2019-02-20: It’s Tuesday after a long weekend, and I already feel like I need another long weekend.

2019-02-06: I hate phone calls and random people on my doorstep. Both happened to me today.

2019-02-02: Today I lost my iPhone and it turned up in the mall security office across the street from my work. …

2019-01-29: When you see 3 horizontal stripes on the McDonald’s site, it really is a hamburger menu.

2019-01-27: I bought this deep bathtub. Still smoothing out the drainage logistics, but it is so great to sit in …

2019-01-19: iOS automation friends: I want a 110 outlet to be turned on briefly 3x per day, plus be able to turn …

2019-01-12: The perks of being a woman in tech are… Helping fix the problems of being a woman in tech …

2019-01-11: I gave this baby hat away tonight. The mother-to-be thanked me, and I spent several happy hours …

2018-11-25: I asked a friend if she’d seen any good TV shows. Pretty soon, we were talking about “The Good …

2018-11-16: Trying to get up the momentum to go grocery shopping now because I do not want to shop any closer to …

2018-11-03: I just learned about CA proposition 7. California leads the way on many things. I can only hope they …

2018-10-28: Stephen Covey, David Allen, Taiichi Ohno, Jerry Seinfeld, Dwight Eisenhower. All the famous …

2018-10-28: I really love the art style of Light Fingers, but the dungeons are kind of too hard, and the board …

2018-10-21: I had a lovely time at Swift by Northwest, as expected. Thank you friends, old and new, for good …

2018-10-20: NSCoding & Codable links for Swift by Northwest NSCoding NeXTstep docs General Info NSSecureCoding Codable Introduction at WWDC 2017 Swift …

2018-10-18: The person next to me on the train is using a classic iPod. If it ain’t broke, why replace it?

2018-10-16: “One moment… I couldn’t find any happy music.” Even my HomePod is feeling a bit gloomy today.

2018-10-12: This morning at the bus stop, a small child “read” a book to me about vehicles. It was an amusing …

2018-10-03: When I was a kid, my parents told me when to go to bed, get more exercise, turn off the TV. Now my …

2018-09-30: The new Apple Watch is beautiful and has a perfect green band because I just got a band for my …

2018-09-27: These two phrases are starting to mean the same thing to me: “Content warning:” “So I was checking …

2018-09-20: OH:”Hey Siri, let me talk to Alexa.”

2018-09-15: I know the links in my previous post are broken. Leaving them up for a moment while I puzzle out …

2018-09-15: Linked List for NSCoding & Codable at Seattle Xcoders NSCoding History NSCoding Guide Codable …

2018-09-14: If you want a small phone, Apple still makes one. It’s a telephone, an internet communicator, and an …

2018-09-12: I’m speaking at seattlexcoders.com and feeling out of habit. I have an HDMI/USB adapter and …

2018-09-08: A cat-height dining table.

2018-09-06: Me debugging reactive code. twitter.com/BoringEno…

2018-09-04: Hey Siri, remind me to move the laundry to the dryer when the cat gets off my lap.

2018-09-02: Yoshi’s Wooly World I finished Yoshi’s Wooly World on Nintendo’s Wii U. Platformers are not my favorite genre, but I …

2018-09-01: What You Accept I’m conflicted about “you guys.” Not about whether I should say it, but about how I should respond …

2018-09-01: I’m told that ‘emoji’ translates as ‘picture character’ but I keep parsing it as ‘electronic …

2018-08-24: Transit app has a new “Waze for buses” feature. I am really enjoying this. (photo: map of bus route …

2018-08-23: Caught myself producti-crastinating. Like when I was in college, my room was never clean until I had …

2018-08-18: HA! Neighbor is chopping up tree stump and playing ‘Timber’. itunes.apple.com/us/album/… 🎶

2018-08-18: Me: maybe I should go inside and get a snack… My back yard: nah, stay here, I got this for …

2018-08-15: Code unto others twitter.com/mipsytips… That’s part of a longer thread and I haven’t read it all, but I want …

2018-08-15: Just noticed the giant game of Tetris at my evening bus stop. (photo: wall painted with 3 foot tiles …

2018-08-12: I have work/life balance: my work and personal laptops are exactly the same size! (photo: 2 13” Mac …

2018-08-11: I want to quit twitter entirely. I haven’t yet. I think I’m mildly addicted.

2018-07-31: Day one of the new job.

2018-07-29: First blueberry harvest of the summer.

