King Taharqa @ The Ashmolean, Oxford
📺 The Sopranos
Finally, I know.
Often lauded as the greatest TV show of time, and I can see why. Very much enjoyed.
And. That. Ending.
I’ve never read Natalie Guest’s blog but this comment on her email subscription page persuaded me to try:
[Her writing] does have a knack of keeping me reading on even when I have better things to do
I always have ‘better’ things to do.
Murdo, with stick
Corrie Fee, Glendoll
Carolyn on Mastodon:
Could you please not denigrate a man by equating him to a woman? There are a lot of asshole men you can draw from.
Falls of Unich, Glen Lee
🕹 Casual Birder - Playdate Season 1, Game 1
The first title is a groovy Pokémon-esque throwback for twitchers - gotta snap ‘em all! Pokémon games were never my thing, but they might be yours.
But, holy cow, the text is small for my old eyes. Playdate XL, Panic?
Even the simplest screens in an app should be architected to allow for scrolling.
— Every Screen in Your App Should Be a Scrolling View - Lickability
iPhone Screen Sizes (iOS 16)
When developing for iPhone today, if you can set a minimum version of
iOS 16.2then you need to be prepared to support the following phones and their respective screen sizes.
That’s ten different screen sizes from an iPhone 81 to an iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Device Logical Dimensions Scaling Factor Physical Dimensions iPhone 14 Pro Max 430 x 932 @3x 1290 x 2796 iPhone 14 Pro 393 x 852 @3x 1179 x 2556 iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 12 Pro Max
428 x 926 @3x 1284 x 2778 iPhone 14
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro
390 x 844 @3x 1170 x 2532 iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 12 mini
375 x 812 @3x
1080 x 2340 iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS Max
414 x 896 @3x 1242 x 2688 iPhone 11 Pro
375 x 812 @3x 1125 x 2436 iPhone 11
414 x 896 @2x 828 x 1792 iPhone 8 Plus 414 x 736 @3x
1080 x 1920 iPhone SE (3nd gen)
iPhone SE (2nd gen)
375 x 667 @2x 750x1334
Comparing devices for “how much they can show on the screen” you should look at the
Path to Ethie, Angus
Finished reading: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 📚
A poignant exploration of the fragility of our psyche.
🕹 Playdate - initial impressions: perfectly cute, beautifully engineered
Kudos to Panic for bringing artisanal whimsy back to the world of video games.
Slàinte Mhath 🥃
It’s too late this year, but next… what do you do for hogmanay?
[David Sparks watches] Star Wars, Episode IV, in such a way that the Death Star blows up precisely a the stroke of midnight.
Looks like I am on a triennial blog refresh cycle.
- Cards theme by @ericgregorich
- Conversation and Surprise Me plug-ins by @sod
- trialling On This Day page
- direction of next/previous buttons (also missing from posts)
- post category labels
Vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent
Dose number: 4
Superpowers: »tracking disabled»
Truly that is news.
TIL - Xcode can display build time right there in the activity view:
defaults write com.apple.dt.Xcode ShowBuildOperationDuration YES
Command line preference settings. Living in the future.
Collaboration of the day… presumably an album is in the works.
UK energy company Northern Powergrid…
has apologised after 74 customers hit by power cuts during Storm Arwen accidentally received compensation cheques for trillions of pounds.
– BBC News
I am guessing that Apple didn’t do that much Neil and Joni promotion before this week.
Tour de Zwift 2022, stage 7
Day 31 of #DoddieAid - out with a whimper.
Today’s miles: 2.92
January 2022 total exercise miles: 262.50
Over £400k raised (inter)nationally this January for the [My Name'5 Doddie Foundation] (https://doddieaid.com/leaderboard).
Day 30 of #DoddieAid - Tour de Zwift 2022, stage 6.
Today’s miles: 20.4
January miles: 259.58