I would like to enable Mastodon's full-text search feature, but I doubt this virtual machine has the RAM to handle it 🙁: https://docs.joinmastodon.org/administration/optional-features/#full-text-search
The next VM up the list would be $15/month, which is quite a lot. Probably not worth it.
Hey, I can actually endorse something from MLive: https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/2019/02/with-voucher-system-broken-ann-arbor-needs-real-action-on-affordable-housing.html
✍️ Blogged a blog post about The Temptation of Analytics:
Please everyone click on it so I can see the visitors number tick up in google analytics. Otherwise I will wilt away to nothingness.
(Yes, unowned references still pay for atomic math; unowned(unsafe) avoids that)
This fixes the most common bizarre symptom of over-releases in ObjC: my object deallocated and a new unrelated object reused its memory. Usually this showed up as “unrecognized selector xyz sent to object of type <completely the wrong type how did this get here>”.
I’ve seen some confusion about this recently, so figure it’s worth discussing: ‘unowned’ in Swift is *not* like __unsafe_unretained in ObjC, and actually is pretty odd.
The difference is just that unowned deterministically guarantees a crash if misused, but that requires a lot:
• A second reference count for unowned references is kept
• The object’s deinit runs when all strong references are gone, but it isn’t actually freed until unowned ones are too!
social media update: actually, Screen Time limits alerts me after 30 minutes on IG! I thought I'd set it to an hour, but I'm "only" spending 30 minutes a day there instead
Mastodon asks "what's on your mind?"
I've been largely successful at cutting most social media out of my life. I still spend an hour a day on Instagram (which I know thanks to iOS 12), but I barely check Facebook or Twitter. I think this is a good thing for my sanity & my sense that time is limited.
This is weird since I now _run_ a social media site…but this one is a nice place!
Friends, a good friend of mine suffered an awful spinal cord injury a few years ago which left him a quadriplegic. Finances are precarious, and he particularly needs help now. If you can donate even a small amount, it would be helpful.
More detailed update on MI natural gas situation: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/macomb-county/2019/01/30/no-injuries-after-fire-armada-natural-gas-facility/2721353002/
Ann Arbor breaks 108-year-old cold temperature record: https://www.mlive.com//news/2019/01/ann-arbor-passes-108-year-old-mark-for-the-coldest-jan-30-on-record.html
AADL is open today: https://twitter.com/aadl/status/1090353621097693185
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