Ben Szymanski

I'm suspicious that we'll get 1:1 parity btwn capabilities of AppKit & UIKit, but agreed that it is likely just the future at this point. Things will be irretrievably lost. For better or worse.

Ben Szymanski

Marzipan - I didn't see it before but maybe it really is the end of the line for AppKit. There's a lot more riding on this than I thought. Who knows what the institutional knowledge of it is any more?

Ben Szymanski

Perhaps Marzipan isn’t just a cheap way to get apps on to MacOS. Perhaps it’s literally the only way forward for Apple, by threat of death.

Ben Szymanski

You can take this a few different ways. First, Marzipan is a bad effort because parts of AppKit literally CANNOT be replicated/re-implemented. Thus AppKit lives forever.

Ben Szymanski

Alternatively, that perhaps AppKit really is dead and that Marzipan and Electron are the only way forward.

Ben Szymanski

Either way, this is a huge blow to the Mac as a platform. They aren't updating and improving it because they literally can't.

Ben Szymanski

Well fuuuuuuuu. I guess that's it folks. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19966135

Ben Szymanski

Alternatives to Web Apps: X-Windows. Alternatives to many websites: XHTML2 pages with a Sherlock-esque frontend. How do we revive this? #Web30

Ben Szymanski

When I walked out of the store, the pavement girl was getting patted down by the police, and statements were bring taken. IDK what happened while I was inside shopping for fresh produce but it must’ve been good.

Ben Szymanski

This happened last night: Girl is laying on the pavement in the grocery store parking lot. Other woman: “I’m going to call 911...” Pavement girl: “I just want you to go away!”

Ben Szymanski

Every time I authenticate with this phone, I feel like I gotta get it at just the right angle and definitely on my good side, in order for it to work.

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Ben Szymanski

FaceID is the perfect authentication scheme for the most vain of generations. It’s perfect for those who love taking selfies.

Ben Szymanski

Everything happens for a reason they say, but that assumes that the rest of the world is sane.

Ben Szymanski

OTOH, Windows 10 did run much smoother than Mac OS X ever did on that rMBP. Better drivers I suppose. Still. I think retina Macs kind of just suck.

Ben Szymanski

I've always suspected, ever since I got that rMBP, that the GFX chipset in it just wasn't up to the task of running that many pixels. After five years of annoying lag all over the system, this Mac feels so refreshing to use.

Ben Szymanski

I bought one of the new Mac mini's. It's hooked up only to a single non-HiDPI monitor. And for the first time in five years (the five years since I've had my rMBP), the whole system feels amazingly smooth and responsive in comparison. There is no delay on

Ben Szymanski

We see this in streaming music, but we also see it in software and pretty much any other digitally delivered good.

Ben Szymanski

I think Steve Jobs was right when he ~ said "consumers don't want to rent music," he just worded it in a way that made it easy to dismiss.

Ben Szymanski

My now-canceled streaming sub was costing me $128.52/y, according to my CC tx history. I wonder how those costs will compound over time, considering the lost time/money that could have been spent in investing in solid copies ...

Ben Szymanski

The convenience of online streaming subscriptions masks the most obvious conflict that, like anything else, you need to <wisely> accumulate resources to get ahead financially.