said this:
You have to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and then try to figure out where you’re going to sell it. I’ve made this mistake more than anyone in this room, and I have the scar tissue to prove it.
Which is why I believe empathy for the cutomer is so important and is missing from many of the software products designed today. I only hope that Apple continues to think in this way as they continue to go forward in the future. For Steve’s full response, got to the link below.
Temporary work schedule I’m setting up for myself:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday AM. Wednsday, Saturday PM, and Sunday off.
Keeping up with mental health while programming is something I learned the hard way. This should suit me much better than burning out.
Working on something really cool with some pretty useful widgets for the new iOS 14 home screen. I own the physical product but being able to have it with me at all times in my pocket is going to be a joy.
One of the best animes I’ve seen in quite some time. Great story, character development, stakes, and of course stunning animation. Oh and Mikasa is a fucking badass, easily my favorite character. 📺
This is my first post on my personal blog using the Micro.blog platform. I thought about many different platforms to use from squarspace, wordpress, and medium but decided at the end of the day to support independent developers by using this. As an aspiring independent developer myself, it’s important to me that the community of developers support each other, and having listened to Core Intution for quite some time I felt like it was the right thing to do. With that said, expect my thoughts on current tech, games, sports, and many more things going forward.
As I’ve grown older (I’m 31 now) I’m realising that it’s important to not only document my thoughts on a social media platform such as twitter, but also on my own domain. I hope that Micro.blog can help me do that well into the future. Here’s to the future!