I made another attempt to start working on a web application in Swift with Vapor. It didn’t get very far.

Apple introduces things like Property Wrappers, and the Vapor project responds by rewriting the entire framework, leaving behind work only partially done for serious web application components like JSON API, and the authors of those projects can’t keep up or lose interest.

Looks like it’s back to reliable and feature-complete Python and Flask.

Apple needs to release to the development community whatever IDE they are using internally, because there is no way they can write an operating system or other applications with the joke IDE Xcode.

Or, maybe they are using Xcode internally, and that explains why their software sucks so badly of late. 👿

Xcode has become more and more bloated. The download package is 11GB now, so it takes forever to download and install. The installation fails repeatedly from the Mac App Store app, and then starts over from the beginning of the download when you try again (ever heard of caching, Apple?). And after all these years, it’s still not even a good IDE.

And then this: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/new-york-state-57-police-resign-to-support-officers-fired-for-shoving-75-year-old

“Why? Why was that necessary? Where was the threat?” asked the New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, at his daily briefing on Friday, saying he had spoken to Gugino. “It’s just fundamentally offensive and frightening. How did we get to this place?”

But the local police union boss defended his officers. “Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” said John Evans, PBA president, according to WGRZ.

“Disgust”? They were punished for mistreating an elderly man. “Simply executing orders”? So their orders were to abuse those they’re sworn to serve and protect?

Good riddance. We don’t need your kind of filth on the police force. Don’t come back. You are part of the problem, not the solution.

This is wrong: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jun/05/aleksandar-katai-wife-racist-social-media

Why should he be held responsible for her words?

This kind of hyper-sensitive, politically-correct stupidity has got to stop. The so-called “tolerant” left is about the furthest thing from tolerant. “Your wife said something unpleasant, so we can’t have anything to do with you.”

We’re trying so hard to become a socialist police-state, so why don’t we send him and his wife to “re-education” or indoctrination training, so they can learn to think like good little plebs?

If you change your RSS feed to a truncated blurb or complete lack of content so that I’m forced to visit your website so I can be served ads, I will stop reading your blog.

So, if you have a package.json file without a version key in it, and try to run any variation of the “npm version” command, it will fail and NOT TELL YOU WHY. (This is one of the reasons why Javascript and the whole ecosystem needs to be wiped from the face of the planet.)