I had a pretty average day at work today, so unfortunately nothing to ramble about.
During the day something interesting did happen though, and it was a review for my app Text Case! It was covered at Beautiful Pixels, and I’m very thankful of the review!
After work my girlfriend made dinner while I was doing the washing up. And after she left for work, I’ve mainly just been watching YouTube videos with my cat! It also coincides with me laying in bed, and realising at 10 pm that I’m actually ready to go to sleep.
So I’m publishing this, and it’s time for an early night.
Back to work today, after a very quick weekend. And it didn’t start particularly well. First of all, the trains had issues, so I got to work late. But I also forgot my badge for the building, and also my office floor (I keep them together). Turns out when I unpacked my bag for something on Friday, and repacked it yesterday, I left that on the kitchen table. Needless to say, it’s ready in my bag for tomorrow.
After I got home, I was greeted with pie and mash for dinner, that my girlfriend had made before going on a night shift. It was very nice!
In the evening, I’ve been relaxing with some podcasts, Youtube, and some World of Warcraft. But also doing a but more laundry that I should have got done over the weekend.
One video that I have to mention, is one that appeared on my YouTube Recommend section about mental health. It’s about an hour long discussion, and the reason it instantly appealed to me were the people that were in it. It features HRH the Duke of Cambridge, Gareth Southgate, Peter Crouch, Thierry Henry, Danny Rose and Jermaine Jenas. And it was a really fascinating video. I’d definitely recommend watching.
After the party last night, we all slept in our tents and sleeping bags inside a hall. After everyone had finally awoke, we spent a few hours having coffee/tea and some hot breakfast.
After that was all finished, we spent quite a few hours tidying everything from the party. There was a lot of go through, and myself and my girlfriend only ended up leaving at about 6 pm. There was still a tiny bit of work left to do, but my girlfriend was working a night shift tonight, so we had to get back and have dinner before she left.
After she went to work, I was left on my own. So I did some boring things like water my plants, wash the dishes, and do some laundry.
I started to watch a film on Netflix called “I AM MOTHER”, but I’ve barely managed an hour so far. I’m strangely just too tired. Even though I didn’t really do anything today.
Me and my girlfriend finally had a lie in for once. We woke between 11 and 12 am, which was totally deserved.
We then took some things we got from Scotland, like black pudding and square sausage, to my girlfriends mums house so we could all have a late breakfast. That led into a coffee/tea and television.
After we’d finished talking, we went home to get ready for my girlfriends sisters birthday party. Which was Harry Potter themed. My girlfriend went as Sybil Trelawney, and I just went as a generic wizard with a gown and shirt.
The party was very fun. And that was probably aided by the fact there was draught beer, which you could use yourself. I pretty much had an infinite beer.
It’s now pretty late, and I’ll be going to bed soon. We’re all sleeping in tents in the party hall, so in the morning we can have a good breakfast!
It feels a little underwhelming, but after just a two-day work week, it’s the weekend!
I spent today at work doing some tweaks and branding changes to a few of our iOS apps. It wasn’t exactly ideal work, but it’s a lot more interesting than the stuff I’ve been working on recently.
Throughout the day, I consumed a bit more WWDC content, but still nowhere near enough. I swear I’ll be watching sessions for another year. It wasn’t all WWDC videos I was watching though, as I also listened to the Connected and most of the ATP (so far) episodes that were recorded live in San Jose.
It wasn’t all work and consumption though.
Because I also managed to do a bit of development when I got home. Technically it was more just me playing around for about 30 minutes, but I did manage to get Text Case working on the Mac!
Just a warning, it’s by no means perfect. But this is straight out of the box so I wasn’t expecting much. The main issues I see myself are the rounding of cells in settings table views, a few spacing/margin bugs, and for some reason images that don’t conform to their constraints and masks and cover half of the screen. (This is also an issue with the current version of Text Case running on the iOS 13 beta.)
Here are a few screenshots of the very first build of Text Case for Mac:
It was my first day back at work today, after my short trip to Scotland. I was totally not ready for it. However, I did finally get to do some Swift development later in the day, and tomorrow I will be doing the same! It sounds weird, an iOS developer not writing Swift, but our whole team has been moved to another short-term project, so it’s not an ideal situation.
I did manage to fit in a lot of WWDC content, which I’m very much relieved with. As I was falling behind with all of it, since being away without a reliable internet connection, and spare time to watch videos. I finished off the Keynote, watched “The Talk Show Live”, a bit of State of the Union, and also listened to Federico Viticci’s great interview with Craig Federighi.
Today was our last day in Scotland. So we spent the morning packing, getting out of the rooms, and eating out last full English/Scottish breakfast.
After we left the hotel, all 7 of us split up into three different activities: A trip across to a smaller island, shopping, and visiting another member of family that lives in Scotland. I was doing the latter. Some of us then went to a little garden/park which had some nice plants, but also some animals. Including goats, donkeys, parrots, chickens, rabbits, etc. It wasn’t much, but you don’t often see a public “zoo”.
Eventually we all met up afterwards for lunch. Which turned out to be an early dinner, as we had to leave for the airport at 6 pm.
Once we were at the airport, I started to watch as much of the WWDC Keynote as possible. Unfortunately I only managed 20 minutes, as I was relying on the terrible airport WiFi. And for some reason, the Keynote was not available to download offline, so I couldn’t even prepare myself at the hotel. So tomorrow is going to be packed with WWDC videos!
Anyway, I’ll end with a few of my favourite photos from the trip:
Again, we started the day with a breakfast at the hotel.
Later on the day we headed to Glasgow central. We walked around the city for a bit, before heading to the science centre. That was pretty fun for a few hours.
Afterwards we headed back to Cartsdyke, where we met loads of my family for dinner. Some from Greenock (local) and others that were over from Australia. It was a very busy night.
When the restaurant was empty, we headed back to Greenock for a drink with one of my cousins. After one drink, my mum, sister, girlfriend, and my brothers girlfriend went back to hotel, and we stayed for a few more. It was an enjoyable night, but it’s certainly now time for bed.