Episode 607 of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast contains the audio of my review of Primitive.
I’m a recent convert to Affinity Photo, so when a special offer came up for Affinity Designer, I leapt at the chance. I’ve not done much more than mucking around to learn Designer, but while doing so I figured it’d be a great tool for designing the type of strong, bold icon I need for my (planned) iOS apps.
That got me thinking about the standard icon grid of golden ratios and the all important squircle corners. Having used a Photoshop template in the past, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted. I ended up basing it off an SVG design from German software company Kodira.
I joined Allison as a guest this time and spoke about how programming has been both my hobby and a tool for real world problems.
NC #586 Health Devices, Netgear X8 Router, Netgear EX6200 Range Extender, Tucano Macbook Case, Bespecular
Episode 586 of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast contains the audio of my Tucano Elements Second Skin for MacBook 12″ review.
In a recent episode of the Accidental Tech Podcast, John Siracusa said something that really resonated with me. In reference to the unfolding drama of Smile Software moving to a subscription model for their Text Expander product, someone had mentioned maybe their intent was “to move towards ‘enterprise.'” John’s response was along the lines of “I hope not, because moving towards enterprise means moving away from quality.”
I’ve been living with this fact for the last while at work and it can be soul destroying.
Back in January I wrote about returning to the fold of desktop computers with the purchase of my 27″ iMac with Retina 5K display. After four and a half years with a MacBook Pro (2011, 15″) I was not in love with the laptop concept.
In that post I said I didn’t see myself returning to a laptop for my primary computer, which inferred what I had and have been thinking – a laptop as a secondary computer was still appealing.
A week ago I decided to make that leap and what I found surprised me.
One thing I like about “Monday-ised” public holidays is it affords me a little more flexibility to take part in podcasts.
I was on the panel of Let’s Talk Apple 33, for May 2016, with Bart Busschots, Gazmaz, and Chuck Joiner and although it looked like a bit of a slow news month, we managed to have some really interesting discussions about Apple in Asia, privacy versus convenience, and more. I think I managed a couple of rants in there, too.