Serializing SwiftUI Color

There are plenty of resources out there that will tell you how to make SwiftUI’s Color conform to the Codable protocol. They all boil down to creating a UIColor (when you’re running on iOS) or NSColor (when you’re running on macOS) and then grabbing the color components from there, because SwiftUI is helpful by notContinue reading “Serializing SwiftUI Color”

What If Tulips, But…

In the early 90s, you could patent anything if you took an existing product and appended, “…but on a computer.” By the late 90s, you could sell anything to the public at large, claiming that it was a disruptive business that would change the way every human on the planet did the thing they’ve beenContinue reading “What If Tulips, But…”

Put a Bird on It

I have been nerdsniped by the dratted Russian hackers. Those darned “hackers”, causing trouble and getting people all excited about security. So now I’ve got to deal with thoughts and suggestions in my peripheral awareness, and remind myself that I’ve already done the work of threat modeling and risk analysis for my data and forContinue reading “Put a Bird on It”

Open Letter to the FSF

I have been professionally active in software development for 27 years and I have used and even contributed to Free Software.  While Richard Stallman has played a critical role in the development of Free Software, he has also contributed to a toxic atmosphere of male entitlement – a sense that rules only apply to otherContinue reading “Open Letter to the FSF”