"Highly Suspect" by Superchunk. Play Count: 6
This was the 17th time I've seen Superchunk. It had been a long time since I've seen show, regardless of COVID. I wore my mask. I went with my old coworker Ricky. The venue is a cool old high school auditorium. It was great to be back at a show. It felt really good to literally feel the music again. Superchunk played lots of the greatest hits. It was so much fun. I was grateful I got to see them. Just a few days after this show, they had to cancel the rest of their tour due to COVID cases in the group. I sure hope live music recovers; I love it so much.
I've also updated the program that creates this site to use JDK 18. It appears that java finalizers are finally going to be deprecated. I'd no idea that there was a new language feature added back in JDK 8 to remove the requirement to use the
finally keyword to close the files.
We went to Bend, Oregon for a few days this week. What a beautiful place. #
I hope to be doing a little more development of my own in 2022. Stay tuned! #
This site is now generated by Java running on macos M1 Pro ARM. You're welcome. #
Oscar got some new shoes, and could not wait to show me how fast he was with them. Oscar told me he has code names for himself. They are secret. Oscar made up a serialized chapter book series today, and made drawings for the covers. Oscar can climb higher than ever before at the playground. #
With a fine Spring and Summer, I guess I haven't had much time to update things. #
Ever since Catalina, my Music has been missing over 160 artwork images. If you search the internet, it's reported often. Here's a one liner swift to print them all (but you have to sign the binary because... iTunes).
Just in the last week, our nearly 5 year old has finally agreed to start wearing a mask. Thank goodness.
He's also gone on our bike to a park 3 days in a row in a drizzle to run, jump, climb, slide, see-saw, and swing. It's been fun. #
I updated this to macos Big Sur. The program still works! That's due to all the changes I made this year. One funny thing is that the java JDK 15
os.version property for Big Sur is the misnomer
10.16. It should be
11.1. Apparently the system will return
10.16 for code linked before Big Sur. This will keep old client code able to "check" for monotonically increasing version numbers. Basically my experience tells me to never check the OS version to see if something will work, so Apple provided the best workaround for those folks as possible. Pretty clever. #