Which is okay since I can’t devote much time to blogging.
And Then There Was Silence
A lot of false starts on the workfront last week. Hoping this week proves to be more productive.
Feeling Better, Just Not About Work
As of yesterday I am back to just suffering from genetic deficiencies.
I spent the entirety of Friday on a couch, regrettably having to cancel my plans to go over to Betsy’s on Friday night. Poop. I did manage to watch a lot of things on Netflix in between my stints of sleeping. My “All Systems Shutdown” plan paid off because by Sunday morning I was feeling infinitely better.
Saturday was a day of bad turning to good. The highlight of the day was cooking a pork loin in a sous vide bath, though I wondered if I had cooked it long enough; the pork just didn’t seem as hot as ones I have cooked for similar durations. Why not add food poisoning to the illness i encountered on Thursday night, right? Thankfully it appears as if my fear of this was unfounded.
Last night I met up with Hank at Lucky’s in Brookhaven. I was hoping to “save” money by using up a $20 gift card I had won playing bingo at the now-shuttered Emory location. That plan lasted until I was informed that their POS (“point of sale”, but in this case “piece of shit”) was not processing gift cards. Dangen! It’s a good thing for Lucky’s that I like going there, so I will attempt to use my $20 gift card next time.
I’d Like To Strangle The Swift Community
I’ve held off learning Swift, a programming language introduced by Apple nearly three years ago, because I felt it wasn’t ready for “prime time” and with each release previously-written code was broken. Imagine trying to build a new car by learning how cars were built twenty years ago – “Oh, that’s not the way we build an engine any longer, you need to rebuild your engine using these new standards…”.
Apparently I haven’t waited long enough.
Yesterday I tried to work through a tutorial originally written in 2015, but supposedly updated to the latest version of Swift in September of last year. I spent nearly two hours working through the tutorial until finally giving up and throwing my hands in the air in disgust. If code changed this rapidly in the 1980s I would have never been able to become a programmer. If all the “hot shot” developers want to write in a Swift maybe I can find jobs working on “ancient” Objective-C code? I can be the modern-day equivalent of a COBOL programmer. One can always dream…
I will be back at it again today because someone needs to keep pushing this huge boulder up the goddamned steep hill.
Hope your weekend was good. Did anyone do Black Sheep?