I've spent a decent amount of time using Xcode over the years. But in the past few years, I've been using a few other applications such as IntelliJ and VS Code, and I've started to realise that Xcode seems to be missing quite a few features.
Occasionally I complain about this on social media, but I thought it would be better if I documented my complaints here. So, I've now created a new page, What is Xcode Missing?, which I'll regularly update as I get annoyed using Xcode.
The initial list contains annoyances around duplicating files, not having a concept of a code style, and project navigation.
Random thought: Whenever I think about the best days of my life so far, or just days where I thought it was "pretty good", they very rarely involve technology.
As someone that has been interested in technology to a certain degree for most of my life. It's weird to think that most of the time, I prefer life without it. A day where I don't use my phone at all is usually a pretty good day.
58 bytes of CSS to look great nearly everywhere
I've always found it amazing how you don't actually need tons of CSS to make your website look good. Maybe my website needs a "lite" mode?
Spotify aquired Heardle recently, and when I commented on the news, I was relatively positive in that it seemed like a deal that made sense, at least for Spotify.
However, I must say, since the aquisition, the music choices has been terrible. I know there's going to be days when I can't work out the song, but it's just been absolute nonsense. It's certainly made it a lot less fun.
In a recent post, Lee Peterson talked about cutting down on subscriptions, focussing on both Tweetbot and Glass.
I subscribe to both of these, and to be honest, I've jumped in and out of Glass a few times already. I'm not quite sure how much Glass has to me, but at the same time I appreciate the platform itself, so it can always find a way to attract me back.
But as he mentions in his post, Tweetbot hasn't been updated in over 6 months. I just checked my subscriptions, and it appears that mine is a year long subscription that has recently been renewed. So I guess I'll just have to deal with it. But I can imagine, that if you started paying a monthly sub for Tweetbot just 6 months ago, with the concept of this supporting developers to release regular updates, you'd be a bit miffed.
London Bridge is Down.
May Her Majesty rest in peace.
Not long until Apple's september event, where we'll likely see new iPhones, Watch, and AirPods. I've been pessimistic about Apple recently, but there’s still part of me that's hoping for a surprise, and maybe a bit more than iterative updates to existing products.
Matt Birchler made some good points about having a phone with a larger battery than you need. The iPhone 13 Pro battery has been mostly fine for me, but it sure would be nicer if I never had to worry about battery levels.