Ben Szymanski

To live in New England is to be endlessly financially ruined - by the state, by utility companies, by landlords.

Edited 5/15/2022 at 4:11 pm
Ben Szymanski

The problem with the second hand iPods is that they were all mass-produced devices, and weren't really designed to hold up for their now approaching two decade lifespan.

Ben Szymanski

Having said that, I think it's a mistake to not have kept some kind of iPod lineage alive. I have several second hand iPods that I have picked up over the years, and they are very enjoyable to use, even today.

Ben Szymanski

The truth is... that Apple doesn't need to sell iPods anymore when their AirPods line cost as much as the music player used to.

Ben Szymanski

I finally had a chance to build something with SwiftUI. I can now say that Swift+UIKit or Swift+AppKit are booty and should have never been grafted together. However Swift+SwiftUI are really great.

Ben Szymanski

Forget that Dune Pro case, we need a kickstarter to revive pizza box style computers. Absolutely one of my favorite form factors to-date.

Ben Szymanski

Everyone needs to get FreeBSD-pilled that FreeBSD is better than Linux.

Ben Szymanski

No one would complain about the daylights savings changeover/spring forward if it happened during the workday.

Ben Szymanski

Kind of a big milestone... I have implemented almost the entire information architecture and interface controls for Server Admin 10.6, and I did so in about a weeks time.

Ben Szymanski

I am obsessed with server utility applications, and I have no idea why.

Ben Szymanski

We know you all hate computers, but you still use them anyway, so we just keep making more of this stuff.

Ben Szymanski

Millennials and Zoomers don't have scratchy vinyl or warped cassette tapes, we have insufferable flaky Bluetooth connections.

Ben Szymanski

I'm just going to say it. I like MySQL. It is fun and easy to work with. Though I use PGSQL often, there is something that is just the path of least resistance about MySQL. I can get SHIT DONE with MySQL.

Ben Szymanski

Everyone will hate me for it, but I said what I said.

Ben Szymanski

I think one of the most infuriating APIs on Apple's platforms are the networking ones: NSURLSession and related friends.

Ben Szymanski

The web applications store your media (your images and such) on storage that you pay for as part if your service.

Ben Szymanski

It is then up to the user agent (browser) to tie the media into the webpage.

Ben Szymanski

Let's revisit the architecture of the internet. It starts with your ISP. Your ISP provides not only access, but also a bucket of storage (think similar to an S3 bucket).

Ben Szymanski

It is then up to the user agent (browser) to tie the media into the webpage.

Ben Szymanski

The web applications store your media (your images and such) on storage that you pay for as part if your service.