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I played a bit with to create an app icon for this app. It took a while, but I think it turned out pretty well.

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“In reality, the success of a project is measured by how well it meets the expectations of its users. A project that falls below their expectations is deemed a failure, no matter how good the deliverable is in absolute terms.”

- The Pragmatic Programmer

Yesterday I spent a little time to learn more about and CloudKit, which seems to be working now. So all the data recorded with macOS or iOS will always stay synchronized, which I tested yesterday on our night out. Even tho we weren’t at home, we were getting live data of mood.

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Last night, we finally all got some sleep again. was pretty calm until sunset. We came home around 1 am.

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How much work it is to run a Mastodon instance for around 10 people?

Tonight I can hear another cat replying to Karlsson.
I like to imagine it is his brother, who ran away in August. It sounds far away, tho.

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I added some simple statistics to see when he is most active:

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The app already recorded ~3.500 meows.

His high score is 32 MPM (meows per minute)

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I spent the last hour building this mad stupid app, which counts how often my cat Karlsson meows, to play around with Apple's 'Sound Analysis' framework.

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Thank you for all the tips I received. Activating airplane mode, but switching on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, made all the difference. I can now easily go almost 2 days without charging it.

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I would love to work more on macOS apps. There is still so much room for great apps.

This is an excellent article about the programming principle 'Inversion of Control', which in my opinion every programmer should know about. Makes things so much easier and cleaner.

PSA: If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, you can download @Mastodon from the App Store. Works great.

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