WEEK 5 2015
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- OTR, down to SD.
- OTR, down to SD.
Thursday 29 January
- Weather about the same as yesterday.
didn't feel good on waking up, so I skipped most app stuff. In
fact I just spent the day doing a number of chores: laundry,
dishes, cleaning, rearranging stuff in the garage. I actually worked
all day on all that, knocking off about 5:00pm. By which time my arms
and shoulders were aching....
Looks like we'll head down to SD sometime tomorrow.
Light posting for the next few days...
Wednesday 28 January 2015
Wednesday - Cool still, but warmer than Tuesday.
It looks like the 'venue' for the Superbowl party on Sunday has changed. But I'm still just a freeloading guest, so that's OK...
to lunch with S&K at Crazy Otto's. I had the pastrami, pretty darn
good, though not quite as good as at the Sub Machine over on J. We
talked about the app redesign over lunch and for a bit afterwards, so I
have enough information now to get started with.
So I worked on
that in the afternoon, until nearly 7, when the cats got in my face
about their dinner. And it was a good stopping point.
My brother had emailed, asking for some book recommendations. After looking at my year end lists I sent back
I should have mentioned Unbroken, it was a fabulous book. I wonder if the movie is still around?
- Cool and overcast, but no rain.
took my usual walk in the early afternoon. Since it was still muddy out
on the unpaved roads I had to stick to noisy city streets, which was
unpleasant, but so it goes.
a lot to say. Did some work on the app, made a modicum of
progress. I don't want to go crazy writing stuff before we've decided
on a new layout. It's actually simpler (from S's verbal description)
than the old one, and the 'levels' will be similar, so that's good.
She wants to 'blur' certain things, and iOS has a blur filter, so I'm working with some ways to accomplish that.
I'm probably heading off to San Diego this weekend, to help with some home repairs and to watch the Super Bowl with friends.
blog news, apparently my host switched servers on me. Not a big deal,
there was an email about it, but once again the upload path has
changed... I also found that the first week of blog posts for this year
was missing (it's possible that might have been my fault) and that some
of the weekly forward-backward links were broken (which was definitely
- We finally got some rain, later in the day. Not much, and of course
the 80% chance of snow predicted on Saturday has completely been
eliminated, down the memory hole at WU....
working away on various code related things. I did talk to S on the
phone, and she has more ideas on the app interface. I've been fiddling
around with VoiceOver tags and such, but we'll probably get together on
Wednesday and go over the new ideas.
The simulator for VoiceOver
is, essentially, junk. Really bad - it's easier and quicker to run it
on the device. Apple's abuse of it's developer's is kind of incredible,
you have to experience it to believe it...
- Rain was predicted for late in the day, so I tried to get some chores
done in the morning.
In particular there was some painting of shelves to be done in the
morning, before it got too cool. I had a mystery can of paint in the
side yard, so I opened it to see what it was - and it turned out to be
perfectly good exterior paint, in a tan shade. I think I bought it,
then decided it wasn't quite a match. It's been outside so long that
the lid was rusted shut, and broke when I opened it. Fortunately I had
an empty can that used to contain white paint, and I poured it into
that. I'm using it as a primer, so it's not a big deal if the color
changes a bit.
I cut up some lengths of firewood as well, since snow and rain are
Not much else to say, it's been pretty slow around here.