2018-07-28: How many times should I gently nudge a friend who claims they want to get together? I feel like a …

2018-07-25: Folder-like things in Xcode I asked a private slack today why there’s three different kinds of folder-like things in …

2018-07-19: TV show writers: please edit your story arcs to the (highly variable) attention span of my cat. I …

2018-07-13: 6pm: I’m just gonna sit in my backyard for a minute. 8pm: Hmmm…maybe I should have eaten. I …

2018-07-10: If you’re a semi-successful developer who wants to support newer programmers & diversity, try …

2018-07-08: I hope the “Hello, World!” moment of a new project never stops bringing a smile to my …

2018-07-01: 🇨🇦 Happy Canada Day to my friends who celebrate.

2018-06-29: Today’s my last day at Omni. I’m starting a new job at Nordstrom in a few weeks.

2018-06-22: As a person in a relationship and shared household, I do not understand why so much home automation …

2018-06-17: 📺 Current guilty pleasure: Victoria

2018-06-14: 9:30 me: I’m tired. I should go home and go to bed. 11:00 me: I’m WIDE awake.

2018-06-09: Next Conference This week I spoke at NextDoor. I don’t have a verbatim record, but this is what I said, as …

2018-06-08: Pro tip for everyone stumbling home from WWDC, NextDoor, Layers, or AltConf: Unpack promptly and …

2018-06-08: Pondering UIKit on macOS: If Apple were working on a touchscreen Mac, we would all suddenly need UI …

2018-06-05: Achievement unlocked: cried while giving a presentation. It was great!

2018-06-04: WWDC: Aha. Stocks was a NUKit demo. Makes more sense now.

2018-06-04: This might be the most a WWDC keynote has tempted me to update my daily carry phone immediately.

2018-06-04: Siri Shortcuts: Automator meets Workflow. Sadly Otto seems absent.

2018-06-04: Hey Siri, close the curtains. (I wish!)

2018-06-03: NUKit

2018-06-03: People who have been to the new Apple campus: does the store have any women-shaped t-shirts? (I …

2018-06-03: Well…I figured out what I forgot to pack…a belt!

2018-06-03: 🎶 All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…to San Jose!

2018-06-02: When life hands you a broken freezer, make all the smoothies you can drink!

2018-05-29: I have reached “Inbox Zero” on iOS notification badges for the first time in…ever since …

2018-05-29: I am trapped under a cat. Please send suggestions of things to watch while I endure this snuggling.

2018-05-28: To all those reading WWDC survival guides—it’s okay to feel a little nervous. There are lots of …

2018-05-28: 🎬 The Dressmaker: still digesting, but very glad I watched it. I hope Moorhouse makes more films …

2018-05-28: Generated about 4 cubic yards of debris trimming the hedge with my dad today. Will have to keep the …

2018-05-24: Commit messages are revisionist history. But seriously, you only see their final success, not the …

2018-05-24: I just watched ‘Meghan Leavey’. A sweet story of a woman and her dog. Guess I needed a good cry. 📺

2018-05-24: Chasing a bug that only repros on a version of macOS that can’t run the version of Xcode that …

2018-05-20: Procrasti-posting.

2018-04-13: TIL…well I set out to learn about zombies and memory debugging tools in Xcode. Instead I …

2018-04-11: What modest/semi-realistic hopes do you have for this year’s WWDC announcements?

2018-04-03: I’d like to say “TIL about NS_TYPED_EXTENSIBLE_ENUM” but really today I just …

2018-03-31: This social media privacy stuff isn’t new, just more interconnected. Shortly after I got engaged …

2018-03-25: I’m okay with markdown, but haven’t mastered using micro.blog’s iOS app to post a photo with an …

2018-03-24: I’m seeing a strange thing on some websites…I have to tap below a link for the tap to land on …

2018-03-19: TIL: AppleEventCodes are case-sensitive. sigh

2018-03-16: I annoyed a bus driver today. I feel bad about it. I really wish ALL Seattle buses had location …

2018-03-14: Alternatively, if you’re pondering a conference’s lineup, what types of talks are you drawn to? …

2018-03-14: If I want to keep speaking at conferences, I should have a talk ready. If you’ve seen me speak, what …

2018-03-14: I want a “Hey Siri, resume iPhone audio on the HomePod.” I was in the middle of a good iMore podcast …

2018-03-12: TIL: If your code crashes because an NSArray has things of the wrong type and can’t be bridged …

2018-03-11: My 12 year old toaster is cooking more unevenly. Should I replace it, or switch to a toaster oven?

