WEEK 32 2016
Tue- Wed- Thur-
Picture of the Week
Years Ago, This Week, 2003
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Saturday - Hot, in the high 90's.
Yard sales with friends, though I didn't buy much.
Lunch at the Soup Plantation down in Palmdale, tasty.
We enjoyed watching Zootopia in the evening, I'd never seen it. Amusing.
Friday - Hot.
Working on the app.
No word from the dentist...
Thursday 4 August
Working on the app.
Wednesday 3 August
Wednesday - Hot but not unbearable
The dentist came back with an estimate. It's very very high. They are
going to check with an orthodontist who might be able to give me a better
price, but Yuma and Los Algodones are starting to look more likely.
Yuma in August. Great. Maybe I'll take the 3:10 train....
So the trick to using the AVQueuePlayer is
- Get the audio files you want
- Get their full URL path
- Use the URLs to generate AVPlayerItems
- Add the AVPlayerItem's to the AVQueuePlayer
- Play the AVQueuePlayer
- Since the AVQueuePlayer deletes
it's items as it plays them, you must refill the queue at the
end to replay
- To do this, attach an NSNotification to the last playerItem (not the
queue!) to jump to some method
- Use this method to refill the AVQueuePlayer with the same objects
(except when you want new objects!)
- Since the playheads for the AVPlayerItem's are left pointing at the
end of each track, reset each one to point at the start
Book #35 was Stiletto:
A Novel (The Rook Files #2), by Daniel O'Malley. Enjoyable.
Tuesday - Hot.
I ordered a toner cartridge for the printer. It's some no-name brand, I
usually do name brand but S says the other stuff works fine, so I'll give it
a try. About 1/4th the price.
Just grinding away on the app. I figured out most of the issues, so
now it's just a case of coding things up appropriately. Which, given
12 levels and three or four separate queues isn't exactly straight
My brother B was hiking last week
and sent some photo's of Gold Lake. Sigh. I so want to leave for a
week or two and do something like that...
T was just up at Tahoe, as
well. He said it the lake was nice, but the weather very hot most
days. The very first place I ever hiked into was Scout
Carson Lake, only about 20 miles away.
Monday - Back to the app grind. This
AVQueuePlayer stuff is the pits so far.
I did go in and talk to the dentist about getting some work done on the
worst tooth - they're going to generate an estimate and let me know what the
S has suggested I look at the Mexican dentistry, apparently it's quite a bit
cheaper, even factoring driving and hotel stays. Hmmm. It doesn't excite me,
but I have to watch the bottom line theses days.
Sunday - Hot. In the low 100's.
I did some shopping in the morning, then light chores around the house and
yard. The foot is much better, at ends week I can get rid of bandages and
Did a little work on the app, for a few hours.
I suggested to a friend that they get a newer model used Volvo. Say a SUV
from between 2002 and 2014 (they moved manufacture over to China in 2015).
It sounds like R really wants another older model, but I feel that the
antiskid and airbags are probably a good idea as he likes to drive up to the
mountains during storms to ski in the winter time. But not my call.