WEEK 12 2016
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Saturday - Yard sales in the morning, lunch at
the new Japanese place, not bad.
It was warm: I'd planned to mow the back yard, but just napped instead, and
did some other household chores.
I had to text friends and relatives and tell that that my road trip was
postponed for a few weeks. Too much to do here, and I hadn't put Easter and
"no cheap rentals available" and "heavy traffic" together in my brain.
It's raining and snowing in the pacific northwest, so it's probably better I
Friday - Another warm day,
in the 80's.
The Xcode install to the USB drive aborted overnight about 90% through. Of
course this turned into a huge PITA. The installer dmg file turned out to be
incomplete on the desktop, and the app store refused
to re-download it, thinking it was already downloaded. Apparently it leaves
a secret cookie somewhere on the system. I spent an hour or two trying to
find and delete the old version, without luck despite several Stack
Overthrow thread suggestions. Finally I just downloaded the Beta version of
the code instead of the current, and installed that. It's just a USB drive
But, I have to say, a very
slow one. I brought up the Console, and there are all sorts of timing-out
messages being thrown. I'd researched the flash drive on my phone in the
store before buying and it was reported to be of decent speed, but further
research found a site that tested it and found it to be almost 10X
slower than a Sandisk unit for writes.
Stuff still isn't working just yet, but it's becoming clearer. In a
backwards sort of way. For one thing: a bunch of stuff that was working
Wednesday no longer
works: the certificates expired Thursday.
A horrible maze-like process in the first place and
snakebit would be a short description of this week's experience.
Encouragement left on my office white
Another nice day, but my foot hurts still, so no walk. I need to go to
urgent care or the doctor I guess. Urgent care is probably quicker and
cheaper, but I don't trust them.
I did mow and edge and weedwhack the front lawn in the afternoon, while the
PC was grinding away on install tasks.
Grinding away on the App provisioning thing. I went to Walmart to get a USB
drive, couldn't get anyone to wait on me and open the cabinet, and so went
across the street to Staples and paid $4 more for 128GB, $39.
The afternoon was spent formatting it, installing El Capitan and Xcode. In
fact this download and install was still going on at 6:00pm when I knocked
off. It's a pretty slow process.
Vacuumed the house during the slow times. The kitten's were not happy.
Wednesday - Another nice day. Warm, in
I used the blower to cool the house overnight (55F downstairs in the
morning), but it's in the 80's outside and the high 70's in the office
inside, by later afternoon.
I'm looking at Testflight, for beta testing the app, and...OMG. I'd blanked
the memory of Apple's insane process for app delivery out of my mind, but
now I have to redo the whole thing from scratch for Task Mechanic, not just
me as an individual.
Let me put it this way: I'm reading Matt Neuburg's iOS 9 book. He's written
six or seven books on this stuff and he feels compelled to interject, in the
provisioning chapter: "...Really, I'm not
kidding..." at one point.
Sigh. People do it, so it can be done, but what a PITA.
The keychain and provisioning seems so messed up on the desktop that I might
just get a USB flash drive and boot a clean copy of El Capitan and Xcode
from it. I can't really tell what's going on, with my old individual license
and the early non-corporate TM accounts messing up the current stuff.
Brown rice for dinner. I put in more water, because that's what all the
cooking directions say, but it came out far too mushy. I put in about 2.75
cups instead of the 2.00 for white rice, next time I'll try 2.50 or 2.25.
My brother emailed to say he'd finally sold the old Coronado 25. We bought
it in 1996 or 1997 I think, and kept it in Richmond for years. He had it in
Glen Cove, Benecia, but just wasn't sailing it. It was time. A young guy, in
his 20's, bought it for $1,000, which is a good price. Good luck to him.
Tuesday - A nice day. I took a nice walk in
the morning, but failed to wear the good socks - the foot infection was very
Working on the app. Kind of. Actually just doing boatloads of associated
corporate stuff, credit cards, domains, etc. Bah.
Monday - It is Pi day. God is good: we live in
a cosmos where the Pi never runs out...
Sunday - Spent the day not actually doing
much, resting the hands. They are already better, I caught stuff in time, I
The apricot tree is in full bloom, the peach and pear-apple tree's are done
blooming and starting to leaf out. The apple tree, as usual, has not even
started to bud.
I received a promotional thing from Dropbox, proudly stating they were
partnering with Adobe
on something or the other. Yikes. Time to remove them from the desktop!