I started this journey because I wanted to learn declarative UI programming and build a few native apps for myself. But the further I go, the more concerned I get. Maybe I should stop spenging my time on it?
I've been learning SwiftUI for the last few months and I feel… guilty about it. This framework is very limited to Apple's ecosystem, and I don't like the direction the company is going. I still find a joy when using some of their products, and especially when using software made by other small developers which runs only on Apple (like Things3)
Published some photos on my semi abandoned website. I will keep posting new photos there because I no longer have an Instagram account.
I feel like I have to take a week off to escape everything and just read the whole WikiWikiWeb
After months of stalling, Google finally revealed how much personal data they collect in Chrome and the Google app. No wonder they wanted to hide it.
Spying on users has nothing to do with building a great web browser or search engine. We would know (our app is both in one).
Remembering how much I did with knowledge I had makes me wonder if my current approach to development is really efficient.
Found this old photo made by 15 yo me. I was working on inventory for our online survival game while travelling to Riga. There was no uGUI back then, the UI was developed 100% with code. Since I wasn’t an experienced developer, I had inventory drawing and logic (both local and network!) all in one place with hardcoded number and string values. Moreover, I used Atom without IntelliSense and C# highlighting (but with nice material theme!).
My colleague couldn’t open PDF documents from Zip archive that I sent her. I spent some time reasearching… And it turns out that every major operating system ignores Zip specs and uses different encoding for file names. I had to remove Lithuanian Ą and Ū from file names to make my Zip archive Windows-compatible. That’s insane!
Just discovered Teddit. It's a lightweight JS-free frontend for Reddit.
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