Bill Processing

It’s bill-pay day, so of course I’m confronted once more with several payment portals that have security theater. What do I mean by that? I mean, stuff that looks like it’s some kind of security (preventing theft of personal information, verifying that the actor is the right person, etc.) but which doesn’t actually provide anyContinue reading “Bill Processing”

Mirror, mirror

Today I wrote a simple command line utility to mirror the dependencies for a swift project. And it works! That’s pretty neat, in and of itself. Then, because I could, I built a Docker image that has my utility installed, so I can use that image as the base for all my containerized application development.Continue reading “Mirror, mirror”

Characteristic: Overkill

So, we’re refugees. Also, I’ve been thinking about store-and-forward, intermittently-connected networks for a good long while. Looking at where life is going and how we plan to navigate it, I’m only going to be more intermittently-connected, with longer periods of isolation, not less/shorter. So, I want to start solving problems now, before I’m cut offContinue reading “Characteristic: Overkill”

Software Release!

I’m pleased to announce the release of an updated version of Stumpy. Mostly, the differences from the previous version will be invisible; the one user-facing difference being that, since I’m only supporting macOS 12+, I can wrap the list of servers in a ScrollView, so you don’t have to resize the window if you’re runningContinue reading “Software Release!”

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…”