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Mark V
Nerd. Parent. Enthusiast. This is an old account, my new handle is
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Mark V Apr 26
I wonder how the macOS 10.15 Sidecar concept would behave if the iOS “sidecar” screen was the only screen available. How would this feel on a headless Mac mini with an iPad as its only screen? Or a hybrid laptop? 🤔 cc
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Hillel Apr 20
One of my most controversial software opinions is that your sleep quality and stress level matter far, far more than the languages you use or the practices you follow. Nothing else comes close: not type systems, not TDD, not formal methods, not ANYTHING. Allow me to explain why.
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Mark V Apr 22
Replying to @gregheo
Try explaining to my 5-year old why daddy's big computer doesn't feel our fingers like daddy's small computers do 😉
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Mark V Apr 13
With Marzipan around the corner, I tried to make an overview on why some Mac apps feel more "Mac-like" than others. The Mojave Marzipan apps, unsurprisingly, don't score so well. Let me know what you think 🙂 cc
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Mark V Apr 14
Replying to @marcoarment @atpfm
In all seriousness, I understand that the target audience of people who want to manage a local library, import their own files, edit metadata, etc, is much smaller than the one for streaming convenience. But would it be that much smaller than the one for podcast enthusiasts? 🤷‍♂️
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Mark V Apr 14
Replying to @marcoarment @atpfm
If you change your mind about building a "MusicCast" type app, count me in 🙂
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Mark V Apr 13
Replying to @GailSimone
Care to elaborate on that a bit? What makes him a more interesting character?
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Mark V Apr 12
Replying to @_DavidSmith
My guess: left is official, right is yours. Left center circle looks better, the minor tick marks anti-aliasing is smoother, and the minute hand reaches just a bit into the minor tick marks rather than stopping before.
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The Loop Apr 11
Katie Bouman's "How to take a picture of a black hole" TEDTalk -
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Mark V Apr 11
Replying to @StephenNellis
It's not like they usually have problems pricing things just above market value... it's kind of their thing 😅
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Mark V Apr 8
Replying to @talkaboutdesign
I assume Marzipan will have gobbled up a lot of Xcode attention this year... not holding my breath for the nice touches that'd help on the day-to-day.
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Mark V Apr 7
I'm changing Twitter id, I'm now at I started this id a few years back for a small blog w/ Apple-related posts. But there's already so many brilliant people posting so much, and I stopped it. I've noticed the "apple" in my handle skews some conversations, so am changing.
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Mark V Apr 7
Understandable, but wouldn't it be fair to say that "more stable" in this context basically means they prefer budgets that can be brokered through backroom bartering between heads of state, rather than being exposed to the scrutiny and potential disruptions of a public campaign?
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Mark V Apr 7
Replying to @41Rco
If you're one of the dozen people following me, feel free to re-add me at . Will gradually stop posting under this one 🙂
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Mark V Apr 7
I'm changing Twitter id, I'm now at I started this id a few years back for a small blog w/ Apple-related posts. But there's already so many brilliant people posting so much, and I stopped it. I've noticed the "apple" in my handle skews some conversations, so am changing.
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Mark V Apr 7
Replying to @StevePeers @cjbxl
I didn't mean to imply otherwise, I didn't phrase that well. What I meant is that if we want people to care more about European elections and counter the voices that say it doesn't matter, making sure that there are actual budget decisions at stake seems a logical step.
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Mark V Apr 7
Replying to @cjbxl @StevePeers
Sounds like a bit of powerplay between Council and Commission on the one hand, but also one of those tipping points between intergovernmental and supranational on the other hand. Doesn't do much to help the democratic deficit though if the elections can't influence the budget.
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Mark V Apr 7
Replying to @GuitarMoog @StevePeers
Right, I forgot about that. So if it's a Council decision it's less tied to the EP and EC cycles, more to the national elections which are out of sync anyway. Thanks.
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Mark V Apr 7
The fights get a bit intense, and a relatively main character dies early the film. My 8 year old was fine, 5 year old insisted on watching too but in hindsight think it was too early for him.
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Mark V Apr 7
Replying to @StevePeers
Do you know why the MFF is set in 7-year cycles, disconnected from the EP elections and commission terms? Seems a bit strange to have elections on a set of policies but with no impact on the budget.
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