Engineer. Podcaster. Problem-solver. Trying to fix things one action at a time.
A modification made in 1956 to a pipeline built in the 1940s would ultimately fail costing 8 people their lives in 2010. We look at what went wrong with PG&Es gas pipeline in San Bruno, California.With John Chidgey.Investigation and Reports: NTSB Report (PDF) Independent Review Panel Report on San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Technical Links: Material Fatigue GIS (Geographic Information System) Pup API 5L X42 Steel Pipe Specification in PSL1, PSL2 and Sour Service Links of Potential Interest: Pacific Gas and Electric Company San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Memorial for Anniversary of San Bruno Explosion San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Death Toll In San Bruno Climbs To 8 Five Years After Deadly San Bruno Explosion PG&E Gets Maximum Sentence For San Bruno Crimes Crestmoor Neighborhood PG&E emerges from bankruptcy PG&E Completes Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Report PG&E Falsified Gas Pipeline Safety Records Legal Links: Right Of Way A Legal Introduction to Easements California Law Study into Soverign Immunity (PDF) Cost Allocation in Public Utility Relocation in California
Part II of the WWDC 2020 extravaganza! Topics: WWDC 2020 Keynote AirPods - Craig & Mary-Ann Ionascu (Senior Engineer, AirPods Firmware) EVEN MORE MAGIKS TO AIRPODZ!!? Automatic switching AirPods will switch all over the place Spatial audio (AirPods Pro) watchOS - Kevin Lynch (VP, Technology) Damn, Apple has a nice health center Complications Multiple complications per app Vic needs glo-baby 🤨 New Chronograph face New way to reconfigure faces SwiftUI complications Faces Face-sharing (sounds creepy) Curated faces from App Store, friends & family Offers download of apps you don’t have on shared faces Devs can offer pre-configured faces from apps Maps Cycling directions Fitness - Julz Arney (Senior Manager, Fitness Technologies) Dance workout Finally Vic can get fit again Core training Strength training Cool-downs Activity app is redesigned for workout data and renamed to Fitness Kevin can’t dance Sleep - Vera Carr (Manager, Health Software Engineering) Sleep duration goal When to wake up Getting to bed on time Wind Down Vic will never use this 😒 A calm lock screen experience Shortcuts to sing to you like your mommy did Sleep mode automatically dims the screen (auto-theater mode) Alarm, audible or taptic Uses breath and movement info Health app tracks sleep over time Hand washing (Apple Wash) - Kevin Privacy and transparency - Craig, Katie Skinner (Manager, User Privacy Software) & Erik NeuenSchwander (Director, User Privacy) Across all products Sign In with Apple Can upgrade accounts to Sign In With Apple Location data transparency Camera and recording indications Safari tracking blockers & controls Sites have to ask Apps Apps have to show what type of data they track Self-reporting model App tracking practices will be shown on app pages in the App Store Home - Craig & Yah Cason (Senior Engineer, HomeKit Software) Ease of use Open sourced HomeKit to make it easy to build devices Tap or scan to set up an accessory Home app will suggest automations for new accessories New status of accessories that most need attention Lights Adaptive lighting - right color for the right time Cameras Define activity zones Can limit motion alert areas Facial recognition HomePod can announce who’s at the door Cameras can go onto Apple TV quickly tvOS - Cindy Lin (Director, Program Management for Media Products Engineering) PiP across tv Better AirPlay to TV Foundation on Apple TV+ macOS Big Sur - Craig The Crack Marketing team 😂 Entirely new design - Alan Dye (Vice President, Human Interface) Start Up Chime is back and other new sounds SF Symbols comes to mac Many elements of iOS design come to the Mac Translucency Depth Shading Reduced visual complexity (Overly Minimalist???) Corner Radius Buttons and Controls Control Center comes to the mac Unified Notification and Widget view iOS 14 style Widgets All new Mac Icons & Dock More Translucent menu bar Redesigned System Apps - Craig Finder Mail Photos Calendar Notes Podcasts Music iWork Messages Catalyst App Finally will have feature parity with iOS effects memoji new photo picker pinned conversations and iOS group features Maps Catalyst App Catalyst Updates Full Screen New menu and keyboard api New UI Controls Switches Pickers Check Boxes Multiple Resizable Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Safari - Craig & Beth Dakin (Manager, Safari Software Engineering) Continues to lead the pack in performance and efficiency More Privacy Privacy Report Checks for compromised passwords Web Extensions API support Extension Category in MAS Better control of extensions privileges Customizable Start page New look for tabs Built in translation Apple Silicon for Mac - Tim Johny Srouji is under water, according to Tim Cook Apple SoC design summary - Johny Srouji (SVP, Hardware Technologies) Apple has been doing custom silicon for over a decade A4 in 2010 to A13 in 2019 iPad was A5X to A12X (and Z) 1000x GPU performance improvement in 10 years Apple has shipped 2 billion SoCs in 10 years. Srouji claims Apple Silicon will bring a whole new level of power to the Mac, considering both performance and power Better performance, lower power Custom technologies just for Mac - power management, Secure