Ventura ? !!!!!!!!!!

Holy sh&^%!@&%^TTTTT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mucking about still with Ventura on an external bootable drive
And set both external monitors to mirror the main, then set them back to extended and ……..

it stopped flickering !!!!!!!!!!

So maybe I’ll update now ๐Ÿ˜›

Ventura – no thanks

I’ve been asked why I still run Catalina on my 2019 16″ MBP

Well the updates in between then, and now ALL suffer from this particular problem. I’ve yet to find a solution.

Yeah – such fun

Appears I’m not alone and external monitors and flickering is a widely experienced issue

UPDATE : Apple released 13.4 and someone said “Hey it fixes the flicker!”… Read the rest

In praise of preferences

I like to have lots of preferences

Things that I CAN tweak to my liking IF I want to

Not that I do in every product I use for writing code. But its nice to have them. For instance in Xcode and VS Mac there are a TON of settings.

And I’ve customized very few. Why ?… Read the rest

Antlr 4

Having once upon a time having had to use Lex & Yacc, and their eventual successors Flex & Bison, I’d been more than passingly familiar with writing and debugging grammars.

And all their weirdness like shift reduce conflicts ๐Ÿ˜›

At Xojo I’d looked through the grammar for the language to make sure various editors and parsers were conforming to the grammar especially in places like the method signature editor where you could paste in the whole thing into the method name and it would pull it apart.… Read the rest

How I spent last weekend

Recently I visited a client in Germany
And we worked hard for the 2 weeks I was there

But while I was there I took advantage of the fact I’d be there over a weekend and went to Austria to ski at an enormous resort that had not yet closed – Ischgl.

Driving there I had feelings of dread as all the lower parts of hills like Garmisch-Partenkirchen were closed and obviously very green – but there was snow high up.… Read the rest

Nice week

Last week Trish & I went to Cancun
We’d planned this sometime ago and we had a really nice week

Visited Isla Mujeres, Chichen Itzรก, and went snorkelling a couple times

On the ride over to Isla Mujeres we sat near this gent from Goa India who was on board without his girlfriend (she was sick that day)
We struck up a conversation and it turns out he’s in the same line of work I am
And we had a great visit for about 2 hours
I’m sure Trish was bored as heck as we talked nothing but tech & geek topics the entire time

And when we finally departed the boat we both made a deliberate & concerted effort to find the other & thanked each other for what turned out to be a great conversation which made the trip even nicer

It made nice day even nicer to meet someone as passionate about the things we talked about

And then the last evening we were there we sat with another resident of the condominium and her daughter.… Read the rest