ShapeOf: It's like @2X for Color:

The one where Gus tries to come up with a better explanation as to why deep images are important.

Has anyone written a piece yet on how NSVisualEffectView looks like absolute crap in Mojave dark mode?

Hot take: NSVisualEffectView makes apps in dark mode look like shit.

I want to give a shoutout to the Core Image team at Apple. MacOS 10.14 Mojave was released today, and in the over 10 years I've been developing Acorn, this has got to be the smoothest and most bug free release day for the Core Image framework I've ever seen.

So many thanks. Most folks won't know or care, but this graphics API guy certainly did.

It's not a huge thing, but it puts a smile on my face. Piggybacking on the Apple News app, FMDB is now shipping in MacOS Mojave starting today, and has been shipping as part of iOS for a number of years. That's my software being used on a lot of devices.

"What's New in This Version can't contain the following character(s): ⌘"

Really App Store? Really?!

I’ve not had a chance to use the latest (within the past 5 years or so) built in Xcode unit testing frameworks, because my needs are pretty specialized. I tend to build my own.

But I’ve been using the stuff in Xcode 10, and it’s pretty dang great. ^⌥⌘G & ^⌥⌘U? Wonderful.

Sometimes when my mind is bored and drifting I'll find myself typing into Safari, even though it's long gone for many years now.

On Apple's MacOS Mojave page (, there's no mention of 10.14 anywhere on the page. I find that interesting, and I can't remember if this was the same for previous OS releases.

Using CFTypeRef with libffi is a great way to workaround ARC getting in the way of things.

ShapeOf: I’ve been working on new JavaScript to C/Cocoa bridge lately, for fun and education. And I made an interesting discovery today- NSNumber stores shorts and unsigned chars the same. Is this a bug in NSNumber?

I'm going to guess this JSValueRef pointing to 0x0000000000000002 isn't what I think it is.

My guitar amp (original Fender Blues Deluxe) is broke. I'm bummed. I'm sure it can be repaired but I've been playing it for almost 25 years and I miss its sound already.

I guess I get to mess around with digital audio again (via my old Line6 UX2). And since it's so easy to make recordings with it, here's a little bluesy afternoon noodling:

I'm guessing this is the year I give up my iPhone SE. Bummer.

Debugging a build system is always fun. Xcode 10 isn't being kind to Acorn and I'm not sure why.

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