Zach Klein wrote a great article on how they made a 800 square feet garden in San Francisco's Mission District:
This garden was conceived to help expand San Francisco's urban forest and it was designed to be an example of xeriscaping. It is drought-tolerant and requires no additional water other than seasonal rain. It is also a permeable landscape that improves the city's sewage treatment capacity by reducing storm water runoff through absorption.
Look at how beautiful it is:
I would have never guessed it's in the SF Mission district:
Jean Hsu's article on Ask vs Guess Culture is a great read:
If you’re more a guess-culture person, asking people for help without knowing their circumstances can feel rude or intrusive. Broadcasting publicly your need for help can feel awkward and vulnerable.
If you’re more of an ask-culture person, the guess-culture example of juggling everyone’s specific scenarios and the historical context of favors probably seems exhausting. Dropping hints in the hopes that you won’t even have to make your request can feel extra passive and manipulative.
And because I'm an Asian living in the U.S., I experience so much clash between the cultures:
I was raised deeply in guess culture, as many Asians and Asian-Americans are. The Japanese proverb that “the nail that sticks up gets nailed down” reinforces the idea of social collectivism and keeping your individual needs and wants to yourself — values that are shared by many Asian culture.
Western society is very much ask culture. A classic example can be found in proverbs. “A squeaky wheel gets the grease” is an American proverb, enforcing the ideas of individualism and that asking for what you want will benefit you.
`xcrun simctl status_bar` Is Not Working Since Xcode 14.1
If you’ve been trying to use xcrun simctl status_bar recently to take pretty screenshots and found that it doesn’t work past simulators running iOS 16.1, you can use SIMCTL_CHILD_SIMULATOR_RUNTIME_VERSION=16.0 xcrun simctl boot as a temporary workaround to get this back.
So, with his family’s blessing, we’re dedicating Automation April 2023 in memory of Alex Hay, a brilliant and beloved member of the automation community who was taken from us far too early at the age of 36. MacStories is also making donations to the American Cancer Society and Cancer Research UK in Alex’s name, and we’d love it if you would join us in making a donation using the links above too.
The Apple automation community is a close-knit group of talented, creative people, and no one exemplified that more than Alex Hay. We’re grateful for the chance we had to get to know Alex and the apps he built that opened up so many new possibilities for Shortcuts users around the world. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and we hope you’ll join us in thinking of him and his loved ones throughout Automation April.
Alex's work has inspired so many people and has advanced automation tooling on Apple platforms. He was also such a friendly person, helping other developers in the community. I have closely followed his research on the new iOS 16 AppIntent framework. Without that and a few brief exchanges on Twitter, I couldn't have launched Mango Baby's iOS 16 update with great AppIntent support.
Hello, how is/was your Saturday night? I just spent mine recovering my 400+ post titles. They were lost during a database migration. Luckily all the history are saved somewhere and I was able to write some ad hoc code recovering all of them.