@mdhughes My last attempt was a CLI app, too. Didn't get too far with it before I gave up and went back to OmniFocus.
@mdhughes Yup. Software always ends up winning because I can sort, rearrange, copy, paste, add notes. Harder to maintain that on paper.
I've started and abandoned a couple of todo apps, but I'm pretty sure every programmer has.
@mdhughes All of this makes me want to switch back to pen and paper.
@mdhughes I've read some Richard Morgan. Not terrible. Never heard of Neal Asher before. Thanks for the recommendations!
@svens Wow! That's way harder than I thought it'd be.
I was thinking of trying to wire up something with the API actions in Workflow.app. I'm already using a workflow to post to my Wordpress blog, which Micro.blog sucks in. And the Workflow has an option to cross-post to Twitter.
Oy. I thought all of this had gone the way of the dodo.
@svens How are you doing cross-posting between here and Micro.blog?
@jason Wasn't it an admitted lazy effort? I think he said he wrote it very quickly after a trip through west Texas with his son.
@jason I liked it! I think it helps to be in a certain frame of mind while reading it (depressed and anxious about human frailty and the inevitability of death worked well).
@jason I cheated. I read The Road.
@jason I want to do this, yes. Finding the time might be tricky.
I know Objective-C is hard. It's C plus Smalltalk, both of which are subtle and take a year or two to learn. [brackets scare:theNoobs] && dot.syntax.isOverloaded;
But the tools fucking work. Dynamic code makes programmers efficient. A more elegant weapon for a more civilized age.
Swift amazes me. A beta language that breaks your code every 6 months, a type system so totalitarian and inescapable it makes BDSM Haskell look like a vacation (and apparently nobody's read Gödel's paper), the founder abandoned it to go work on cars, Apple won't ship production code in it, compiling burns your fucking CPU to the ground for 10s of minutes for code C can do in seconds, and after 3 years Xcode still can't refactor it.
And stupid motherfuckers write their production apps in it. 😦
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