Ars polls what the ideal phone size is. I think Jobs got it right at the beginning. 3.5” was ideal for a phone. Wish it’d come back now that the big phones are out there. If the 4.7” is too large to fit comfortably in a pocket I’d just go 5.5” because I’m already carrying it awkwardly. What’s an other inch or so? Heck, give me a talk plan on the iPad mini!
In case you missed it in all the news of today, Swift is now 1.0 and final. Now on to 2.0 and a yield statement for generators.
Interesting analysis of ADN over the last month. Gives me hope for it. It’s more like a forum with a few Twitter like aspects. “People are talking longer … and they’re talking to each other. In the last five weeks, conversations have made up over 80% of all posts with some days seeing 95% of all non-spam posts belonging to a conversation.”
The woman scientist lego sets that Lego produced apparently sold out in one day. (Was planning on getting one for my daughter) There’s a petition to make them permanently available. Worth signing so Lego knows there’s a market.
Promises for Swift. Makes asynchronous operations a bit easier. Unfortunately it isn’t threaded like some other libraries of this type.
Changes to Swift in Beta 6. When I played around with Swift last week I was shocked how much of my code from June needed tweaking. I’m definitely going to wait until Swift settles down a little before going again.
- 44I’d mentioned in passing in one of my Swift posts about using it as a scripting language. Someone on Twitter asked me if I’d convert from using Python to Swift for my scripts. It’s an excellent question that I really can’t answer fully at this stage. The language is still very beta. Most of the…