Enclave, high performance GPU, neural engine & ML accelerators SoCs specifically for the Mac, common architecture across product lines This guy keeps bouncing his hands up and down while talking. Does emphasizing points with hand waving mean anything if you do it after every word? Native apps - Craig Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro are native now. Xcode is ready to compile Mac apps to Apple Silicon. Universal 2 - universal binary that works on Intel and Apple Silicon Microsoft and Adobe are working on their apps Craig called Microsoft his friends Craig shows off Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. He shows off some Metal 3d animations LR and PS native on Apple Silicon Apple promises quick and easy recompilation, of course Rosetta 2 **- Andreas Wendker (VP, Tools & Frameworks Engineering) Automatically translates apps at install time or at first run time, or dynamic translation for JIT apps Virtualization (docker, Linux) Rosetta 2 performance demos Maya Shadow of the Tomb Raider Linux VM in Parallels iPhone and iPad apps run natively & unmodified on ARM Mac “Most apps will just work” (little vague there) Quickstart program - Craig & Tim Documentation & sample code Private forums Hands on labs Developer Transition Kit hardware Mac mini w A12Z, 16 GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Big Sur beta, and Xcode 2 year transition Send Us Some Feedback: Tweetback Email Slack
Computer Chess article from the May-June 1976 edition of the Creative Computing Magazine.With John Chidgey.Course Material: Creative Computing Magazine Other shows on the network: Causality Pragmatic Analytical
Sorting WWDC2020! Topics: WWDC 2020 Keynote Intro Video Black Lives Matter - Tim Apple is launching a $100 million initiative to fight racial injustice and promote diversity both inside and outside the company Developer Entrepreneur Camp for Black Developers (Couldn’t find a link) Coronavirus Better diversity of presenters (Giving These people Credit 😉) iOS 14 - Craig Home Screen App Library Widgets Picture in Picture Siri - Craig & Yael Garten (Director, Siri Data Science & Engineering) New Compact Design Notification Style UI Dictation is now on device Translate - Yael Garten On-device for privacy 11 languages (eng, mandarin, french, german, spanish, italian, japanese, korean, Arabic, portuguese, Russian) Conversation mode Messages - Craig & Stacey Lysik (Senior Director, OS Program Management) Conversations Pinned Messages Memoji Groups Inline replies to specific messages (threaded) Mentions (can be notified only when mentioned) Active people bubbles Maps - Craig & Meg Frost (Director, Product Design for Apple Maps) More countries (UK, Ireland, some country named Kanaduh?) Finding great places Trusted Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaands Save guides which automagically update Cycling Directions, bike lanes, paths, roads Elevation info Quiet or busy roads Avoid stairs NY, LA, SF, Shanghai, Beijing EV routing Track current charge Charging stops along route Compatible chargers Congestion & green zones CarPlay - Craig It’s so popular that Craig’s hair flew off Wallpaper New categories of apps - parking, EV charging, quick food ordering Car keys - Craig & Emily Schubert (Senior Manager, Car Experience Engineering) Leave your keys at home All you have to do is buy a 2021 BMW Keys can be turned off remotely Renew without going to the dealership Restricted profiles Also enabled in iOS 13 Working on standards in industry groups to let U1 chip unlock cars somehow App Store - Craig App Clips Ooh, look, a new coffee shop She stole a scooter A small part of an app designated by the developer as a clip Can use Apple Pay and Sign in with Apple App Library keeps track of recent app clips Easy to download full app Discover and launch from web, messages, maps, NFC tags, or QR codes, and Apple App Clip Codes Yelp will have a clip for every sausage and bagel in town iPadOS - Craig Craig goes running Designed for iPad - Craig & Josh Schaffer (Director, Swift Frameworks) Apps that take advantage of the iPad screen real estate Widgets (but only in the widget area) Photos Sidebar (I like this. No more going to the bottom of the app) Very macOS-like Sidebar in Notes and Files also Toolbars in Files and other apps Music Sidebar Full screen player Siri & Search - Craig Compact Siri Compact calls and FT Tap to answer or flick to dismiss (always choose that option) Third party VOIP apps get the same compact design iOS 14 as well Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Search works over any app screen Universal search Very macOS spotlight-like Pencil - Craig & Jenny Chen (Engineer, Apple Pencil Software) Great for stabbing your loved ones with when they go for your pancakes (I think they said this) Making handwriting as easy and powerful as typed text Scribble It’s the Newton all over again!!!!!!!!! Write anywhere Drawings and shape with snap to ideal shape (procreate-like) Handwriting recognition (egg freckles) Select words or lines and move them around Scribble anywhere you could type (any text field) Supports other languages and recognizes which you’re using Data detectors in handwritten notes Copy as handwritten text, paste as typed text Send Us Some Feedback: Tweetback Email Slack
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Elimbah Queensland, Australia
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