Yesterday was the keynote for Apple’s 2020 Worldwide Developer Conference. Like so many things right now, the entire conference, keynote included, is virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. In this case, it’s a blessing for the sessions since it means they’re all free for anyone to stream as opposed to being a $1500+ USD ticket. Admittedly, though, the keynote left something to be desired. Just a few weeks ago at Microsoft Build, I feel like Microsoft crushed it with their keynote.
Background I recently needed to learn Groovy for my job. I’m working with a system where I’m doing a lot of API integration. It’s done mainly through a web frontend, though that frontend actually interfaces with various on-prem collectors that execute the code. While I can use basically any language I want, using anything other than Groovy means that I have to mess with copying files around on the collector devices.
Regardless of whether or not you celebrate it (I don’t), every MetaArapa user of SDF got a terrific Christmas gift in the form of MetaArray IVb becoming available the day before Christmas Eve! If you aren’t an SDF user (or if you are but never read your email or bboard) the MetaArray IV is the next version of the beefier shared service users can access for a small yearly fee. I’ve used the MetaArray for years for hosting this website and doing some programming.
After updating my SDF site to Hugo’s spiffy Terminal theme yesterday I had mentioned on Mastodon that I hadn’t actually put any new content on the site in quite a while. I got a good recommendation from another SDF user to maybe put something together about how I made the site. The goal here won’t be to replace Hugo’s own documentation, but to supplement it and provide an SDF-specific spin where necessary.
The Background A few days ago my home Internet went out. I was spending a lazy day watching Netflix when everything just stopped working. Quickly checking a laptop confirmed I had no connectivity. As this happens on rare occasion, I just figured it was a hiccup in the service and read a book for a couple of hours instead. When my service still wasn’t back, though, I figured something was amiss.