Joe Cieplinski

I am unreasonably happy about the time in iPad status bar in iOS 12 no longer being centered. Not because it suggests a notch is in iPad’s future, but because it always looked ridiculous in a split view controller to have the time in the middle.

I just realized I’m installing Mojave (on a partition, with good multiple backups—don’t worry) before @DazeEnd has installed High Sierra.

Got a chance to go to the Park yesterday, while I was in town for WWDC. Happy Keynote Day, for those who celebrate.

Really jamming in the new Omnifocus. Tags are a game-changer for my workflow. I never ended up using context for anything useful. But tags are so much more flexible.

I really need to get some rest before the crazy begins on Sunday. This week has been no good for my sleep cycle. And next week is guaranteed to be worse.

Now Playing: Esperanza Spalding - Esperanza. album link

I’ve always been a big fan of Obscura. The new version 2, out today, is a big improvement over the original. itunes.apple.com/us/app/id…

One nice thing about being both the designer and the developer: When I catch myself adjusting autoLayout constants to set icons that aren’t quite centering properly, I can just switch to Sketch and adjust the images themselves instead.

New on the “big” blog: All demos are lies. joecieplinski.com/blog/2018…

Looks like I’m going to be making a short trip to San Francisco next week (from the 19th-27th). If anyone knows of any cool meetups, hangouts, etc. going on in the community, or if you just want to get together to chat, get in touch.

Also: I get way better battery life when I’m designing on my laptop than when I’m using Xcode. There has to be a way for Apple to improve that.

Today started as one of those days I didn’t think I could possibly get done everything I needed to get done. But I ended up making better progress than I anticipated. I’m chalking today up as a win.

Posting this from Icro. Nice job, @hartlco.

I’m usually not super-keen on remasters and remixes. But the new version of Big Big Train’s Far Skies, Deep Time is amazing.

And at long last, my Austin trip has come to a close. Thanks, everyone who made me feel so welcome. I have a feeling I’ll be visiting this town again.

When in Austin…

The fine folks at PhillyCocoa were nice enough to let me talk last month about my experiences working with @parrots on his latest version of Slopes for Apple Watch. And they posted a video. youtu.be/Okk3sXXL_…

Very much looking forward to not only my first PeersConf, but my first visit to Austin. It’s one of those cities I’ve been meaning to check off my list for a very long time.

Got a bit lost in the woods today, but it turned out to be well worth the effort.

My only hesitency with going all-in with Drafts as a full-time notes app is that I keep my notes in Notes.app (because I absolutely need my notes on all my devices, including Macs). Which means I’m going to have to ramp up pressure for him to make that Mac version.