20 Years of SuperDrive

Via 512 Pixels: 2001 was a huge year in terms of Apple history. … First SuperDrive This really caught my attention. The current incarnation of the SuperDrive has remained largely static for 20 years and it’s still available for purchase. It still has no eject button, it still doesn’t support USB-C, and it still doesn’t support Blu-ray. Shockingly, it still costs $79. Additionally, to connect it to a modern USB-C MacBook you’d need the $19 adapter....

January 5, 2021

Singapore Breathe — Development Diary #2

Getting the data, decoding the data, displaying it on a map, and providing explanations....

January 4, 2021

Singapore Rail v2021.1

Happy New Year! 🎉 Today I’ve released Singapore Rail v2021.1. It’s a minor release with the following changes: User Interface Modernised the UI to use inset table views. Notification configuration toggles are now tinted to match the rail lines. UI elements now use system standard symbols. New Features The app icons are now available in an iMessage sticker pack. Versioning Version numbers now follow a {year}....

January 1, 2021

Brexit Agreement Mentions Technologies from a Bygone Era

Apparently, the Brexit Agreement has been in negotiation a lot longer than we’ve been led to believe because it references technologies that were introduced in 1997 and haven’t been updated since 2002. On page 921 of the agreement: s/MIME functionality is built into the vast majority of modern e-mail software packages including Outlook, Mozilla Mail as well as Netscape Communicator 4.x and inter-operates among all major e- mail software packages....

December 29, 2020

Permalinks and Other Updates

Permalinks. Feeds. Typography. Analytics....

December 28, 2020