I’m busy at work and at home. Keeping a track of what’s going on in my life is important. I go to the Gym 4 or 5 times a week & my Gym app stores my gym bookings in my phone’s calendar. So that’s handy, or at least it should be. Unfortunately, I have a […]
Fixing emails not showing in Microsoft 365 group inbox in Outlook.
I often find myself working with many, many browser tabs open & it can be a bit of a pain to figure what each tab is when they are all bunched up together… I’m not sure how long it’s been there but I discovered a helpful feature of Microsoft edge today – Vertical Tabs… Just […]
As the first step in my Idle Oxen project I’ve published the initial code in GitHub. You can find it here. Right now there a shell project for each platform that that comes right from the appropriate IDE’s new project template. The platforms & IDE’s are… Android Intellij IDEA Ultimate 2020.2 iOS XCode V12 Beta […]
John Ruskin was a bit bonkers, as tales of his marriage attest, but I think this quote about cost and value is worthy…
Flicking through Mastering Xamarin Forms by Ed Snider recently I noticed that the instructions for adding an Android date picker seem to be missing – the iOS ones are there. Ed does include the code for the Android version in his downloadable examples but they use the old, deprecated, Android.App Dialog Fragment and Fragment Manager […]
Some years ago Mrs. G. pointed out that my books were beginning to encroach unreasonably on our living space. They’d started piling up in little nooks & crannies where lamps & coffee tables might otherwise eek out a humble but happy existence. Accepting her wisdom (always a shrewd move), I set about the painful process […]
I recently re-read On Liberty by John Stuart Mill. At least, I listened to it on Audible. It was originally published in 1859. More than a century and half later we live in a time when de-platforming is common in universities around the World. Institutions where, surely, the free exchange of ideas is essential. Mill […]
It’s a privilege & sometimes a challenge to live in a time & place where information is so easily available. A privilege precisely because of the abundance of easily accessible facts and analysis. A challenge because information overload can just drown out understanding. Sometimes there’s so much to learn it’s hard to organise and absorb […]
It’s not all grim grinding at the millstone of coding wonderment at chez Gilbert. Assembled this in recent days. It now stares at me across the study, making sure I’m back at the grim grinding.