Leon Mika

2020-10-29: Advice to those working with annotations in Preview For those of you using Preview in macOS for viewing an annotated PDF, if you need to move or delete …

2020-10-28: Seeing the photos in this article of an empty airport, especially one I’m familiar with, is …

2020-10-27: I’ve justed walked all the way to the shops before I realised I completely forgot my wallet. I …

2020-10-26: Doughnut Day 2020 Good day today. From a high of 725 Covid-19 cases in August 25, Victoria has just had 24 hours of …

2020-10-25: It’s coming to the point where I think I need a custom text entry control on all my devices that, …

2020-10-22: Over the last few weeks, while Melbourne has been under lock-down to drive the Covid-19 cases down, …

2020-10-22: Reflections On Writing On The Web I fell into a bit of a rabbit hole about writing and publishing online yesterday after reading this …

2020-10-20: It wasn’t until about a week ago, when I was looking very closely at the Robot Or Not show …

2020-10-15: I’ve removed Twitter my iPad and my phone. I’m starting to get a bit sick of it. It’s not doing …

2020-10-14: Daily walk after work, today through the forest reserve near my home. I didn’t think I had something …

2020-10-14: Unit Tests and Verifying Mocks I’m working with a unit test that uses mocks in which every method in the mock is verified …

2020-10-13: Looks like Google Play music is no longer letting me play the music I’ve got stored on the …

2020-10-13: After moving from Mac to Linux for work 1.5 months ago, I’ve lost the abiliy to be remember …

2020-10-12: Be forewarned: this might not be a happy post. I’m feeling a bit dispirited this morning …

2020-10-11: I don’t know how this keeps happening, but it feels like the Bluetooth stack on Android gets a …

2020-10-10: A Database Client Wishlist I’ve recently started a new job so I’ve been spending a bit of time trying to become …

2020-10-07: I’ve only just realised that the Victorian CHO Twitter account includes a daily Covid-19 case …

2020-10-06: Sharing links to private podcast episodes There have been times when I’ve wanted to share a link to an episode of a podcast that I pay …

2020-10-04: Friday evening walk. The photo does not do justice to how lovely the evening light can be during …

2020-10-04: We are potentially two weeks away from a significant reduction in restrictions, and this weekend is …

2020-10-01: A good way to be reminded of all the services you’re currently subscribed to is to have credit …

2020-09-25: After reading the recent news articles, along with hearing what the founder prioritises, it’s …

2020-09-23: Let's hold the line, Melbourne. We've got this. Today is a good day. Melbourne’s 14 day daily Covid-19 case average is now 29.4, which is …

2020-09-23: Ah, Day One. At least let me get through the day first.

2020-09-22: I wonder if it’s possible to develop something like ambidexterity for Mac and non-Mac keyboard …

2020-09-21: 📚 “The War of Art”, by Steven Pressfield. An excellent book about the creative process. …

2020-09-20: Good news is hard to come by recently, and the Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne are anything but …

2020-09-18: I used iPad OS’s markup feature on a multi-page PDF for the first time this morning. It works …

2020-09-17: Getting screen capture working in Vivaldi on Fedora 32 Moving from a Mac Pro back to Linux for work, I’ve come to appreciate how well things just …

2020-09-16: Now that we’re allowed to venture outside a bit more, I’d like to start my lunchtime …

2020-09-15: First Foray Into Home Automation After recently changing jobs, I’ve received a brand new Lenovo work laptop. As good as the …

2020-09-09: I wonder if Oracle’s first change to TikTok, should they ever buy it, would be to add 5 …

2020-09-01: On Ordered Lists in Markdown One of the things I like about Markdown as a form of writing online, is that ordered lists can …

2020-08-26: If Google does this to the Pixel 4, just what do they expect for the Pixel 5? What is Google doing cancelling the Pixel 4 after 6 months? They spend $1.1 billion buying the HTC …

2020-08-26: John Gruber’s comments, after quoting a piece from Ars Technica on the Pixel 5 being slower than the …

2020-08-05: You can tell it’s August in Melbourne as the days start to get noticeably longer, the blossums …

2020-07-28: I’m beginning to wonder, after looking at all the services in IndieWeb Site Deaths page, if …

2020-07-24: Idea for MacOS: an option to install system updates on shutdown. This can replace the “in 1 …

2020-07-21: On Suppression vs. Elimination It was around the beginning of June, when the number of new Covid-19 cases for Victoria were around …

2020-07-14: Remarks on Go's Error Handling using Facebook's SDK Crashes As a Framing Device There are new reports of Facebook’s SDK crashing apps again due to server changes. The post …

2020-07-12: I’ve just realised the irony of posting a 624 word article about posting smaller articles. It …

2020-07-12: Signed Up To micro.blog I’ve signed up with micro.blog in an attempt to post to the blog more frequently than I have …

2020-06-26: Features From Android In iOS 14, and The Enthusiasm Gap John Gruber on Daring Fireball, commenting on an article about features in iOS 14 that Android had …

2020-06-25: On Go’s Type Parameters Proposal The developers of Go have release a new draft proposal for type parameters. The biggest change is …

2020-06-25: YouTube Music and Uploaded Music Libraries Ron Amado, from Ars Technica: YouTube Music is really only for The Music Renter—someone who wants …

2020-03-22: Don't Get it Now It’s scary times at the moment. The Corona Virus (SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19) is raging through …

2020-02-29: Reflections On Virus Scanners on Windows I was listening to Episode 277 of The Talk Show in which John Gruber was discussing virus scanners …

2019-12-07: New Home of Steve Yegge's Rant About Google Services I’ve always enjoyed this rant from Steve Yegge about how Google differed from Amazon in how …

2019-10-28: Five Common Data Stores and When to Use Them Very interesting post on the Shopify Engineering Blog on the difference between 5 types of …