I have a new goal that I think I can get done before the year is out. I want to reach 500 commits on Github for the year, I'm currently at 418. I think I can do it https://github.com/grfxguru
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Photo - Red Light That Friday night drive home always seems to find the Red.
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Eagerly awaiting delivery of my Brydge keyboard/cover tomorrow for my iPad Pro. I have been wanting to try one for a long time, nothing against my Logitech version, but Brydge looks the part and I can easily remove the device.
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The Life Creative Podcast: A new project to truly leave my comfort zone

Through a series of synchronistic events I have a new project I am working on. For the first time, I am making paid content. In this episode I share my thoughts on the project, what it is, how I plan to do it, and how I think it will work. For anyone that has ever made something to share and ask for payment, I am sure you will have experienced a lot of these thoughts and concerns.
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That magical morning you wake up and realize you are right in the middle of a 4 day vacation, joy! So many things to do and for once, some time to actually do them.
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Trying to use OBS Studio on macOS Catalina and having problems?

Trying to use OBS Studio to stream video and audio on macOS Catalina? You may have some problems until they make an officially supported release of the app, but you can get it working. I had a problem getting the audio to be captured but this forum post helped solve it for me, the TL;DR is either download a test version of OBS, or run the app from the terminal with
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Asking for people to get in touch with you at the end of podcast episodes truly does pay off. I’ve had several good responses, so never forget to ask for people to contact you when possible.
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Stop bashing every mistake companies make

With the new details on the MacBook Pro 16” it amuses me that people still say they ‘moved on’ or that people should ‘move on’ from Apple. People who develop for Apple platforms professionally have no choice but to use the hardware. Whether it’s good or bad. Was the Samsung fold a good idea? Does Google continually decide to kill off products randomly? Everyone makes mistakes in public. The simple fact is that manufacturers some times make bad (escape key removal = terrible) decisions.
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Sheesh what a night/morning in DFW for Weather. Hope all my friends and colleagues out there are safe and sound. I hear we might even get a light freeze!
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DeveloperTip: Need to know what npm packages you have installed globally? $npm list -g --depth 0 #nodejs #npm #devtips
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Amazing Icons by Shape.so

In need of icons that export in SVG, PNG, React and React Native Components? Then I strongly recommend shape.so by the amazing Design+Code team. An instant purchase for me, I don’t get anything for recommending them other than knowing that others can appreciate the quality of their designs. You can see some examples on the homepage of my compileswift.com site.
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Designing is hard, don’t listen to those that say it’s easy. You sketch ideas for ages and hate every single one of them. Then you decide to try a different approach and it still beats you with a stick. But it’s still fun trying to come up with a logo :)
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Just incase you need a few words to help you get through hump day… You do not need permission from anyone to change the World!
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Swift is my favorite language of the past few years and the foreseeable future. However that is not all that interests me for mobile development. Like any good developer, I’m always willing to look at other technologies. So React Native has my attention…expect more posts on it
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New and old developers will get something out of this 37 tip 15 minute Podcast by Sean Allen, so much good information. Run, don’t walk your ears over to it now and listen. iOS Developer Discussions
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So masternewms and myself and have now finished the storyline for Destiny 2 Shadowkeep and it was very satisfying, still so much to do but a fun time was had by all and most of it streamed. Https://Twitch.tv/GrfxG
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New CompileSwift Podcast episode: Should Apple still release yearly OS updates?

I think it’s time to have the discussion don’t you? This year the rollout was rough and I think Apple needs to get back to their great idea from the past ‘Release when it’s ready’ not when the calendar or stock price says it’s time to release.
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Well I tried something new, live streaming as I worked on code for my Web site. Not as terrifying as it first appeared, no audio on this one but if you are interested in GatsbyJS and GraphQL, you might like to watch the reply.
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TLC Podcast: Free time...Now What?

Free time is a wonderful thing, as a creative person I love having time to work on my projects, but what if you feel overwhelmed with what to do with it? In this episode I offer up a few suggestions on how you might want to approach it.
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Fall Colors, Time to photograph again

One of the great things about the weather changing here in Texas is it gets me in the mood to grab the camera again. Here is one that is still my personal favorite Fall Colors
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iPadOS 13.1 Initial Thoughts – PeterWitham.com I spent a week working with iPadOS on my iPad Pro. Did it meet my expectations and hopes, or did it make me sad for another year? Read on…
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Old TV or old camera flash? You decide.
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So this weekend is hopefully going to have a lot more Destiny 2 Shadowkeep game play streaming as I play along with my good friend Masternewms. Plus did you know we have a gaming Podcast together? We sure do! https://anchor.fm/gamecode
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If the Servers do not die tonight then I plan to stream some game play of Destiny 2 Shadow Keep You can find my stream at twitch.tv/grfxg
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Having some fun with SwiftUI and sharing the knowledge

SwiftUI is something that I could tell from the announcement was going to change the nightmare that is storyboards and constraints when developing for the Apple platforms. As my teams start to look at iOS 13 support, I felt it was time to start sharing some of the things that I’ve learned during my testing and exploration. Today I put out a video showing how you can do a Master / Detail view using SwiftUI.
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