1. I have been fairly busy lately, and I have fallen behind on a few things. Including the Swift and SwiftUI course I have been working on.

    I have been trying to decide whether to move forward with it or not. It takes quite a bit of time dedication (about 1hr a day) and I’m a long ways of from behind able to actually profit from the time spent.

    I’m thinking I’m better off focusing on the web for now. I started dabbling in Vue JS and I have a cool project that would make a good PWA.

    Furthermore, I also don’t feel like getting into the whole Apple vs. developers issues right now. At the same time, though, I want to be able to at least have some control over my iOS devices by being able to write my own apps. The web is remarkable and powerful, but there are just some things you can’t do without a native app.

    I restarted my Laracasts subscription, which is a fantastic resource for learning web development, so I want to devote more time to increasing my knowledge of Laravel and related technologies. Since I’m paying for it, I might as well take full advantage of it. Plus, I know enough about Laravel and Livewire to actually take on some small projects. It makes sense to dedicate time to something I can build a career out of now, rather than working on learning something I know very little about.

    I started writing this post thinking I had already made up my mind… but now I’m back to not being sure what I want to do now 😂

    We will see.

    3:27pm on February 21, 2022
  2. I’m not sure how this trend has started, but now every company with a newsletter thinks it’s their job to tell everyone how to live out their daily life.

    Like look at this email I received the other day from Feit Electric.

    They make smart home devices, for Pete’s sake. I know it is just for marketing reasons, but every company does not need to be everything. Just continue making light bulbs. And if you can, make a really good light bulb.

    12:10pm on February 12, 2022
  3. Yesterday I finished Day #02 of 100 Days of Swift UI, and today I finished Day #03. As much as I love PHP and JavaScript, I’m really enjoying Swift. It is interesting to learn a compiled language verses the interpreted languages I’m familiar with.

    3:55pm on January 24, 2022
  4. I went back to Chris Green Lake around sunset to try to capture a few photos. They did not turn out as good as I was expecting, but it was fun and I can add them to my collection.

    10:17am on January 21, 2022
  5. Here is a photo I got today at the lake. I just missed sunset. I might try to go back tomorrow after work and get a photo as the sun is going down.

    4:21pm on January 19, 2022