2018-03-10: You can tell a friend orders Blue Apron by the pile of leftover garlic. Related: anybody got a …

2018-03-09: Extra doses of quality time with shiny people lately. I’m grateful. They’ve been well worth the late …

2018-03-07: Like working behind the scenes on a theater production, it seems like a developer’s best work …

2018-03-03: “It’s a time machine. You never have to wait for breakfast.” — Doctor Who 📺

2018-03-02: TIL: If you pass nil from Swift to an Obj-C method that expects a nonnull id, it becomes an NSNull …

2018-02-27: Shiny like a crab, or shiny like a spaceship?

2018-02-24: 🎮 Confession: I’m setting aside Breath of the Wild half-finished to replay Horizon: Zero Dawn.

2018-02-21: “Converting from CGAffineTransform to NSAffineTransform* is a bit tricky; let me know if you …

2018-02-21: At the time, my Linear Algebra class felt like just a fancy math theory thing, but today I’m …

2018-02-09: Bins of yarn, a shelf of patterns, and still can’t decide what to knit. Something that doesn’t need …

2018-02-03: Spot the mistake in the knitting…

2018-02-03: “I set the scanner to measure what it can’t detect, and then inverted the image.” — 📺 Doctor Who

2018-02-01: I used Apple Pay to shop online several times. Then someone sent me $25 via Apple Pay. Now my only …

2018-01-27: I skipped the latest Apple Watch because the cell data was effectively a new/increased subscription. …

2018-01-26: Cancelled Netflix to save a few bucks. But now I’m discovering the Amazon Video app on PS4 is …

2018-01-25: Wait…R2-D2 and C-3PO, if you squint a bit, are a Dalek and a Cyberman. 📺

2018-01-21: Mixed feelings as I read I’m not the only one to feel lost and annoyed when I go to an Apple store …

2018-01-21: Most of the iPhone games I play are chill time-wasters. I’d really like to be able to see the iPhone …

2018-01-15: I’d like to whine about the cold I’ve come down with, and the cat who won’t let me sleep in. But I …

2018-01-13: DW1:2 If you hadn’t stood there arguing with tree lady you might have finished in time to save her …

2018-01-12: I turn off the TV to head to bed, and the cat suddenly hops on my lap. Guess I need another …

2018-01-12: DW1:1 Are they going to re-start this famous popular series by fridging a primary character’s …

2018-01-10: Hmmm… I haven’t learned enough markdown to put alt text on my micro.blog posts yet.

2018-01-10: I’m considering hopping into Doctor Who. Of the 2005-2017 seasons, where should I start? (Already …

2018-01-10: One of these things is not like the others.

2018-01-09: I recently enjoyed the audio of this TED Talk: Why is x the unknown? (Link is to video, transcript …

2018-01-04: That feeling when you go to rework some code to deal with a more complicated reality, and somehow …

2018-01-03: This podcast caught my ear this week, even though I’ve never read her book. …

2017-11-17: Checking if this mic is still on. Trying to think of something more insightful to discuss than the …

2017-06-26: With people talking about iPhone’s 10 year anniversary, this billboard caught my memory the …

2017-06-26: If you saw my Rubber Duck talk @cocoaConf Next Door, I’m interested in feedback. I plan to …

2017-06-18: Drag&Drop: Many iOS developers, podcasters, bloggers are thinking “Finally!” But …

2017-06-18: Yes, Apple Store survey, I am familiar with your products.

2017-06-16: Hmmm… I wonder if Apple’s planning to go beyond @2x, @3x in the not-so-distant future. …

2017-06-10: micro.blog + beacon.party + a good feed reader might be way better than twitter. or maybe it’s …

2017-06-06: Time to first Xcode 9 crash: < 1 minute. But I’m grateful for the work-in-progress.

2017-06-03: As I prep this CocoaConf talk, I hear echoes of presenters that have inspired me. Thank you.

2017-05-27: I know there are more important emoji diversity issues, but a left hand would be nice too. 👐

2017-05-24: I just finished playing Horizon: Zero Dawn. It was the first adventure I’ve beaten without …

2017-05-22: The history of the Protestant church and abortion in America is not as simple as I thought. …

2017-05-18: 😀 Figured out that I needed introvert time, asked for it, got it, and think I managed not to offend …

2017-05-17: Duolingo added Swahili! Mimi ni furaha sana.

2017-05-17: Handling disasters with grace and wisdom is a mark of greatness. Best wishes to Panic as they clean …

2017-05-16: Coming back to code-in-progress after a week away. I really don’t remember what I was doing. …

2017-05-04: I just stood in the best rainstorm in YEARS!

2017-05-01: Women getting better treatment under male pseudonyms didn’t end with the Brontë sisters, or …

2017-04-27: Hello world.