Today is an exciting day!
Today is an exciting day for me.
After trying to squeeze about one more year of usefulness out of my 2015 MacBook Pro, I realized it wasn't going to work. The replacement battery I installed roughly two weeks ago to reach an acceptable battery life turned out to be faulty. And the replacement that I received from iFixit to replace the faulty battery turned out to be faulty as well.
Even though iFixit handled this really well (they sent me a replacement for free and refunded me quickly when I refused a second replacement) I couldn't help but feel like replacing the battery multiple times until I found a good one wasn't an adventure worth having. Turns out aftermarket batteries aren't very good.
So I finally caved and ordered an M1 MacBook last week, and it's arriving today. In fact, it could arrive any moment at this point.
There's plenty of work to be done for me, including finishing the final chunks of a Practical Core Data update I'm working on, and I hope I'll be up and runnig with the M1 quickly so I can take it for a spin and do some work with it as soon as possible.
Speaking of Core Data, there are still tickets available for the Core Data workshops I'm hosting in April. We'll create a SwiftUI app that uses Core Data and small bits of Combine. No prior knowledge of the frameworks is required and we'll work our way up from the very basics all the way to a working app.
Hope you have a great weekend,