The easiest, hardest thing in Objective-C

The easiest difference between Swift and Objective-C is ;. In Objective-C, every line of code must end with a semi-colon. The main exceptions are } and the line of code before {. I say this is simple because it fits in 2 sentences, but it’s also surprisingly hard to learn (or unlearn!) the habit of ending each line with a special character. To compound the problem, the compiler errors can be quite cryptic when ; is inevitably forgotten.

Today I lost my iPhone and it turned up in the mall security office across the street from my work. Whoever turned it in, thank you!! I will aim to pay it forward.

iOS automation friends: I want a 110 outlet to be turned on briefly 3x per day, plus be able to turn it on/off from 2 iPhones (separate Apple IDs). What gadget do you recommend these days? (cat feeder)

I gave this baby hat away tonight. The mother-to-be thanked me, and I spent several happy hours planning and knitting the hat. I feel like I received more than I gave. (Photo: hand-knit hat, orange and blue arrows on gray stripes.)

I asked a friend if she’d seen any good TV shows. Pretty soon, we were talking about “The Good Doctor”, “The Good Witch”, and “ The Good Place”. I didn’t expect to be taken so literally! 📺

Trying to get up the momentum to go grocery shopping now because I do not want to shop any closer to Thanksgiving if I can help it.

I just learned about CA proposition 7. California leads the way on many things. I can only hope they will discontinue DST, and then Washington will follow suit. I don’t care if we get stuck in or out of DST. It’s the switching that irritates me.

Stephen Covey, David Allen, Taiichi Ohno, Jerry Seinfeld, Dwight Eisenhower. All the famous productivity systems I can think of are invented (or maybe just popularized?) by men. Hmmm…

I really love the art style of Light Fingers, but the dungeons are kind of too hard, and the board game interaction is a little clumsy.

I had a lovely time at Swift by Northwest, as expected. Thank you friends, old and new, for good conversations.

Now I’m on the train, and grateful for this transportation system that lets me arrive a mere 15 minutes ahead, and board without security theater.

This morning at the bus stop, a small child “read” a book to me about vehicles. It was an amusing way to start my day, but I’m glad he didn’t get on the same bus as me.

When I was a kid, my parents told me when to go to bed, get more exercise, turn off the TV. Now my iPhone parents me.

The new Apple Watch is beautiful and has a perfect green band because I just got a band for my current watch for my birthday.

These two phrases are starting to mean the same thing to me:

“Content warning:”

“So I was checking the news and…”

I know the links in my previous post are broken. Leaving them up for a moment while I puzzle out what’s gone wrong…