I read somewhere that part of the popularity of The West Wing was that it was entertaining to watch smart people solve difficult problems. I think that’s part of the reason why I find watching live coding videos so entertaining - It’s more fun to watch someone solve a problem than doing it yourself.
I seem to have accrued a stack of fiction that I haven’t got around to reading. This is just a stick in the ground so I remember to dig them up and read them at some time:
A while ago I answered a couple of questions on Stack Overflow using my
.gitignore file as an example. I find it strangely satisfying to find that
there are projects on GitHub that use it, and even the odd blogs has put it up
Sometimes you want to test your localisations but you don’t want to go through the hassle of changing the settings on the simulator, or device, or your Mac for each one. There’s always the fear of setting some language that you don’t understand.
It came about that I wanted to do some work with git and signed tags. It’s been a while since I had looked at this, I’ve got some old entries up on keyservers that date back to 1999, and never on a Mac.