Apple's developer documentation used to be top notch, what happened in the last 5 years?
One thing I've learned to accept is that things like quality have never come from the company as a whole. Almost all the time, the quality you see is down to a small number of humans who gave a shit. And when those people leave, it's over.
I took a late-night class in university, and the prof was always tired. He said that a hard part of being an scientist, is that nobody ever tells you what not to study. Some subjects just eat-up your career, and nobody tells you.
While living in Japan for a few months as I'm learning the language, I've noticed that my mind will often quantize ("snap") words or characters I don't know to the nearest ones that I do know.
For instance, I once walked by a sign that has characters I didn't recognize, but they looked similar to "新じゃが". These two things together mean "new potato."
Probably not what they intended, but it got me wondering how new the potatoes might be.
Mindsets for Working
A collection of headspaces I find myself moving between in my work.
> Sustaining doubt is harder work than sliding into certainty.
— Daniel Kahneman
The kitchen now, for me, is a place of ownership and control and (very very low-level) mastery in a way it has never been before. Plop me in the middle of it and I am certain I can make something delicious in 20 minutes given whatever is at hand. I have never felt this way before, and may never have gotten to this place without forced isolation. I’ve cooked every meal here for the last two months. It has unlocked a delight and culinary eroticism that was hitherto a great self-mystery, but now I get it I get it. The kitchen, food, owning this space — this is the grit of life. And I realize how “sheltered dumb” this sounds, like I’m some ding-dong that just discovered that water is delicious when slaking thirst, but — ye upon your high horses — I have been “cooking” (almost) daily for decades. The point is: I had never taken whatever that next step was towards full ownership.
This reminds me of meditation practice (or any practice, for that matter) as well. Once a week for decades gets you almost nowhere (I know, I’ve done that); allows at best for you to say “I do meditation” and acquire the requisite mats and towels, sitting pillows, singing bowls. Whereas ten hours a day for ten days straight can provide you with a tool for life.
Not just big-loop repetition, but tight-loop, highly iterative, sustained repetition.
— Craig Mod, Boules, Earning Tools, Photography News, Repetition
To give some idea of what it could mean for a concept to be metaphorical and for such a concept to structure an everyday activity, let us start with the concept argument and the conceptual metaphor argument is war. This metaphor is reflected in our everyday language by a wide variety of expressions:
We don’t just talk about arguments in terms of war. We can actually win or lose arguments. We see the person we are arguing with as an opponent … Many of the things we do in arguing are partially structured by the concept of war.
Now, try to imagine a culture where arguments are not viewed in terms of war: where there is no sense of attacking or defending, gaining or losing ground. Imagine a culture where an argument is viewed as a dance, the participants are seen as performers, and the goal is to perform in a balanced and aesthetically pleasing way. People would view arguments differently, experience them differently, carry them out differently, and talk about them differently.
Let us consider the new metaphor love is a collaborative work of art.
Our personal views of work and art give rise to at least the following entailments for this metaphor:
Some of these entailments are metaphorical (eg. love is an aesthetic experience); others are not (eg. love involves shared responsibility). Each of these entailments may themselves have further entailments. The result is a large and coherent network of entailments, which may, on the whole, either fit or not fit our experiences of love … what we experience with such a metaphor is a kind of reverberation down through the network of entailments that awakens and connects our memories of our past love experiences and services as a possible guide for future ones.